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Ten all-new stories that celebrate our animal friends, by bestselling and award-winning authors.

From Seeing Eye dogs to the cat who cuddles in your lap, animals are there for us in more ways than we can count. Helping us get through the day with a wag of the tail and a tilt of the head, they let us know that someone is on our side -- no matter what. They also have an amazing ability to break down barriers between people; bringing families and loved ones closer, and giving strangers an excuse to strike up a conversation. In TAILS OF LOVE, each writer draws from her own unique perspective on our loyal friends -- exploring the many mysterious ways they bring love into our lives.

"Man's Best Friend" by Lori Foster

It's a rainy, dark night and Erin needs help with the puppy she saved. She reluctantly calls Gary Rutledge. Gary has been waiting for an opportunity to get close to Erin to tell her how he feels, so when fate steps in, in the shape of a needy puppy, Gary jumps at the chance.

"A Knotty Tail" by Stella Cameron

Two dogs, who want to stay in the home they've found with Rose Gibb, team up with a cat to get their owners together. Can this unlikely trio make everyone's dreams come true?

"Norah's Arc" by Kate Angell

Houdini is one of the many animals in Norah Archer's petting zoo. Contractor Mike Kraft has had it with the trouble-making goat. However, the more trouble Houdini causes, the closer Mike gets to Norah.

"The Pursuit of Happiness" by Dianne Castell

Rex Barkley has a secret he's sure will drive his girlfriend Jane Louise Garrison away. But maybe Jane does love him enough to see past his differences to find the man behind the dog.

"Atticus Saves Lisa" by Ann Christopher

Since her brother Keegan's devastating accident, Lisa Evans has denied herself her own life in order to care for him. Cruz Shaw is Keegan's best friend and he's determined to give Lisa back her life...with him in it.

"Rescue Me" Marcia James

Adam Baumgardner was young and stupid when he gave his college girlfriend, Claire Mendelsohn, an ultimatum: come with him when he goes off to play pro football, or stay behind. Years later, a surprise meeting proves to Adam that he made the biggest mistake of his life, but has too much time gone by to win her back?

"Lord Hairy" by Donna MacMeans

A supposedly wicked hellhound turns Hannah Waverly's life around when his true owner appears and takes her away from her wicked stepmother.

"Danny's Dog" by Sarah McCarty

Kathy devotes herself to saving animals that have no hope. She pours her heart and soul into each rescue in an attempt to make up for not saving her son. Kathy is close to losing her husband Walt as well, but salivation may come from a dog that's lost a lot as well.

"Scaredy Cat" by Patricia Sargeant

Kendra's boyfriend is jealous of her cat Tom. So jealous in fact, he gives her an ultimatum: it's him or Tom. Now single, Kendra discovers that her neighbor Paul is more than a good-looking guy, he's good to her cat, too.

"A Man, A Woman, and Haggis" By Sue-Ellen Welfonder

Jilly Pepper has come to Scotland to fulfill her late grandmother's wishes. She didn't expect to have her own wishes fulfilled with the help of a ghost, a dog, some haggis, and a handsome Scotsman

The group of talented authors in Tails of Love has put together a compilation of stories based on romance and their beloved animal friends. Some of the stories have the pets playing a more subdued role in the stories, which I prefer, while in others, the pets seem to be the real focus. Tails of Love is about people and their pets, and the compassion, healing, love, and strength they can bring into one's life.

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