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Healing Hearts (Caring Canines #1)

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Love's Healing Power  

After surviving a tragic accident, little Madison Winters is in desperate need of comfort. And social worker Abbey Harris has the perfect solution. With the help of her cherished therapy dogs, Gabe and Cottonball, Abbey soon coaxes a smile from Madi—and her workaholic guardian. Dominic Winters is heartbreakingly handsome and is hurting just as much as
Paperback, 224 pages
Published July 23rd 2013 by Love Inspired (first published January 1st 2013)
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Nov 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Madi is recovering from surgeries and an airplane crash that resulted in her parents dying. Her half brother, Dominic, is now her guardian. He has moved back to the ranch that he grew up on.

Abbey is a social worker at the hospital where Madi is having surgery. She likes to bring her dog Gabe in to spend time with patients. Everyone loves Gabe. Abbey takes special interest in Madi and soon she and Dominic are spending time trying to avoid the fact that they are drawn to each other. Through his c
Pretty good. Pretty good... I am really looking forward to continuing this series. :)
Dec 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Caring Canines
Book 1

I loved this book!!! The description on the back of this book captured my attention and I just had to read it. The book involves a little girl, Madi who is still suffering from nightmares and depression after her parents died in a plane crash six months earlier. Her half-brother, Dominic, is not her guardian but there is a whole set of problems since she is still suffering physically and emotionally from the plane crash. Dominic's company overseas is having some really bad tr
Jul 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Healing Hearts caught my attention right from the first chapter and kept me interested through to the end. This book was hard for me to put down. The author did a great job of creating realistic characters. The two main characters, Dominic and Abbey, are both very likeable people who have both had some really hard things happen to them in their lives. They have both experienced loss and have also both been betrayed by people they loved. The betrayals they have both experienced make the feelings ...more
Nov 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
Ok I love love love this story. The kissing scenes were amazing, and the author really helps you look into their innermost thoughts. The guy had a disturbing past. He had been engaged to this girl, but then she fell in love with his father and married him. And since they both died, he was taking care of his younger half sister, who should have been his daughter. AWKWARD!!!! Anyway, the girl had been married and had a daughter. Well her daughter became ill with cancer, and her husband left becaus ...more
Jun 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: e-book, library-book
Good story. The heroine's ex left her a few days before their 5-year-old daughter died of cancer. Now, besides her job as a hospital social worker, she trains therapy dogs and takes them around the hospital and nursing homes. The hero's young half-sister survived the plane crash that killed her parents and pet dog and is facing yet another surgery, but the dog visit really helps her. And the story is off and running. Both hero and heroine have to deal with past betrayal by an ex, which kind of d ...more
Dec 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Healing Hearts is a touching story that illustrates love’s healing power. Little Madi Winters captured my heart on the very first page and never let go! I loved the engaging characters, humans and canines, in this story and was delighted with their second chance at life and love.

Healing Hearts is the first book in the Caring Canines series. This is a very special book series featuring service and therapy dogs. I loved Healing Hearts and look forward to reading more books in the Caring Canines s
Julia - The Romance Bibliophile
"Healing Hearts" was a wonderful Christian romance and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I absolutely fell in love with Abbey, Dominic, and Madison. They were amazing and very relatable characters. It was an amazing story and I'm so glad I read it. Margaret Daley is a very talented author and I just adore her books. Can't wait to read more from her and the Caring Canines series!
Doris Pearson
Jun 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Enjoyable read. Good story on regaining trust.
May 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the 1st book I read by Margaret Daley. I love this book's cover. I loved this book's story line. I loved Abbey's character. My heart broke & I was happy for Abbey. I loved Dominic's character. I felt sorry & I was happy for Dominic. I loved Madi character. I loved how I can relate to her. I loved Cottonball & Gabe. I loved the ending. I loved how you Ms. Daley gives us readers an understanding what Service Dogs can do. Awesome job Ms. Daley.
Harlequin Books
"The characters are strong and authentic and the storyline, including a secondary plot, is fully developed in this keeper. The first in Daley's Caring Canines series is also a fantastic tribute to therapy animals." RT Book Reviews, rtaed 4 1/2 stars

Miniseries: Caring Canines
Category: Inspirational Romance
April Suter
Aug 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
Madi lost her parents in a plane crash that also leaves her with injuries. Her brother, Dominic, comes home to help her with her recovery and meets Abbey at the hospital. Abbey has lost her marriage and daughter, so all three have hearts that need to heal with the aid of some pretty special dogs.
Harlequin Books
Miniseries: Caring Canines
Category: Inspirational Romance
Received 4 1/2 stars @ RT Book Reviews
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Sinopsis en Español // Synopsis in Spanish 1 1 Mar 22, 2015 09:59AM  
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  • Rocky Coast Romance (Holiday Harbor #1)
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  • Look-Alike Lawman (Texas Twins, #4)
  • Bride Wanted (Claremont, Alabama, #6)
  • The Sheriff's Runaway Bride (Rocky Mountain Heirs, #2)
Margaret Daley, an award-winning author of seventy-six books, has been married for over forty years and is a firm believer in romance and love. When she isn’t traveling, she’s writing love stories, often with a suspense thread and corralling her three cats that think they rule her household. To find out more about Margaret visit her website at
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