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Something's Lost and Must be Found: Seven Short Tails of Inspiration on a Long Leash [Kindle Edition]

Lisa Begin-Kruysman
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (78 customer reviews)

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Book Description

An engaging Short Story Collection (aprox. 23,500 words) for dog-lovers and fans of Inspirational fiction; inspired by the search and rescue dogs of the soul. Based on the first one-hundred posts of a devoted Dog-blogger. Now with a seventh story! A pawsitively dog-friendly beach-read (even if your beaches aren't). A portion of all downloads will go to help some animals in need.

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About the Author

Lisa Begin-Kruysman lives in Ocean County, New Jersey, with her husband, Rich and Portuguese water dog, Hooper. Her short fiction has garnered national recognition in writing competitions sponsored by Calliope Writers and Writer’s Digest Magazine. In 2010, the author launched a blog dedicated to the venerable National Dog Week Movement established in 1928. With over one-hundred posts to-date, she has learned that now, more than ever, there is a need for an intelligent exchange about the state of the dog in the states of the nation. To learn more about National Dog Week and to be part of the next chapter, please go to In an informed and enlightened world, every dog can have its day and hopefully its week, too.

Product Details

  • File Size: 240 KB
  • Print Length: 99 pages
  • Publisher: Lisa Begin-Kruysman (May 20, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0051ZMYG2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #266,147 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book May 26, 2011
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This is a terrific book. Thought since it was all short stories I could read a little at a time but ended up zooming through it, totally hooked after the first story. Now I wish I had more. I don't know anyone who wouldn't be able to relate to the stories. All a little different.
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspirational Stories for All May 23, 2011
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Six individual stories each with their own inpirational message. The stories are ones we can all realte to on some level. They are so well written that they warm your heart, tug at your heart strings, bring a tear to your eyes and make you smile. They leave you with every emotion touched and lots to think about. Enjoyed them and recommend them to everyone, whether a dog fancier or not.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Blogger Unleashed!!! May 31, 2011
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I have been following Lisa Begin-Kruysman's blog journey "National Dog Week", always finding her posts to be heartfelt and unpretentious. Based on the over one-hundred blogs, Lisa has created fictionalized short stories with a title inspired by St. Anthony, patron saint of lost travelers. I was immediately drawn in by the photo on the cover. The beach scene with the pair of dogs waiting for us, leading us towards the light at the end of the watery path in the center, speaks volumes!

An engaging writer, who writes about what she loves and knows well, Lisa ups the anty here in her poetic and symbolic use of language. Centered around the experience of finding oneself at a loss as we live our lives, these six "tails" explore meaning and insight that can be gleaned from sharing the company of our loyal canine friends.
This is a lovely, cozy and light read. Lisa has turned her experience and passion of a life lived around dogs, into sweet comforting pieces.
I look forward to this being the first in a series!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tails, I Mean Tales about Dogs and Dog-Lovers December 26, 2011
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Something's Lost and Must Be Found is an entertaining, amusing and satisfying foray into the world of dogs and the people who love them, sometimes despite themselves.

Begin-Kruysman writes in an engaging, easy-to-read style about several special canines who bring joy, love, hope and happiness to those who cross their paths. The stories are each different, but united by a common theme of "something lost". In some cases it may be a human quality, in others it may literally be a physical thing lost but each story varies from the others and each is uniquely entertaining.

The collection of stories was written in honor of National Dog Week, which begins on September 17th. It is worth noting that each story highlights the importance of dogs in our lives and many highlight the importance of animal adoption and rescue.

If you are an animal person who can give a dog a home now is the perfect time to consider getting one if you are able. Do some research on the web, find out which breed would be best matched to your requirements, (e.g., size of the breed, size of your yard, energy level of the dog, type of recreation you like to participate in) and please remember that puppies aren't the only dogs who need homes, a lot of really loving older dogs are seeking their "forever home" too and are just waiting the opportunity to be adopted. For many of these older dogs the proverbial clock is ticking rapidly. Please consider giving them a home.

