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Publisher's Summary

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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  • Harriet
  • Kill Devil Hills, NC, United States
  • 01-11-14

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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  • Sharon
  • Camarillo, CA
  • 08-05-17

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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Sad, heart wrenching.

Very well performed. Story very realistic. Good portrayal of dogs trained for war. Recommend for those who love dogs

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story about love, loss, strength, and healing

I loved this book. I love dogs but the story was much deeper than a "dog" story.

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  • Deborah
  • Electric City, WA, United States
  • 02-27-14

The story line is OK

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Although the story line showed early promise, by the end it became boring & predictable. And the narration was terrible. The worst narration I've heard on an Audible book yet. One of the men sounded the entire time like he was reading the weather. I myself could have done a better job. It began to really irritate me after awhile.

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