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Rick Stanton was a promising professional baseball player with dreams of playing in the major leagues and starting a family with his young wife, Francesca, when World War II changed everything. Rick returns from the war with his body broken and his dreams shattered. But it was not just body and spirit he sacrificed for the war. He and Francesca volunteered their beloved dog, Pax, for the Army's K-9 Corp, not knowing if they'd ever see him again.

Keller Nicholson is the soldier who fought the war with Pax by his side, and the two have the kind of profound bond that can only be forged in war. Pax is the closest Keller has to a sense of family, and he can't bear the thought of returning him to the Stantons. But Rick and Francesca refuse to give him up. Instead, an arrangement is made: Keller will work as Rick's live-in aide. And thus an unlikely family is formed, with steadfast Pax at the center. As they try to build a new life out of the ashes, Keller and Francesca struggle to ignore their growing attraction to each other, and Rick, believing that he can no longer give Francesca what she needs and wants, quietly plans a way out.

All three of them need healing. All three of them are lost. And in Susan Wilson's A Man of His Own, Pax, with his unconditional love and unwavering loyalty, may be the only one who can guide them home.

©2013 Susan Wilson (P)2013 Macmillan Audio

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Good story , bittersweet.

loved it. hearing from each of four characters, girl, guy, second guy and DOG! My first read by this author. plan on her other two offerings next.

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LOVED IT

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This book had such a heartwarming story. It was an easy read.
I was impressed at how much the author researched the dog breed.
I will be looking for more books by this author.

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Another great story!

This was well written with strong characters. The audio performances were better than a movie

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This is simply a good book

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I am also a dog owner and lover so was particularly moved by the PAX character. Sometimes a little predictable but interesting twist at the end.

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Just Excellent

Susan Wilson has become one of my favorite authors. This story of Pax and his people is another example of her understanding of the depths of the bond between dogs and their humans. I kept wondering throughout the book how this story could possibly end fairly and she chose just the right path for everyone. But I still cried! The narrators were so good and added another dimension to the story. I really enjoy listening to a book where one person doesn't have to represent both genders. it just adds to the believability. Another home run altogether.

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Real tears and smiles. A heartstring tugger!

This book brought out so much feeling. I had so many occasions of fear for the characters, and then wistfulness in what I wanted to happen.
Seeing the characters mature and deal with events that are still happening in today's world even though this originated in the 30s and 40s.
Sure wish it could have ended differently. Just wouldn't have been the same though. And the epilogue was fantastic.

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listened to. the book twice

one of the best. books i have ever listened to. even after listening to the full nook i was unanle to go to another book/ because i wanted to hear this book again and i highly recommend this book as one that that is worth your time spent listening to it.

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Insightful , Captures the complexity and depth of human nature especially the truth of what it means to Love.

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A captivating story

As always, Susan Wilson draws you into a world so vivid, you feel you are living it.

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Loved the story

Sad, but sweet. Narrators did a good job. Wish I had a dog like Pax!