Pet Shopping with Dixie Hemingway indeed! One of our Twitter friends did a review of a Dixie Hemingway book for a book club discussion on Twitter, and was so enthusiastic that we had to check them out.
Who? What? Dixie Hemingway? Blaize Clement????????
Who is Dixie Hemingway?
We checked further on author Blaize Clement, and the Dixie Hemingway mysteries. It turns out that Ms Clement passed away in 2011, but her books are beloved by so many that her son, John Clement, is carrying on the series, which is now at 11 books. This is one popular series. You can find the books on Amazon Smile here, and the first book here as a paperback or hardback copy.
We have been reading, and loving Dixie – in two formats! It seems that Kobo (I have a Kobo Glo e-reader) have the first four books, not the rest, so we have to order the rest as printed books from America. As we love them, this is no hardship!
Why do we love the Dixie Hemingway Books?
Well, they are an escape into another world for us, the heat and exotic climate of Florida, the amazing location on a set of islands off the mainland of Florida. The fact Dixie loves and cares for animals and can’t seem to keep her out of trouble!
Dixie has been threatened, kidnapped, and swept of her feet, but can fearlessly brandish a gun. She meets strange, quirky and wild people, who are as deftly described as the pets she cares for. We really feel the tropical weather and it’ almost like visiting Siesta Key itself. You enter another world the moment you open a Dixie Hemingway book.
The stories don’t dwell on blood and gore, they offer a gentler approach, and there are times when you need that, not the hopelessness of ‘reality tv’ and blood soaked murder mysteries.
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Finally, Mum and I have found that in each book, there is a nugget of truth that we can relate to. Maybe about love, or friendship or being true to yourself. We will be re-reading the ebooks and printed books more than once, to enter the exotic world of a pet sitter, one I think I would like to look after me when Mum goes away!
Finally, we made an amazing discovery! You can travel Midnight Pass Road, with Dixie Hemingway. Really you can! Check it out here.