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Sit, Stay, Love
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Release Date: April 2016
Page Count: 224
Size: 5 1/4 x 8
Binding: Perfectbound
ISBN: 978-0-7369-6607-8
Case Lot Quantity: 52
Collection/Series Name: Love Unleashed
Series: 1

Sit, Stay, Love

A Novel for Dog Lovers

Take one abrasive professional athlete, a quirky out-of-work schoolteacher, and an overweight geriatric dog, and you’re ready for a lesson in love…Tippy style.

Pro baseball pitcher Cal Crawford is not a dog guy. When he inherits his deceased mother’s elderly dog, Tippy, he’s quick to call on a pet-sitting service.

Gina isn’t thrilled to be a dog sitter when her aspirations lie in the classroom. Furthermore, she can’t abide the unfriendly Cal, a man with all the charm of a wet towel. But with no other prospects and a deep love for all things canine, she takes the job caring for Tippy.

As Gina travels through Cal’s world with Tippy in tow, she begins to see Cal in a different light. Gina longs to show Cal the God-given blessings in his life that have nothing to do with baseball or fame. When her longing blooms into attraction, Gina does her best to suppress it. But Cal is falling in love with her too…

Discover the charming story of Tippy, the dog who brought a family together.

Meet the author

Dana Mentink

Dana Mentink

Dana Mentink is a multi-published, award-winning writer. When she’s not clacking away on the keyboard, she busies herself teaching third grade. Mostly, she loves to be home with her husband, two daughters, a rascally rescued terrier, a chubby box turtle, and a feisty parakeet.

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A Word from the Author

"There's just something about a dog, isn't there? What is it about these loyal, quirky, laughable, loving creatures that turn our lives upside down? I've been honored to share my life with many canine companions and each one has taught me a thing or two (or three.) In this novel, you'll meet Tippy, a dog who seems to be able to grasp the important things in life much better than his human companions. I'm convinced that God gave us dogs so we can have some adorable reminders about what unconditional love looks like. I hope you enjoy your travels with Tippy!"
Dana Mentink, author of Sit, Stay, Love

Editorial Reviews

"...[O]ne part comedy of errors and circumstance, one part innocent love story, and one part testament to the power of God's love and forgiveness. Cheers, laughter, tears, and thoughtful moments are guaranteed."
Publishers Weekly

"Recommend for all audiences but especially for animal-lovers. 4 woofs!"
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"Light-hearted with a good message, Sit, Stay, Love is a delightfully charming novel with a cute and lovable mutt as the hero. Chuckling (and even nodding) at certain moments, I thoroughly enjoyed this story -due not only to the writing style but my own love of neurotic dogs. Fun, easy, amusing and entertaining, author Dana Mentink certainly hit a funny-bone with this endearing tale (tail, too)."

"There were some cute romantic moments and also a little suspense.  I highly recommend this story, especially if you like animals or romance."


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"Her witty writing style was perfectly suited to this story and it's a wonderful book regardless of the reader's pet ownership status. My favorite Mentink book to date!"
Rebecca Maney, Director of Childrern's Ministry at First A. R. P. Church

"Dana Mentink's Sit, Stay, Love is a sweet, witty romance filled with delightful characters and a fast-moving plot. If you want a quick, fun read, clear your schedule, pick up Dana's new book, and be prepared to sit, read, and enjoy!"
Susan Simpson, author 

"Sit, Stay, Love was a fun, touching, and enjoyable story that left me smiling and satisfied. While Tippy catches the readers heart, Cal and Gina will have you rooting for a happily ever after."
Dianna Shuford

"This book is absolutely delightful! Dana Mentink crafted wonderful characters and sharp, witty dialogue....I'm anxious to read more from Ms. Mentink."
Cathy Cermele

"Sit, Stay, Love by Dana Mentink is a home run!  This fun-loving book is one you won't want to put down!"
Christa Metz, Lemongrass Spa Director

 "This is a Christian book about a cranky professional baseball player, a dog sitter who is really an out of work teacher and a mischievous geriatric dog. It's so much more than that - it's about love, second chances and learning what your true identity is. I laughed, I cried and loved this book!"
Jeannie Sowell

"This was a delightful book. It was a sweet story and I fell in love with Tippy as well as the human characters... I laughed and cried while reading it, which is always a sign of a good book. I would definitely recommend it."
Susan Johnson

"It was refreshing seeing the transformation of Cal Crawford from a somewhat arrogant, cynical and faithless man to one who learned the meaning of redemption and compassion.  It was interesting watching the relationship between Cal and his absentee father, Mitch, unfold. The family dynamic kept me engrossed in parts of the book. The secondary characters were a nice addition to the story, and of course Tippy just steals your heart.  Overall, Sit, Stay, Love was a pleasant and satisfying read that I would recommend."
Laurie Iglesias, of CozyNookBks.wordpress 

"There's just something about Tippy!" She is truly the star of this book. It's a winner for animal lovers and baseball fans alike, as well as anyone who enjoys a quick, lighthearted read. There is more depth than I initially expected to find, and numerous scenes had me laughing and crying. Cal undergoes some great character development, and Gina is a sincere, friendly character. It is easy to root for the hero and heroine, and Tippy, and to see God working in their lives. Though this book is a bit different from some of Mentink's, she definitely hits a home run!"
Leslie McKee, of

"Sit Stay Love by Dana Mentink is a light and sweet romance story. It was one of those feel good books that I zipped right through....Being an animal lover, I was immediately drawn to this story since it revolves around a geriatric dog, Tippy. I especially enjoyed the way Ms. Mentink developed Tippy's personality, making her annoyingly lovable."
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