Review: Who Rescued Who by Victoria Schade

Is it even possible to walk by this book and not be completely drawn to it?! I mean look at those big brown puppy dog eyes! I was done for when I saw this cover and knew it was a must read.

Can you tell that I like dogs? Well yes I adore dogs and this cover spoke to my dog lover heart and when I saw that it was written by a dog training professional I was intrigued.

I mean it’s not every day that one goes from training dogs to writing books and I thought this would be a fun quick way to spend a few days during the lockdown COVID crisis and I was right. I couldn’t have picked a better more uplifting book to read at this time!


A few rough breaks lead a woman at the end of her leash to journey across the pond to fetch a suprise inheritance–but the dogs she rescues along the way have other ideas.

The plan was simple: Elizabeth would suffer through a quick trip to her late father’s family homestead in the English countryside, try not to think about how she was unjustly fired from her dream job, claim her inheritance, and hop on the next flight back to Silicon Valley where she can get her life back on track.

The plan does not include rescuing an abandoned black and white puppy. Or bonding with her long-lost aunt and uncle, their Border Collie, and their two very opinionated sheep. Or falling for the handsome local who runs the town’s craft brewery. As Elizabeth’s brief visit to Fargrove turns into an extended stay, she discovers that she has more in common with the new puppy than she realized. (summary from Goodreads)


This was one of the best rom-coms I have read in a while. I picked it up looking for something to escape into because all the COVID and quarantine situation was totally getting me down and I just needed something that was happy and funny and this was that book!  I adored every minute of it and read it in only a couple of days!

It was one of those books that just hooked you right from the beginning and was full of snappy and smart dialogue with likable characters as well as animals. I mean totally a winning combo in my opinion! I could totally relate to Elizabeth and admired that she was open to a new adventure by traveling to England. I just adored her and even though at times she was a little annoying, I still loved her and wanted to see her triumph in the end.

Even though there is an adorable dog on the cover, that isn’t the focus of the book so if you think this is just another ‘pet book’ when you see the cover, then you are wrong. This book is about taking chances, finding yourself and love and of course there are dogs in it but it’s not the focus.

Start to finish, this was a book I looked forward to picking up and even though I breezed through it, I loved it and it’s a book I would definitely recommend to all of my friend, but especially those who love dogs!

Book Info and Rating

Paperback, 336 pages
Expected publication: March 24th 2020 by Berkley
ISBN 0593098838 (ISBN13: 9780593098837)
Free review copy provided by publisher, Berkley, in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own and in no way influenced.
Rating: 5 stars
Genre: rom-com, romance, chick lit


One thought on “Review: Who Rescued Who by Victoria Schade

  1. Even I can’t resist books with such a cute puppy on its cover. Seems like a nice rom-com to tide over these uncertain times. Thanks for the recommendation. 🙂

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