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The Hunt of Her Life

A captivating journey that will touch your heart

Authored by Joseph A. Reppucci

The Hunt of Her Life is a memoir about an unwanted rescue dog who the author adopts at age 2. This beautifully designed deluxe full-color book, by longtime newspaper journalist Joseph A. Reppucci, contains more than 60 vibrant color photos of dogs to help illustrate the compelling and uplifting story of Samantha - a pretty tricolor rescue bird dog who uses her warm personality to win over people and build a new family after being put up for adoption by a hunter because she is gun-shy and afraid to hunt. Learn how she uses her special bonding abilities with people to help her eventually make a transition from the hunting fields to family life.

While reading the The Hunt of Her Life, you will travel with Samantha and the author along a trail filled with surprising twists, sudden turns, mystery and even what some call a miracle. And when the journey is finished, you may never look at people and their pets, motherhood - and perhaps even God - in the same way. The color photos are carefully positioned throughout this professionally designed premium book so you can see lifelike print images of Samantha and other dogs as you are reading about them, making you feel like you are right there with them!

Pet enthusiasts will appreciate the deep bond shared between this unwanted rescue dog and the book's author. Their unique closeness helps Samantha to twice defy certain death.

Mothers will be touched by the relationship that the author has with his own mother. Their connection helps him to overcome many frustrations and deal with overwhelming odds in his suspenseful nationwide "hunt" to try to locate the unknown birthplace and family roots of his unregistered rescue dog after she eventually succumbs to illness.

Those who like suspense will be intrigued and fascinated by the crafty investigative journalism techniques the author uses to try to uncover his dog's family tree.

And everyone will be in awe as they come to realize that God all along has been providing a guiding hand in Samantha's journey through life and astonished when they ultimately learn about the mystical gift at the end of this rescue dog's trail.

The Hunt of Her Life will take you on a captivating journey - a trip like no other - that will touch your heart.


Joseph A. Reppucci of Lexington, Mass., worked 35 years as a reporter and editor on daily newspapers in the Greater Boston area. He is retired from The Patriot Ledger of Quincy, Mass. He writes an online column about dogs, The Ruff Report, which appears on hundreds of newspaper websites. He is the publisher of, a site about dogs. He is a graduate of Lexington High School and Suffolk University in Boston.


"A wonderful journey made all the more remarkable by the determination of the author to honor his beloved English Setter and her bloodline. Twist after twist, turn after turn, you're never let down as The Hunt of Her Life proceeds toward its uplifting conclusion. Vivid photos complement the intelligent narrative. Don't forget the tissues, but don't worry - there's plenty to smile about, too."
- Dick Trust, retired sportswriter, The Patriot Ledger of Quincy, Mass.

"You will enjoy this book! It's a love story that can be appreciated even by non-dog people, even crazy cat ladies like me."
- Pam Sansbury, retired copy editor/writer, The Miami, Fla., Herald

''The book is terrific! Wonderfully written, and I loved looking at those magnificent color photographs. This book really moved me, and I couldn't put it down. I don't own a dog, but I was inspired by this compelling rescue dog's story."
- Matthew Spencer, retired reporter/editor, The Sun of Lowell, Mass., and author of the novel, Killing McKinley

"It's a great tribute not only to Samantha, the rescue dog who is the book's main character, but to rescue dogs everywhere, of all kinds. This book is a must read for all dog lovers."
- Maryellen Dever, free-lance reporter, Hingham, Mass., Journal

Publication Date:
1456385720 / 9781456385729
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
5.5" x 8.5"
Full Color
Related Categories:
Pets / Dogs / General

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