RELEASED TODAY! DOUBLE DOG DARE – GRETCHEN ARCHER

 DOUBLE DOG DARE  –  Gretchen Archer

From the publisher …

Print Length: 215 pages
Publisher: Henery Press 
Publication Date: March 20, 2018


Davis Way Cole has gotten stuck. Not permanently stuck, mind you, but stuck in the house, stuck with the kids, stuck in that life of children and housewifery that is a not-so-rare thing for working women. But the time has come for her to move out of the house and get back to work. There’s her family, of course and whenever they pop into her life, it just gets crazy. And there’s the Bellissimo casino. It has come a long way back from its near demise, but it has a way to go and it’s time for Davis to get back on board and help.

As it typical of all of Gretchen Archer’s hilarious yet incredibly complex novels, the dog show, the dogs, the people, the absolutely everything that could possibly go wrong or off the rails, does.

One of the truly delicious aspects of Ms. Archer’s writing is her ability to take a wildly complicated story, tie up all the ends, and come out in the end with all the hanging parts of the story neatly tied up in a proper bow. This one is no different and if it wouldn’t give away too much, I’d tell you more.

Double Dog Dare

Davis Way is growing up. Her world is still crazy. Her boss is definitely crazy and her family is charmingly wacko … but she’s maturing. She’s smart. She may not always make the perfect decisions, but she doesn’t make her decisions casually or without serious thought. She cares about people she is close to … and she also cares about all the people who ramble through her life. So the books aren’t merely funny. They are also warm and frequently touching. 

Want a sip from my Double Whammy cup?

Suffice to know that this is one intelligent, funny, thoughtful, weird, complicated book where everything is happening at the same time and it looks like it’s all different things. Yet, somehow, most of it comes together and all of it gets sorted out. This is a life and death tale that will leave you laughing, crying, and hugging your dog.

I gave all three of my dogs two extra biscuits.

A full five stars for DOUBLE DOG DARE! 


Author: Marilyn Armstrong

Writer, photography, blogger. Previously, technical writer. Retired! Yay!

6 thoughts on “RELEASED TODAY! DOUBLE DOG DARE – GRETCHEN ARCHER”

    1. I have dog stories, Garry, like you wouldn’t believe! Marilyn, thank you for this wonderful review and the incredible photography. I hope you don’t mind if I shared on my author page today, Double Dog Dare’s Big Day. Thank you again and again.

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      1. I’m glad you like them 🙂 I had a fun taking the pictures, though I was trying to figure out how to get the dogs involved while not allowing them to actually EAT the books. I’m still working on that one. Dogs don’t really like books in quite the same way we do 💝

        Garry is always telling me — “Write about dogs!” Thurber thought it was good advice. You just can’t go wrong with dawgz!

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      2. I’m glad you like them 🙂 I had fun taking the pictures, though I was trying to figure out how to get the dogs involved while not allowing them to actually EAT the books. I’m still working on that one. Dogs don’t really like books in quite the same way we do 💝

        Garry is always telling me — “Write about dogs!” Thurber thought it was good advice. You just can’t go wrong with dawgz!

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