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As Bright as the Sun [Kindle Edition]

Cynthia Schlichting
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (165 customer reviews)

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*40% of the proceeds of "As Bright as the Sun" will go directly to Eagles Den Rescue and Where Hope Lives Humane Society, who were both directly involved in the rescue and rehabilitation of Bella. "A most profoundly beautiful story, ultimately proving the healing power that love, compassion, and kindness possess. "As Bright as the Sun" is an important must-read for everyone." -Jolene Mercadante, Author of "The Angel on My Shoulder" "As Bright as the Sun" highlights the journey of a dog named Bella. It chronicles the path that led her family to her, and the unimaginable circumstances she had to endure as a victim of dog fighting in order to make her way home. It's a story of love and loss, filled with both laughter and tears. It is a story for every person who has ever advocated for and loved an animal, and in the end, "As Bright as the Sun" will make you want to stand up and cheer.


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About the Author

Cynthia Schlichting and her husband Brian Carlson live with their three dogs; Foster, a German Shepherd mix, Jane the Rottweiler, and Bella, a pit-bull mix. Their pack of five lives in Minneapolis, MN.

Product Details

  • File Size: 768 KB
  • Print Length: 181 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008VZI7N8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #121,114 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.9 out of 5 stars
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4.9 out of 5 stars
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A story that needed to be told August 2, 2012
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It is absolutely amazing that Bella's will to live survived despite all of the horrific things she was subjected to. This book will make you laugh, cry and absolutely appreciate the special relationship between animals and their 'parents'. Bella's story is not an easy one to read but it's so worth the journey to discover what a beautiful and resilient soul Bella has and to know that she found such a loving 'forever home' in the end!
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Message that NEEDS to be TOLD & HEARD August 8, 2012
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I have had the pleasure of knowing Bella ... and her wonderful family. As a part of Eagle's Den Rescue I feel so very honored to have been a part in helping Bella on her journey home. Bella's miraculous spirit enriched my life and taught me lessons I had not learned in 30 years of rescue. The terrible scars on Bella's body and the heart break she lived through brought many new people into the world of rescue and helped to save the lives of many other dogs.
But the most important statement to be made here is that Bella's story is not the typical "dog-fighting" tale. Cynthia Schlichting chronicles Bella's Journey home to her, Brian, Foster and Jane in a warm inviting way. I was made to feel a part of this wonderful family, invited in as I read the words. Bella's short time with me changed me in so many ways for the better. Reading the heartfelt words that Cynthia has shared here has strengthened my resolve and made the bruises that come with rescue easier to bear.
Cynthia's story shares a message that must be told. And when it is told and engraved on your heart, there is no going back. You KNOW there is a way to stop these atrocities and we, as a caring people, can find that way. Her unassuming, easy conversation with the reader makes you feel right at home and will change your heart forever. You will laugh, smile, cry and KNOW that Bella has found her way home.
Cynthia makes us better people with her book because she makes us want to do it again... and again... and again. And she shares the message that EVERYONE CAN DO SOMETHING. This is the best book I have read in a very long time. I am indeed blessed.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing read for anyone who has adopted an animal! August 20, 2012
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I read this book in one day as I could not bring myself to put it down! This is a truly heartbreaking story with an amazing ending. I truly wish everyone would take the time to read it and learn that shelter dogs and more importantly bait dogs are AMAZING and so deserve the opportunity to be great pets. This book is full of heart and hope! Well done!!!
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Heartwarming story of the journey of an incredible dog August 17, 2012
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For anyone that is an animal lover this book is a win win. I couldn't put the book down until Bella was home.. Truly inspirational and heart warming tale of a special dog who has touch so many lives... Thank you for telling Bella's story in the hopes that people will realize there are many other Bella's out there..
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful Story August 17, 2012
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This is a beautiful and moving story. Bella is an amazing dog. Cynthia and Brian are wonderful people and Bella and Foster and Jane are wonderful dogs. It is heartbreaking to read about what Bella suffered. Thank God that good people helped Bella and she found her forever home.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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I am a lucky one that has taken this ride with Bella, Jane, Foster, Cindy & Brian from day one. This book delves into the cruel world of dogfighting! Cindy has allowed everyone the love she felt from the first time she saw Bella's scarred face, she knew the love she had to give, she knew they were going to be together, as a family. It also lets everyone meet Jerry & Beth at Eagles Den.....a rescue that takes the dogs that have been to Hell, together they slowly bring back the shine to their eyes. This book is a definate wake-up call...together we can make changes!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must read for every dog lover! December 3, 2012
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This is one of the best books I have ever read. I cried, I laughed and I cried again. I could not put this book down and finished it at 3:30 am after reading all day.

The story of Bella, the horror, the pain and suffering she endured is heart-wrenching yet the amazing transformation from bait dog to beloved family pet is amazing. I felt that I was right in the story with her, helping her to heal, feeling her anguish and then finally, reveling in her happiness as she healed and began to forgive.

Ms. Schlicting tells Bella's story in a way that makes one unable to stop reading until the final outcome is revealed!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars True story, heartbreaking, amazing December 3, 2012
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this is a true story, unfortunately, about an abandoned bait dog that was left for dead. Her rescuers help to restore your faith in mankind. One thing that I loved was that you can also see current photos of Bella with her new family on Facebook. This is a must read for all animal/dog lovers. It will make you cry with sadness, cry with the unfairness of it all, then it will make you cry again, and again. I could not put this book down. Brilliant. For people that are not familiar with the wicked trend of dog fighting, then this book will open your eyes to what is going on.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars A must read for all dog lovers!!
There are no words. This is an amazing story that brought me tears of sadness, hope, happiness. Gut-wrenchingly eye-opening for those who don't know what goes with bait dogs. Read more
Published 8 days ago by Heather
5.0 out of 5 stars I strongly recommend everyone to read this
Read this and change your life. I strongly recommend everyone to read this!
Published 8 days ago by Melinda M. Hensley
2.0 out of 5 stars Worthy topic but could have been written better
I am pro-animal rights and very involved with animals myself. I found details of the dog-fight industry component in this story enlightening in a horrific way - which isn't... Read more
Published 23 days ago by Judi Kuhl
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Beautiful
Published 1 month ago by janelle smith
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great book!
Published 1 month ago by Megan Flynn Sindoni
5.0 out of 5 stars As Bright as the Sun
A very touching story...I did go through a few tissues. If you are a dog lover, this is a book that you really should read. It is very fast paced. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Bertie Hightower
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautifully written book
This is such a wonderful book! I didn't know Bella's story before I read it, so I loved learning about her. Read more
Published 1 month ago by WithBowsOnTop
5.0 out of 5 stars A must read for all humans
When I started reading this book I soon wished I hadn't started it. I did not think my heart could bear the journey my eyes would take me. Read more
Published 2 months ago by deltad
5.0 out of 5 stars As Bright as the Sun
Great story
Published 3 months ago by Sheri065
5.0 out of 5 stars Knowledge is power
This book instills an awareness of how savage humans can be with regard to animals. I read somewhere that you can judge the worth of a society by how it treats its animals. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Cactus Cackler
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