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Kensington, Sept 2003, 22.00, 288 pp. ISBN 1575667835 Melanie is leaving her son behind in Connecticut with his father while she and her Aunt Peg travel to Maryland to attend the annual Poodle Club of America event. Melanie is going to show her puppy Eve while her aunt is going to make sure everyone knows their job. Melanie's lover Sam Driver is also going to be at the dog show and Melanie hopes to have some quality time alone with him. Aunt...
Hot Dog
Kensington, Sept 2002, 22.00, 288 pp. ISBN 1575667819 Melanie Travis lives a fulfilling life working, as a special needs tutor in Greenwich, Connecticut. She also gets immense pleasure out of showing her standard French Poodle puppy Eve at the dog shows. Her ex-fiancÚ wants to get back together with her but she's holding back, not sure if she can forgive him for walking out on her when she needed him most. Her life turns complicated when she...
Jingle Bell Bark
Kensington, Sep 2004, 22.00, 304 pp. ISBN: 1575667584 In Greenwich, Connecticut, Melanie Travis is a special needs tutor at the posh private Howard Academy. She enjoys her work there, but her passion is showing and breeding French Poodles. Her son Davy enthusiastically helps her with the canines when he can. When she takes her son to the school bus, Melanie is surprised that Henry the long time driver has been replaced by Annie. She visits He...
Once Bitten
Kensington, Sept 2001, 22.00, 288 pp. ISBN: 1575666774 Life is finally come together for dog show owner Melanie Travis. Even though she was supposed to be getting married during Christmas, she has come to grips that this is not going to happen. Her fiancÚ left for an unspecified time to find himself. She is delighted that her brother is getting married to Bertie, another person involved dog shows, in six weeks but she is horrified that her...

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Raining Cats and Dogs
In this specific book, Melanie decides to do something on her own without her pushy Aunt Peg by her side. Despite her Aunt's pushing to join an agility class like herself, Melanie is determined to step out from under Peg's dominating shadow and instead joins an obedience class. But as soon as Melanie enters into the group, it turns out to not be as fun as she had thought it would be. While visiting a nursing home with her obedience class, an elderly w...
Underdog
After receiving a new Standard Poodle puppy from her Aunt Peg, Melanie finds herself taking the puppy to obedience classes, as demanded by her pushing relative. After hearing from a new friend, Jenny, that her own Miniature Poodle had died, Melanie invites Jenny over to her house for dinner and to help cheer her up. But the new found friendship doesn't last as Melanie soon gets a call-Jenny collapsed and died suddenly while with her husband in her home....


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