The Black Cat Who Only Wanted to be Loved

Hi everyone! We are joining Comedy Plus’ Awww….Mondays and Book Date’s It’s Monday What are YOU Reading? 

I have a review today of a wonderful book by Rosa Silva, The Black Cat Who Only Wanted to be Loved: A Sad Cat Story with a Happy Ending. 


*Disclosure: I received a copy of The Black Cat Who Only Wanted to be Loved: A Sad Cat Story with a Happy Ending in exchange for a fair review.

I am glad the title told me it would have a happy ending of I would have stopped reading it because I can’t handle any mistreatment of animals.  This is the story of a black cat named Pepper who loses his home because the awful husband of his owner blames him for all his bad luck.  He meets neighborhood cats that befriend him and try to help him change colors.  Obviously, that is not possible, but eventually he is accepted for who he is.

The review is short as I don’t want to give away any plot secrets.  The book is geared for tweens, but all ages of cat lovers will enjoy it.  I love black cats and currently have two, with 4 more at The Rainbow Bridge waiting for me so Pepper stole my heart from the start.  The book is available on Kindle Unlimited for free and only 99 cents otherwise or you can get it in print for only $9.99 on Amazon- click here. 


Today we are up to the letter J in The A-Z challenge. Journaling makes me happy. I usually write in mine once a week unless I am really stressed about something, I find it helps me sort things out.  I have written in once since I was in high school and still have most of them. It is fun to look back once in a while, although I try to focus on the now. Do you keep a journal?

And one more thing…please pray for Stunning Keisha’s mom. To visit, The A-Z challenge


  1. That sounds like a very nice book, and I am glad it has a happy ending.

  2. Happy Endings are the best:)

    I did a lot of journaling when our sons were babies, till about age 6 or so…with a few additions after that. I have them all…they’ll be fun to give to them later!
    i don’t do that myself anymore, though.

    We are keeping TW close in out thoughts, too.

  3. That sounds like a good book.
    I am happy there was a happy ending.
    Too often we black cats get a bad rap.
    We are just like other cats.We just have black furs 🙂

    Purrs, Julie

  4. I do keep a journal and in the past wrote in it every day. Now I journal when the urge hits. I always know that any animal related books you suggest won’t be hard to read because of mistreatment of animals. I like knowing there is a happy ending.

    1. Yes, I can’t handle sad so I would never recommend them to anyone. I know most of my readers feel the same. XO

  5. If it’s not sad the way the title implies, I will likely read it.

  6. I love black cats too and the book sounds interesting, and one I will probably add to my Kindle. I don’t keep a journal and never have probably because I wouldn’t keep up with it. 🙄Sending blessings and hugs for Stunning Keisha’s mom.

  7. Sounds like a good read now that I know there’s a happy ending. Black cats rock. My last kitty was black and she was the best kitty ever.

    Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Awww Monday and week, Ellen. Big hug to you and lots of scritches to all the kitties. ♥

  8. I wish our home could accommodate every kitty needing one. Every day I read about an orphaned kitten, a cat whose owner passed away, or someone who just cannot keep an animal for some reason. And these are just local stories. 🙁 Be well, and thank you for sharing the book review.

  9. Sounds like a good read, I love my black cats and wish all were loved and cared for. Thanks for the review.

  10. the book sounds delightful and I love that it is geared to tweens to that they can learn that black cats are wonderful!

  11. Thanks for the review. I’m going to check this book out. I’m glad you said there is a happy ending because I can’t read about any kind of mistreatment of animals either.

  12. That sounds like a great book and it’s going on my reading list! I’ve always loved black cats along with all cats. Some of our Bridge Angels are black kitties and there are several with us now. XO

  13. ONe of the grands loves books about animals, but like you, she doesn’t like to read sad ones:) This sounds like one she would really enjoy.

    Woos – Ligtning, Misty, and Timber

  14. This sounds like a terrific book! I’m glad you let us know it was not a sad book! And, its funny, but I have stopped journaling now that I have retired in November. I started to journal years ago when I started doing the Artist’s Way pages and I have journalled almost everyday for the last 20 years! We hope you all have a marvellously happy day!

    1. I love The Artist’s Way and have a copy of it. You should start again. XO

  15. That sounds like a good book. If it didn’t have a happy ending, we’d pass on even trying to read it. Too much sad out there these days. We think black cats are extremely beautiful and don’t know why people say some of those dumb things about so-called bad luck.

  16. We like black cats and they bring good luck! We have a neighbor that is PawPaw’s friend and can you believe he actually said Zoe was bad luck and oh my gosh a black cat crossed his path? Meowmy is not a violent woman but there were daggers comin’ outta her eyeballs towards this imbecile! Journaling is good, Meowmy found an old journal from her childhood and it was all about boys. She should start a more mature journal. 😊😂

  17. This sounds like such a sweet story, and I’m glad it sounds like it has a happy ending. And I really enjoy journaling. Thoughts can get really jumbled up in the mind, so it’s nice to have a journal to throw it all into. Purrs!

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