Thursday, July 31, 2014

A Collie Rescue - Book Beginnings on Friday


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     A COLLIE RESCUE (Emily Dahill CID) by Lindsay Downs is such a good story. Homeless veteran Sandi Charleston suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, but her life on the streets of Washington, D.C. changes when she encounters FBI Special Agent Jenna Janson and her collie Roxy. When Sandi tells Jenna that she has overheard a terrorist plot, a plan to stop the saboteurs is set in motion that puts them all in danger. But can Sandi overcome her fear and fulfill her part in the operation?
     I enjoyed learning about the role collies can play in helping veterans deal with PTSD. The dogs play a major role in this book's plot with a couple of delightful scenes in a dog's point of view. 

This versatile author has also recently written Regency romances, including The Masked Lady and the Murder, Don't Cross the Countess, To Love A Lady, and more. Check out his Amazon author page for more information.

Book Beginning:
With one hand, former Sergeant Sandi Charleston bundled her worn and tattered field jacket around her. She lifted her face to the beautiful, sunny late August afternoon. The other gripped her precious cup of tepid coffee. The day was warm, but lack of restful sleep caused her to easily chill.

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Genre: Fiction / Thriller
Length: 100 Pages
Amazon Link: A Collie Rescue
Other Books by This Author: Lindsay Downs Amazon Author Page

Synopsis from Goodreads:
Former Army Sergeant Sandi Charleston, diagnosed with PTSD and homeless barely survives day to day. By a miracle of fate she meets Taz, a uniquely special collie, who helps turn her life around. Only through him does she find the courage to go head to head with her worst enemy-terrorist bent on mass destruction.
Bound by a special love to help and protect each other, side by side these two unlikely partners willingly march forward into battle. A fight to the death neither is sure can be won but fighting as one they will try to. Kidnapped and forced to reveal what she knows Sandi realizes there is only one individual who can save her from certain death. It’s not the government but her new best buddy. Together they defeat the enemy proving once again that battle buddies come in all shapes and breeds. Rescued, Sandi finally realizes that there is a new and better life for her as long as Taz is part of it.

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22 comments:

Lindsay said...

This was one of the most emotional stories in the Emily Dahill series I wrote as it deals with a vet and a very emotional subject-PTSD.

jacquie said...

This sounds like a wonderful premise...one that has the potential to enlighten us about the complications of PTSD and have to admit that I do love collies:) I had one as a child

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

This does sound like a story that could engage me...thanks for sharing. Here's mine: “WE ARE NOT OURSELVES”

JC Jones said...

Sounds like a book I would love. Something else for my wish list. Great choice.

Harvee Lau - Book Dilettante said...

I like animals in books, especially dogs. Glad you found this one.
Harvee
Book Dilettante

Kathy Martin said...

This sounds really good. I have a dog in one of my books this week too. Thanks for visiting my blogs. Happy reading!

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Anyone who grew up watching "Lassie" has got to love collies! The ones in this story are amazing.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Seems like a dog in a story makes the characters more likable, doesn't it? The dogs in this story are almost human (in a good way!)

Tea norman said...

I like the beginning. It seems we're taken right into her routine.

Katherine P said...

Sounds like an intense and unique read. I like the dog angle and the beginning is very descriptive.

Fiza Halliwell said...

I like the sound of this one, very touching :)

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Irma Fritz said...

So many of our soldiers come home from the Mideast with PTSD. So sad. Interesting idea to write this as a mystery!

Keira @ Lazy Book Lovers said...

This sounds like a really good story. PTSD is something we hear a lot about, but is still such a conundrum go me. I love reading stories about people coping and overcoming.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I agree. It's a good introduction to the main character.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I especially enjoyed the role that the collies play in this story.

Bea said...

Oh, my publisher put out this book! I worked on another of his CID books. :)

Sandra Nachlinger said...

That's cool! I like this story.

Elizabeth said...

Sounds intense and emotional.

THANKS for sharing, and thanks for stopping by my blog earlier.

Happy Weekend.

Elizabeth
Silver's Reviews
My Book Beginnings

Central NJ JASNA said...

It sounds like a good book and kind of emotional. Thanks for stopping by our blog!

guiltless reader said...

This seems to be quite a loaded book! The cover alone lets us in on so many aspects. Dog friends are always an interesting story!

Michelle said...

This sounds like an emotional read. I like the collie angle and working with people who suffer from PTSD.

eatupmyfreetime said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

What an interesting read you've shared! PTSD and Collie's and terrorists! Sounds emotional and thrilling!