I was very intrigued to learn that Rooville is based in part on actual happenings in the town of Fairfield, Iowa where the author grew up. I was not aware that Oprah had even visited the town calling it "America's most unusual town." Rooville has a diverse and eclectic cast of characters. I enjoyed the growth and change of the main character Owen throughout the story. As the owner of several dogs, I also found myself laughing at the portrayal of Stella, the English Bulldog. I did find the ending of the book somewhat disappointing and unrealistic, however I did appreciate the resolution of the story.
I received this book from BookSparks in exchange for an honest review.