A 'Heartwarming' and 'Touching' Read
Writing, 14 January 2024
by L.A. Davenport
Following on from the successful launch of More Life as a Dog, the follow-up to My Life as a Dog, at the beginning of December, this week played host to a blog tour for the latest instalment with reviews posted every day for seven days.
The first time I came across the idea for a blog tour, in which book enthusiasts give their thoughts on the latest publications in a coordinated fashion, typically around the launch date, was via The Bestseller Experiment.
As an independent author and publisher, it immediately struck me as the ideal way to generate some attention and interest, and much-needed reviews, for my books, as well as a positive and enriching means for the book community to come together in a way that benefits readers, reviewers, authors and publishers alike.
The blog tour for More Life as a Dog was organised by Heather Fitt, of Overview Media, and involved seven leading bloggers, who had responded to a call from Heather for participants in the preceding months.
I needn’t have worried.
On Monday, 8 January, Lynda’s Book Reviews and News described More Life as a Dog as “a gentle and easy read and I’m sure a lot of dog owners will recognise some of the traits in their own pets.”
📚📚Overview Media Book Tours📚📚— Lynda’s Book Reviews and News (@LyndaCheckley) January 8, 2024
More Life As A Dog by L A Davenport
Full review ➡️ https://t.co/8xIGzx5Z9l
“A gentle and easy read and I’m sure a lot of dog owners will recognise some of the traits in their own pets.”@p_wave_press @HeatherJFitt pic.twitter.com/od0APcGVq5
Overall, she found More Life as a Dog “a very touching and heart-warming read. The book is well written and a lovely read 4 stars.”
It was Andrew Reads’ turn on the Thursday, and in a five-star review, he said: “Kevin the dachshund has a little part of my heart after reading this heartwarming story."
He added: “This book is well written and short enough to read in one sitting, which is perfect as you won’t want to put it down. I thoroughly enjoyed catching up with Kevin, and will definitely be on the hunt for more by this author.”
🗣 Today is my stop on the blog tour of 'More Life as a Dog' by L.A. Davenport🗣— Andrew Reads (@A_ndrew_Reads) January 11, 2024
If you want a funny and heartwarming read about a cute dachshund called Kevin - then this is the book for you.
Read my full review 👇🏻https://t.co/xm7WmTA7BA pic.twitter.com/vcAVuRUdLr
Overall, the book is “a short, beautiful read. One for over a coffee or two with your favourite canine companion,” she said.
She added: “This was a lovely story of the relationship between humans and dogs I could relate with 💞 Recommend 5⭐”
I had the pleasure of reviewing "More Life as a Dog" by L.A Davenport about one man and his rescue dog Kevin.— Ellie Shepherd (@GoanChickEllie) January 13, 2024
As an owner of rescue dogs & each having their unique foibles. This was a lovely story of the relationship between humans and dogs I could relate with 💞 Recommend 5⭐ pic.twitter.com/07sz9t0Agp
She said it was an “utter joy” to spend some time with More Life as a Dog, adding that it “works perfectly as a standalone as much as a sequel” to My Life as a Dog.
Charley added that “this is memoir meets heartfelt storytelling, delivered in accessible prose with both laugh out loud moments and moments that warm the heart, too.”
She concluded: “This is a quick read and a perfect one to lift the spirits in a new year.”
After a lovely week of wonderful reviews, I can only suggest that you check out More Life as a Dog yourself, or go right ahead and Buy it Now.
© L.A. Davenport 2017-2024.