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STRAY MAGIC
Available as an ebook or print at Amazon, B&N, iTunes, Kobo, and Smashwords, or email me re: a signed copy

A fairy tale for dog lovers

Cara Snow is newly divorced, stuck working for a jerky boss at a pet boutique, and dreading her soon-to-be-empty nest with only her beloved corgi for company. Worse still, her ex just got engaged. Doesn't she deserve some romance, too? Or at least a date for the Fur Ball. She's always enjoyed the annual pet rescue gala, but this year her ex will be there with his fiancée. Meanwhile Cara hasn't met anyone—other than the irresistible dogs at the boutique's adoption events. 

Cara is shocked when her wish to fall for a man as easily as she does for those mutts summons Vincent. His velour track suit, paunchy belly, and tough-guy accent don't exactly fit her childhood image of a fairy godfather. Not exactly on top of his game, he admits to being twenty-five years late. (Her daughter Winnie is convinced he must be there for her!) Vincent does his best and casts a spell "guaranteed" to help Cara find the One. But when she actually starts meeting men, none of them are her type. If only they were as perfect for her as the dogs they adopt. Did her screw-up fairy godfather botch the spell? If so, what will it mean not only for Cara but Vincent as well?

STRAY MAGIC is a tale of love, laughter, and the profound magic of believing in yourself.

"Jackie Bouchard brings humor, charm, and whimsy to this modern-day Cinderella story that has a fun dog-tastic twist. Readers who enjoy seeing a heroine triumph over the odds and get her happily-ever-after will be delighted by... Stray Magic."
- Tracie Banister, award-winning author of Mixing It Up



For a short excerpt visit my blog here.


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HOUSE TRAINED
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble, or email me re: a signed copy

Who better to train perfectionist Alex about unconditional love than her dog?

Alex Halstad, a childless-by-choice interior designer and dog mom, is a true perfectionist. But her orderly life turns chaotic when the teenage daughter her husband, Barry, never knew he had shows up on their doorstep... with a baby girl of her own in tow. While Alex’s dog enthusiastically welcomes the new arrivals, Alex struggles with the loss of her steady routine. She desperately needs peace and quiet to get her business back on track before Barry finds out she’s spent most of their savings. Meanwhile, the arrival of the girls stirs up old insecurities, and Alex can’t help but worry that Barry’s ex will make an entrance too. With her tidy life a distant memory, will Alex be able to learn from her dog the true meaning of love and acceptance? 

HOUSE TRAINED is a humorous and heartwarming look at how life creates opportunities to love in surprising ways.


"Jackie Bouchard gives us Fido-friendly fiction at its best. We fell in love with Alex and her rescue dog, Marie. As dog lovers, we related to Alex's struggle to stretch her heart to include her four legged and two legged loved ones! Witty and winning, House Trained will tug on your heart strings in all the best ways."
- Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke, co-authors of The Status of All Things



For a short excerpt visit my blog here.


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RESCUE ME, MAYBE
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble, or email me re: a signed copy

A love story for dog lovers

A USA TODAY bestseller, BookBub's Best Women's Fiction & A Readers' Favorite 2014 Gold Medalist!

If you lost both your husband and your dog within weeks of each other but were more devastated by the loss of the dog, would you tell anyone? Maybe your closest friends…Unfortunately, introvert Jane Bailey hasn’t made many friends in Philadelphia.

So when her aunt and uncle ask her to come to Prescott, Arizona, to help at their B&B, Jane packs up and makes the move. On her way, she finds a scared stray at a rest stop. But Jane can’t bear the thought of ever loving and losing another dog. She’s determined not to let the mutt steal her heart. She’s also determined to have next to no interaction with the B&B’s demanding guests and its annoying (yet handsome) handyman. As the dog works her charm, soon Jane must admit that just as much as she rescued the dog, the dog has rescued her.

From bestselling author Jackie Bouchard comes a heartwarming story of loss, love, and finding hope in unexpected places.

"A story of loss, love and self-discovery, Rescue Me, Maybe is brilliant in its subtle humor, intelligent prose and seamless writing. Jackie Bouchard is an excellent storyteller who captures her characters' innermost thoughts and feelings and draws her readers in from the first line."
   - Samantha Stroh Bailey, author of Finding Lucas



For a short excerpt visit my blog here.


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WHAT THE DOG ATE
Available at Amazon, B&NiTunes, and Smashwords, or email me re: a signed copy

One woman's quest for tail-wagging joy!

Petside.com: "Best Dogs Books of 2012" & Awesome Indies Approved!

"The vet handed Maggie Baxter a plastic specimen bag containing a pair of size-tiny lavender thong panties extracted from her dog; but they were not hers. Or rather, they were hers now since she'd just paid $734 to have Dr. Carter surgically remove them from Kona's gut."

This is how Maggie Baxter, a practical, rule-following accountant, discovers that her husband of seventeen years is cheating on her. All her meticulous life plans are crushed. When he leaves her for the other woman, Maggie and her the-world-is-my-smorgasbord chocolate Lab, Kona, are left to put their lives back together. As Maggie begins to develop a Plan B for her life, she decides to be more like Kona. No, she's not going to sniff crotches and eat everything that isn't nailed down; rather she'll try to approach life with more ball-chasing abandon. Finding herself in situations where she begins to go through her usual over-analysis of the pros and cons, she stops and instead asks herself, "What would Kona do?" With Kona as her guru, Maggie begins her quest for tail-wagging joy.

"What the Dog Ate" is a funny, tender story of mending a broken heart and finding love and a new life right under your nose, with woman's best friend at your side.

"Anyone who has suffered through the end of a long-term relationship, faced job and career changes or experienced a cross-country move will find familiar footing in this book. Bouchard's keen eye and sharp wit make it an enjoyable read you won't want to put down."
- Brian Douglas, examiner.com

For a Readers' Discussion Guide and a short excerpt visit my blog here.

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