I got a free copy in exchange for an honest review and was pleasantly surprised when this book was so much better than I thought it would be! This is a people book, but the dog does play a role in it too. I enjoyed all the characters and it has a very realistic story line.
(Gerard 6/11/16, 5+ stars)
The Dog That Whispered by Jim Kraus is a heartwarming story about Wilson, a Vietnam vet who is filled with guilt and loneliness. His mother, Gretna Steele, is feisty and lives nearby in a retirement community. Gretna is worried about him and has been praying for him for years, but he refuses to listen to anything she has to say about God. When Gretna discovers she can’t keep Thurman, the black lab she adopted, she takes him to Wilson who reluctantly agrees to temporarily take care of him until she can find him a good home. Of course, Thurman and Wilson develop a very special bond. This is actually a talking dog who helps Wilson find peace.
This story moved along very slow but was entertaining. It deals with guilt, family, forgiveness, pets and faith. I liked Thurman and Gretna best! If you like dogs, or stories about veterans, I would recommend this one. (3 stars)
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