Thursday, February 9, 2023

The Month of Love.... by Christine Bush


It’s February!  The month of love.  Our books are such a good celebration of this!

Love comes in all forms.  My stories always include that happy ever after romantic love that brings joy.

But also, my characters often have a love for animals.  This can be the pets they own and cherish, along with the rescue pets they may be committed to save.  Pet love is personally special to me, so it’s a natural part of my stories.

I’m including here a series of sweet romance novellas that highlight both a heartwarming relationship developing between two people, working within that “pet theme”.  All are available in print and ebook! Are you a pet person like me?

I’d love to hear your story!


Hannah’s Heart

Hannah is a mobile physical therapist and her grouchy (though attractive) patient in an isolated farm house is a challenge. She’s not sure he even has a heart.  But then he rescues puppies born in his deserted barn during a snow storm, and she’s hooked.  Animals are her thing.  She spends many volunteer hours at the local shelter, trying to save pets… This one has love and laughter and healing… and puppies galore!


Hannah's Heart - Kindle edition by Bush, Christine. Romance Kindle eBooks @

Lucy’s Laugh

Lucy teaches English at an alternative high school in Philadelphia, dedicates her extra time to coaching sports at the school and community center, and volunteers at a special horse facility that provides adaptive riding experiences for handicapped children.  When a brand new teacher is hired at school, she’s supposed to help him get acclimated. But he rejects her help at first, unable to believe there is anything he can’t handle.  Giant fail. There is something about him that doesn’t seem right. But she sees he has a heart for the kids, and even tries to help at the horse barn, though he doesn’t know one end of a horse from the other.  When she learns how their pasts are tied together, she panics. But the heart wants what it wants. This one highlights the amazing horses and trainers that bring the empowering gift of riding to people with all kinds of challenges.

Lucy's Laugh - Kindle edition by Bush, Christine. Romance Kindle eBooks @

Kelly’s Kiss

Kelly likes dogs better than she likes people.  They are more dependable, more predictable, and a lot less complicated.  She is a specialized dog fostering service, handling the year old dogs that were originally scheduled to be trained as support dogs for veterans and for the handicapped. Support dogs spend their first  puppy year being socialized and trained in basic family life.  Though many enter into the program, after a year or so they are evaluated, and for a multitude of reasons, some are not selected for further training. But they are still necessary helpers, and can be matched for certain duties. When a training families doesn’t choose to keep their pet, Kelly’s job is to place them in a suitable forever home.  When a big, bossy veteran who’s been denied a service dog shows up at her door determined to adopt one of her charges, she’s not about to agree. At least, not at first.  Kelly’s got her own secret issues with post traumatic stress, and when the issues he tries to keep secret also come to light, they understand each other in a special way. This one celebrates our handicapped veterans, and service dogs of all types, who bring miracles into the lives of the humans they love.

Kelly's Kiss: A sweet romance novella - Kindle edition by Bush, Christine. Romance Kindle eBooks @

Check them out and let me know what you think!  And Happy Valentine’s Day to you, your  human loves, and your special pets!  Love is good!

Love, Christine

Christine Bush is a USA Today Bestselling author of romance, romantic mystery, and suspense.  She can be found living in the Lehigh Valley in Pennsylvania with her husband and 2 lazy cats, and spending time with her 14 grandchildren.   When she’s not writing, she’s teaching Psychology at a local college, and working with clients in her private practice as a Marriage and Family Therapist. She loves to hear from readers and writers!




  1. Love pets, but we don't have any right now because we travel too much.

  2. I love let influenced meet-cute and aha moments❤️ Merri.