An Evening with Victoria Schade and Dr. Holly Brooks

Please join the Newtown Bookshop on Thursday, July 7th at 6:30pm to celebrate the release of "Dog Friendly" by Victoria Schade!   Victoria will be in conversation with Dr. Holly Brooks, a Bucks County Veterinarian discussing the novel! 

All are invited to join us in person at the Newtown Bookshop! 

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A burned-out veterinarian takes a much-needed beach vacation, where a charming surfer makes waves in her love life, and a unique foster pup renews her passion for her work.

Exhausted veterinarian Morgan Pearce is feeling overworked and under-thanked, so when two favorite clients ask her to watch their special needs senior dog in their Nantucket home, she jumps at the chance for a summer break. She hopes her time on the island will be a reset from the stress of her everyday life, but her chill vacation vibe takes a hit when she gets roped into fostering a challenging, anxious dog and helping plan the local rescue group's glittery annual fundraiser.

Her trip starts to feel more like a vacation when Morgan begins falling for Nathan Keating, an irresistible entrepreneur who thinks every problem can be solved on a surfboard. Just as the summer is shaping up to be the magical refresh she needs, thanks to a fling that feels like the beginning of something real and Hudson, the foster dog who reminds her how much she loves her job, a visit from her estranged brother and the discovery of who Nathan really is changes everything. Morgan finds herself at a crossroads, trying to determine if mistakes from the past must define the future, or if she should forgive, forget, and grab hold of a chance to finally rescue herself.

ABOUT Dr. Holly Brooks

Holly Brooks, VMD, grew up in Upper Bucks County and graduated from Delaware Valley University.  After that, she completed her veterinary degree at the University of Pennsylvania and graduated in 2015.  She has worked in the veterinary field since she was 14 years old.  Since graduation she has focused on emergency medicine, with special interests in wound management and hospice and palliative care.  An avid lifelong reader, she enjoys filling her spare time with books, food adventures with her husband, Andy, and spoiling their menagerie of rescue cats and dogs.  

ABOUT Victoria Schade

Victoria Schade has been a dog trainer and writer for over twenty years. During that time her dog duties have included working behind the scenes on Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl as the lead animal wrangler, appearing on two seasons of the Animal Planet show Faithful Friends, writing dog training content and appearing in educational videos for NBC/Universal, Chewy, petMD, Pet Coach and more, as well as writing two dog training books, Bonding With Your Dog and Secrets of a Dog Trainer. Her works of fiction include Life on the Leash, Who Rescued Who, and Lost, Found, & Forever.

Victoria shares her 1850’s always-in- need-of- renovations home with Millie the Smooth Brussels Griffon (who wants you to know that she's not a skinny pug), Olive the mixed breed dog, the occasional foster pup, and her incredibly tolerant husband, Tom.

Event date: 
Thursday, July 7, 2022 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
2835 South Eagle Road
Newtown, PA 18940
Dog Friendly By Victoria Schade Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593437391
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Berkley - June 28th, 2022

“Perfect to read on the beach.” –The Boston Globe

A burned-out veterinarian takes a much-needed beach vacation, where a charming surfer makes waves in her love life, and a unique foster pup renews her passion for her work.


Lost, Found, and Forever By Victoria Schade Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593098851
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Berkley - March 30th, 2021

What do you do when you discover your four-legged best friend might belong to someone else? From the acclaimed author of Who Rescued Who comes the charming story of a custody battle between two pet parents who would do anything for the dog they both adore.

Life on the Leash By Victoria Schade Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501191671
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Gallery Books - September 18th, 2018

Must Love Dogs meets My Not So Perfect Life in this hilarious romantic comedy about a dog trainer who’s a master at managing her four-legged friends, but when it comes to her love life...let’s just say she still has a lot to learn.

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