Meet the Dearings, a crazy, loving, boisterous family in small-town
Mississippi. There's mom and dad, three daughters and their families,
and the youngest—twenty-five-year-old Ben. Oh, and the family dog,
a Yorkie who thinks she's royalty.
"This one's perfect," Ben says about his new fiancée, Christina, when
he brings her home for a family reunion. Ben is just sure everyone will
love Christina, and she'll fit right in.
He always did tend to wear rose-colored glasses.
Christina loves Ben but secretly fears their relationship will never work.
They've only known each other ten weeks. She hasn't told him about her
horrific past as an only child—the beatings, the neglect, and verbal abuse.
Christina doesn't know how to trust or be honest about her feelings.
Being thrust into the middle of a tight-knit family like the Dearings is
sure to send her over the edge.
With poignancy and humor, That Dog Won't Hunt explores the
complexities of relationships and the inner strength needed to overcome
a difficult childhood. The Dearings are no perfect family, but they know
how to love—if only Christina will accept it.