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THE MORNING BEGAN like most of my days at that time. I opened my eyes, thankful that I didn’t have to get up that early. The ski season was long over. That winter I had taught skiing to three-to six-year-olds at a local ski resort. I had risen out of bed at 4:30 A.M. each morning. It was a necessary evil that allowed me to take care of things at home and still get to the mountain on time for work. There I’d endeavor to inspire little people to venture into the cold and attempt incredible feats of physical acts almost beyond their abilities.
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"Saving Cinnamon is a harrowing yet endearing adventure that you'll read in one sitting." -- Melinda Roth, co-author of From Baghdad With Love
“Christine Sullivan’s riveting account of Saving Cinnamon touched me deeply. She demonstrates how determination and faith can get a puppy found in a war zone to her new home in America. Suspenseful and filled with love, both for family and innocent animals, I highly recommend Saving Cinnamon to everyone who believes love can make a miracle." --Deborah Eades, author of Every Rescued Dog Has a Tale
"Saving Cinnamon is an amazing story that will warm your heart and keep you turning the pages. Christine Sullivan's story is a testament to the power of believing in what you want despite all that seems stacked against you. Beautifully written and suspenseful till the very end. A recommended read for all.” --Jack Canfield, Co-Author, Chicken Soup for the Soul Series
“…Sullivan’s exhilarating documentary kicks into overdrive with a heady mixture of soul, technique and resourcing that maneuver around more curves and face more challenges than a James Bond movie. But it’s this intoxicating passion and commitment of all involved that eventually produces a warm-hearted celebration you’ll never forget.”–City Dog
"...vivid and heartfelt..."-- AmVets Magazine
"I just read the last page and I am overjoyed with the story. I have this incredible urge to get on a plane and go meet Cinnamon. I will make sure that happens in the near future." --Terri Crisp, SPCA International
CHRISTINE SULLIVAN worked in sales and technology for decades before finding her true passion in life—caring for animals in need. She initiated the search for Cinnamon and was instrumental in bringing her home to the U.S. She is the co-founder of New Hope For Animals and continues to work with Operation Baghdad Pups. Sullivan lives in Vermont with her family and dogs.