Friday, July 26, 2013

Healing Hearts



Love's Healing Power

After surviving a tragic accident, little Madison Winters is in desperate need of comfort. And social worker Abbey Harris has the perfect solution. With the help of her cherished therapy dogs, Gabe and Cottonball, Abbey soon coaxes a smile from Madi - and her workaholic guardian.

Dominic Winters is heartbreakingly handsome and is hurting just as much as Madi. But it might take more than wagging tails to get the brooding businessman to open his heart. With the help of a matchmaking little girl and two sweet dogs, Abbey and Dominic may get a second chance at love.  Caring Canines: Loving and loyal, these dogs mend hearts.

My Review:

I know I'm going to love Margaret Daley's new series, Caring Canines. I love dogs and have been fascinated by various types of service dogs for a long time. Healing Hearts is the perfect story to start up the series. The dogs take their secondary character roles seriously and easily stole my heart. Therapeutic in real life, I think some of their calming charm worked its magic on me while I read.

Daley has written a powerful love story amidst the very real emotions following a tragic event. Madi has a power of hurt wrapped up inside her and Dominic is at a loss on how to help his little sister until he reluctantly lets Abbey and her menagerie into their lives. That's when the hurt of betrayal and loss finally begins to ease under the social worker's gentle insistence. This is such a true-to-life story with all its pitfalls and pain but laced with such hope that it can't help but conclude in a happy ending.

Readers note: It's also the perfect book to share with your four-footed friends! My dog Simba says it's pawsitively pawsome!

Giveaway Opportunity:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of Healing Hearts, please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday July 28 2013. Offer open to international readers. Good luck! 


  1. Healing Hearts sounds sweet. I miss the comfort and companionship of my german shepherd I left behind when we moved. Please add me, Kav, thanks!
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  2. Merry, it is a very sweet read. So sorry that you had to leave your special furbuddy behind when you moved. :-( Good luck!

  3. This author does a great job writing about characters dealing with tragedy. Can't wait to read her new book! Thanks for the review and giveaway!


  4. I love the therapy dogs plot! It's so unique! shopgirl152nykiki(at)yahoo(dot)com