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Symphony Nelson has weathered more than her share of hardships - in part thanks to the faithfulness and affection of her adopted puppy, Toby. Her formerly chaotic life seems to be settling down, until a peaceful walk in the woods leads Symphony and Toby to the reclusive cabin of Caleb Showalter, who knows more about her past than he's telling.

When an old friend resurfaces and expresses his affection, Symphony warily longs for love, and it is Toby that nudges her toward pursuing a reconnection. But when violence strikes at the hands of her possessive boyfriend, Symphony's trust is shattered once again.

Just when Symphony's faith in humanity seems lost, Toby is injured in the woods, and she has no choice but to reach out to Caleb for help. Together, they face their fears and loss trust head-on. If they can save Toby, they might be able to let go of the past and to believe in the goodness of others - and themselves - once again.

©2016 David Johnson (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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Thoroughly enjoyable!

This book has all the elements that I enjoy in a story: romance, moral dilemma, happiness, intrigue, mystery and dogs! The story moved at a good pace; I never got bored, and always looked forward to the next chapter. I will definitely want to read other books from David Johnson!

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A great story

I really enjoyed listening to this book. Toby represents a best friend to so many of us I'm sure. The story teller did an outstanding job and I will look for more from this author in the future. Thanks Audible!

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Love!

This was such a good book! It had heart and real life situations. I felt like I could relate. I simply loved it!

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predictable

it was a cute story. would be a good teen girl read. I'm glad it was cheap.

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Easy listen, likeable characters

I was so worried about the dog, as usual, but never fear! I enjoyed living through the eyes of the main character and her world changing before her eyes.

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Good listener

Nice story, it shows how much pet's are apart of our lives. And there unconstitutional love!

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spell bound

loved this book. it has intrigue , romance and lots of unexpected twist. truly love and understanding.

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For The Love Of Toby

What did you love best about Toby?

Just the dog!! Toby's point of view is the best!This is a well written hard luck story so if those are your fave and you love dogs, then this is for you.Note: I do use the new 1.25x speed to match the author's intent.

What could David Johnson have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Author is a good writer, and develops this story very well, but this type of story has never appealed to me. I purchased as I love this reader + dogs, so I bought it.

Have you listened to any of Angela Dawe’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Excellent story teller. See her Tiffany Snow series and any book e.g. Nora Robert's MacGregor series, Scotts brogue voice, none better.

If you could rename Toby, what would you call it?

Name just fine as this is a good book, just not my style.

Any additional comments?

If you love K-9, see James Rollins, Kill Switch, as it is a 4 star listen

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What a wonderful story and great characters!

Loved it! I laughed and cried so many times. Rich characterizations and a wonderfully written story that I won't soon forget.