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Book Giveaway: Follow My Lead


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Whether it’s shaped from within or by outside forces, the course of a woman’s life can be altered in surprising ways. For one woman, personal transformation happened in the most unexpected of places: her backyard.
FollowMyLead webFollow My Lead is the story of how two rambunctious dogs and a tough Eastern European dog trainer named Irina taught Carol Quinn everything she needed to know to overcome life’s obstacles.

Dissatisfied with her life and fed up with a complicated love affair, Quinn decides to have some fun by enrolling her dogs, Nairobi and Sheila, in a highly competitive canine sport called agility training. She soon discovers that dog agility is much more than a hobby—as she continues the training, it becomes a metaphor for her life.

With humor and candor, Quinn shares the parallel story of how, with Irina’s guidance and wisdom, she and her dogs develop a deep bond of trust and learn to navigate the course obstacles with grace and skill; and how she, by accepting her flaws and finding the inner strength to move forward—away from her doomed love affair, fears, and anxieties—becomes the “alpha dog” of her own life.

A journey to personal happiness and contentment led by dogs, Follow My Lead is a witty, uplifting memoir that will entertain and inspire readers of all sensibilities, whether they are dog lovers or not.


Today’s two giveaway winners will each receive a free copy of Follow My Lead by mail. As always, only those in our e-mail list are eligible to enter, and if you’re not subscribed, you can fix that in five seconds by clicking here. When your first daily digest e-mail arrives, hit reply, type the words “Contest entry – Follow My Lead” in the subject and send (current subscribers can reply to today’s digest). We’ll use to select winners, who will be notified by e-mail. Entries will be accepted through midnight Wednesday: please note that this contest is open to readers worldwide.