Monday, November 16, 2015
Finley is a golden retriever mix, a dog with a heart made for love, and with a dog's view of life. Of course, what else could he have? He is a dog. One of the delights of reading Rescuing Finley is being allowed to see how a dog reacts on the inside when his world is shaken on the outside.
Amy is a young woman who has made some drastic mistakes in her life. Rescuing Finley takes the reader into Amy's life, sharing the pain and confusion she faces each day.
We first meet Chris when he is serving in Afghanistan, then again after his discharge. Through Chris, readers have a clear look at the mental torments of PTSD.
Dan Walsh's skills at drawing readers into his heart-warming stories shine in Rescuing Finley. Told from three points of view, this is a story of redemption, changed lives, and new beginnings. I'll just say that Finley is not the only one being rescued.
I loved this book, and have to confess to a few tears now and then as I read. One of the things I liked most was learning how certified dog trainers approach the task of turning a rambunctious puppy into a well-behaved companion dog. It gave me insights into how to respond to my own dog's actions.
Whether you're a dog lover or not, Rescuing Finley is a book you won't be able to put down once you start reading. I highly recommend this story!
My thanks to the author for providing my review copy.