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
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