Friday, April 26, 2019

Review: They Call Me the Cat Lady Amy Miller

You’ve seen me on the street. You’ve walked past my house, and pointed, and wondered. The cat lady. All on my own, with only my five cats to keep me company. Did no-one ever tell you that you can’t judge a book by its cover?

Everyone in town knows Nancy Jones. She loves her cats. She loves her tumbledown house by the sea. She loves her job in the local school where she tries to help the children who need help the most. Nancy tries hard not to think about her past loves and where those led her…

Nancy never shares her secrets – because some doors are better kept locked. But one day she accepts a cat-sitting request from a local woman, and at the woman’s house, Nancy sees a photograph, in a bright-red frame. A photograph that opens the door to her painful past…

Soon Nancy doesn’t know what frightens her the most: letting her story out, or letting the rest of the world in. It’s impossible to find companionship without the risk of losing it. But can Nancy take that risk again?

My Review:

No matter how hard it is, sometimes facing the past is all you need to set a new path to the future. 

We all have something in our pasts that we would rather keep hidden.  In this book, we meet Nancy Jones, who is known as the cat lady by everyone in her town.  Nancy is a kind-hearted lady, who had a tragic past that she would rather forget.  These days, Nancy enjoys spending her time with cats, not humans.  Nancy works part time at a school and feeds people’s cats for extra money.  But, when Nancy goes to feed a client’s cat, she discovers something that brings the past back to life.  Everything changes after that.  Nancy’s life will never be the same. 

This is one of those books that once you get into it, you can’t put it down.  It’s a story about friendships, secrets, tragedies, and facing the past and learning to move forward.  And, of course there are lots of cats.  I could relate to Nancy’s love of her cats and how sometimes they are the only ones you can turn to when life gets tough.  I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good women’s fiction book and especially those who love cats. 

Thank you to Bookouture and NetGalley for an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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