Thursday, August 7, 2014

Book Review: Surviving Henry

Sometimes you seek out love. And sometimes it broadsides you.

Cover ArtYou don't always know what you're getting into when you bring home a puppy. You hope for laughs and cuddles, long walks and a wagging tail. And sometimes you get . . . Henry.

Henry is a boxer who suffers from Supreme Dictator of the Universe Syndrome. He vandalizes his obedience school, leaps through windows, cheats death at every turn, and generally causes his long-suffering owner Erin Taylor Young to wonder what on earth she did wrong that God would send this dog to derail her life.

But this rogue torpedo of a dog wasn't sent to torment his owner--well, not just to torment her. Through all the hair-pulling and questioning of her own sanity, Erin learns something very powerful from Henry, a dog who brings new meaning to the concept of unconditional love.

Through his laugh-out-loud antics and jaw-dropping escapades, Henry will careen into your life and steal your heart.

Erin Taylor Young 
Erin Taylor Young is a humor writer who works in a library, where she gets to wander among books. She has written for Today's Christian Woman, Outdoor Guide Magazine, and MidWest Outdoors. A finalist in the Phoenix Rattler 2011-2012 writing contest and in the Genesis 2012 contest for her contemporary fiction, Erin lives in Oklahoma with her well-meaning husband, two polar-opposite sons, and a noncompliant dog. Find out more at

My Thoughts
I am a dog lover....but wow...Henry made me TIRED, he made me glad I have a nice, quiet, sweet, Golden Retriever!  Henry is a 'bit' of a terror.  Just a bit.

When I first began reading this book I was a bit annoyed with the author/owner as well as the dog....I just felt like WOW...they don't get it, but then I got into the story, I got the humor, and yes, I fell in love with goofy Henry.  Actually, Henry rivals Dennis the Menace, I don't think I'd have the patience for him.

Henry has a lot of character, he's lucky to have the family he has, and after reading his story I feel lucky to have met him..for many reasons!

If you're an animal lover, you'll enjoy this book...just be prepared for a wild times this will be the case, literally!

*I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for review from Baker Publishing Group.


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