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Review - The Lessons of Labradors by A.G. Henley


Can he help mend her dogeared heart?

Librarian Sarah Newsome can locate a reference book in less than three minutes, but three years may not be long enough to heal after the death of her Labrador retriever Sam. When Sarah joins a pet grief support group, she expects to find folks mourning their animals, like Sister Mary Margaret the Saint Bernard and Severus the snake, but she's shocked that her old college crush Ben is a member.

Ben Becker's as surprised to be in a pet grief support group as he is to see Sarah there. She was the one who got away back in college, all because she was convinced he lied. And now? He really is telling a whopper, and it's way too late to admit it.

As the weeks pass, Sarah increasingly relies on the comfort of the group and a renewed relationship with Ben, but there's no official handbook for healing. Will Severus's owner stop stockpiling frozen rodents for his slain serpent? Will Sister's owner abstain from crossing herself every time she mentions her dearly departed dog? And will Sarah risk her battered heart to give Ben another chance once she learns the hairy truth?

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If you love dogs (which I do!) this is the romance for you. Focusing on a support group for people who miss their pets and find it difficult to move forward, this story rang a bell with me as it took me a long time to come to terms with the loss of my own sweet dog. Aside from the romance which is slow-burning and immensely satisfying, the message in the book is that love comes in all shapes and sizes and that you shouldn't close yourself off to it because you lose someone dear to you.

About the Author

A.G. Henley is a USA Today bestselling author of novels and stories in multiple genres including thrillers, romantic comedies, and fantasy romances. The first book in her young adult Brilliant Darkness series, The Scourge, was a Library Journal Self-e Selection and a Next Generation Indie Book Award finalist. She's also a clinical psychologist, but she promises not to analyze you . . . much. Connect with her at

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