Book Review: The Cat in the Window by Callie Smith Grant

The Cat in the Window

And Other Stories of the Cats We Love

  • ISBN:  9780800721800
  • Pub. Date:  Oct 2013
  • SRP:  $12.99


A playful bat of a string. A bored yawn. A tender purr at the touch of your hand.

Cats are one of God’s most enigmatic creatures. They’re as crafty as they are cuddly, as rambunctious as they are reserved. We never quite know just what our cats are thinking–but it’s perfectly obvious that they always are.

The Cat in the Window is a delightful collection of true stories that celebrate the cats in our lives. Inside you’ll meet an orange tiger-striped cat who softened the hard edges of life for a young family, a skinny black-and-white stray who braved a blizzard to find a home, a fat cat who saved his owner’s life one night, cats who offered comfort in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, and many more. These warm stories will touch your heart and renew your spirit.

So curl up on the couch with the special cat in your life . . . and enjoy!

Where to Purchase

Callie Smith Grant is the editor of A Dickens of a Cat, A Prince among Dogs, and The Dog Next Door. She is also the author of several nonfiction books for young readers and adults, as well as many animal-themed stories and poems that can be seen in Guideposts anthologies and in magazines such as Small Farmer’s Journal.


Reader review . . . 

Cats are one of the most popular house pets today, and it’s not such a huge leap to assume that cat lovers would want to read about cats.  Callie Smith Grant has compiled this collection of short stories by authors Melody Carlson, Jill Eileen Smith, and many others about the cats in their lives.

The stories are as varied as kittens in a litter.  While some of the stories will bring a tear to your eye, others will leave you smiling.  Curl up with your favorite cat and start reading; don’t be surprised if you’re reminded of a long-ago feline friend (as I was) or struck with the urge to adopt just one more cat!

4 stars

“Available October 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”