Hello, and welcome to my website. I’m Sandy Rideout, the author of comic fiction for adults and teens. My latest series of heartwarming romantic comedies takes place in a quirky but quaint town where the dogs always steal the spotlight. Expect several books in the coming months. Meanwhile, please take a look around the site to learn more.

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Bitter and Sweet in Dog Town

Two unexpected homecomings to a dog-crazy town.

A secret that binds three hearts to the past.

Can one spoiled beagle sniff out the truth at last?

Remi Malone has conquered lifelong shyness with help from Leo, her unofficial therapy dog. The promotion she craves is finally within reach. All she needs to do is land a big donation for the hospital foundation from a visiting heiress.

Hannah Pemberton isn’t thrilled about being back in Dorset Hills to open an exhibit of her late mother’s art. “Dog Town” has become a joke and the visit is stirring up old ghosts. She can’t even remember Remi, the hometown advocate.

Tiller Iverson broke Remi’s heart in high school and left town 12 years ago. Now he’s back with his annoying dog, using his charm on Hannah to win the donation and the job Remi wants. He only has Labor Day weekend to pull it off.

Everyone’s stressed… even Leo. And when Leo’s misdeeds get him barred from duty, Remi’s budding confidence is shaken. She’ll never get the second chance she deserves without her canine sidekick.

But in Dorset Hills, where there’s a dog there’s usually a way.

Bitter & Sweet in Dog Town is the first book in a series of heartwarming romantic comedies set in a quirky but quaint town where the dogs always steal the spotlight.


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A Match Made in Dog Town

Pooches are her passion. Someone is out to shut down her shelter. Can she save her rescues and her home before it’s too late?

Bridget Linsmore is a scruffy rebel with a soft spot for four-legged friends. Known as the matchmaker to the mutts, she rehabilitates rescues to help them find their forever home. But to secure her own perfect house, she must make her next rescue dog pageant a success despite a new mayor who wants to put the event out to pasture.

As her best friend attempts a modern makeover on Bridget and the pageant itself, a series of neighbor noise complaints throws a wrench in the trainer’s plans. While she suspects the wealthy developer next door is the one barking, she finds herself panting over his charms. When the complaints turn to deadly sabotage, Bridget has one chance to save her pageant, her home, and her precious pooches before the territorial terror sends her to the pound.

A Match Made in Dog Town is the second charming book in the Dog Town series of romantic comedies. If you like laugh-out-loud tales, delightful characters, and small-town capers, then you’ll love Sandy Rideout’s light-hearted novel.

Buy A Match Made in Dog Town to dig up some four-legged fun today!


Golden Boy: How to raise a dog all wrong … and end up all right (a memoir—sort of)

Meet Sandy. She’s a quiet, orderly cat lady. When life hits a rough patch, however, she decides that a dog—loyal, loving, and low key—is just what she needs to shake things up.

Enter Riggs. He’s a 34 lb. Goldendoodle billed as Sandy’s perfect match. It doesn’t seem that way at first. Riggs nips the hand that feeds him—and the butt attached to it, too.

Can a novice dog-owner tame the rogue doodle and turn him into her golden boy? Can Riggs get this hangdog cat lady back on track and having some fun?

Sometimes … you get the dog you need.

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