Amy Wallace has made plenty of mistakes in her young life, but she didnt see this one coming. Chris Seger is a marine serving in Afghanistan. His life is forever altered by a single, fateful step. A mother of another Afghan war vet suffers a devastating loss, which changes the course of Finleys life for good. Finley is a mostly golden retriever, who suddenly finds himself al...
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Rescuing Finley Reviews
Finley is a golden retriever mix, a dog with a heart made for love, and with a dog’s view of life. Of course, what else could he have? He is a dog. One of the delights of reading Rescuing Finley is being allowed to see how a dog reacts on the inside when his world is shaken on the outside.
Amy is a young woman who has made some drastic mistakes in her life. Rescuing Finley takes the reader into Amy’s life, sharing the pain and confusion she faces each day.
We first meet Chris when he is serving ...more
A dog surrendered to shelter by a mom of a soldier killed in Afghanistan. The Mom, broken and not knowing if she will ever get out of the darkness. The dog, Finley, scared and depressed after coming to the shelter. A Women's prison program that offers 'good' inmates the chance to learn to train dogs to be come service dogs for former soldiers and Marines that are changed forever by physical and mental challenges due to serving in Iraq and Afghanistan wars. The inmate, a young girl who was in for ...more
The premise of this book was good but I was expecting more high level writing... like Art of Racing in the Rain...
This was so simply written almost to the point of making me feel like I was reading a children's book. I got about 1/3 of the way through before it was exceedingly clear where the book was going... boring!
Who's Rescuing Whom?
This was my first Dan Walsh novel, but it won't be my last!
When Finley's owner, Chaz, enlisted in the Marines, Finley's care fell to Chaz' mom, who admitted she was not a dog person. But she did okay, as long as she knew Chaz would return. Not every soldier who goes to Afghanistan returns. And she eventually had to surrender Finley to the local Humane Society.
And some soldiers return broken. Some return with physical injuries, but almost all return with unseen injuries. Inj ...more
I try to stay away from stories about animals,especially dogs because so many times they are far too sad or just depressing. Finley was owned by Chaz who joined the Marines but was killed in Afghanistan. His mother surrendered Finley to the Humane society where he was trained at the women's prison for soldiers with PTSD. His trainer had been in for shoplifting because of her drug habit. The veteran is a Marine who lost his leg because of a landmine.
Its wonderful that the Marines ' dog b ...more
What better type story than one that contains a girl, a guy, and a dog? Dan Walsh is an excellent author, who writes stories about relationship dynamics. I have loved every book that I have read of his. This one is no exception. Amy is a young woman, previously addicted to meth, who gets caught shop-lifting a high end item; she ends up in prison. Chris is a soldier who lost his leg in Afghanistan and now suffers from severe PTSD. Finley is a dog whose owner was a soldier who died in Afghanistan. ...more
I picked this up one day when it was free for Kindle and was pleasantly surprised by it. (Note to all Christian authors: My expectations are pretty low when it comes to your fiction, so it isn't too hard to impress me if you half try.)
Although I found Walsh's prose painfully plain and unimaginative, I appreciated that he succeeded where most authors of CF do not. He wrote about characters that I actually became interested in. He wasn't overly preachy. And the plot was interesting and believable ...more
Sweet dog story.