Sunday, November 15, 2015

Fiction Book Review: Rescuing Finley (#1 book in A Forever Home series) by Dan Walsh

Book Description:
Amy Wallace has made plenty of mistakes in her young life, but she didn’t see this one coming. Chris Seger is a marine serving in Afghanistan. His life is forever altered by a single, fateful step. A mother of another Afghan war vet suffers a devastating loss, which changes the course of Finley’s life for good. Finley is a mostly golden retriever, who suddenly finds himself alone and confused in a dog shelter. Later, he’s brought to a local prison to be trained in a special program for female inmates. Could this prison actually become the place where Finley finally finds his freedom? Rescuing Finley tells the story of how one rescue dog powerfully impacts three tragic lives and puts all of them on a road toward redemption and healing.

My Review:
I stayed up past my bedtime to finish this wonderful story of love and redemption.  There are so many things I enjoyed about this book. Finley has his own point of view in this heart-warming story, which shows animals have feelings, too. Dan's characters  are realistic with honest emotions and issues. I learned about a program for dogs I had no idea existed, and witnessed how God places people in each other's path on purpose. Each person's story evolved as they put their trust in one another but mostly in Finley, and finished with a satisfying ending. Anyone who loves dogs and appreciates character-driven stories will enjoy reading Rescuing Finley. Another aspect of Dan's book which touched my heart was his wife's input. She's a dog trainer who knows the ins and outs. Bottom line-this is the type of book that reminds me why I read fiction. I just love it and 
look forward to the rest of the series.  Rescuing Finley would be a great gift for a dog lover or a military family. I received this book in exchange for a fair review.
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