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A Dog for Christmas

(2017)
A novel by

 
 
One Christmas morning, while young Amish twins Henry and Harvey are sledding, they find a big black dog wandering in a field. They adopt the Newfoundland and name him Lucky, and he soon becomes their best friend and playmate. When tragedy strikes and Harvey drowns in a spring creek, Henry's only source of comfort is his furry companion. To make matters worse, the Depression is especially hard on Henry's parents who have more children than they can care for. He is sent to live with another family, where he becomes enchanted with Katie Stoltzfus. Eventually, Lucky passes away, leaving a hole in Henry's heart, and he wonders if he will ever find another friend as faithful and loving. As Henry grows up, he has other dogs, but none are as special as the Newfoundland he and his brother once cherished. When Katie marries another man, it seems Henry will never be happy again. Every passing Christmas reminds him of the people and animal friends now missing from his life. Though, no holiday story is complete without a miracle. In A Dog for Christmas, bestselling author Linda Byler delivers a beautiful Christmas story of quiet triumph in the face of lifelong adversity. After years of loneliness and longing, Henry is finally rewarded with a hard-won love, a family to call his own, and a new best friend. Could there possibly be a better gift than that?

Genre: Inspirational

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Used availability for Linda Byler's A Dog for Christmas

Hardback Editions

October 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Dog for Christmas
Author(s): Linda Byler
ISBN: 1-68099-333-X / 978-1-68099-333-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Good Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

October 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: A Dog for Christmas
Author(s): Linda Byler
ISBN: 1-5436-5511-4 / 978-1-5436-5511-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


October 2017 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Dog for Christmas, A
Author(s): Linda Byler
ISBN: 1-5436-5510-6 / 978-1-5436-5510-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


October 2017 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: A Dog for Christmas
Author(s): Linda Byler
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon AU   


October 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: A Dog for Christmas
Author(s): Linda Byler
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


October 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: A Dog for Christmas
Author(s): Linda Byler
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

October 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: A Dog for Christmas
Author(s): Byler Linda
Publisher: Good Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


October 2017 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Dog for Christmas
Author(s): Byler Linda
Publisher: Good Books
Availability: Amazon UK