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Reviewed by Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers' Favorite
There is a special power within the hearts of pets. A popular saying is that pets leave paw prints on our hearts. It is very true. But sometimes they do more than just that. One magical Dalmatian puppy had the power to heal and to help others in difficulty. On his journey to find his special girl, before it’s too late, he loses his spots, one at a time, magical spots that help. With only one spot left, he returns to his girl, just in time to heal her from cancer before he must return to home to heaven.
Onta Jean Allen’s story, A Healing Spot, is a touching story about the power of love, not just between a girl and her dog, but between all living creatures. And this love has to power to change just about anything and to heal even the most dreadful diseases like cancer. The story begins with a young girl whose cancer is slowly ebbing away her life. The family tries everything to help her, but it’s the surprise appearance of a special Dalmatian puppy, whom they name Spot, that changes everything. That is, until his rambunctious, curious nature takes him on a very exciting journey away from his girl, only to return just in time, with just one last spot, a magical spot just for her. The plot and the characters are well developed with care and with compassion. The author leads the reader through one dog’s journey of love, making a very valid point about the true meaning of life: love and sacrifice. Beautifully told. Very touching story.