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I love dogs, so when I was offered the opportunity to review Faith in Every Footstep, a book about a young man and his close relationship with his dogs, I couldn’t pass it up.
Faith in Every Footstep
On the eve of one of mankind’s toughest races, accompanied by thirteen of America’s rarest dog breed, rookie musher Kyle Walker only has one thought in mind: win. Discovered in the lowlands of South Carolina, the Carolina grays have traveled over five thousand miles to face off in the 2003 Yukon Quest. But one dog stands above the rest—King.
When an unexpected storm strikes, Kyle Walker and the reigning champion are forced to turn back. Stranded at the checkpoint, Kyle and his dogs find solace in a young veterinarian with auburn hair and keen green eyes—Jenna Maynor.
In this storm another race is forming, one of an Inuit man racing to save his family. Presented with the choice to help, but at the risk of his and his dogs’ lives, Kyle Walker ventures into the unknown in search of a mom and two young daughters.
The Yukon Quest was founded on the premise that a dog driver and his team should be a self-sufficient unit capable of challenging varied terrain and severe weather. But these conditions may prove to be too much, even for Kyle and King.
Heidi Says . . .
Lately, I’ve been much more enamored with books that are based on real life events. However, there was something about this book that read much like a true story. It reminded me of a movie that our family used to watch over and over again – Iron Will. While also not a true story, that movie always seemed like it could have been. I love books (and movies) like that. They keep you on the edge of your seat, waiting to see what happens next.
Faith in Every Footstep is a book filled with both tender and intense moments. While it wasn’t perfectly written (the editor in me found several mistakes), it didn’t distract me from the story. At the heart of this book is a story of a man and his dogs, and the relationship between them is beautiful and endearing.
I got to the end and, while I liked the ending, it definitely ended on a bit of a cliffhanger. Now, I’ll await the second book in the series!
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