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Publisher's Summary

From New York Times bestselling author Catherine Ryan Hyde comes a hauntingly emotional novel of how one man's life changes forever when he rediscovers his ability to feel the pain of others.
Something has been asleep in forty-year-old cattle rancher Aiden Delacorte for a long time. It all comes back in a rush during a hunting trip, when he's suddenly attuned to the animals around him, feeling their pain and fear as if it were his own. But the newfound sensitivity of Aiden's "wake up" has its price. He can no longer sleepwalk through life, holding everyone at arm's length. As he struggles to cope with a trait he's buried since childhood, Aiden falls in love with Gwen, a single mother whose young son bears a burden of his own.
Sullen and broken from his experiences with an abusive father, Milo has turned to acting out in violent and rebellious ways. Aiden can feel the boy's pain, as well as that of his victims. Now he and Milo must sift through their pasts to find empathy with the innocent as well as the guilty, to come to terms with their deepest fears, and to finally discover the compassionate heart of a family.
©2017 Catherine Ryan Hyde (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
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4 out of 5 stars
By Katherine Pilling on 05-22-18

Sweet find

I stumbled across this book. I gave it a try and I am glad it did. First of all the narrator is excellent, in my opinion. He has a way of reading that kept my interest through out the story and really brings the characters alive. This story was a sweet and heartwarming which was a nice change of pace. It was a good reminder that everyone is going through something and we need to be a little kinder to those in your life.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Sharon on 05-18-18

Insight into a very difficult situation

I started this book and had to stop. I simply couldn’t stand the pain. For I have a similar situation. I left the book for two months while I registered and digested it. Then I carefully went back to listening. I’ve never had this put into words before. I’m very glad I finished the book. Narration is always wonderful with Nick Podehl and I’ve always enjoyed Catherine’s stories.
Read or listen to this book and you will have a very different outlook on the relationship between humankind and animals.

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