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The Dog Who Danced

The Dog Who Danced

A Novel

Susan Wilson

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Love is unleashed in this inspiring and uplifting novel by New York Times bestselling author Susan Wilson


Justine Meade lost her mother, her home, even her son. The bright spot in her life, the partner she could always count on, was her gray and black Shetland sheepdog, Mack—that is, until she is summoned back to her hometown after years away. On her journey, an agonizing error separates Justine from Mack. As the stretch of highway between them grows longer, her chances of ever finding him seem to diminish.

Ed and Alice Parmalee are mourning a loss of their own. Seven years after their daughter was taken from them, they're living separate lives together, unable to address their unspeakable heartbreak. When they find a little sheltie by the side of the road, they take him in—and begin to bridge the bridge the chasm left between them.

Fiercely loyal and perceptive, Mack has a way of bringing out the best in his humans. Now everyone needs him. But to whom does the dog who danced truly belong?


“Multiple hankies, dog lovers…an emotional read.”—Library Journal
“A moving tale about canine healing power.” —Booklist
“Captivating…will keep you hooked until the last page.” —Modern Dog magazine

Praise for The Dog Who Danced

Praise for Susan Wilson:

“If you are a dog lover looking for a good read, you should definitely pick up a copy...this is a heartfelt story.” —Phillyburg.com

“A heartwarming tale.” —Publishers Weekly

“A superior entry in the growing genre of canine-centric fiction.” —Booklist

“Susan Wilson dishes up another captivating story that will keep you hooked until the last page is turned.” —Modern Dog magazine

“I would unhesitatingly recommend this book to dog lovers and "non-dog" people alike” —BellaDog

The Dog Who Danced simply can't be missed.” —The Augusta Chronicle

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Susan Wilson

Susan Wilson is the bestselling author of books including One Good Dog, Cameo Lake and Beauty, a modern retelling of Beauty and the Beast, which was made into a CBS-TV movie. She lives on Martha’s Vineyard.

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