“Sarah & Zoey is a contemporary fiction novella written by Linda Watkins. Sarah Palmer had really regretted not being able to join her husband and son when they went sailing that afternoon. She loved being out on the water as much as they did, but she was not at all satisfied with the progress she had made on her current assignment and had decided to stay at her computer until she was. And she had promised Thad that she’d have his favorite baked macaroni and cheese ready when he and his dad got back home — but they never did. Instead, after some tense hours wondering why their return home had been delayed so long, she opened her front door to find two police officers waiting for her. With their grim news of a boating accident that left both Thad and her husband dead, Sarah lost any sense of hope or happiness. Concerned friends did their best to try to help, but her repeated refusals meant fewer and fewer calls or concerns, and the grieving woman gradually lost any interest in even the writing career she had worked so hard to establish. Then something strange and wonderful happened. She saw a segment of a news broadcast about a woman who had barely survived a savage attack by her drunken husband and the badly injured dog who had saved her life. The dog’s name was Zoey, and she would save Sarah’s life as well.
Linda Watkins’ contemporary fiction novella, Sarah & Zoey, is an intense and compelling story that interweaves recovery from grief, the repercussions of domestic violence and the undeniable bond between dogs and the humans they call family. Watkins swiftly had me involved in following the stories of Sarah, Mindy Sue and Zoey, and I found the experience quite moving. Sarah & Zoey is beautifully written. Watkins’ characters are well-developed people that one comes to care about, and the plot works quite well. This story will be especially appealing to those readers who love animals, particularly dogs, a love shared by both author and this reviewer. Sarah & Zoey is most highly recommended.” ~ Jack Magnus for Readers Favorite 5-Star Review
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