Heart of a Hero by Billi Tiner blends together action, adventure and the unfailing loyalty of a wonderful dog named Lady to create a story that captures the heart and won't let go. As an animal lover, especially dogs I was immediately drawn into the story of Lady, and was excited to learn that the story was based on an actual dog that served in the military. I really enjoyed seeing the story told thru the eyes of the animals,and honestly felt like the author did a wonderful job of transitioning between animals and people. I found the historical aspects of this story to be quite informative, while I knew about dogs serving in the military this fictionalized story seemed very realistic in the way that it might have been done. I really want to learn more about the history of animals in the military. A quick easy read that is geared toward young readers but will certainly appeal to all age levels. I would caution that some situations are a bit intense so I would caution parents of younger children to perhaps read the book first. Overall a wonderfully written story that actually was quite emotional at times, while I knew what would happen at the end it didn't keep me from shedding a few tears. An added bonus is that the author provides a sneak peek of another of her books titled Welcome Home, and it sounds like another riveting read, one that I can't wait to read!