Monday, January 3, 2011

Animal Lovers...this book is for you!

Blind Hope by Kim Meeder and Laurie Sacher is a story about an unwanted dog and the woman who rescued her and how that woman was rescued by this dog.
The author runs a horse rescue center in Oregon called Crystal Peaks Youth Center and works with disadvantaged youth as well, ministering to the spirits of the young people while caring for the horses. Laurie is one of the team leaders at the Center and this book is the telling of her true story. The friendship between the two women is evident throughout the book and adds a cozy quality to the story. I felt as if I was a third person listening in on the many conversations.
Laurie shares her story of how she decided to rescue a dog (she didn't have room for a horse) and how that dog was not anything at all like what she had imagined. But because of a committment she continued with her project of caring for this dog, Mia, and learned that love comes in strange packages. Mia has many health problems from coming from the home she was rescued from and one of those leads to blindness. This struggle for Laurie in trying to live with a blind dog and decide how to determine if her quality of life was good enough to keep her alive is one that many pet owners can relate to.
The writing of this is almost journal like. We read of how Mia ends up being the one who is the rescuer of Laurie by teaching her of love and life lessons.
I thought this was one of the few feel good true stories out there and I enjoyed reading it. It comes with a range of emotions and several surprises! If you are someone who loves animals or know someone who does, this book is sure to be a hit with you.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Multnomah Publishers. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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