Gwen Cooper, author of Homer’s Odyssey, the best-selling book about her extraordinary blind cat, Homer, has a new book coming out: a novel called Love Saves the Day! There are three special reasons you will want to buy this book.
1. It sounds like a great read. It is written through the eyes of Prudence, a cat with a nice life in Manhattan… until one day, her human does not come home. She is taken in by her human’s daughter, Laura, and has to adjust to a new life, with new people to train. But Prudence comes to realize that training a human is about more than setting an acceptable feeding routineÂ â€” there are also lessons in healing to be had. And Laura learns that love, like one’s past, never dies.
2. Gwen is doing an amazing 15-city tour for her book. Why is it amazing? Because she is not doing a bookstore tourÂ â€” she is making her appearances at no-kill shelters! She will be announcing details on her website as soon as they are available. Paws up to Arm & Hammer Ultra Last litter, which is making the tour possibleÂ â€” and is also donating litter to each shelter visited.
3. There is a contest for anyone who buys the book the first week it comes out (and yes, pre-sells count)! The grand prize is Gwen herselfÂ â€” she will come to your town to lead a discussion or give a reading anywhere you want to set it up… even if it is just in your living room, and give a $500 donation to the animal charity of your choice! Second prize is a portrait of your special animal friend, done by artist Sue Hains. Third prize is autographed copies of Love Saves the Day and Homer’s Odyssey, plus one of the original photographs of Homer, used to create the cover art of Homer’s book. And the photograph will be autographed too! The book comes out January 15, and the contest closes at 12:01 AM Pacific Time on Monday, January 21Â â€” the rest of the details can be found on Gwen’s blog post here.
These are all great reasons to buy Love Saves the Day, but did I say there are only three? I was wrongÂ â€” there are actually four! Because if you buy a copy from my website links to Amazon, I get an affiliate referral from themÂ â€” and I am donating all my Love Saves the Day referrals for the month of January to Blind Cat Rescue!
Buy Love Saves the Day from Amazon here!
Paws up to Gwen for coming up with an incredible book launchÂ â€” one that will help many kitties along the way!
Thanks so much for the write-up, Sparkle! Hope I get to meet you or your pawsome mom on the tour! 😀
This sounds excellent! Mes has gots to gets this book!
Spitty the Kitty says
My Human is just SOOOOO uncooperative about the books I want to read. I mean she always says, nope, sorry, Bud, don’t you see that giant pile of books I haven’t read yet?
Maybe I’ll pee on them, eh? This sounds like a pawsome story.
Katie Isabella says
What an excellent review. I loved Homer’s book and this one will be a great read too. The prizes are wonderful. Xox
Maxwell, Faraday & Allie says
We already pre-ordered it – and are so very excited that Gwen is taking the book tour to rescue groups!!
Cathy Keisha says
Sounds like a fantastic book. Great idea for the book tour. Hope she doesn’t pick Liberty Shelter in JC cos they say they’re No Kill but they’re not.
Gwen is a talented writer!
We all love Homer.
Cats of wildcat woods says
This is great news – what a deal and thank you for donating to Blind cat rescue too!
Noir the Texas Tabby says
Ooh! I think I will bop Tommy on the head if she does NOT get this book for ME–er—US. And the book tour does sound quite amazing! Thanks for sharing with us Ms. Sparkle!
Kjelle Bus aka Charlie Rascal says
Sparkle , you know what ?
I have ordered this book and Homerâ€™s Odyssey on my mom-persons credit-card 🙂
Sscch , please donÂ´t tell her 😉
Max the Quilt Cat says
Sounds like a great book. Nice post about it.
Have a great weekend.
hugs, Max, Bugsy, and Knuckles
Emma and Buster says
the book sounds good. mama is also eyeing the first book about homer.
Andrea and the Celestial Kitties says
Ooo gotta add that to my reading list!
Layla Morgan Wilde (Cat Wisdom 101) says
What an innovative idea! We’re still waiting for our review copy and can’t wait to read it.
Random Felines says
Wow – we can’t wait….gonna have to find mom’s plastic money card (and we love that her book tour is sponsored by a cat litter company….haha)
That does look like a great book and we bet it’s one that would make our mommy cry since she’s weird that way. The tour idea is pawesome!
Just purchased Homer & Love saves the day from your Amazon link (I Hope)–looking forward to reading them!!
sue brandes says
Cute cover. Such a great idea doing a shelter tour. Awesome prizes too.
That sounds like a wonderful book and I love that the author makes book tour to the shelters! And the contest, what great prizes!
Sparkle, thank you for doing this review of Gwen’s new book. What a fabulous idea for a book tour to help homeless kitties at the same time (because we are sure some kitty adoptions will take place). We are going to click through to amazon right now!
I have to have this book. What a great review and like you said, Gwen is doing such a good job promoting it. So I bit and ordered it through you Sparkle. If I had the room, I would love to rescue a blind cat. Great review.
The Kitties of Purring Pines says
Oh, we love her idea! Have a great weekend!
Mr Puddy says
Mom love ” Homerâ€™s Odyssey ” a lots, and this is great to know she have a new book.
and we love her idea in the contest to give away $500 donation to the animal charity of the winner’s choice!
Thank you, Sparkle for the great review : )
d'ArtagnanRumblepurr (@rumblepurr) says
Ohhh this book sounds sad but good!