Robin F. Gainey
- Title: Jack of Hearts
- Author: Robin F. Gainey
- ISBN: null
- Page: 229
- Format: ebook
Jack of Hearts is a novel of literary fiction told from the point of view of a small, aristocratic dog named Shimoni This imaginative first novel explores themes of fidelity and honor and offers a fresh perspective of Italian culture and a Shimoni s passion for Italian cuisine and Elvis are rivaled only by his devotion to his masters, a Roman Count and Countess HoweJack of Hearts is a novel of literary fiction told from the point of view of a small, aristocratic dog named Shimoni This imaginative first novel explores themes of fidelity and honor and offers a fresh perspective of Italian culture and a Shimoni s passion for Italian cuisine and Elvis are rivaled only by his devotion to his masters, a Roman Count and Countess However, his discovery that Il Conte is having an affair imperils his comfortable life and plunges Shimoni into a quest to rekindle his masters love and preserve his home The path to reconciliation leads Shimoni from the bustling streets of Rome to his owners rustic villa in the Italian countryside, where he outwits man and beast to save his family, all while making time to fall in love and sample the local Chianti Shimoni s mis adventures yield poignant observations about the nature of love and longing, and the soul s ability to find satisfaction An intoxicating blend of adventure, romance, and joi de vivre, Jack of Hearts will appeal to literary devotees, Italophiles and dog lovers Author, Robin F Gainey dishes up a sensuous story with plenty of heart, and empathy for the human, as well as the canine condition A wonderful, funny and touching novel Shimoni is not simply a dog, he is our guide he is our friend Stay by his side, stay with his heart, and he will take you places you haven t been, and show you things you haven t seen after reading Jack Of Hearts you will understand the true depths of love and devotion Garth Stein, The Art Of Racing In The Rain This novel has freshness, originality and a huge heart of gold Shimoni is one of the most unforgettable narrators I ve ever read, and does he have a story to tell I loved everything about this book Susan Wiggs, NY Times Best Selling Romance Novelist, Just Breathe This is a most heartfelt and extraordinary work for a first novel Ms Gainey moves easily out of the realities of our everyday lives into an unexpected turn of canine spirit It is an intriguing and wonderful read Lynn Andrews, NY Times Best Selling Author of Medicine Woman
Recent Comments "Jack of Hearts"
I am the author and I had a wonderful time writing this book while I was living in Rome. The protagonist, Shimoni, is a proud little Italian dog. His character is written after a canine friend of mine who I became acquainted with when living in Italy. The premise of the novel is fiction; he is not. Several years after I returned to the U.S Shimoni moved on to a place more rarified that Rome. Heaven holds him now, but he lives on in this story and in my heart. The portrait gracing the cover was d [...]
Really enjoyed this one. Funny yet touching, our hero describes his adventures in a way both humans and dogs can appreciate.
Až na závěr pohodové čtení o tom, jak chce malý hafan dát znovu dohromady své rozhádané páníčky. :)
*Book source ~ Many thanks to Untreed Reads for providing a review copy in exchange for an honest review.Shimoni is the noble dog of an Italian Conte and Contessa. Given to the Contessa as a present in happier times, Shimoni is now witness to the Conte’s affair and the Contessa’s discovery of it. He does not want to end up like his friend Greta and her woman who were reduced to poverty when she and her man divorced. So Shimoni is doing his doggy best to keep his Conte and Contessa together. [...]
Gift suggestion for book lovers who love Italy, Tuscany, Tuscan food and dogs, JACK OF HEARTS by Robin Gainey! I am loving this book, can't put it down in the midst of making holiday preparations! Basic story line: Shimoni, a terrier living with Il Conte and the Contessa in Rome and the Tuscan countryside, tries to save his master and mistress's marriage, giving the reader a close up view of the Eternal City and insights to great love, betrayal, jealousy, revenge . . . and bravery, a dog's noble [...]
RECENZE NA BLOGUSrdcový kluk je milá odpočinková kniha, která je pro toto letní období ideální. Pokud máte rádi pejsky a chcete si přečíst všední příběh podaný nevšedním pohledem díky jedinečnému vypravěči, pak nad ním vůbec nemusíte váhat.
This book is absolutely charming! If you love dogs, and enjoy reading about the delicious sights, scents and tastes of Italy, this book is the perfect escape. Shimoni's character is truly memorable, a noble dog with a haughty air who learns through adversity the true meaning of love and loyalty. This is a whimsical read that will keep you smiling to the last page.
I loved this book. I have never been to Italy, but I feel like I have gone there after reading this book. I loved Shomoni, I feel like I understand my dog better (like when she sneezes for effect.)
Oh my Goodness ! Loved it!
Super cute and loving. Sometimes suspenseful and an ending I would have never predicted.
Such a delightful read. I laughed. I cried. Could not put it down. Unlike so many e-books it was so well edited. Congratulations, Robin!
Thoroughly enjoyed this book, and especially our protagonist Shimoni. Seeing the world of human relationships through a dogs eyes was quite enjoyable.
Loved it! Can't wait to read what Robin writes next.
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