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!*