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Dog Tags for Christmas

(Lost and Found #4.7 included)

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SEAL's Christmas Dream by J.M. Madden

When Veterinarian Willow James' office is broken into, it's natural that she turn to her soul mate, former Navy SEAL K9 handler Joe Flynn, to track down the culprits. The trail leads to a notorious Pit-Bull fighting ring. It may take a Christmas miracle and a helpful nudge from an old partner to get everyone home safely.

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Kindle Edition, 328 pages
Published October 6th 2016 by Blue Turtle Publishing (first published August 6th 2016)
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Vikki Vaught
Overall: 4.5 Stars

Enjoyed all three heart-warming Christmas stories, especially the last one by KaLyn Cooper. This is a great anthology, and I highly recommend it to all dog lovers, and anyone who loves well-written holiday tales. Happy reading!
Teresa
Nov 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Everyone of these little novella are a treasure of love, healing and of course puppies. Everyone should buy this book plus it befits a wonderful charity.

Snowflake's Gift by Lindsay McKenna was easily a 3.5 star story with a former Army Ranger Nick Conway who has returned home with his WMD and because of his PTSD he's washing dishes at his mother's restaurant. When he meets Holly McGuire one night when she picks up leftover food from the restaurant to shut ins. Her charity is partly funded by Del
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Anna
Oct 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Three books featuring dogs, a must-read!
Just finished SEAL's Christmas Dream, the latest addition to JM Madden's Lost and Found series. Loved catching up with Willow and Flynn, seeing how they are getting on two years since meeting, and that adorable baby girl of theirs... Heartwarming how their household and menagerie expands even further.
While there is little interaction with the other LNF regulars, we did get a little info about one of the other couples?! Counting the days to the release of
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Laurie Gyd
Oct 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Romance with pets

I enjoyed all three of these short stories each one different story's of veteran's working with their therapy dog. Building a romantic relationship though never expecting to find someone to share their lives, given their PTSD, and hangups. Romantic
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Darcy
This review is based only on the story by JM Madden.

I love that with this one we get to see one of our former couples, still in love and living their HEA. What made it better for them was that they were able to help someone that needed it and add to their family.
Sandie Grise
Mar 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have to state that I love it when a story that was once part of an anthology is expanded upon!

We all have our "go to" authors, ones whom we feel really do their research into the subject matter in their books.This one in particular deals with PTSD and flashbacks to loss on the battlefield. Our hero Joe Flynn is written so well and in such a manner you feel as if he's someone you know. His partner, mother of his child and love of his life Willow James D.V.M. is another one of those fictional ch
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Connie Felkins
Jan 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Dogs and Military

How can you go wrong? The stories are good and the chemistry of each is very good. They are different enough to hold your attention and entertaining. You won't be disappointed.
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Jewlsbookblog
Oct 07, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Seal's Christmas Dream
J. M. Madden

Since Seal's Lost Dream, Joe Flynn and Willow James have had a lot of changes in their lives. In the past year, he and Willow have married, started a family and Flynn has found a new furry friend/partner who helps him cope with his PTSD. Juggling motherhood and work keeps Willow's hands full, but it doesn't deter her from helping those in need-both the two and four legged variety.
Stray animals, one special boy, and the Flynn family are about to discover miracle
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Krys
Oct 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Amazing

Wow im not sure what to say or where to start so I'll just say i loved it! All 3 books are great with amazing characters and cute loveable animals. I will be reading more from each author.
MUST READ
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Amanda Gard
Oct 23, 2016 rated it liked it
Only 3 Stars
I love collections, but I’ve really been having bad luck finding new ones that are any good. There were only 3 stories here, but only 1 was really worthwhile. Unfortunately, I look back on how much the collection costs, and I wish I wouldn’t have bothered. I would have rather waited for SEAL’s Christmas Dream to come out separately and bought it on its own. Regardless, I got through this collection with a couple of grains of salt. Individual ratings and reviews are listed below.

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Jan Kaplan
Jan 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In Snowflake's Gift, Ms. McKenna balances the anguish of a returning Vet, Nick Conway, suffering from the ravages of war, to the amazing woman, Holly McGuire, who captures his wild heart. Snowflake is Nick's second military service dog, as he lost his beloved Duke in Afghanistan. The beauty within these pages is a testament to our ability to overcome pain, both physical and mental and rejoice in the love that is shared. Holly, finds with Nick, the peace she so desperately needs after losing her ...more
Debbie Oxier
Oct 09, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was three stories in one book, all revolving around dogs in some way or another. I really enjoyed it.

Holly's known a lot of tragedy in her young life. Her parents died in a car accident and her sister committed suicide due to a severe case of PTSD. Nick is a war vet suffering from PTSD. He has a dog, Snowflake. I loved the interaction between the main characters. It was especially touching when they find a stray that appears to be starving and was obviously a victim of abuse. Little by lit
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Maureen Hoar
Dec 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
Three for one deal

This was three books in one. All three were good but the second book was fantastic. It had romance and real life drama that drew me in. This was a fun holiday book. Light and fluffy like snow.
Brenda
This book proved to be an excellent read. All three stories are good, heartwarming stories well worth the time taken to read them. Lindsay McKenna's "Snowflake's Gift" is about a veteran that has returned from active duty with his WMD dog. Trying to acclimate to civilian life is hard and Nick's PTSD makes it that much trickier. If it wasn't for his canine companion he'd have a much harder time. He agrees to help Holly McGuire deliver meals to shut ins in exchange for an apartment in a complex s ...more
Merle
Oct 22, 2016 rated it liked it
Three good novellas about dogs and Christmas. McKenna's story is about a vet with PTSD, his dog and the young woman he meets who works for an elder charity through Delos. Snowflake is an Australian shepherd, who became Nick's service dog after he lost his original MWD. Holly McGuire works for Delos and meets Nick at his mother's diner where she takes the leftover food to her elder clients. They see a Lab running away one day, and the story of the love growing between Nick and Holly and the love ...more
Becky
Oct 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
Noel's Puppy Power by KaLyn Cooper

A cute story with an adorable puppy! ;) I liked both Tanner and Bailey--he trains service dogs for veterans (and the veterans themselves, LOL) and she's a psychologist who certifies the veterans who go on to get one of Tanner's dogs. So inspirational...and did I mention there's puppies?

