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River Love: The True Story of a Wayward Sheltie, a Woman, and a Magical Place Called Rivershire - Tricia Frey

River Love: The True Story of a Wayward Sheltie, a Woman, and a Magical Place Called Rivershire - Tricia Frey


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Book description:

RIVER LOVE: The True Story of a Wayward Sheltie, a Woman, and a Magical Place Called Rivershire

Simply stated, River Love is a story of resilience, healing, redemption, and—most of all—love. With humor, grace, touching narrative, and an unforeseen turn of events, River Love will draw you in, never letting go of your heart.

Set on the banks of the Boardman River, just south of Traverse City, Michigan, River Love is a compelling memoir about a dog named Sheldon and his remarkable journey to his true home. Tricia Frey shares her deeply personal story, starting from the day she and her sister co-purchased the river property in 2005. The following spring, Tricia spotted the skittish, frightened little Sheltie she eventually named Sheldon. A shed was transformed into a house for Sheldon and a bond of love began. It took Tricia two years to establish the trust needed to touch him for the first time and eventually get him into her home on this special piece of land known as Rivershire. In this place, a wayward Sheltie finds his home, a stronger sisterhood emerges, and Tricia comes to trust and believe in herself once again through the love of a dog and the nurturing powers of nature.

Praise for River Love

"If you're a dog lover who has been hankering for something in the spirit of James Herriot's books - combining great tenderness, an awe of the wondrous beauty of the natural world, and a fierce determination to advocate for any animal that needs a champion and a nurturer - this book will suit you well. While there are a lot of dog books out there, this is one of the best." — BookLife Prize 2021

"A heartwarming tale of her love for a lost dog named Sheldon, which tugs at the reader’s heart-strings both as a memoir and a mystery.” — Robert Downes, author of Windigo Moon, Bicycle Hobo, and Sandy Bottom

“This is not a typical dog story of love or heartbreaking loss. Quite the opposite, in fact, it’s about challenging beginnings and joyful endings. For anyone who has struggled to heal a damaged soul, River Love is an absolute must read. You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. And in the end you’ll be better off for spending these pages with Sheldon and Tricia.” — Keith Gave, author of The Russian Five

  • Publisher : Mission Point Press (June 18, 2020)
  • Paperback : 276 pages
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1950659647
  • Item Weight : 11.2 ounces
  • Dimensions : 5.25 x 0.7 x 8 inches

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