I received a copy of the book, “Nurturing Paws” and was asked to do a review. Whispering Angel books is the publisher who sent me the book in exchange for a review. The book is a compilation of poems and short stories. I love these kind of books. I love to read, always have. But my life is so busy now, that sadly my reading has taken a back seat. So short stories are perfect for me. And I truly enjoy inspiring or funny animal tales. “Nurturing Paws” was a great read. All the stories and poems in the book are from different pet owners. Dogs, cats, even bunnies. The stories and poems range from, the way a particular pet changed someones life, to the sadness that is felt when a pet member of the family passes away. I particularly enjoyed reading, “How a brown baby bunny changed everything”. This story starts with a young couple in New York City that walk into a pet store. There is a momma bunny with a litter there. The store owner places the brown baby bunny in the young woman’s hands. She is smitten with the little fur ball. They also chose a white baby bunny, bought a cage, food and everything the pet store owner told them they needed. They loved the rabbits, but the young woman wasn’t happy in New York. She started volunteering at a rabbit rescue. They also handled other exotics that had been abandoned. Tired of New York and the lack of green space, they moved with the now three rabbits to the Florida keys. She began working for a wildlife rescue and rehab. Ten years and numerous different animals later, and she is a happy healthy woman who writes about animals and the place they have on this earth. Some of the poems and stories are heart wrenching and sad. We have all lost a beloved pet, and these close personal accounts of another’s loss, remind us of what we felt. But an the other hand, we all have funny and uplifting stories. And who doesn’t love to read a great story with a remarkable pet as the star. This would be a great book for the upcoming holiday season. A fun and unique gift for an animal lover in your life. The books are available for $16.95 directly from Whispering Angel books. Or from Amazon, Barnes and Noble and most other book selling sites. The book will also be availabe as an e-book, check their website for info on that.