Service Tails: More Stories of Man's Best Hero by Ace Collins + 2 Giveaways!


Title:  Service Tails: More Stories of Man's Best Hero
Author: Ace Collins
Publisher:  Abingdon Press
Release Date:  August 16, 2016
Genre: Non-Fiction



Heart-tugging true stories of the courage, faith, and loyalty of remarkable service dogs.

Not all heroic dogs wildly toss themselves into lifesaving situations. Some save lives simply by their incredible commitment to duty and service. Some lead the way to independence for people whose disabilities were supposed to limit their lives.

In Service Tails: More Stories of Man's Best Hero, prolific author Ace Collins introduces us to leaders whose entire lives are wrapped in the banner of service. Their stories are remarkable snapshots of the value of vision and teamwork, as well as devotion to duty and unconditional love and acceptance---stretching the way we see both canine and human potential. Their training was intense, their loyalty unquestioned and each step of the way they constantly adapt to better serve those they lead. These unforgettable dogs are more than heroes; they are models from which we can learn how to love and serve unconditionally.



Service Tails by Ace Collins isn't just for dog lovers. It's for those that seeks encouragement, inspiration or just a true story that will tug at your heartstrings. If you're a history nut, this includes a brief history of service dogs in America. If you're unsure about dogs or seeking a service dog, this is a book to help you along the way. With 12 stories, Service Tails grants us much more than the tales of how they are needed, came about or been a great love for those in need.  Each story focused on a specific message from hope despite darkness that surrounds you to endurance to never give up.  The author's writing is easy to read and the stories heartwarming, though at times heart-wrenching (may need some tissues handy).  The service dogs in these stories were eyes for some, ears for others, and to many, a companion that gave each of their owners unconditional love to nurture not only their physical ailments, but their soul as well.  Simply reading these, allowed me to feel a midget of what that may be, and I'm the better because of it.

I love reading stories about dogs, though personally, I don't have one, nor do I want one. However, every time I  read these stories, be it true or fictional, I want to be the recipient of the kind of love only a dog can give you. Yet, I know, as of now, I can't give the time nor energy for them, and at times it makes me sad. One day, possibly.

Service Tails is a book I highly recommend, simply for the fact that it motivates and inspires.



NOTE:  I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher for an honest review.  All opinions expressed are my own. For my review policy, please see my Disclosure page.


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Ace Collins defines himself as a storyteller. He has authored more than sixty books that have sold more than 2.5 million copies. His catalog includes novels, biographies, children's works as well as books on history, culture and faith. He has also been the featured speaker at the National Archives Distinguished Lecture Series, hosted a network television special and does college basketball play-by-play. Ace lives in Arkansas.

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GIVEAWAY #1 - Litfuse Tour 

Fall in love with these remarkable service dogs and their stories of courage, faith, and loyalty in Ace Collins' new book, Service Tails. Their training was intense, their loyalty unquestioned and each step of the way they constantly adapt to better serve those they lead. These unforgettable dogs are more than heroes; they are models from which we can learn how to love and serve unconditionally. 

Celebrate the release of Service Tails with Ace by entering to win the Take-Your-Dog-to-the-Park Pack!

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One grand prize winner will receive:
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Enter today by clicking the icon below, but hurry! The giveaway ends on August 30. The winner will be announced August 31 on the Litfuse blog.

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GIVEAWAY #2 - Goodreads!

Click on this link to head there and enter.




                                                                                                                                                                      

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5 comments:

  1. I LOVE dogs! I enjoy reading about them in a service capacity.

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  2. Would like to read this. Thank you.

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  3. I haven't read a book by Ace Collins before. This sounds great. I entered the giveaway.
    Dianna

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  4. Entered the giveaway! Thanks for sharing!

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