I won a copy of this book through a giveaway on FaceBook, and the following is my honest opinion for it.
Given the subject matter this book deals with, I couldn’t begin to think of a more metaphoric title than the one the author has chosen to use.
While theoretically life begins at the moment our mother gives birth to us, it doesn’t really start until one leaves the nest and safe haven of one’s home. And for many of us, it is when we head off to college to learn what will become our livelihood.
Such is the story has we follow Vane Carlson as he leaves college to learn his heart’s desire, that of training bird dogs. As he starts to master the skills he needs to succeed, he also begins to learn what it truly means to be a man.
It is easy to relate to many of the characters in the book, as share the same weaknesses as well as their fortes. The storyline of this book deals with hard work, friendship, forgiveness as well as faith in oneself, others, and G-d. The story also deals with finding love, true love, while the norms of the day should have forbidden it.
For all the real life attributes and humanistic aspects this book beautifully contains, I’m giving it 5 STARS.
I read this book on March 20th and I’m just getting around to posting my review now.