The story could have benefited from a longer format, though--as a novella, it didn't seem like we quite had all of the background between the two (it's part of a series, so mayb
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Deb Diem
Oct 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Dog Tags For Christmas is an awesome trio of books with a Christmas theme, by three amazingly talented authors. These three books are novella length, so a perfect choice for those with limited time for reading. Each book is a well written standalone, no cliff-hangers.
Snowflake's Gift by Lindsay McKenna is the story of Nick, a vet with PTSD and Holly, a charity worker that delivers meals to the elderly. Ms McKenna has gifted us with lovable characters and a touching story.
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Teresa
Nov 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
SEALs Christmas Dream by J.M. Madden

I absolutely loved this novella and to be able to catch up with Willow and Flynn, their baby, Raven, plus everyone at the vet clinic.

Willow and Flynn have a baby daughter now but their is a teenager who sits by a tree outside with his dog everyday that have them wondering the complete story. Flynn is still bringing animals to Willow for care whether its a raccoon, or dog who has been used as bait for a fighting ring. He knows that his wife will heal them wit
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Gale
Oct 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
First, let me say that this group of stories benefits a great charity. I always love reading about Vets and their dogs because I love to read about the bond between them…and I love animals. I had my favorite in Snowflake, in Snowflake’s Gift by Lindsay McKenna. I think if a dog could talk, it would be Snowflake. Great story between Nick and Holly that touches on many different parts of not only the holidays and how Snowflake helps Nick and his PTSD, but how tough most times of the year are for s ...more
Patsy
Dec 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: everyone
Not only do I love the concept behind this book, I also love the three novellas and the puppies too. All three books were wonderful reads but Noel's Puppy Power by Kalyn Cooper has to be my favorite because it brought me closer to my Dad & Mom for a bit. You see one of Bailey's Paralympic teammates was stationed in Aviano, Italy. My Mother's step-father was stationed there when my Mom was a teenager & My Dad was also stationed there & it is where they met. I have several pictures of them togethe ...more
Karen
Jan 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love dogs and being a veteran myself stories that involved veterans are near and dear to my heart.
If you love dogs and military love stories then you MUST read this.
JM. Madden gives us an awesome addition to her Lost and Found series with two of my favorite characters getting a Christmas miracle. If you haven't read her series you are in for a treat cause she will always be my favorite author of wounded warriors. Be sure and go back and get your self hooked on her amazing series.
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Karen
Oct 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
If you love dogs and military love stories then you MUST read this.
JM. Madden gives us an awesome addition to her Lost and Found series with two of my favorite characters getting a Christmas miracle. If you haven't read her series you are in for a treat cause she will always be my favorite author of wounded warriors. Be sure and go back and get your self hooked on her amazing series.
KaLyn Cooper does it again with another glimpse of her Black Swan world, which I'm a huge fan of. I loved seeing
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Amanda
Oct 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I truly enjoyed these 3 Christmas stories by these amazing authors. These stories are thoughtful, sweet and reminds me of the true spirit of Christmas. I am a huge dog lover and have the utmost respect for vets and military personnel. These stories truly captured my heart and soul. J.M. Madden had me in tears with her Seal's Christmas Dream, such a touching story... just to clarify, it was happy tears! It was my first introduction to Kalyn Cooper and I will definitely read more of her books! Lin ...more
Donna Salzmann
Oct 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I've never met a KaLyn Cooper story I didn't enjoy, and Noel's Puppy Power is no exception! A hot guy who raises service dog puppies? How much better can it get? The heroine is no pushover either. This sweet Christmas story is not to be missed. I'm sure you'll enjoy Tanner and Bailey's story just as much as I did! ...more
Jeanie Jackson
Oct 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, x-read-2016
All three books in Dog Tags for Christmas are fantastic. The anthology includes three distinctly different but equally fantastic tales of warmth, strength, and courage. I love that the dogs are true characters, not just background!
Daphne Cochran
Oct 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. Great read, each book made me smile. I will be checking out the prior books in the series' for each one in this book.
Pick it up, well worth the read and a great way to spend the afternoon.
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Rita C
Oct 12, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The second story by J.M. Madden was the best for me as it adds to the series I'm following, and it had an interesting plot all by itself. I did enjoy the other two stories as well, and will be checking out work by the other authors. ...more
Elizabeth Hanrahan
Oct 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful

These are wonderful love stories of people and there dogs. The 3 authors did a wonderful storytelling of how service dogs and the people they help is so important. Great reads.
Margaret Guadarrama
Oct 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Enjoyable

The book was interesting. I have been an avid reader of Lindsay McKenna books for a long time so very much enjoyed the story by her. The other two stories were very good, too, so I did like the entire anthology.
Sandie Grise
Oct 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
JM Madden writes a beautiful story of love and happily ever after with Wounded Warriors and their women. This story is another one of in her Lost and Found. series
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