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
A Dog's Hope is an endearing, heartwarming and poignant story about the special bond between a boy and his dog. Toby is a teenager, floundering in a new town, when Buddy finds him, creating a relationship between boy and dog that is so very special. Their interactions, their loyalty and devotion to each other, brought tears to my eyes. I loved that the story is sometimes told from Buddy's point of view--don't we all wonder what our dogs and pets are thinking about? This wonderful story of hope, healing, trust, and friendship will touch your heart.
Will Read Again
Although the tears flowed at the end, I loved this book. All humans should be blessed with the unfaltering love and bond of a dog. It teaches us so very much. Thank you for such an insightful book. Your writing talent is awesome.
A Dog’s Hope
Oh my gosh what a wonderful, wonderful story!!!!