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Out of the Blue (Beckett Lodge Series of Dog Stories - Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Colette Makray
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#1 Amazon Bestseller in Christian Short Stories
#1 Amazon Bestseller in Dog Stories

Book One of The Beckett Lodge Series:

Tess and Tom Beckett had always dreamed of opening a pet-friendly vacation Lodge deep in the rugged Northern wilderness, but when her husband dies unexpectedly, Tess is left to run the business alone. Until the day a stray dog swims in from the lake and threatens to steal her heart and question her belief in miracles.

Police officer Brandon Bishop wants nothing more than to forget what happened with his latest case. How could he and his beloved but aging K-9 partner Toto have been so wrong about finding that little girl? Maybe his Boss was right – a relaxing vacation at a secluded Lodge was just what the pair needed to clear their minds and move on.

Big city socialite Joanne Lawrence can’t believe her misfortune. First, her ex-husband gives their five-year-old son a huge slobbering dog for Christmas, and now she has to take the massive mutt on vacation! But when tragedy strikes, Joanne learns about the true power of a dog’s love.

Out of the Blue is a unique story about love, friendship, and the incredible bond between dogs and their people.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1037 KB
  • Print Length: 70 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00BTK9K0G
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #322,471 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it 11 Oct. 2013
By RosieH
Format:Kindle Edition
Loved this book, nicely written, I wanted the story to go on and on, I would have loved to see what happened to the characters after they got home from the lodge

if you think you will like this story it is worth checking out the 4 book bundle as it may work out cheaper than buying them separately
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5.0 out of 5 stars Kindle book out of the Blue 21 Aug. 2013
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At first it took me a few pages to get into this story . But after that first chapter I was hooked on this story.
I love mainly animal stories and ive read lots but this is different from a lot ive read. Anyone unsure if they
would like it .Believe me this is brilliant .~Congrations to the lady Author .Please write more like this...
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By phyllis
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I liked this book because its a story you wonder whats going to happen next ,easy reading when I was on holiday. want to read the next in the series.
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Amazon.com: 4.4 out of 5 stars  83 reviews
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4.0 out of 5 stars Relaxing read 23 Mar. 2013
By Donut - Published on Amazon.com
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I found this book relaxing and just what I felt like. I thought the length was good. I love dogs but would have preferred if the 'human doggie thoughts' were left out. It spoiled the realism a little. I wasn't keen on reading God's name in vain myself but some people don't mind at all. The mix of a country location and dogs was a must read for me. The writer definitely has the gift of writing and I really enjoyed it. Thank you!
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Out Of The Blue 25 Mar. 2013
By dilmorlf - Published on Amazon.com
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Out of the Blue was a a book I could not put down till I finished it. Short story of 65 pages. It was a beautifully written book about dogs and their owners. If you own a dog you know how this feels and can relate to this story. Also being a K9 handler/owner it hits even closer to home. A great book to read, but have your tissue box ready....Can not wait for another book from this author.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great, Fun Dog Story 28 May 2013
By Jordan Taylor - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
"Out of the Blue" follows 24 hours in the life of Tess, owner of Beckett Lodge, Max, her neighbor and friend, and Blue, a mysterious stray, along with Tess's lodge guests and their dogs.

The three dogs, Blue, Toto, and Derby, take center stage beside their human counterparts: Tess, a window on the path to recovery after being alone for two years; Brandon, a K-9 Cop reeling from a recent slip-up on the job that may have cost a child's life; Joanne, a mother with a lot to learn about the important things in life; and Gavin, a little boy who's best friend is a 120-pound dog.

When Gavin goes missing from the lodge, this diverse group, human and canine, pulls together for a rescue mission that, for some, may be their last.

A great novella (around 20k words) for any dog lover, but - be warned - it will leave you wondering what happens next for the Beckett Lodge characters, especially Blue. This is the first in a series and there is definitely a cliffhanger ending!
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Would not buy Out of the Blue again. 8 April 2013
By Nancy Griffin - Published on Amazon.com
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Reading this short book was like reading a detailed outline of the plot. It lacked several in-depth concepts necessary to good story telling: character development & motive, conflict, resolution of conflict, etc. The
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read. 22 Nov. 2013
By Terri - Published on Amazon.com
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Excellent book! I love dogs so this was a wonderful read. I read the second book also. I do hope this author continues to write other books.
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