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Sunday, August 7, 2016

#SummerImpulse Book Review - The Lost Cats and Lonely Hearts Club by Nic Tatano

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Review by Anniek

Madison works as a network reporter and has been known for being a bitch with little to no feelings at all. While covering a story Madison and her crew find a box with kittens. Their mother didn't make it. Madison tries to get other people to take care of the kittens, but it turns out that she has to do this job herself. Having four kittens that are totally depending on Madison softens her heart. Once a video of Madison showing a little girl how to feed the kittens goes viral Madison instantly gets a lot of attention.

Nick Marino stops a car when the driver ignores a red sign. When the driver, Madison, tells him the reason why he doesn't believe her. Madison tells Nick that she was rushing home so she could feed her kittens. Being in her street already Madison shows Nick that she is telling the truth. Nick is also a cat person and he is amazed with the fact that the famous Madison Shaw is determined to keep these kittens alive. Nick and Madison keep seeing each other at the most unexpected places. Could they be the purrrfect match?

Madison had a difficult childhood. She was abandoned by her birthmother and two police officers found her. Madison is named after these two men. Madison grew up in foster homes and not all of the parents were the caring and kind people that a child needs. Her childhood made her tough and her determination to make something of her life shows that she has character and it influences the choices she makes. The little kittens need her to survive and they show Madison what life actually is all about. I admired her strength at the moments she has to deal with her past. Madison is also an extremely loyal and good friend, which made me like her even more.

Nick is a good guy and a fantastic police officer. Nick's parents died a while ago but he has found another loving family at the police force. I love the way police officers take care of their own. Nick is very sweet for Madison. He is a honorable man and he's definitely someone people can depend on. I loved those qualities. The fact that he wears a uniform is the icing on the cake for me.

The Lost Cats and Lonely Hearts Club is a fantastic story about how even the smallest things can change your perspective on life. Many years ago I also had kittens myself and reading this story took me back to those loving memories. Nic Tatano created an interesting group of friends, people who are completely different, but match perfectly at the same time. I loved the way the story unfolds and how the impact of social media is shown. I really enjoyed reading this brilliant heartwarming story and I highly recommend it.
The release date of this fabulous book is August 26th.


  1. I have read a few of Nic's other books and loved them both. I think this sounds like my kind of book too. And I do love cats.

  2. I've never heard of this author before. Thanks for the introduction.

  3. I can't imagine taking care of four kittens at one time. Would like to read "The Lost Cats & Lonely Hearts Club.

  4. I don't typically comment on book covers. But for me, a purrticular (I couldn't resist!) fondness or affinity for a book's cover really draws me in, and makes me so much more interested in checking out the book-- especially if I feel some kind of purrsonal (sorry! won't happen again...) connection.

    The cover's main image (minus the book title) reminds me so much of my previous apartment, in Chicago. It really does take me back to living there-- to a place that I miss so much. A scene from my living room could look just like that: There were three large windows almost exactly like those pictured, with a long white ledge where my two cats would sit. (One was a little ginger, just like on the cover.) It's funny, and strange, how that kind of memory and sensation of recognition was stirred up, simply by a little illustration.

    Also, Anniek: I've been known to say that "I have a thing for firemen" on occasion. So that uniform comment? I gotcha. ;)


  5. Sounds really good! Awww kittens, that's so cute! The characters sound great, can't wait to read this book
    Loved your review!

  6. Aww! I think this book sounds purrfect for me too. :) Thanks for sharing your thoughts on it!

  7. This sounds so sweet plus it has cats!

  8. Oooooo I love when characters change for the better!! And kittens - oh my goodness how cute. :D