Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Book Review: The Black Cat Who Only Wanted to be Loved by Rosa Silva


Black cats mean bad luck......or do they?
 
Abandoned by his owner on the side of a road, little Pepper must go on a journey of self-discovery. Will the little black cat embrace his own identity, or will he change the color of his fur to find a family that will love him?

You will love this touching and inspiring story about the power of friendship and the importance of acceptance and self-love.


It's no secret that black cats face unfair prejudice, yet anyone who has ever shared their heart and home with a house panther will tell you they are among the most loving and loyal feline friends you could ever ask for. 

Pepper, the star of this darling story by Rosa Silva of the Cat Lady Confidential blog, faces this cruel fact of life when his beloved owner's husband dumps him on the side of the road, convinced Pepper is the cause of his recent rash of bad luck. Cold, alone, and scared, Pepper now believes no one will ever love him again because of the color of his fur. With the help of a hilarious pair of ginger cats, an aging dog, a parrot who knows what it's like to be abandoned, and a wise owl, Pepper learns some important life lessons. 

I completely fell in love with every single character in this story, and more than once wished I could scoop Pepper up in my arms and reassure him that everything would be alright. The sad truth is that for too many black cats in real life that just isn't the case, which is what makes this book so important. 

Four paws up!

10 comments:

Patricia T said...

Thanks Melissa and Mudpie. This sounds like a wonderful book.

pilch92 said...

It is a great book. I wanted to scoop up Pepper too. XO

Sandee said...

My last kitty was black and she was the best kitty ever. I miss her so. I've always favored black cats. They're most lucky.

Have a fabulous day. ♥

Mickey's Musings said...

This sounds like a really good book!
Many, many years ago when I first moved out on my own I had a cat calendar.
For October there was a fluffy black sitting on a pumpkin. Right then and there I wanted a black cat. My first black cat was super fluffy, and I have had at least 1 black ever since. Now I have Julie and her black furs are so silky soft and she is so loving
I feel sorry for people that don't care for cats ;)

Karen C. said...

Our family has always had black cats - they're exceptionally beautiful. At one time we had 4 solid black and one gray tabby. That sounds like a really good book, although maybe some leaky eyes moments. We sure hope it has the happiest of endings for sweet Pepper.
Midnight & Cocoa
Mini & Fluff
Tyler & Marty
Beeb, Beanie & Bella

Marv, Jo Jo, Komo, Cinnamon & Angel Nellie said...

Terrific review of a terrific Book! Mudpie you rock!

Eastside Cats said...

Terrific review!

meowmeowmans said...

What a wonderful-sounding book. We are huge black cat fans here! :)

Rosa Silva said...

Thank you for such a wonderful review of my book, Melissa! I can't thank you enough for helping spread the word about my book!

Little Binky and Granny said...

That sounds like a lovely read, Mudpie. I have two black sisters, they both live with my mom, but they're quite some charakter😸Pawkisses for a Happy Thursday to you and your mommy too🐾😽💞