Unlikely Companions by Laurie Hess, DVM with Samantha Rose

28957054 Unlikely Companions
                                                      by Laurie Hess, DVM 
                                                      with Samantha Rose
Expected publication: October 1, 2016, by Da Capo Press (first published March 22, 2016)

GoodReads Summary:
Whether it’s an umbrella cockatoo who’s not eating, a depressed chinchilla, a pregnant potbellied pig, or a ferret possibly needing surgery, exotic animal vet Laurie Hess is on the front lines with some remarkable pets–and their equally eccentric, dedicated, and sometimes demanding owners. Following a week in Dr. Hess’s life, as she tries to uncover the source of an unknown ailment killing some of her most vulnerable patients, Unlikely Companions is an
All Creatures Great and Small with a mysterious twist that includes a special message about managing our most important relationships—those with our friends, coworkers, children, spouses, and ourselves.

My Review:
This was a delightful book that dealt with some tender subjects in a very sensitive way. Nothing was glossed over or skipped over. Animals died. People grieved. But such things were handled so that I could read it all without breaking down crying and not being able to read on. The search for the source of the poison was realistic. The characters were well written and interacted quite well. We didn't get to know any of the characters in great depth, but we knew enough to be engaged in the story, which was well written. The author wrote about the tiny sugar gliders so well, so lovingly, that I was almost tempted to get one for myself. Definitely a book for animal lovers to read!

I was provided a digital copy of this book by DaCapo Press and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I am not being compensated in any way. All opinions are fully my own.
~ Judi E. Easley