Sheltered Hope

Read Write Ponder, Book 4

Fiction - Short Story/Novela
25 Pages
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Reviewed by Rosie Malezer for Readers' Favorite

Sheltered Hope is a heart-warming animal story from the Read Write Ponder Series, written by Richelle Renae. A twelve-year-old boy brings a stray puppy home to the farm, much to the discontent of his parents. After some gentle coaxing and convincing, however, the boy is allowed to keep the puppy, which he calls Hope. As life on the farm runs smoothly, the boy constantly questions whether or not Hope can stay. When frantic barking awakens the boy, he tries to calm the dog and tell it to sleep, but it is only through Hope’s bravery that the family is alerted to death’s call on the other side of the bedroom door.

I am sitting here shaking after reading this tale. I was expecting a tyrant of a father and a little boy whose hopes are dashed when he asks to keep a puppy. What I received, instead, was an emotionally charged story which has left me in tears. Hope was most definitely the perfect name for the young dog, and Richelle Renae’s story pulled at my heartstrings in all directions. I know the love between a pet and its owner, and could feel the young boy’s adoration for his puppy through the writer’s carefully chosen words which fully expressed how he felt. Although Sheltered Hope is a short story, it packs quite an emotional punch and shows that no matter the origin of any animal, they come into your life for a reason. Sheltered Hope is such a beautiful, uplifting and incredible tale of love and loyalty, and I recommend it to be read by canine friends of all ages, who hold a special place in their own hearts for their beloved pets.