A DOG NAMED LEAF — Comments from readers


“The most difficult part of writing a review about “A Dog Named Leaf” is resisting the temptation to share some of the many priceless moments to be found in this wonderful book. Allen and Leaf share a spiritual journey which takes both of them through very tough times – Leaf, an abandoned and badly disturbed but amazing puppy, and Allen, a man filled with uncertainty as he faces a health crisis which could end his earthly life. The parallel suffering and healing these two guys go through really opened my heart – and it will yours as well.”

–Daniel Tardent, Amazon.com reviewer


“Allen and Linda Anderson out did themselves as they shared the intimate story of their lives with the world. The story intertwines the trust built between Allen and Leaf, a frightened dog as Allen faced potentially life-changing health issues. I couldn’t put the book down. Each page the love grows between Allen and Leaf. Thank you for sharing how Leaf overcame fear and the growing bond with Allen. Four paws up!”

–Minneapolis reader (Minneapolis, MN USA), Amazon.com reviewer


“A wonderful book about the unconditional love between canine and human. I was able to vicariously experience the relationship between Leaf and his humans and felt drawn into the emotions of the frightful medical situation through the eyes of both humans and canine.”

–Doggiemom7701, Amazon.com reviewer


“I know Allen and Linda. This is such a personal account of what could have been so tragic. I am so anxious to meet Leaf at a local booksigning. He is a gift from God with tender loving paws.”

–Animal Lover, Amazon.com reviewer


“I love Leaf, Allen, and Linda. This book is so beautifully written. I couldn’t put it down. Allen is so brave to have shared his journey to health with us. Leaf is truly an amazing dog (Soul). I would recommend this book to anyone. I was inspired to look at all pets, including my cat Angel, with even more respect and insight into their ability to help their humans be more open to love and guidance.”

–Sheila B, Amazon.com reviewer


 “I really enjoyed the event & I read the book in one sitting. Excellent!”

–Jari Brenner, February 22, 2013


“ How gorgeous! It’s the first time I’ve seen how beautifully brown his eyes are. What a love!”

–Susan Stern, February 10, 2013


“Allen’s readings are fun and very interesting. I give it 4 paws up!”

–Elaine Garley, February 20, 2013


“Oh I just loved your beautiful book Allen and Linda. And of course I am a devotee of this very handsome canine Leaf. Your story is so engaging and inspiring. Thanks for allowing others into your life on such a personal level; I’m confident your story will help others in countless ways.”

–Beth Faint Gedatus


“I loved this book. It highlights something I’ve always believed, that there is far more going on in the mind of a dog than most people think. It’s a terrific book for anyone that’s ever had a rescue dog and knows the problems and pitfalls along that path, as well as the reward that awaits when you give your heart completely to a new dog. Allen Anderson’s journey with Leaf is a wonderful story and I’m very happy that he chose to share it with us.”

–Ty Wilson, Goodreads.com review


“I was thoroughly engaged by this story of mutual healing. Cocker Spaniel Leaf came into Allen’s life at just the right time. As Leaf helps Allen deal with anxieties about his upcoming brain surgery, Allen gently helps Leaf transform from a fearful dog to a friendly, confident and happy companion. Lovely true tale.”

–Peggy Frezon, Goodreads.com review

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