For the Love of Dogs

For the Love of Dogs

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by Suzanne Woods Fisher
     
 

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From the author of the Copper Star series, winner of multiple awards, comes this heartwarming tale of Samantha Christiansen, a young woman who is capable, confident, good at her job of managing the family's olive oil ranch...and is going blind.

Gently pushed by her family to get a guide dog, Samantha is partnered with Azure, a yellow lab with infinite patience.

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From the author of the Copper Star series, winner of multiple awards, comes this heartwarming tale of Samantha Christiansen, a young woman who is capable, confident, good at her job of managing the family's olive oil ranch...and is going blind.

Gently pushed by her family to get a guide dog, Samantha is partnered with Azure, a yellow lab with infinite patience. Samantha and Azure are assigned to Jack Shaw, an instructor known for bringing out the best in his students...even those with absolutely no experience with dogs, like Samantha.

Jack understands how difficult it can be to trust the unseen. A former professional football player, he lost everything-his career and his family-through a costly mistake. Jack is determined to make the rest of his life count for something. He knows he can help Samantha, if only she'll let him.

Fiercely independent, Samantha is reluctant to depend on anyone or anything, even a guide dog that is trained to enhance her independence. While at the guide dog school, Samantha is faced with discovering a new way of seeing: trusting in what, or whom, she cannot see.

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In addition to the well constructed and multi-layered story, which drew me in within minutes, it was the author's strength in creating strong, likeable and well-rounded characters. Nobody's too good to be believable, and everybody shows at least some weaknesses. Each of them has a distinctive voice, which goes double for the sweet Etienne Number Five, the elderly Frenchwoman who delivers one of the most important messages in the book, "Everyzing iz a matter of balanz." The characters are so well

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780981559292
Publisher:
Vinspire Publishing, LLC
Publication date:
03/31/2009
Pages:
284
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.64(d)
Age Range:
1 - 17 Years

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For The Love Of Dogs 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an awesome story. It has a blind main character. It has Guide Dog training. It has romance & a family business. But ultimately, it's a story of a woman coming to see that everyone has handicaps to come to terms with. By Samantha releasing full control to God, she's able to step into the future He meant for her, free from the worries she'd carried so very long.
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