A Pug's Tale, a perfect summer read

What would you do if you found that a priceless painting was stolen from the famous Metropolitan Museum of Art? Who would you turn to while trying to solve the mystery? What if your closest confidant was your adorable pug, Max?

These are just a few of the issues that Hope McNeil, the heroine of A Pug's Tale faces in the latest novel by Alison Pace.

A Pug's Tale has been my summer read. It is a cleverly crafted mystery that incorporates intrigue with art history and New York culture. The Metropolitan Museum of Art is the primary setting for the novel. Hope and her dog, Max, try to uncover the mystery of who stole the priceless plaiting Pansies, by Fantin-Latour.

Through a set of clues hidden throughout the MET, Hope seeks to solve the who-done-it. Each clue is linked to a famous work of art. I found myself recalling my many visits to the MET and all its wonderful exhibits. The detail of the art descriptions would make any art historian proud.

But this book is more than just a mystery. Hope is on a journey self-development. I could relate to her questioning of her life's journey, her desire for a meaningful relationship, and her closeness to her dog Max. As any pet owner knows, your pet has a definite personality and an irreplaceable part in your life. Alison Pace's ability to develop Max, the pug, as a complete character with quirks and emotion is a delight.

I would highly recommend A Pug's Tale to anyone who wants a perfect summer read.

A Pug's Tale is available at Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble as well as many e-reader sites.

Disclosure: I was given a copy of A Pug's Tale to review. All opinions are 100% mine and have not be influenced by any person or entity. For my complete disclosure policy, please see www.more4momsbuck.com/disclosure.

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