‘’Here’s to Great Dogs Everywhere”
There is nothing I love more than books that speak to, and touch the heart.
Paw Prints In My Heart by Andrew Hessel is one of those books.
Dog lovers everywhere will be able to relate to the undying devotion expressed by Andrew Hessel in one of the most loving tributes from a man to his dog that I have had the pleasure of reading.
Normally in my reviews I spend time writing about how a book impacted me, in this case, I feel that MY words would detract from the words that Andrew Hessel has shared in the Foreword for Paw Prints In My Heart. Andrew’s words say more and convey more feeling than I could ever hope to:
Paw Prints in My Heart is Mac’s story.
I think of it as my gift to our family and all of his friends, two and four-legged, that had the pleasure and the privilege of knowing and being loved by this magnificent old Labrador retriever. It’s my best attempt to capture and chronicle a remarkable life, the pain and sadness of his passing, but most of all, his joyful impact upon us over what truly was a most improbable life of fourteen years and a day. A reverent and grateful tribute to a gentle and pure spirit that for me will always be a living reminder of a loving friend in the very truest sense.
Andrew and “Mac”
In every way, this book was a labor of love and a joy to write. Parts will make you laugh, and others may bring you to tears, so a tissue at times may be advised. But I have the highest hopes that you’ll read it, enjoy it, and connect in ways that only you can understand. Maybe even share it with friends that might understand and pass it along, as a comfort for a true friend they’ve lost, and for what they’ve experienced, and a way for them to remember the laughter and happy times through their tears.
I hope dog lovers everywhere read this book and see a bit of their dog in Mac.
I hope that the non-dog lovers amongst us read this book and reconsider.
I hope that everyone has at least one dog of their life in their life.
My first novel Rush to Dawn, was, in many ways a love letter to my wife, Lynne.
This book, I’d like to believe, is a love letter from Mac to all of us.
“Mac” from Andrew’s website
I urge you to pick up a copy and join Andrew as he takes us on a journey through life with he and Mac, who Andrew describes as “The finest dog I’ll ever know.”
May we all be blessed to have even ONE of these dogs in our lifetime, and may these special, unselfish, undemanding and eternally loving dogs be blessed to share their lives with those who share the same passion and devotion. Thank you Mac for being the epitome of “Man’s best friend” and THANK YOU Andrew for sharing his incredible life, love and spirit with ALL of us!
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To learn more about Andrew Hessel visit:www.PleaseReadMyBookBeforeIDie.com
I was not compensated for this review. I was honored to be contacted by Andrew Hessel and offered a copy of this special book, in exchange for my honest review.