As someone who, like Mrs. Ponder, has suffered a lifetime of pain because of a dog attack, I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this story, but I did.
I loved this book!!! The description on the back of this book captured my attention and I just had to read it. The book involves a little girl, Madi who is still suffering from nightmares and depression after her parents died in a plane crash six months earlier. Her half-brother, Dominic, is not her guardian but there is a whole set of problems since she is still suffering physically and emotionally from the plane crash. Dominic's company overseas is having some really bad trouble and must relocate, but with Madi still so sick, he can't leave her to take care of business.
Enter hospital social worker, Abbey Harris, who is still struggling with her own loss while using her dogs for pet therapy. She decides Abbey would be a great candidate, but she finds that the uncle may need help just as much. When both lives intertwine, things may just get more complicated!
The romance in this was great! I loved watching these two bond and fall for each other. Madi's story was heart-breaking and I found myself struggling right along with her. This was a GREAT book!!!