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Summary

A heart-stirring novel about the joy that comes from finding love in unexpected places by the New York Times and #1 Amazon Charts bestselling author.

Thirteen-year-old Abby Hubble lives in an unhappy home in the Sierra Nevada foothills where her father makes life miserable for her and her mother, Mary. One day Abby witnesses a man dump a litter of puppies into the nearby river. Diving in to rescue all seven, she knows she won’t be able to bring them home. Afraid for their fate at the pound, she takes them to an abandoned cabin, where all she can offer is a promise that she’ll be back the next day.

To grieving widower Elliot Colvin, life has lost meaning. Looking for solace, he retreats to the hunting cabin he last visited years ago, before his wife’s illness. What he discovers is not at all what he expected: seven puppies and one determined girl with an indomitable heart.

As Abby and Elliot’s friendship deepens, Abby imagines how much better her life - and the puppies’ lives - would be if her mother were married to Elliot instead of her father. But when Abby’s father moves the family hundreds of miles away, Abby and her mother must decide how long they’re willing to defer happiness.

Seven Perfect Things is a story about joy, where to find it, how to know it when you see it, and the courage it takes to hang on to it once you have it.

©2021 by Catherine Ryan Hyde, Trustee, or Successor Trustee, of the Catherine Ryan Hyde Revocable Trust created under that certain declaration dated September 27, 1999. Edna St. Vincent Millay, excerpt from “Conscientious Objector” from Collected Poems. © 1934, © 1962 by Edna St. Vincent Millay and Norma Millay Ellis. (P)2021 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved

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Gentle drama bringing in some serious issues

Whilst this is a gentle drama, it does bring in some serious issues of domestic violence and coercive control. I loved the different characters, especially the puppies! And the reader does it perfectly.

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  • Janet Henderson
  • 14-05-21

I really enjoyed this story

I am an animal lover so stories that evolve animals are always a plus for me. I am a big fan of Catherine Ryan Hyde and recommend her books highly. This story tugged at my heart from the beginning. The characters in her stories are always so real and I was enjoying this story so much that I didn't want it to end. Ms Hyde's books are always well-written and there is always wisdom in her stories.

I was not given this audiobook by anyone and I have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 07-05-21

Seven Perfect Things are

Delightfully written and performed. Always enjoy this writer's characters and storyline. Great read about finding happiness!

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  • 26-05-21

Another great Hyde book..

If you love dogs and sweet stories, you will love this. An easy read . She makes you care about her characters.

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  • AnnaFlora
  • 26-05-21

Great Perrformance

This was a well-told story with great narration. I enjoyed the message about a young girl never giving up on her puppies.

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  • Darlene Harrison
  • 09-05-21

Catherine is an amazing author and I’ve enjoyed all her books so far

Of all Catherine Hyde’s books, this was the most enjoyable for me. I love puppies and people. I’m a widow with grown grandkids and going on 8 great grandkids I’ve always loved kids of all ages. I can’t think of anything better that great grandkids playing with puppies. 😍

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  • Rocky
  • 23-05-21

Lovely

What a Lovely story
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I highly recommend this book - makes your heart and soul smile.

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  • Dee Garza
  • 22-05-21

A sweet story

A grieving widower from the city gets involved with a young girl’s attempt to save a litter of dogs that she rescued from an attempted drowning. It is probably fir YA but it was nice, and well narrated.

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  • Michele Coleman
  • 22-05-21

Terrific!

As usual, a wonderfully written story. She is the most amazing author! How can you not love puppies?

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  • Jayep99
  • 20-05-21

Nice family oriented story

A really good and sweet story !!! Probably more for young adults or high school aged. It was a nice change from some of the books I’ve been reading.

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  • Mary D. Sprague
  • 21-05-21

Another wonderful heartwarming story that you can’t put down

I really love these stories about animals. Especially when there are references about those who don’t like to harm any type of ant. As a vegan I love it when animals are treated well in the stories that I read.

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