Monday, August 9, 2010

Book Review and Giveaway: Blind Hope, by Kim Meeder, and Laurie Sacher

Blind Hope: An Unwanted Dog and the Woman She Rescued

Blind Hope by Kim Meeder and Laurie Sacher is a book about An Unwanted Dog and the Woman She Rescued.  Are you a dog lover?  This book will work its way into your heart as you read about shattered dreams, broken people and an unlikely companion.

Laurie is working a new job at the Crystal Peaks Youth Ranch, a place for healing, only she needs healing as well.  Deciding to adopt a dog, Laurie drives to pick her up, upon arriving she finds Mia, a sick and sorry looking dog, what was she thinking?  Deciding to Mia home, Laurie finds herself on a journey that will help her find peace and love.  Mia is becoming blind and is very sick, as Laurie finds herself caring more and more for Mia she finds her heart opening up.

I love the conversations in the book between Laurie and her boss, Karen, they make the book very personal and real.  As I read this story I felt hope and happiness, the antics of Mia are so sweet that you can't help but laugh, and it's amazing to learn how this little dog overcomes her great troubles.

A very touching story that will tug at your heart and I have a copy to giveaway!  Read the details below!!

*I was provided with a complimentary copy of this book to review from Random House/Waterbrook, and was not compensated in any other way for my honest thoughts and opinions.

Now, if you want to go right out and buy this book you can click on the link below:








And now for the giveaway: Leave a comment for each entry along with your email address so I can contact you if you win!

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Publicly follow my blog via GFC and tell me what kind of dog you have or would like and the name!

Our dog is a purebred Golden Retriever his name is Buddy, and he came already named!  He's 5 years old and just won grand champion in Obedience and Grand Champion in 4 Dog Team competition at the County Fair, wish us luck at the State 4H Dog Show!


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Good Luck! This giveaway will end on Monday, August 23rd at midnight, Random.org will choose my winner and I will contact the winner via email, the winner will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen!

22 comments:

  1. I am a blog and twitter (janinemilitello) follower! And your button is on my sidebar!! Sounds like a great book!

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  2. Yes I am a definitely a dog lover. While I was working (9 hours a day) I didn't have enough time to spend with a dog. Now I really want one, maybe a Pekinese, Japanese Chin, Papillon or other small breed dog. I like to name dogs after I get to know them more. Past dogs were:
    Honey, Molasses, Three Dots, and Blackie (my mother named the last one!

    CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

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  3. This is my fourth time to try to win this book and no luck yet. I am full of hope !

    I am an e-mail subscriber.

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  4. I follow by GFC! Still hoping!


    CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

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  5. GFC follower already...no dogs here until I get a 10 acre lot they can run on :)

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  6. I have 2 dogs. Our girl Kali is a german shepard. We adopted her 10 years ago. She is such a important part of our life.
    We also about 3 months ago got our little ball of energy Bassy. He is a chin&manchester terrier mix. He is quite a change from a old girl
    souldolphindream@aol.com

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  7. email subscriber!
    souldolphindream@aol.com

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  8. I follow on gfc and have a Siberian Husky named Midnight.

    choateorama(at)gmail(dot)com

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  9. I follow via GFC and have a wonderful tremendous boxer doggie.

    Laura_in_TX
    123yes456@gmail.com

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  10. I follow through google friend and I have a Pomeranian/Papillon cross.cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  11. I am an email subscriber.cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  12. I follow on twitter as 409cope.cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  13. I tweeted.entry #1-http://twitter.com/409cope/status/20930976374

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  14. I tweeted.entry #2-http://twitter.com/409cope/status/20930976374

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  15. Hi Laurie!

    I follow your blog.

    We have two pugs: Saydee and Mia. They are both fawn pugs. We got Saydee in 2005 as a pup, and adopted Mia in 2007 as she had been attacked by the boxer she lived with and lost an eye. They bring us a lot of laughter! This book looks wonderful!

    -Shelley

    perradyce@msn.com

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  16. We don't have a dog right now, but have had one. If we were to get another, I would like a yellow lab named Snuggles.
    mtakala1 AT yahoo DOT com

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  17. Your blog is on my Networked Blog list.
    mtakala1 AT yahoo DOT com

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  18. I am GFC follower and we have two chiwawas that honestly feel that they are human. We love them both. This book sounds like an emotional read. Thanks for hosting this contest.

    steven(dot)capell(at)gmail(dot)com

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  19. I follow and I have a German Shepard named Gizzy

    ayoung3360@hotmail.com

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  20. Following via GFC!
    I don't have a dog but would like a Beagle or Jack Russel Terrier!

    beckyspoolstra at gmail.com

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  21. I'm a GFC follower and my Heidi is a Weimaraner/Springer Spaniel mix.

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  22. We have two Shih Tzus. Their names are Princess and Hershey. garrettsambo@aol.com

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