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4.82  ·  Rating details ·  11 ratings  ·  10 reviews
Stormie’s Joy is a collection of short stories about the animals that have come into my life and blessed me with that special kind of magic found only in the nonhuman inhabitants of our earth. Some of these creatures graced my life for too short a time, and were gone before I had a chance to thank them. Others have become treasured friends and trusted confidantes. All have ...more
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published November 14th 2019 by BHC Press
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Hazel Wulff-Yerger
Nov 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
"Stormie's Joy" is the perfect antidote to the never-ending "to-do" lists and nonstop social comparisons that plague our overly-connected, internet-driven world. As the author recounts the various adventures and triumphs in her pet-sitting business, it's difficult not to sigh wistfully at the thought of leaving behind the corporate world to embark on a simpler way of life, where success is measured in the wag of a tail, the glory of a peaceful walk outside, and the delighted wiggling of a ...more
Nov 25, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
NOTE: I won a free eBook copy of this book in PDF format from LibraryThing's Early Reviewers (September 2019).

This book made me reminisce on the James Herriot classics. Instead of an English vet in the early 20th Century, this book features an American pet-sitter in the 21st Century. It was hard not to draw parallels with Herriot, and I found myself wishing for a more chronological presentation of events. Narrative form aside, these vignettes read like notes from a close friend, and animal
Donna Kilgore
Nov 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Stormie Conway delivers so much in this wonderful collection of animal tails, err, tales! I've always enjoyed animal stories and I found these to run the gambit from deeply emotional to hilariously entertaining. She's had some rather interesting adventures and I absolutely loved the way she brought all the stories to the page in a way that reflected on the past, and faith, and the beauty of all creatures great and small. I really love the vulnerability, honesty, and compassion that comes across ...more
Cristie Underwood
Nov 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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The author perfectly captured what animals mean to us and how they can make us experience every emotion possible. I love how the author wrote about animals that she encountered during her life vs only those that she personally owned. That premise was unique and makes this book different than other animal memoirs.
Malinda Morris
Nov 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Stormie’s Joy is an absolute delight. It is a book of short stories but I warn you. It’s like eating potato chips, you can’t read just one. The author shares her life journey with us along with wonderful stories of the pets she sits for and the animals she has loved. This book touches your heart and warms your soul along with fits of laughter! I’m hoping this is going to be a series.
Jackie Campbell
Nov 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book is a must read for all animal lovers! Very well written and you can pick it up and put it down easily with each chapter being a new adventure with this fabulous writer and her well written retelling of her true experiences as an animal companion! Loved every minute! Hope there will be more like it! Move over Dr. James Herriot!
Daniel Kuhnley
Oct 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Stormie Conway takes you on a wild and crazy adventure throughout the pages of this book, delving deep into her past and bearing it all. From crazy dogs and cats, majestic horses, ferrets, and many other animals and creatures, Conway proves the depth of God's love through her interactions with so many of his creations. Full of humor and heart, I recommend this book to anyone who loves animals and a fun, eclectic ride. One word of warning: beware of the crickets and spiders!

I received a free ARC
Gina Bores
Oct 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Stormie’s Joy, beautifully written by Stormie Conway, is a powerful true-life account of survival of the human spirit through an incredible bond with animals. Through a collection of short stories, you’ll meet Stormie’s sweet horse Flame, her mischievous ferrets, and her numerous pet-sitting clients, fun-loving and sometimes neurotic dogs and cats. You’ll be quickly caught up in Stormie’s world of comedic mishaps, Divine interventions, inner torment, and ultimate freedom that will leave you ...more
Linda Marcus
Oct 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Stormie’s Joy written by Stormie Conway is a delightful and sometimes heart wrenching account of Stormie’s painful childhood and the redemption brought by the unconditional love and healing power of God’s creatures. From the heartwarming account of her horse Flame to the antics of Keno and Buddy, the dogs she cares for in her pet sitting business, Stormie shares her heart and the life lessons she has learned. The stories will draw you in and make you smile and cry, and enable you to see God’s ...more
Stormie Conway
Nov 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
As the author of STORMIE’S JOY, it concerns me that some people have read my book in anticipation of it being a continuous story from start to finish. I don’t want anyone else to be misled. STORMIE’S JOY is not a novel. It is a collection of nonfiction independent-of-each-other stories. And, for the most part, each story has pretty much nothing to do with the one preceding it. There is no complex plot and no character development (except maybe that of my own). Enjoy the book in leisurely small ...more
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