Bodie, mystery mix rescue pup, is on death row in a Los Angeles dog shelter, having been abandoned by his owner. Belinda, a heartbroken woman, is in a heap on the floor of her vintage apartment, having been dumped by the man of her dreams. Two lost souls ready to find a new life—together.
Belinda falls in love with Bodie the moment he plants his furry butt on her bare, flip-flopped foot. Soon, the two embark on a 2,000-mile West Coast road trip, taking in spectacular Big Sur, a pack run in the wilds of Oregon, afternoon tea at Doris Day’s dog-loving hotel in Carmel, a fragrant encounter with the creator of Kennel No.5 furfume, and a bar stop in a small town near San Francisco where a dog was elected mayor and served for thirteen years . . .
On their soul-searching adventure, Belinda and Bodie cruise along California State Route 1, one of the most iconic highways in America, heading towards Portland, Oregon—repeatedly voted one of the most dog-friendly cities in America. Join Belinda and Bodie on this feelgood road trip, and you, too, will feel the wind in your hair and a wag in your tail!
SubtitleTravels with a Rescue Pup in the Dogged Pursuit of Happiness
AuthorBy Belinda Jones
Published5 June 2018
Dimensions6.00 x 9.00in.
About the author
Belinda Jones is a British magazine journalist and author of eleven escapist novels, including The California Club and The Traveling Tea Shop, which also double as fun travel guides. Her first road trip memoir, On the Road to Mr Right, made the Sunday Times Top 10 bestseller list alongside her writing hero, Bill Bryson. Together she and Bodie have visited thirty US states and now run the dog travel blog www.bodieontheroad.com.
—Teresa Rhyne, New York Times bestselling author of The Dog Lived (And So Will I)"
“There's something about Belinda Jones's writing that takes you away to whatever beautiful setting she's evoking and holds you there right until you reach the last page.”
“Bodie on the Road is the perfect escapist read for any dog lover; pages of pleasure for anyone who’s ever wanted to drop everything, pack up the car, grab the dog, and leave. . . . This is a travel guide with a difference: one with real heart.”
“Funny and feel-good, Bodie on the Road proves that a dog is a woman’s best friend.”
—Holly Martin, author of Summer at Rose Island
“From a surprisingly poignant visit to the Snoopy museum to that dewy glass of rosé in the Napa Valley, there are so many moments to savor on this delicious journey.”
—Jan Moran, author of The Winemakers
"A must-read for any dog lover, foodie, travel enthusiast, or woman feeling a little lost."