What?! A dog book review on a cat blog?
Yes, that’s right! We know that many of our readers are bi-petual, they love cats, but they love dogs equally too. So today, we’re delighted to share our review of “Bodie on the Road”, a story about a dog and his girl and their road trip along the Californian coast.
About the Book
Just look at Bodie’s huge grin on the book cover. What’s not to smile about? Set along the Californian coast, this book combines so many of my favourite things – travel, good food and wine, interesting places to explore, a special four-legged friend and a good dose of British humour. Belinda herself describes the book as MARLEY & ME meets EAT, PRAY, LOVE.
A road trip is a great way to get over a recent heartbreak, it’s also a great way to bond with a new dog! As they say, you only truly know someone when you live with them or until you travel with them. As Belinda and Bodie head up the Californian coast towards Portand, Oregon (voted ‘Most Dog-Friendly City’ in America multiple times), they discover an inseparable and special bond. They also discover the very best dog-friendly places to visit and stay. Have you heard of furfumes? Neither had we, until Belinda shared their visit to a perfume boutique in Carmel where they custom blend perfume for dogs. Kennel No. 5 anyone?
I don’t want to give too much away and spoil the story, but let’s just say that Belinda’s descriptive language brings the people she meets and places she visits to life. I’ve been to some of the destinations she stops at on her Californian road trip, and she transported me back there once again, helping me to recall fond memories of my own road trip a few years ago.
WARNING! If you’re going to read this book in public places you will not be able to stop yourself from laughing out loud. If you read on public transport on the way to work like me, expect funny looks from strangers! Don’t let that stop you though… this book is a rare gem and truly too good to put down.
About the Author
- Belinda Jones is the bestselling author of 11 romantic comedy, travel themed novels.
- Her first real-life road trip memoir (On The Road To Mr Right) made the Sunday Times Top 10 alongside respected author Bill Bryson.
- Belinda currently lives in San Diego, on the paradise island of Coronado with her dog Bodie.
- Before Bodie came along, Belinda was a cat person to her very core!
- Find out more: www.belindajones.com or connect on Facebook.