Book Review:: Blind Hope by Kim Meeder and Laurie Sacher + Giveaway!

22 Jul

While well-written, Blind Hope: An Unwanted Dog & the Woman She Rescued by Kim Meeder and Laurie Sacher was, well, typical.  The book amounts to a “Christian Soup for the Soul” story about a woman who adopted an emaciated Australian Shepherd mix.  The bits about the dog, Mia, and her relationship with owner Laurie were interesting, heartwarming, and beautiful.  However, the story was broken up by written conversations between Meeder and Sacher which ruined the flow of the tale.

I imagine the detailed accounts of these heart-to-heart talks between the two authors were supposed show the audience how much Laurie was learning about her relationship with God through her relationship with her dog, Mia.  Honestly, my biggest problem was that there was nothing new or fresh about this dog tale.

Because I’m a dog lover, I wanted to love this book.  Though the tale is touching, the story was too simplistic to hold my interest.  But maybe this book is for you, which is why I’m giving away not one, but TWO copies of Blind Hope.

Amy’s Grade: D

To enter to win one of my TWO copies of Blind Hope, leave a comment below telling me the name of your dog (or if you don’t have a dog, what you would name your dog.)  Contest ends June 29 at 11:59 PM EST. Be sure to leave a valid e-mail address so I can contact you if you win!

*With thanks to Waterbook Multnomah for my review and giveaway copies!*

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No Responses to “Book Review:: Blind Hope by Kim Meeder and Laurie Sacher + Giveaway!”

  1. Carol Wong July 22, 2010 at 8:39 AM #

    There hasn’t been a book about a dog that I didn’t like so I want to give this one a try.
    In the past, I watch the dog and get to know it first before naming it. I don’t have one now so I will enter the names of two of my past dogs: Honey and Molasses!

  2. Donna Savaki July 22, 2010 at 9:21 PM #

    Katie aka Katherine!

  3. Kirk Jordan July 23, 2010 at 4:02 PM #

    Well I love a free book, but I don’t think I want to read this one, so…not bite hear.

  4. Christianna July 25, 2010 at 3:06 AM #

    Well, my nephew named our little terrier “Monster”, but we call her “puppy.” 🙂 (So original, I know!)

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