If you are a dog-lover you will greatly enjoy Lisa Begin-Kruysman's collection of short stories, if you are just a lover of a good short story you will also enjoy these tales. I enjoyed Something's Lost and Must Be Found" and I think you will too.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thoroughly enjoyable July 21, 2011
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Dog lovers and non-dog lovers (yes, there is such a thing, shocking as it is) alike will find pleasure in reading these wonderful and relatable stories. My only criticism is that I wanted more. Next volume please!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just beautiful June 16, 2013
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If you love dogs, you will love this book. Easy to read, you will wish it could continue for ever.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars not just for dog lovers June 13, 2011
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Take a few minutes out of your busy stressful day to relax and become inspired by these charming and meaningful stories. I read one at lunch everyday for the last week and felt my heart open up, like the character in "Something's Lost and Must be Found." Even non animal lovers will be moved by the impact of having a dog in your life and how it can help you in so many ways - bringing you closer to friends, family and even stangers. I am looking forward to more stories from this author.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful book by a terrific author June 10, 2011
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Six inspiring and touching short stories woven together with the thread of fundamental love for dogs. The stories stretched my heart and touched my soul and make me all the more thankful that my Portuguese Water Dog, Penelope, adopted me. Looking forward to more writings from the author, Lisa Begin-Kruysman. She has a way with words that captures meaning that floods you, washing away all the clutter in your life, so you can experience the simple truth of the messages in her stories - that of love and devotion to your best dog friend and how that relationship transcends its existence to show you the way that love can manifest in all your relationships with others and the life around you.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Good read
Published 20 days ago by bonita neubauer
5.0 out of 5 stars Not enough stars
Just finished an awe inspired book from even a woman of seventy one , can learn how to listen and live.
Published 2 months ago by Gita Sturtevant
5.0 out of 5 stars A Dog Lovers Dream Book
Enjoyed reading each of the six stories. Each one was better than the next. Wanted more sweet short doggie tails to read.
I give it a five star rating.
Published 3 months ago by Sharon Hettenbach
5.0 out of 5 stars a very good read
the stories in this book are glimpses into real life. A dog can give the meaning of life, meaning. hope there will be more from tis author!
Published 5 months ago by RC
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful stories!
Each one of these stories left me feeling so good. I did have two favorites...the story about the huge black dog Simon...really warmed my heart as did another about "stipends". Read more
Published 6 months ago by demme
5.0 out of 5 stars great read
On a recent trip, I choose Lisa's book to pass the time on the plane. I could not put it down! I loved each one of the stories. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Jan Todd
5.0 out of 5 stars If you want tears of joy this will give them to you
If you want tears of joy this will give them to you. Best Book Ever!! Great item! I always buy everything from amazon. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Donna S Magee
5.0 out of 5 stars Unconditional love of dogs
enjoyed each story of kindness and love.
Published 9 months ago by MaryAnn Alger
5.0 out of 5 stars Heart Warming
Don't start this book unless you have time to enjoy all of it because you will not want to put it down.
Published 14 months ago by Jean T. Auxter
4.0 out of 5 stars For Animal Lovers
This collection of short stories missed getting a five star rating by just one story. That may sound strange, but read on, and I think you will understand. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Ruth A. Hill
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More About the Author

Lisa Begin-Kruysman is a fine-artist and author of Fiction and Non-Fiction. Her work has been recognized in national writing competitions and often features her favorite writing topic, the human-canine bond.

The stories of her well-received Something's Lost and Must be Found were inspired by the posts published on her popular blog established to promote the venerable National Dog Week Movement.

The author is a graduate of the University of Connecticut and worked as a Human Resources Associate at Home Box Office in New York City. These days she derives inspiration while working near "the 'cric" in Ocean County, NJ where she resides with her husband and Foster-to-Forever dog, Teddy.

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Something's Lost and Must be Found, prayer to St. Anthony
Many many times. My wife is a great supporter of St Anthony, and has helped strangers and family members to learn of his kindness. Not only in lost items, but also in finding lost hope, and yes, even finding a miracle happen. I also trust his powers in answering prayers. My wife and I have... Read More
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