Susan Wilson is the bestselling author of books including ONE GOOD DOG, CAMEO LAKE, and BEAUTY, a modern retelling of Beauty and the Beast, which was made into a CBS-TV movie. She lives on Martha’s Vineyard.
Adam, 46, is a ruthless self-made millionaire married to an icy socialite living a picture-perfect existence that includes a teen princess daughter. Then he loses his job for slapping his assistant, Sophie, full across the face. For his violent act, Adam is sentenced to perform community service at a homeless men's shelter where Chance, a scrappy pit bull mix trying to escape the illegal dogfight circuit, teaches Adam about survival and what matters. Chance tells his story in his own words, which makes his mistreatment powerfully disturbing.
Rick Stanton was once a promising professional baseball player with a bright future ahead of him, until he returned home from World War II with his body permanently broken and his dreams shattered. He and his wife Francesca also volunteered their beloved dog Pax for the Army’s K-9 Corp, and when Pax comes back along with his handler Keller, they hire the soldier to stay with them as Rick's live-in aid. All three of them are lost and broken and need healing...and Pax's might be the one to guide them home.
If there’s been a theme in Justine Meade’s life, it’s loss. Her mother, her home, even her son. The one bright spot in her loss-filled life, the partner she could always count on, was Mack, her gray and black Sheltie --- that is, until she is summoned back to her childhood home after more than 20 years away.