A Dog's Hope: An unputdownable, heartwarming and emotional page turner

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There are some things in life that only a dog can teach you.

A poignant, heart-wrenching, but ultimately uplifting novel about the unbreakable bond between a boy and his dog. Perfect for fans of A Dog’s Purpose, The Art of Racing in the Rain and Marley and Me.

In the farming town of Riverside in Washington, Toby Fuller is feeling more alone than ever. Nothing Toby did was ever good enough for his father, but he never expected his father to leave, to abandon him and his mother forever. He loses hope, until a scruffy golden retriever called Buddy follows him home from school.

Though he’s struggling to walk, Buddy matches Toby step for step, never taking his eyes off him, as if Toby is all he needs in the world. And from that day on Buddy never leaves Toby’s side.

Buddy shows Toby a loyalty that he has never known. But then disaster strikes and Toby’s life is changed forever. Will Buddy be able to give Toby the strength he needs to carry on?

A tale of how unconditional love can bound into your life when you least expect it, giving you hope in the darkest of times.

What readers are saying about A Dog’s Hope:

Perfect for fans of A Dog’s Purpose, The Art of Racing in the Rain and Marley and Me. This book drew me in from the first page… I honestly shed tears reading this wonderful book, I highly recommend this book to anyone, especially dog lovers.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

I am completely demolished, this was the most heart-warming, sweet and beautiful book I've read in a while. It grabbed me and just stole my heart… I can't even express my feelings, just read it!” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

A totally heart and gut-wrenching novel… I read the last couple chapters through tears as it touched me very deeply. I absolutely recommend this page-turner! You will not want to put it down!” The Write Review, 5 stars

Wow!... This story is one of heartbreak, love, loss, forgiveness and overcoming! It’s a wonderful story about the peace that comes when you find your sweet, furry soulmate and I believe everyone has one!... We can learn so much from a dog and this book captured that perfectly!I Have Lived a Thousand Times, 5 stars

Omg! Omg! Omg!... This book just breaks my heart into thousand pieces.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

If I could rate this 10 stars, I would!... This book drew me in from the first page… I definitely shed some tears reading this. If you love dogs and are looking for a book with REAL meaning, grab this one!” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

I so so so totally, utterly loved this book… If you are a dog lover, you will love this story too. If you are wondering why people love their furry friends so much, you should read it and maybe you will understand why.” B for Book Review, 5 stars

Once I began reading, I couldn't put the book down. A Dog's Hope is a heart-warming journey between a young boy and an abandoned dog… a glimpse into the thoughts and feelings from a dog's perspective and how we can learn from each other.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

Beautifully written story that will remain with me for a long time… I definitely required tissues at hand to get through… several times the intensity required me to put the book down which made it a wonderful, memorable story.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

“This review practically writes itself. If I could give this enchanting story more than 5* I certainly would. It is an outstanding story… Told from the heart… I loved every page of it.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

“From the very beginning I needed a box of Kleenex… This book is something incredibly special, and so I will read it again and again. This book becomes my first favorite of 2020.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

A story that will show you how amazing the bond between a human and a dog can be… Amazing and breathtaking… A very beautiful story.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

“A heart-warming story that has heart-wrenching situations… It made me cry but also made me happy… It was more than just a read, it was an experience… I absolutely loved this book!” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

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5 reviews
Phyllis Pisanelli
March 6, 2020
Casey Wilson's novel A Dog's Hope had me crying at page one. It evoked tears a few more times through the book and I had a great big ugly cry. Anyone who has ever owned that one special dog that comes along once in a lifetime will totally understand this book. Toby and his friend Buddy were indeed special. Buddy was a rescued dog that understands he has been united with someone who loves and needs him. Buddy unselfishly returns that love. Toby's parents have split up and along with Buddy he finds a love of baseball, his first love and a couple of lifelong friends at his news school. This story fills your heart and empties your tear ducts. It is such an emotional book with many ups and downs and life lessons. Just like our own lives. Every penny you spend and every moment it takes you to read A Dog's Hope is money and time we'll spent. Thank you Casey Wilson for a beautiful story! I received this book from thes author for a fair and honest review.
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Paula López
March 6, 2020
Dogs are incredible creatures. Their soulful eyes can melt your heart, and their playful demeanor can entertain for days. I was drawn into A Dog's Hope by Casey Wilson from its cover and synopsis. Once I began reading, I couldn't put the book down. A Dog's Hope is a heartwarming journey between a young boy and an abandoned dog. The book goes back and forth between Now and Then, through the perspective of both the dog and Toby, the main character. Toby is the son of a military man who has had to move often, and he lands at a new school once again. He has struggled in the past with controlling his emotions and is hoping for a fresh start in a new location and school. While unpacking, a dog spots Toby and feels an instant connection with him. The author does a beautiful job of describing the relationship and loyalty the dog, Buddy, has for Toby. The story is both heartbreaking and heartwarming, and the book captures the relationship between Toby and Buddy growing together and being inseparable. The book provides a glimpse into the thoughts and feelings from a dog's perspective and how we can learn from each other. The title of the book is very accurate: An unputdownable, heartwarming, and emotional page-turner. A Dog's Hope is a great read and one book to put on your shelf. #ADogsHope #NetGalley @bookouture
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Amy Carothers
March 6, 2020
The bond between between a boy and his dog is unbreakable. Toby Fuller was a disgruntled teen before Buddy, the Golden Retriever enters his life. Through Buddy's devotion, Toby begins to believe in himself and his abilities. Embracing life's challenges, anything is possible with his 'Buddy' at his side. Despite hardships and facing a devastating detour to his future, the bond between man and his best friend can survive even the most insurmountable loss.
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