Chazz’s Literary Corner – Book Review & GiveAway March 1, 2013

Hey pals..sorry we are late in posting GiveAway Winner..but Mommie had health problems and went to ER. She home now and said “Oh noes we didn’t post winner of A Dog Named Leaf Book.”

So without further ado……the winner of the Pawtographed Copy of A Dog Named Leaf – The Hero From Heaven Who Saved My LIfe is   cstironkat

Condogulations!! Please contact me here at my blog or directly to with your mailing address info!!!

Book Review & GIVEAWAY : A Dog Named Leaf – The Hero From Heaven Who Saved My Life by Allen Anderson with Linda Anderson

Book Cover

Book Cover

ISBN 978-0-7267-8165-2

Lyons Press Globe Pequot Press Guilford, Connecticut

Copyright 2012

Summary: Allen Anderson, a former Atlanta policeman and computer software programmer is living with his wife Linda. Six months earlier they had lost their beloved family dog Taylor. Following a period of time, grieving for their pet, they began to think about the possibility of having another dog.

Then the unthinkable happens. After experiencing some symptoms, and with the insistence of Linda, Allen visits his primary doctor. Then he gets referred to a specialist who gives him the devastating news – tests had shown he had a brain aneurism.

The journey of Allen Anderson towards his return to health is aided, enriched, and guided by LEAF his newly adopted dog.

Highlights:Harley gets a new family and a new name. Leaf ultimately comes into his own to become the loving dog he was always meant to be, and known as LEAF Anderson. Allen’s life is turned around by the love and loyalty of his special dog.

Allen Anderson & LEAF

Allen Anderson & LEAF

Opinion: This is a moving story of a real family, with real challenges who had an amazing experience when they adopted a little Cocker Spaniel.

Recommendation: This is a well written, and touching story I highly recommend. People who question a dog’s ability to connect with their humans, on an emotional level, may well be persuaded to take another look at that question. Allen & Linda Anderson make a compelling case for believing. Their rescue of Harley (renamed Leaf) does not over time appear to be just a random happenstance. Instead, it was a meeting and relationship that was “meant to be”.

When life threw Allen Anderson a huge medical curve ball, LEAF was right there for the entire journey. Not only that, but Leaf was the only being Allen often felt he could express himself to during some of his darker times.

About the Authors:

 Allen and Linda Anderson are the founders of Angel Animals Network. Founded in 1996; it is a place for people to share stories of the relationships between humans and pets with an uplifting message. Website

In addition, Mr. Anderson is an inspirational speaker. And together he and Linda have co-written the series of books about having pets as family members.

Allen & LEAF at the lake

Allen & LEAF at the lake



Disclaimer: Adopted Mom to ChazzTheDog Blog received no compensation for this review, other than a copy of the book to read/review. In addition, a copy was provided by the authors in support of a GiveAway at our blog for one lucky reader.

ChazzTheDog’s Paw Rating: 3.5 Paws Up out of 4 I lubbed hearing this story and learning about LEAF and his family. He had some tough times in the beginning, before he found his furever home..but it all turned out for the best!! Yay!


General Rules:

Must be 18+ to enter

Must live in the USA

  1. Required Entry: Leave a comment at the end of this post answering the question: Why do you want to win a copy of A Dog Named Leaf- The Hero From Heaven Who Saved My Life?

  2. Follow ChazzTheDog on Twitter – extra entry

  3. LIKE A Dog Named Leaf on Facebook – extra entry

GiveAway begins on Saturday, March 2nd

Contest ends on March 22nd, 2013

Winner will be picked and posted on this blog, Saturday March 23rd

Good Luck to all participants. Tell your friends, this is a terrific read for all dog lovers!

About adoptedmom

Adopted Dog Mommy having an adventure with her new buddy, pal, fur-baby, Chazz the Terrier Shibu Ina mix.

Posted on March 2, 2013, in Book Review, GiveAways & Contest, Pure Chazz and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 18 Comments.

  1. I am one who believes that dog’s do have healing powers so I would like to read Allen and Leaf’s story.

  2. I have entered you in the GiveAway Gizmo. You also get an extra entry cuz i know you follow ChazzTheDog on Twitter. So that’s a total of 5 entries. Good Luck. We loved the story!!

  3. What a lovely story – and we totally agree about the power of an animal to help heal.

    • Maxwell I entered you in the GiveAway. I don’t remember (sorry) if you follow chazzthedog on please let me know if you do and I can give you the extra entries for that. Thanks and Good Luck!

  4. I hope all my furriends enter this competition, Chazz (I’ve recently won a wonderful book from your Litterary Corner so don’t enter me for this one). Nan knows first hand that while all dogs are very special, some do connect with their peeps on a different level to most and are “meant to be” xx

  5. I want to win because dogs are my life. I volunteer for a local rescue group because I love dogs so much.

  6. I liked A Dog Named Leaf on Facebook as Kelly Ann T.

    • You have been selected as the winner of the GiveAway for a copy of the book Leaf The HERO dog from Heaven Who Saved MY life. Please contact me with your mailing address ASAP! And congratulations.

  7. I really like reading through an article that can make people
    think. Also, thanks for allowing for me to comment!

    • Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment. This book is a real winner, a great story. I wish efurrybuddy luck who enters the GiveAway to win their own copy.


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