Fun Times with Dr. Horatio vs. the Six-Toed Cat – by Virginia Smith

About this Book

This bonus e-only short story is the perfect introduction to bestselling author Virginia Smith’s latest series, Tales from the Goose Creek B&B. Set in the years before the Richardsons launch their bed and breakfast scheme, the quirky residents of the small Kentucky town are all in a tizzy over the upcoming Fall Festival. Alison, Al and Millie’s headstrong daughter, astounds everyone with the news that she’s getting married—in three weeks—to a Colombian! As her parents frantically try to stop the nuptials, Dr. Horatio, Goose Creek’s beloved veterinarian, is determined to solve the mystery of the six-toed kittens that have been popping up all over town.
This charming prequel will make you laugh out loud, fall in love with the delightful residents of Goose Creek, and remind you why you love reading.


About the Author

Virginia Smith is the bestselling author of twenty-six novels, an illustrated children’s book, and more than fifty articles and short stories. An avid reader with eclectic tastes in fiction, Ginny writes in a variety of styles, from lighthearted relationship stories to breath-snatching suspense. Her books have been named finalists in the Daphne du Maurier Award of Excellence in Mystery/Suspense, the Maggie awards, American Christian Fiction Writer’s Book of the Year Award, ACFW’s Carol Award, and the National Readers Choice Award. Two of her novels A Daughter’s Legacy and Dangerous Impostor, received a Holt Medallion Award of Merit. In 2008 she was honored to receive the prestigious Writer of the Year Award at Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference.

In addition to writing, Ginny is an active inspirational speaker and frequent presenter at schools and conferences. A Certified Lay Speaker for the United Methodist Church, Ginny’s messages are always well-received by a variety of audiences in conferences, retreats and churches across the country. Her speaking ability, groomed through years of presenting dry material to bored corporate employees, has been described as entertaining, yet spiritually encouraging. “She keeps her audience enthralled through her high-energy presentation,” according to Pastor Amy Barkman, director of Voice Of Joy Ministries.

When she isn’t writing or speaking, Ginny and her husband, Ted, enjoy exploring the extremes of nature – snow skiing in the Wasatch Mountains near Salt Lake City, motorcycle riding on the curvy roads in central Kentucky, and scuba diving in the warm waters of Mexico and the Caribbean.

Learn more about Ginny on her website

My Review

This is one of those stories that I enjoyed reading. It was fun and entertaining. It was short but it definitely made me look forward to the next book.

The characters was very well done. They all had their quirks but they weren’t far fetched. I could see myself knowing the people in the book. Miss Ellie made me think of my husband’s grandmother, spunky and in charge! Millie and Al Richardson are great I loved their interaction with each other and their daughter.

I enjoyed the story line with Doc and his attempts to find the six-toed cat that was having way too much fun. I could also understand Millie and Al’s apprehension concerning their daughter’s choices. The way the author writes this story is I felt like I was in Goose Creek watching all the action.

I would recommend this to friends and families that enjoy lighthearted comedy.

Disclaimer:  I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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