Thanks to everyone
who entered my give-away for:
TWO LUCKY WINNERS
WERE CHOSEN BY WWW.RANDOM.ORG
THOSE WINNERS ARE:
ANN MARIE STELMA GRAFF
MOM WILL BE EMAILING YOU SOON!!
BARKS AND LICKS AND LOVE,
The third book in the Paw Prints in the Sand series, Hearts of Gold is about a dog and a child and the bond that is formed between them.
A child should feel the safety of their parent’s touch, the warmth of their compassion and the
benevolence of their soul. For Peyton Bishop, it was quite the opposite. A victim of domestic abuse, Peyton, along with her mother, Morgan lived under constant fear of her father. When Morgan sustains an injury from one of the beatings, Peyton needs to spend the night at her grandparents. As a method of enforcing her silence, her father gets rid of her golden retriever, Teddy and makes her believe it is her fault, showing her once again who is boss. Once
Morgan recovers, she promises that she will bring Peyton to safety in hopes of living a normal life, but Peyton continues to suffer from the sting of her father’s words, an overwhelming guilt about losing Teddy. A fictional story centered around hope, love and loyalty between a child and her dog, that depicts emotional scars left from child abuse.
*A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to animal rescue.*
FROM DAKOTA’S DEN:I have had the honor of reviewing a number of books written by Elizabeth Parker and have enjoyed every one of them. Elizabeth’s writing is clear, her character development strong, she creates characters that are believable, and with whom we can relate. You feel their joy and you feel their pain, desperately.
Be sure to have a box of tissue by your side, you WILL cry.
Of all of the books that I have read and reviewed by Author Elizabeth Parker, this one was the hardest for me. In some respects it hit too close to home. No, I didn’t have an abusive father but I did have an extremely abusive mother, which made this book uncomfortable for me to read.
Imagine being five years old, as Peyton Bishop was in this book when her father removed the one thing in Peyton’s life that brought her unconditional love and security, her beloved Golden Retriever, Teddy. It is simply unfathomable. My heart ached for Peyton. No matter what good happened in Peyton’s life, there was a void that could not be filled, a heartache that knew no end. Taking a beloved pet from a child is almost worse than the daily beatings Peyton was forced to endure.
“Inside the heart of a dog is loyalty, forgiveness, and the ability to love again and again. Treat it as carefully as you would your finest china, as their hearts can break just as easily.”
Throughout Hearts of Gold, Peyton never forgot Teddy, her love never waned. Oh if they were to be reunited!
Would they be?
You will have to read Hearts of Gold to find out.
“Innocence and purity. These are the makings of real and tender love, most often found in children and dogs, and often recognized by each other.
These are the very terms that describe Hearts of Gold.”
Hearts of Gold is a quick read, it is only 126 pages, you can easily devote an evening to it or read it poolside during the summer!!!
- ISBN-10: 1492210676
- ISBN-13: 978-1492210672
Available on Kindle, Nook and in paperback on Amazon.com
Find Elizabeth Parker at www.elizabethparkerbooks.com,
ENTER TO WIN: Elizabeth Parker has kindly offered a give-away to my readers! If you live in the U.S. you can be one of TWO WINNERS who are eligible to win a copy of Hearts of Gold. (An approx. $10 value).
HOW TO ENTER:Just leave a comment clearly stating that you would like to read this book.
GIVE-AWAY WILL END ON MONDAY AUGUST 4, 2014 AT 5PM EST. WINNERS WILL BE CHOSEN BY random.org and will be announced on WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 6th.