Another lovely review today from American writer Hope Irvin Marson, author of 'Eye on the Iditerod. Aisling's Quest.'
The lady apparently had a little initial difficulty with my 'Englishness', but reports that once she actually realised that I am English, not American, she loved the book.
If you would like to read 'Eye on the Iditerod', you can find it here.
5.0 out of 5 stars 'A delightful tale of adopted dogs, and chickens, and the woman who loved them.' June 29, 2016 By Hope Irvin Marston
"This review is from: The Long, The Short and The Tall: Life with Rescue Dogs (Paperback)
I agreed to read this book in exchange for my review because I love dogs and I have a heart for those animals that are discarded like worn out socks. At first I was annoyed with what appeared to be grammatical errors. Before I gave up on the book, I realized this author is not American. She lives in England and she is literate! From then on I enjoyed her moment-by-moment descriptions of how she found and “rehomed” (in America we would say “adopted”) nine dogs that were cast off as undesirable by those who should have cared for them.
This author paints word pictures in such a realistic way that the reader feels her joy and her pain as she finds a way to win the confidence of the dogs she chose for the most part because she thought no one else would accept the challenge of rehoming them.
I enjoyed the way she communicated with her canine family and how she wrote the dogs' thoughts in response to hers. I found myself laughing aloud more than once…and crying when she had to decide it was merciful to say goodbye to some of them. From my understanding in having had more than a dozen dogs in our family, she is quite knowledgeable of dog behavior.
This is not a book you can race through. Why should you want to do that? It’s a leisurely look at life with castoff dogs as lived on a lovely section of England, dogs whose lives were saved by one who valued them, and who was blessed in turn by their faithfulness to her."