Sometimes the dogs we rescue… also rescue us.
A heart-wrenching and beautiful story perfect for dog lovers everywhere. Fans of A Dog’s Purpose, The Art of Racing in the Rain and Marley and Me will be utterly entranced by this gorgeous page-turner.
Madison knows her fourteen-year-old daughter Abbie is struggling. She wishes she could give Abbie stability, the promise of a forever home in Millbury, but she is scared to stay in one town for too long, and every day Abbie seems more anxious. Until a chance encounter with a beautiful, boisterous golden retriever puppy called Duke changes everything…
Duke bounces into the community centre where Madison is working and when Abbie meets him she stops pacing the room. Duke is tugging his owner, seventy-five-year-old Arthur, along for the ride, and instantly Madison sees a way she and Arthur can help each other. She offers to train Duke so that Abbie gets to see him, and from that moment the four of them become a family.
Madison finally feels like she has a second chance at life and a reason to stay in town, but when her past catches up with her they are all at risk. Duke may have united this family, but will he be able to keep them together?
A story about a dog? Of course that is a must read for me, but on the other hand I know I am going to feel very emotional too.
And yes, the first sentence already broke my heart, but it was mended again very soon. 🙂
People who don’t have a dog might find it hard to believe what dogs can do, but dog lovers have experienced most of those things already and know that it’s genuine. I recognized a lot of those things that were described in my own dog’s behavior. The things you can read in those beautiful brown eyes are incredible.
They can’t talk but they do speak. They can’t take you in their paws, but they do comfort you. They don’t lie or cheat, but always stand by you. They truly are a a-man’s best friend.
A dog is not just an animal. He really is a member of the family and should be treated that way.
I love that the story was also told from Duke’s point of view. Dogs know a lot more than they sometimes get credit for.
This is a beautiful and heartwarming story about a puppy being saved and finding his ‘family’ and returning the favor by protecting and loving them unconditionally. I loved it. 5 stars
Thank you, Casey Wilson and Bookouture
About the author
Casey Wilson is the author of A Dog’s Hope and A Dog’s Chance, published with Bookouture.
Born and raised in the United States in Nevada, she is the owner of a gorgeous golden retriever, who may or may not have inspired the dogs in her novels.