A Pug's Tale
By Alison Pace
Genre: Women's Fiction, Adult
Note: I enjoyed the funny and warm-hearted book, a rom-com called Pug Hill.
Review: This sequel revisits Hope, an art conservator at the Met. Her boyfriend lives in another country and only the adorable pug Max is in NYC to keep her company. She finds a fake "Pansies" painting by Henri Fantin-Latour, which threatens her job, but the clues come in too slowly for my taste. Thriller this book is not. Many of the sentences were overly long--could've been accomplished in 1/3 of the space without the extra wordiness, which slowed the pace to blah-ness. Sometimes funny and clever, but not often enough.
"Pansies" by Fantin-Latour
Song to Read by: Some French accordion music by Robert Doisneau: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Uk9zykqYxE