Dingo's Recovery

by Genevieve Fortin

Newly retired and ready to reconnect with herself, Joyce Allen realizes that she’s not yet the person she knows she was meant to be. At the age of 56, she’s committed to discovering happiness and begins her new journey by taking classes, attending concerts, and adopting the dog she has secretly wished for, Dingo.

When Dingo is injured and a visit to the new veterinarian in town is necessary, Joyce finds herself quietly attracted to Dr. Amanda Carter, the intellectual dreamer who is many years her junior.

Joyce knows that their age difference is too big an obstacle to overcome, and is content to settle for friendship with the thirty-two-year-old vet. But Amanda, for her part, can’t see the gaping divide between them. All she knows is the warmth and attraction she feels for Joyce, and can’t understand why age should matter at all.

Join Genevieve Fortin as she weaves this heartwarming May-December romance of two women who discover the timeless truth of love at any age.






Genre Romance
Length 206 pages
Publication Date March 15, 2018
Publisher Bella Books
ISBN 9781594935886e
Editor Medora MacDougall
Cover Designer Judith Fellows


The Lesbian Review
… is a super sweet age gap romance. The romance has a burn to it that is both slow and sweet, and I was very happy for Joyce and Amanda by the end of the book. If you’re looking for a warm hug of a romance to pass an afternoon or two, pick up this book. It’s the second novel I’ve read by Genevieve Fortin and it won’t be the last.

Pin’s Reviews - The story is quite rounded, clear in its message, with good pacing and reads easily and quickly. The main characters are two very likable real to life people, and their unconventional but believable romance develops alongside with Dingo's recovery regardless of the obstacles faced by couples with a significant age difference as well as some personal emotional baggage of both main characters.

Lex’s Reviews - This is a sweet, age-gap romance. This is the second book I have read by Fortin. The first was Water's Edge which I liked and thought was well written, but I did enjoy this book even more. I have a feeling romance fans will enjoy this one too. The romance is not a hot and steamy romance, but the characters do have chemistry. I actually found the romance to be very realistic in parts. Being 56, Joyce is body conscience in front of the younger Amanda. This is something authors don’t really go into much in other age-gap romances. I appreciate that Fortin did because it made the romance believable but also really sweet. I really like how Fortin seems to write books that are a little different than the norm. It makes reading them enjoyable as they feel like really fresh stories. If you are looking for a sweet, age-gap romance, I would give this book a chance.

Customer Reviews

1 review for Dingo’s Recovery – eBook

  1. Rated 5 out of 5


    Ruff ruff woof! Wonderful book!

    Dingo’s Recovery is a marvelous tale, an age old classic, a timeless romance of letting love happen amid insecurities that a twenty year age gap can cause.

    Joyce Allen, the older of the two, finds herself and her injured dog Dingo in Dr. Amanda Carter’s exam room and their friendship begins; Dingo’s periodic check-ups are too far apart for either of their liking. Joyce arranges a thank-you lunch date (glove lunch!) with the vet and their friendship blooms. And like a delicate spring blossom their friendship is fragile, old ways of thinking, unsupportive friends and family and misunderstandings test them. Joyce and Amanda wrestle with the reality that what they feel is more than either of them expected (but want!).

    Spoiler Alert!

    After several check-ins, casts, cones and ointments, Dingo makes a full recovery 🙂

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