Nicole Says… Read This Book by Katrina Kittle

By Nicole McManus

The Blessings of the Animals by Katrina Kittle
The Blessings of the Animals
by Katrina Kittle

Cami Anderson helps all creatures, great and small. That is her job as a veterinarian, but it is also a life-long passion. Her husband and daughter are used to the motley strays she brings home and nurses back to health. After one rescue mission, she comes home only to find that her husband has packed all of his things and announces the end to their marriage. While numb, she must not only face her family and friends, but also continue caring for an injured horse. Life doesn’t stop moving for Cami’s loved ones, as they all celebrate significant relationship milestones. Cami must learn to accept these events and move forward in life with the help of her friends.

Katrina Kittle packs a powerful punch with this novel. This book shows the different human dynamics of friendship and balances that with the soul-healing connections with animals. Told mostly through narrative, readers are taken on a journey through the important moments in each of the characters’ lives. The alternating points of view give readers an inside look into the emotions behind the characters’ actions. This is a wonderful book about friendship and compassion.

Friendship is a powerful gift, and it can be found in a variety of ways, whether through old acquaintances or a sweet animal that found a way into your heart. We are grateful to experience this gift in its many forms throughout various stages of life, but it is during the darkest times that we lean heavily on our friends to help us push through to the light. I have been blessed to reconnect with friends that I haven’t seen in years, and it feels as though no time has passed. My two rescue pups have been by my side throughout the roller coaster ride that defined the last few years. I truly believe my soul is connected to them, and they have helped bring a smile to my face and peace to my soul whenever I have needed it. I can only hope to do the same for them each and every day.

About this writer

  • Nicole McManus Nicole McManus loves to read, to the point that she is sure she was born with a book in her hands. She writes book reviews in the hopes of helping others find the magic in reading. Contact her at

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