Luanne and her husband share a dream of living a simple life in the beautiful Vermont countryside. They stumble through building their own log home, gathering sap to make real maple syrup, and filling their little farm with animals.
But these middle-aged homesteaders soon discover that their piece of paradise isn’t without challenges.
- The dog has separation anxiety.
- The goose is afraid of water.
- There’s a fox in the pigpen and raccoons in the hen house.
- Their homesick donkey cries all night.
- And their truck has slipped into the pond.
And from there, things only get worse! Drawing upon a lifetime of meaningful relationship with animals, Luanne finds the courage to persevere. And when desperate circumstances threaten all that she’s worked for, Luanne discovers strength in a most surprising place.
Heart to Heart, Hand in Paw is a true tale of faith and the healing bonds of animals. Luanne’s story shares how our pets can love, comfort and teach us as we take our own journey through life. The book is available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and as e-book, or from your favorite bookseller.
An award-winning writer and pet columnist, Peggy Frezon is a regular contributor to Guideposts and Angels on Earth magazines, and staff writer at Be the Change for Animals. She is author of the memoir Dieting with my Dog. She also writes the popular blog Peggy’s Pet Place. You can connect with her on Facebook at or twitter @peggyfrezon.
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