AUTHOR: Dan Walsh
PUBLISHER: Bainbridge Press
Amy Wallace has made plenty of mistakes in her young life, but she didn’t see this one coming. Chris Seger is a marine serving in Afghanistan. His life is forever altered by a single, fateful step. A mother of another Afghan war vet suffers a devastating loss, which changes the course of Finley’s life for good. Finley is a mostly golden retriever, who suddenly finds himself alone and confused in a dog shelter.
Later, he’s brought to a local prison to be trained in a special program for female inmates. Could this prison actually become the place where Finley finally finds his freedom? Rescuing Finley tells the story of how one rescue dog powerfully impacts three tragic lives and puts all of them on a road toward redemption and healing.
Rescuing Finley is more than an enjoyable story; it spotlights a marvelous program that changes many lives. While this story is fiction, the remarkable programs are real. Here’s a link to just one YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Zpb7l_CapQ. Search “prison inmates train dogs for veterans,” and many more show up.
That’s the main reason I loved this story, and the sweet romance simply added to my pleasure. Author Dan Walsh has written a wonderful and enlightening tale of redemption, and I’m happy to recommend Rescuing Finley. This book earns five stars.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book through an advertised giveaway; all opinions are my own.