You Lucky Dog by Debra Finerman – Review

You Lucky Dog by Debra Finerman has an expected publication date of June 6th, 2018. What do you do when you’re attending your own funeral but can’t tell the love of your life that you’re there, perfectly alive? Your wife doesn’t recognize you because you look slightly different. Well, more than slightly. You’re now a dog.

You Lucky Dog is the unlikely love story of Jake and Emma, a young couple thrown into a very unusual situation.

Jake and Emma appear to have everything going for them. A young married couple, they live with their dog in the leafy suburbs of Los Angeles. But after a horrible accident changes the course of their lives forever, Jake finds himself alive but living outside his body, and in the body of his dog.

What follows is a hilarious and heartwarming tale of misplaced identity. You Lucky Dog explores the mysteries of life and death, and the enduring power of love, in a heartwarming story for animal lovers and all lovers.



Author photo small-©studio Traktir.PdM.TIFAbout the author: Debra Finerman is an American writer who lives part-time in Paris. Her next book will debut in June 2018. YOU LUCKY DOG, is a humorous novel that asks the question, what if a man’s soul transmogrifies into his dog’s body when they both suffer a car crash? Jake the man dies but Jake the dog survives and the result is a funny and poignant story of love and loss and identity. The surprise ending will keep readers wondering.  YOU LUCKY DOG is a lighthearted departure from her previous two historical novels. SHADOW WAR- The Resistance Fighters’ Literary Club was inspired by the plaques affixed to walls and bridges throughout Paris dedicated to the brave, often painfully young Resistance Fighters who died on the spot, shot by Nazi patrols. During research for this book, she traveled to the Imperial War Museum in London and to Resistance Museums in many regions of France. Her journeys led her to meet former members of Resistance groups. Espionage is a familiar subject for her, as her uncle was a CIA agent for many years. Her first novel MADEMOISELLE VICTORINE published in 2007 by Random House Three Rivers Press has been translated into six languages worldwide. She is a former journalist for such publications as Capital Style, The Hollywood Reporter monthly magazine, Beverly Hills Today and Beverly Hills Magazine. A graduate of UCLA, she earned her academic degree in Art History and Connoisseurship at Christie’s, New York.


My thoughts: You Lucky Dog is a heartfelt romantic comedy that is full of heartbreak and laughter. When Emma loses Jake in a horrific accident little does she know he comes back as their beloved dog. A beautifully written story that will have you laughing one minute and crying the next. The perfect read for a lazy day at the beach. ** I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.** 

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