A Dog Gone Christmas [NOOK Book]


When a call for paws goes out, five friends bring their collies without question to a friend’s house. They learn the collies are needed to help seven children with the grief of losing a parent in Iraq or Afghanistan. Now, with seven friends, four collie yearlings and their mother, they set out to help the ...
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A Dog Gone Christmas

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When a call for paws goes out, five friends bring their collies without question to a friend’s house. They learn the collies are needed to help seven children with the grief of losing a parent in Iraq or Afghanistan. Now, with seven friends, four collie yearlings and their mother, they set out to help the children.

Not far away, a mother hopefully leads her seven puppies to safety from a man intent on selling them for illicit purposes.

By a miracle of fate, the two mother collies find each other right before the man sells the puppies.

That Christmas morning will be one the children will remember all their lives as they are united with the puppies.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013541320
  • Publisher: Astraea Press
  • Publication date: 11/25/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 502,586
  • File size: 271 KB

Meet the Author

I live in Connecticut and am the product of a dysfunctional family. Dad was Navy. Mom Army. If you know anything about the military that’s almost as bad as having one parent in the Army, the other a Marine. Since I never really took to the water, when I started writing my stories tended to have Army slant to them.
But that wasn’t enough. I knew that the best stories—don’t forget I write mystery/thriller and suspense—had to have a little humor in them, and since I have a collie, I thought that including one in the story would be the perfect foil. So that’s how, in this case, Dakota, a tri-color rough collie, and Emily ended up together. One smart. One smarter. Some of Dakota’s personality comes from the collie that owns me.
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  • Posted February 3, 2012

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    Heartwarming Story

    This is a heartwarming story, told from a dog's point of view. You still have people in there, but once you get used to the fact that it's told from multiple dogs' point of views, it's really heartfelt. The story is endearing, and it makes you wonder if that's how it really is for dogs. You can tell that the humans' story has more backstory, which I'm guessing continues in Ms. Downs' Emily Dahill, CID series. Well-written, and the character development of the dogs was great. This was a short, fun read. Although it's technically a Christmas story, it would be good for any time of the year.

    ~ Cassidy

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  • Posted December 23, 2011

    A heartwarming story for Christmas

    What could be better than a heartwarming dog story at Christmas time? I'm a dog lover and I especially enjoyed the parts of this book written from the dogs' perspectives. The interactions between the dogs and humans were both funny and touching, especially with the children who had lost a parent. I'd recommend this book highly to any true dog-lover. The children are cute and endearing,too, while the story is sweet. This is also a perfect YA book, one you could read with your child, 'tween or teen, and discuss.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2011

    Sweet story- great pet story

    Sweet, short story about a family of dogs and how they touched so many people's lives. Pet-lovers whether you have a dog or not will be touched by this story and you will be smiling by the time you are finished. There are two families in the book (human and dogs) and to mingle the two and hear both sides of the story being told simultaneously was s unique and fun storyline. People talk to their pets all the time and Downs put a voice to the dogs in the story answering the humans and also the dogs communicating with each other. As pet owners we all know that animals have their own way of communicating to each other and to include that in the book was a sweet touch. The family wants to help others and the dogs do too. As I read the book, there were times I was confused as to whether the animals were "talking" or the owners were talking but that was the only issue I had with this book.

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    Posted November 27, 2011

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