Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Giveaway - Welcome Home Mama & Boris

Here's a giveaway sure to tug at your heart strings.....

Subtitled: How a Sister's Love Saved a Fallen Soldier's Beloved Dogs

"Growing up in the well-heeled Detroit suburb of Grosse Pointe, Michigan, Carey Neesley always thought she and her younger brother, Peter, would never be separated. The children of divorced parents and outcasts in their neighborhood, Carey and Peter supported, loved, and encouraged each other when it seemed no one else cared.

It was a bond that grew through the years, and one that made Peter's eventual decision to enlist in the Army all the more difficult for Carey. With Peter having stepped up to help her raise her young son, Carey was closer than ever to her brother, and the thought of him serving far from home was painful.
While stationed in Iraq, Peter befriended a stray dog and her four puppies, only to watch three of the young pups die in the warzone. With only two surviving dogs-Mama and Boris-Peter became determined to save the strays. Carey helped her brother with his mission, but everything changed on Christmas Day in 2007 when word arrived at the Neesley household that Peter had been killed.
Amidst the grief of coming to terms with her brother's death and the turmoil of trying to plan his funeral, Carey devoted herself to bringing Peter's dogs home to the U.S. It was the final honor she could pay to her brother and a way of keeping a piece of him with her. With the help of an unlikely network of heroes, including an animal rescue organization in Utah, a civilian airline, an Iraqi family, and a private security contractor with military connections, Mama and Boris mad the journey form the streets of Baghdad to Carey's suburban house.
Carey's mission garnered widespread attention and requests from other soldiers for help in bringing home dogs they had become attached to on deployment, and she continues to work with organizations dedicated to bringing home wartime strays."



Thanks to the generosity of  Reader's Digest Books, I have one copy to giveaway. Open to US and Canada. Closes August 31. Simply leave a comment to be entered.



14 comments:

Tracey said...

Hi! I'd love to win a copy of this book, thanks for considering me.

Gina D said...

I choke up just reading the summary for the book. I read a similar book called From Baghdad with Love, and was truly amazed at how many people worked to bring home a dearly loved animal. I'd love to win a copy of Welcome Home Mama and Boris.

Linda said...

Sounds like a heart-warming story. And one I can share with my daughter and a good friend who love anything related to pets. Thanks for the giveaway.

Mary Jo Burke said...

What a beautiful story.

Carl Scott said...

What a wonderful story. Those are two lucky dogs and look how happy they are. Thanks for the chance to win this book.

Carol N Wong said...

I am so very happy for her that she succeeded. Would love to give her a big hug. Thank you for this giveaway. I can feel the tears sitting in my eyes.

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Sue Farrell said...

I would love to read this ultimate dog rescue story.
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Mary M.(mymosk) said...

Truly an amazing story. Thank you so much for sharing this with us.

Soozle said...

This sounds like a wonderful read! Thank you for the chance!
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Marjorie/cenya2 said...

I just reading this type of storyline. And of course, I am a huge lover of dogs, big and small/.
I would love to win this book.

cenya2 at Hotmail dot com

Melissa B. said...

Brought tears to my eyes! I'd love to win this book and share it with my family.

Anita Yancey said...

Sounds like a very touching story. I would enjoy reading it. Please enter me. Thanks!

ayancey(at)dishmail(dot)net

Karen B said...

A wonderful book to share with my boys and grand/greatgrand kids.

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Maureen said...

Carey and Peter sound like remarkable people.
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