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Walking Back to Happiness

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  • Posted February 25, 2012

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    beautiful story of love, life, loss

    This is a beautiful story of love, life, loss, family, friendship and new beginnings. Walking Back to Happiness is a true testament of how life is a roller coaster and we cannot always have total bliss. We need to have a few bad times in order to grow and live. I adore Juliet and the way she works through her grief and loss with her family, and her new friends gently urging her along, even though she did not see it at first. The dogs Minton, Coco and the rest truly capture your heart as well. Lucy Dillon has written a wonderful feel-good book and I look forward to reading more of her work. Matilda Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 5, 2013

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    Juliet's hiding from her feelings about the recent loss of Ben,

    Juliet's hiding from her feelings about the recent loss of Ben, the love of her life. If Juliet didn’t have to walk Ben's loyal dog, Minton, she'd never leave their half-finished house. Then her mother asks Juliet to take the elderly lab, Coco, along for the walk. One dog leads to another, and soon Juliet's the unofficial town pet-sitter. When she takes on a lonely spaniel, and gets to know its attractive owner, she realizes that her emotions aren't as easy to handle as her canine charges.
    Walking Back to Happiness is a story of love, life, loss, family, friendship and new beginnings. Walking Back to Happiness is a true testament of how life is a roller coaster and we cannot always have total bliss. We need to have a few bad times in order to grow and live. I liked the way the author has Juliet work through her grief and loss with her family, and her new friends gently urging her along, even though she did not see it at first. The dogs Minton, Coco and the rest truly capture your heart as well.
    The emotional component of this novel was very realistic and heartfelt. It was not a simple, "watch her get over loss of her husband and move on to someone new" kind of book. It was very honest and often heart wrenching but ultimately hopeful and life affirming. Anyone who has had their life flipped upside down can relate and be inspired by this wonderful story of hope and survival amidst life's worst situations.
    I recommend this story and I love that she uses dogs as characters which always find a way to lead people together & making their lives brighter.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2012

    I absolutely adored this book. It was a perfect ten!!!! The wri

    I absolutely adored this book. It was a perfect ten!!!! The writing is wonderful, the characters are so believable . I also enjoyed Lost Dogs and Lonely Hearts, but I think this book will remain one of my all time favorites. I'm sure at some time I will read it again, and that I will enjoy it just as much the second time around. If you think this is for dog lovers only you are wrong....this book is for anyone who just wants to read a wonderful story.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2012

    Highly recommend

    Life takes us on many journeys,this is how we grow. This is the story of the growth of one woman and those who helped her.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 22, 2012

    loved the book

    loved this book and the characters.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2013

    Highly recommended!

    All the books by this author are wonderful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2012

    A little crazy, a little sad, and a little sweet all rolled in t

    A little crazy, a little sad, and a little sweet all rolled in to one. Nice read.

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  • Posted March 22, 2012

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    Recommend

    Ms Dillon has created characters that are likable, you hope that by the end of the book they will have found peace as well as happiness. Although I expected more of a Marley and Me, this is about human beings and the tragedies and disappointments many of us have to cope with through a life time. As a dog lover I was rooting for Minton to save his mistress. This was such an encouraging book to read, I can't wait to read the next Lucy Dillon.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2012

    Disappointing

    This book could have been so much more interesting but personally, I think the story fell short of the title

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted January 30, 2012

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