The Value Of Kindness
Seven Perfect Things by Catherine Ryan Hyde is a charming contemporary novel that will delight the reader.
At the heart of the novel are seven wonderful puppies who are bundles of fun. A thirteen year old girl rescued them and she needs them as much as they need her. The puppies give unconditional love and enable her to experience the freedom to express her true emotions.
Within the novel there is an abusive relationship that affects all those within the family. The abuse is emotional but it leaves scars.
In contrast we see a loving widower who also lets the puppies minister to his heart and soul.
The healing power of small puppies as their helplessness and playfulness brings out the best in those around them.
The reader witnesses the value of kindness. When one is starved of it, a little kindness goes a long way.
I always love Catherine Ryan Hyde’s novels and Seven Perfect Things is my favourite so far. The characters and the puppies ministered to my heart and made me smile. I adored the tale.
I received a free copy via Net Galley. A favourable review was not required. All opinions are my own.