Dog Days of Summer: Book 2 - Gone to the Dogs (Paperback)

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Dog Days of Summer: Book 2 - Gone to the Dogs (Paperback)


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Mishaps Abound as Second Chance Ranch Struggles to Get Its Start
Grab a lap dog to cuddle and relax into a fun small-town mystery as a new dog rescue project turns into a three-ring circus of calamities in book 2 of the Gone to the Dogs series.
Trina Potter, Nashville country music star, buys a ranch near her hometown in Brenham, Texas, to help her niece open a rescue facility for dogs. Her presence in town stirs up some old high school rivalries—and romance. Finding property to buy is a challenge, convincing her mother to move there with her is daunting, and navigating a string of strange accidents is perplexing. Sometimes Trina feels like she’s purchased her own three ring circus instead of a beautiful piece of land. But her first priority will be figuring out who wants Second Chance Ranch shut down before they even have the grand opening.

More in the Gone to the Dogs Series:
Book 1 - Off the Chain by Janice Thompson
Book 2 - Dog Days of Summer by Kathleen Y'Barbo
Book 3 - Barking Up the Wrong Tree by Janice Thompson
Kathleen Y’Barbo is a multiple Carol Award and RITA nominee and bestselling author of more than one hundred books with over two million copies of her books in print in the US and abroad. A tenth-generation Texan and certified paralegal, she is a member of the Texas Bar Association Paralegal Division, Texas A&M Association of Former Students and the Texas A&M Women Former Students (Aggie Women), Texas Historical Society, Novelists Inc., and American Christian Fiction Writers. She would also be a member of the Daughters of the American Republic, Daughters of the Republic of Texas and a few others if she would just remember to fill out the paperwork that Great Aunt Mary Beth has sent her more than once.

When she’s not spinning modern day tales about her wacky Southern relatives, Kathleen inserts an ancestor or two into her historical and mystery novels as well. Recent book releases include bestselling The Pirate Bride set in 1700s New Orleans and Galveston, its sequel The Alamo Bride set in 1836 Texas, which feature a few well-placed folks from history and a family tale of adventure on the high seas and on the coast of Texas. She also writes (mostly) relative-free cozy mystery novels for Guideposts Books.

Kathleen and her hero in combat boots husband have their own surprise love story that unfolded on social media a few years back. They make their home just north of Houston, Texas and are the parents and in-laws of a blended family of Texans, Okies, and one very adorable Londoner.

To find out more about Kathleen or connect with her through social media, check out her website at
Product Details ISBN: 9781636093949
ISBN-10: 1636093949
Publisher: Barbour Fiction
Publication Date: October 1st, 2022
Pages: 256
Language: English
Series: Gone to the Dogs
When country music star Trina Potter returns to her hometown of Brenham, Texas, she finds herself caught up in a mystery that makes everyone look like a suspect. Her high school rival Bitsy is about to divorce her hairdresser husband and gets a tad jealous of Trina being back and getting cozy with lawyer Wyatt Chastain. Because Trina is worried about her mother and her niece Mari, who runs the local animal rescue shelter, she decides to buy land in Brenham and let Mari have a building to renovate and use for the Second Chance Ranch rescue clinic. And there is Blue Bell ice cream. Soon, strange things start happening--pipe bombs, her dog getting hurt, the BBQ obsessed neighbor threatening to shoot first and ask questions later, and she's falling for Wyatt. How can she keep up when her record company wants her to stay in Nashville. This book has all the feels--Texas, ice cream, dogs, and a fun family, all wrapped up in quirky small town package. You'll woof you way through this one. It's fun!!  
- Lenora Worth, New York Times bestselling author of The X-Mas Club

Y'Barbo takes you on a fun visit to small town Texas where you can practically smell the barbeque cooking (and the apple pie). She creates a cast of characters that shine, each with their own wonderful personalities. As you read, you wonder 'who done it?' right up until the very end. Steller writing, fun characters, and a caper so good you just can't put it down!
- Kari Trumbo, USA Today bestselling author

Kathleen Y'Barbo's The Dog Days of Summer is a fun tale set in little Brenham, Texas. Dog-loving, country-music-star heroine, Trina Potter's first-person narration gives the story an authentic Texas twang to go along with all the mystery, sweet romance, and small-town schemes a reader could want. 
 - Julianna Deering, author of the Drew Farthering Mysteries

“Kathleen has done it again! Steller writing, relatable characters, twisty plot, and rescue dogs...who could want anything more? You don’t want to miss Dog Days of Summer."
 - Robin Caroll, author of the Darkwater Inn series

Oh, my goodness, I loved this story! Take a plucky yet compassionate song-singing heroine. Add a swoon-worthy hero, secondary characters who provide spice and mischief, and a whole cast of lovable canines. Place them in a small-town atmosphere and then stir in an intriguing mystery wrapped around doggy-rescue. End result? A must-turn-one-more-page story from beginning to end. I’ve loved every Y’Barbo book I’ve ever read, but Dog Days of Summer is at the top of the list. Treat yourself to this entertaining, heart-touching, soul-impacting tale of healing old wounds and crafting new beginnings.
- Kim Vogel Sawyer, bestselling author of Freedom’s Song