Skipped My Morning Rant

My son zoomed out this morning, late, and zoomed back in to ask me for a check for his parking spot. (Which, btw, I still think is outrageous. Pay to park in a high school parking lot?! Talk about voluntary taxation! Whenever I suggest riding a bike instead, Tad looks at me as if I have just landed from Pluto. I don’t understand why kids spend so much time working out at the gym…also known as buffing…but eschew bicycle riding as a mode of transportation. But…I digress.)


I did whip off a check to him and told him I would not rant and rave about how costly a public education is…but not because it doesn’t deserve a good rant. The reason was that I had just received this lovely review, not one minute earlier:

For the Love of Dogs
Suzanne Woods Fisher
ISBN 9780981559292
Vintage Inspirations (2009)
Reviewed by Danelle Drake for Rebecca’s Reads (08/09)

Every now and then a book comes along that you just can’t put down. It touches you in ways you just couldn’t imagine and leaves you feeling just good. “For the Love of Dogs” by Suzanne Woods Fisher one of those books. It is a very compelling, heart touching story. Samantha is a very competent, independent person who finds herself going blind. It is incredibly hard for her to accept the fact that she needs anyone else.

As with most people it is hard for anyone to admit weakness and that is so with Samantha. Her family is supportive but she is having a very difficult time facing her future. She is paired up with a wonderful, talented yellow lab named Azure destined to prepare for what is to come.

In this compelling tale, which has many complex characters intertwining with Samantha, Azure, and Jack, you will cover each emotion possible and leave you feeling drained and fulfilled at the same time. Personally, this book has touched my soul and I can’t wait to read other works by this outstanding author.

About Suzanne

Suzanne Woods Fisher writes bestselling, award winning fiction and non-fiction books about the Old Order Amish for Revell Books. Her interest in the Plain People began with her Old Order German Baptist grandfather, raised in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne's app, Amish Wisdom, delivers a daily Amish proverb to your phone or iPad. She writes a bi-monthly column for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazine. She lives with her family in California and raises puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. To Suzanne's way of thinking, you can't take life too seriously when a puppy is running through your house with someone's underwear in its mouth.


  1. Mocha with Linda says:

    Great review, but I'm not surprised!

    I'm champing at the bit – I may have to break down and buy it, since the reviewer suppliers think it releases Oct 1!

    And don't get me started on public school and the things we pay for. We pay oodles in taxes, and when the kids come home with office supplies like reams of paper and dry erase markers on their list of supplies to buy, it absolutely makes us crazy!

  2. Kristin says:

    Don't you love it when people take the time to say something nice! I so agree with that reviewer!

    Try the "green" card with your son. Our daughter, now 23 and post college recently got a job at Macy's and has to be there at 7 AM. We live about 8 miles from there. She's decided to make her daily commute by bike which means she's out of the house by 6 AM. This is a girl who used to sleep til noon. She and many of her friends are choosing this mode of transportation. I don't know how long this green mindset will last but for now I'm loving it as she's been using my car for her commute while my husband and I share his.