Faith in Every Footstep
written by Wesley Banks
published by Chasing Pace Publishing, 2016
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Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Did I enjoy this book: Oh my goodness, I LOVED this book.
At first I thought this was a follow-up to Hope in Every Raindrop, but it isn’t. The events in this book come before Hope. We are with Kyle and some of his dogs while they try to conquer the Yukon Quest, with King in the lead. I love Kyle and the dogs. Their relationship is far beyond what I would consider the normal “dog-owner” relationship. They are so in tune with each other, especially Kyle and King. I was expecting another great, easy read . . . slow and steady like Hope In Every Raindrop (see my review here), but oh my goodness . . . this book had my heart pounding (the storm! Oh, the storm!) and my fingers flipping pages (well, touching my Kindle screen to change the page . . . same thing). It was so good. I finished it in a few hours.
Would I recommend it: Yes!
About the book – from Goodreads: On the eve of one of mankind’s toughest races, accompanied by thirteen of America’s rarest dog breed, rookie musher Kyle Walker only has one thought in mind: win. Discovered in the lowlands of South Carolina, the Carolina grays have traveled over five thousand miles to face off in the 2003 Yukon Quest. But one dog stands above the rest—King.
When an unexpected storm strikes, Kyle Walker and the reigning champion are forced to turn back. Stranded at the checkpoint, Kyle and his dogs find solace in a young veterinarian with auburn hair and keen green eyes—Jenna Maynor.
In this storm another race is forming, one of an Inuit man racing to save his family. Presented with the choice to help, but at the risk of his and his dogs’ lives, Kyle Walker ventures into the unknown in search of a mom and two young daughters.
The Yukon Quest was founded on the premise that a dog driver and his team should be a self-sufficient unit capable of challenging varied terrain and severe weather. But these conditions may prove to be too much, even for Kyle and King.
About the author: Wesley Banks was born in 1983 and grew up on the west coast of Florida. He graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Civil Engineering. After spending over 7 years building movable bridges from Florida to Washington he decided to focus on his true passion: writing.
Wesley recently moved from Florida to Oregon to get back to the great outdoors that he loves so much. He lives with his wife Lindsey, and his two dogs Linkin and Story. Most of his time these days is spent writing, with as much rock climbing, hiking, or skiing as he can fit in.
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