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Book Review: Blind Hope

Blind Hope: An Unwanted Dog and the Woman She Rescued

An inspiring true story told through the engaging voice of Kim Meeder, Blind Hope reveals poignant life lessons Laurie experienced from her ailing, yet courageous canine friend. Despite the blindness of her dog—and her own heart—Laurie uncovered what she really needed most: authentic love, unconditional trust, and true acceptance, faults and all.

A lot of reviews of this book fault it because it is a faith-based story, and not an animal story, really – they find the cover photo and descriptions misleading. Perhaps that’s so, but since I received this book to review through a Christian publishing house, I knew what I was in for from the beginning, and this didn’t bother me.

I still didn’t adore the book, however.

Somehow the way it was written didn’t ring true to me. In a work of fiction, perhaps. But in a true story, to recall every instant of every conversation with the clarity to say, “I tucked my hair back behind my ear…” at that moment? Nothing wrong with artistic license, of course, but I can only express that I found the writing style a distraction from the message.

The message itself was a good one, but again, failed to engage me. It came across a tad preachy, a little too cliche, and a little too neatly all tied up in a bow. Real life just doesn’t work that way.

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I received this product free from the publisher as part of their Blogging for Books review program; I was not compensated in any other way for this review. This review has not been approved or edited by anyone.
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