A Dog Gone Christmas - Lindsay Downs


When a call for paws goes out, five friends bring their collies without question to a friend’s house. They learn the collies are needed to help seven children with the grief of losing a parent in Iraq or Afghanistan. Now, with seven friends, four collie yearlings and their mother, they set out to help the children.

Not far away, a mother hopefully leads her seven puppies to safety from a man intent on selling them for illicit purposes.

By a miracle of fate, the two mother collies find each other right before the man sells the puppies.

That Christmas morning will be one the children will remember all their lives as they are united with the puppies.



This book can be considered part of the Emily Dahill CID series, but you wouldn't have to read the series to read this book.


This was like reading a Hallmark Channel Christmas movie - you know going in it is going to be sappy and overly sweet, yet you end the book with a smile on your face.


There were a lot of characters to keep track of in the beginning, both canine wise and human wise. It was a bit confusing, especially in the first three chapters; it smoothed out over time.


Solid 3 stars.