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Heart of a Hero [Kindle Edition]

Billi Tiner
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (71 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Lady, an Irish Setter puppy, is leading a simple life on a farm in Ohio during the 1940’s. Lady’s biggest desire is to become an expert hunting dog like her mother. She has no idea that her life is going to take her down a path where she will find herself in the middle of incredibly dangerous situations, including a world war. On several occasions, Lady will have to find the courage to risk her life in order to save someone she loves. The loyalty and bravery that Lady shows throughout her lifetime illustrate what it truly means to have the heart of a hero.

Editorial Reviews


"Heart of a Hero is a treasure for dog lovers."- Midwest Book Review
5 stars-"If you are looking for a good read for your child or teen, I highly recommend you grab "Heart of a Hero" by Billi J. Tiner for them. This is a truly awesome book for those who love dogs."-Joy H. for Readers Favorite

From the Author

Heart of a Hero is based on my mom's childhood dog, Lady, who served as a messenger dog in WWII.

Product Details

  • File Size: 378 KB
  • Print Length: 184 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Billi Tiner (February 19, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #155,580 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for kids and animal lovers! March 18, 2012
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This book is a great story on many levels. If you have a young reader interested in dogs, action stories, or WWII historical fiction then they will all find something to hold their attention in this book. If you are an adult reader that likes dogs then I am sure you will enjoy it as well.

I love books that are based on a true story. I consider myself to be pretty familiar with WWII history, but I never realized the role dogs played in the Pacific theatre.

I hope everyone has a chance in their life to know a dog like Lady.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must read for children and dog lover's alike! July 3, 2012
By Paul
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Great, Great book. This is a surefire hit with youngsters. But I will add that adults should read this book too. It is very well written with fantastic character development (I love Lady)! I am a huge dog lover (my current dog is a "senior" lab mix I adopted from the local animal shelter) and this is about as good of a book for dog lovers as I have found. I am not ashamed to admit, having lost my 1st dog & best friend, that there were a few times during this book that tears came to my eyes, but in the end it was entertaining, moving, and enjoyable. Well done, I am anxious to read Heart of a Hero next (the dog on the cover looks a lot like my dog:) This is a must have for all families!
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read June 20, 2012
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This is a great book and an easy read. Would recommend to other customers who like realty reading because this probably has happened in real life with someone.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Awesome...Awesome...Awesome!" says dad and daughter December 3, 2012
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My 10 year old daughter and I read this book together over the course of several nights! This is perhaps the best book that I have ever read with her! We often found ourselves laughing out loud. It's a very hard book to put down (both for me and my daughter). She told me how much she enjoyed the book. If you love dogs, like we do, this is a MUST READ! We will definitely read more books by this author!
I was blown away by just how much this book drew us in! This is a great book to read together with your 10 year old!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must-read! January 24, 2013
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Wonderful book for readers of most ages. With themes of bravery, loyalty, service to nation, and love of animals, the reader is drawn into the story. You may want to wait to share with very young readers, as there are some mild scenes of war and injury, and lives passing on. Really a must-read!
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing! May 13, 2012
Heart of a Hero is the story of Lady, who has always wanted to be a hunting dog like her mother. In the story we follow Lady's life right from a farm life to a messenger dog to a hunting dog to girls pet. It's a story of love, loss and hurt as Lady loses her owners to war and to death. She feels connected to Carl and Steve yet, she has to adjust over and over again in her life as she is handed over from owner to another.

The thing about books is that each reader has the option to receive it the way they want to. In this case, I choose to take away a valuable lesson that both these novels portray - that dogs are more humane than humans at times and their loyalty can never be questioned. Also, in times of war and violence, there's still some hope for humanity.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Heart of a hero December 19, 2012
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It would be a good book for a younger reader due to its simplicity but I felt the themes are too deep for that age category.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
By Imo
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I really enjoyed this book and I am a grandmother! I liked it so well that I bought a book for each of my grandkids and I have 6! I would like to see this put into a movie. I really liked the way the dog is the one to tell the story.I will buy every book Billi Tiner writes! So p;ease Amazon keep them where we can see when a new one comes out! Imo
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars My son loved this.
My son does not enjoy fiction very much, but I thought he would enjoy this since it is based in fact. He loved it so much that he wanted to tell me all about it! Read more
Published 11 hours ago by Sue
4.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
I love this book! It was quite touching.
Published 6 days ago by Bethany Solano
4.0 out of 5 stars Dog lovers read
Easy fast read. Dog lovers will enjoy this book based on a true story.
Published 9 days ago by celeste dunne
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Kids love it
Published 22 days ago by Cat
5.0 out of 5 stars Heart of a Hero
This is my second book by Billi Tiner to read. I was not disappointed. This beautiful story of a dog growing up during wars years, and later. Lady was a real hero.
Published 23 days ago by D. L. Kirkpatrick
5.0 out of 5 stars Heart warming
I found it on my tablet and read it now my favourite book . I have read it again and again.
Published 25 days ago by Pamela Dubria Georgi
5.0 out of 5 stars I loved this book so much
This is classified as a YA book but I'm most definitely an adult and I absolutely loved this book. The dog heroine in the book, Lady, will capture your heart with her courage and... Read more
Published 25 days ago by Amazon Customer
1.0 out of 5 stars For the immature reader
Author probably not experienced. Should have at least RESEARCHED enough to know about dogs and to know you don't take dogs bird hunting with a rifle. You use a shotgun. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Wes Tern
5.0 out of 5 stars Sweet story based on real life canine heroes.
While this may be a story geared for younger readers, adults will appreciate it, too. Although a work of fiction, this sweet book is based on a real war dog named Lady who became... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars wonderful story
I have always enjoyed dog stories and I have a special love for stories with Irish Setters. Billi Tiner is an extraordinary author, able to spin a story so you feel as if you are... Read more
Published 1 month ago by RabbitAdoption
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More About the Author

Dr. Billi Tiner has been a veterinarian for over 15 years. She lives in Missouri with her husband, two children, three dogs, and three cats. She uses her experiences as a veterinarian as inspiration for her books. Dr. Tiner enjoys spending time outdoors gardening and hiking. She is also a huge fan of college football and basketball.

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