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The Dog That Whispered by Jim Kraus
Professor Wilson Steele thinks it's too late to have a family---but his mother disagrees. When she gives him a black lab named Thurman, she insists the dog whispered to her about grandchildren. Wilson thinks it's hogwash. But he is spending more time with widow Emily and her kids. Could Thurman be encouraging him?
Number of Pages: 336
Publication Date: 2016
|Dimensions: 8 X 5.25 (inches)|
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"Kraus, well known for his animal stories (The Dog That Saved Stewart Coolidge), charms fans again with his latest canine tale...This sweet novel is for readers who love tales of sentient pets, or just well-told, simple stories of redemption and forgiveness."Publishers Weekly
"This novel is fun and hits on important issues, namely the mental health of veterans. The Dog That Whispered is a fast yet thought-provoking read."RT Book Review on The Dog That Whispered
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bookwomanjoanOak Harbor, WAAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5A delightful novelJune 29, 2016bookwomanjoanOak Harbor, WAAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Do you talk to your dog? Does your dog talk to you?
Kraus has created another delightful novel about an insightful dog who talks. Well, Thurman sort of growls but some people can understand exactly what he is saying. That would include Wilson Steele. He's an English professor with a past that includes horrors from Viet Nam. He'd made such a mess of his life back then that he is convinced God would never forgive him. He is certain too that he must live in solitude, not deserving a family.
But his mother has other ideas. She impulsively adopts a rescue dog. When the retirement home will not let her keep it, she makes Wilson take him. She knows he could use the companionship. That is the beginning of a relationship that changes Wilson's life.
I thoroughly enjoyed this novel. It is an entertaining novel about character transformation and healing. Kraus has woven together the lives of several people who need a touch of love and a gentle push in the right direction. Thurman is the dog for the job. He knows exactly the right phrase to growl (or say) to move people toward the place where God can heal them.
This is a great book for dog lovers. It's great for people who like to read novels showing how God works events to bring people the healing they need and the relationships that enrich them. That God uses a dog is a fun and rewarding aspect of the novel.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher for the purpose of an independent and honest review.