What does the master illusionist Henry Houdini and a 12 pound talking dog name Champ have in common - they are both great escape artists, There similarities will become clear as Champ escapes the back yard over and over again in a very unique manner and convinces Oscar to go out and seek fun and adventures.
Oscar, a tormented Dachshund is friends with the jaw-dropping bigger than life Champ. Oscar is torn between his need for adventure of the unknown and his inescapable fears as they venture into the Sonoran Desert. His overpowering need to be outgoing and unafraid, together with the terrible loneliness and the power of friendship eventually outweigh his fears or will they?
The escapades the characters undertake take on almost daredevil proportions as they get increasingly more courageous, and their thirst for new challenges grows very time they go out to the desert.
The setting, the desert where they play out their nighttime explorations, is not always the friendliest place to venture. The canine friends find this out the hard way. A life-changing tragedy for all of them awaits the reader midway through the story.
Where will it all end - the fact is won't end with this book, but be continued on into a series.
You'll howl with laughter at this wonderful continuation of O'scar's Renegades. Get whisked away to a world where children are the only ones who can converse with their pets.
Have you ever wondered what dogs are thinking about? Are they like their young counterparts in the human world, or are they just playing games of fantasy and pretending to be bigger in their adventures that they really are in real life? This story takes us along as each dog must face and overcome his fears, doubts, and personal anxieties as they relate to the group.
After being free to come and go in the desert, how willl Oscar adjust to living in a city? What type of escapades await. The unbreakable bonds of friendship will be tested when Oscar and his friends are caught in an earthquake.
Will Oscar's journey to acceptance be completed in this lift your spirits, magical fantasy children's book, or will he continue to struggle in the third book?
A howling, roaring tornado greets Oscar and Winston as they arrive mid-evening at their destination. The dogs are not sure what awaits them at this place called a farm-add a precocious, free-spirited five-year-old girl, an older brother, and combine that with one mean-spirited farm dog that resents the intruders. Will they end up with one derailed vacation or a great adventure?
Ava has big summer plans, and they don't include those stupid dogs or her brother. Determined to keep Ava safe proves to be quite a challenge for Oscar with his short legs and lazy partner, Winston. Besides she can run faster than the dogs.
Will the cornfield and thunderstorm prevent Oscar's desperate rescue mission to save Ava? And will she finally accept his help? Oscar will need all his courage and determination to harness his inner strength without Winston's help to locate Ava.
A unique and funny story with plenty of twists and turns to keep you entertained with lovable characters.
A familiar story, an ageless story - Uncommon Thread is a journey of two people who although they work hard to convince themselves that they aren't happy, can't escape the fact that love is never found by trading in people or entire culture for new and better models.
True love can't be denied nor erased. Chemical love, founded in undeniable attraction, much like who we are and what culture we are born into, can never be replaced with our own ideas of who we dream of being or want to e like. A story that will make us think about the choices we make in life that we really don't have to make. It might just make us realize that what we have isn't all that bad and what we think we need isn't all that good. Or maybe it will do none of this. But at the very least it will make us think. Uncommon Thread is a romance story first and a psychological awakening second.
"A well-written story. A story that piques your curiosity. One of those vacation-by-the pool stories, that once you start reading you can't ignore until you know where it is going. Believable characters-one of which you're bound to identify with. For a first novel, you won't believe Ms. Meadows hasn't been writing before this, but you certainly hope she continues from this point forward."
Tim Daughtry, M.Ed. Past Adjunct Professor, English Composition, Orange Coast College, FIDM, Brooks College and Concordia University and Freelance Editor and Writing Consultant.