Friday, July 29, 2022

T/O Tour & Review: Off the Chain by Janice Thompson


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Welcome to the Takeover Tour for Off the Chain by Janice Thompson, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!


Off the Chain
Title: Off the Chain 
Series: Gone to the Dogs Mysteries #1 
Author: Janice Thompson 
Publisher: Barbour Fiction 
Release Date: July 1, 2022 
Genre: Cozy Mystery, Christian 

The Town of Brenham, Texas, Has Gone to the Dogs! 

Curl up with your pup and sink into a delightful small-town mystery as riddles and rescues stack up in book one of a new cozy mystery series

Marigold Evans’ first attempt at rescuing an abandoned pooch lands her in the underground sewer lines of Houston’s Buffalo Bayou. . .and almost in jail, until Parker Jenson comes to her defense. Then a bad day only gets worse as the Lone Star Vet Clinic, where they both work, is vandalized and the list of suspects starts to climb. With the help of her fellow employees, Marigold sets out to simultaneously solve the crime, rehab the rescued dog, and help more dogs in crisis. But why would anyone continue to work against all their good efforts? 

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Janice Thompson

Janice Thompson, who lives in the Houston area, writes novels, non-fiction, magazine articles, and musical comedies for the stage. The mother of four married daughters, she is quickly adding grandchildren to the family mix.

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Off the Chain is a doggone good book!

Mari the main character and her best friend Cassidy are hilarious apart and together! They are kind of in their own world but with hearts of gold and hormones too. I enjoyed watching as they played off each other from girl talk to work support and more.

Mari’s grandmother was also a character and almost stole the spotlight a time or two. She’s the upright church matron who supports her granddaughter and loves her to bits.

There was great character building. You get to see that Mari is more than a ditsy blonde. She’s someone who is passionate about making a difference for dogs and has pretty good discernment about people.

She is kind but not a pushover and manages to match needy dogs with people who need them. Along the way she deals with vandalism of the clinic where she works, a suspicious best friend of her boss and a cranky business neighbor.

This book leaves you with the following messages:

· Don’t judge a person by appearances

· Don’t give up on your dreams

· It’s okay to ask for help while dreaming

· Trust God to work things out in your favor

It is a great book for dog lovers, and it leaves you with lots of warm fuzzies.

Using the CAWPILE system I rated it 4-1/2 stars


(1) winner will receive a print copy of Off the Chain and a $15 Amazon egift card!

Off the Chain JustRead Giveaway

Be sure to check out each stop on the tour for more chances to win. Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway began at midnight July 27, 2022 and lasts through 11:59 PM EST on August 3, 2022. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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Rita Wray said...

Sounds like a great cozy.

D.S. White said...

It is! It was funny, fuzzy and kept you guessing!

JustRead Tours said...

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Stormy Vixen said...

Off the Chain sounds like a delightful book for me to read and enjoy! Thanks for sharing it with me! Thanks, Divine Perspective, for sharing your review! Have a glorious weekend!

D.S. White said...

Thanks for the opportunity @JustReadTours. Now I'm hooked on the series and can't wait to read and review book two!

D.S. White said...

Hi Stormy Vixen, it really is a great read. The pacing was perfect for me, there was no lag where I might say, ik, time to switch books and come back to this.

Thanks for stopping by!

Shelly Peterson said...

Cute cover. Sounds good.

marisela zuniga said...

Thank you for sharing, I like how the book is based in Texas. I'm a Texan. Sounds great!

slehan said...

Fun book for Summer reading.
Thanks for the contest.