Year of the Dog

Year of the Dog book coverYear of the Dog by Shelby Hearon:  When 25-year-old Janey Daniels’ high school sweetheart and husband of five years betrays her for an old girlfriend, she decides she must get away.  Taking a sabbatical from her meddling mother and her job as a pharmacist at the local drugstore in Peachland, S. C., Janey moves to Vermont where she volunteers to raise a Labrador puppy named Beulah to be a companion dog for the blind.  Janey then meets James and the two form a relationship that helps them both deal with betrayal, love, and loss.