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The Hunt of Her Life e-Edition: A captivating journey that will touch your heart [Kindle Edition]

Joseph Reppucci
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Book Description


The Hunt of Her Life e-Edition* is a memoir about an unwanted rescue dog who the author adopts at age 2. The book, by longtime newspaper journalist Joseph A. Reppucci, is about the compelling and uplifting story of Samantha - a pretty bird dog who uses her warm personality to win over people and build a new family after being put up for adoption by a hunter because she is gun-shy and afraid to hunt. Learn how she uses her special bonding abilities with people to help her eventually make a transition from the hunting fields to family life.

While reading the The Hunt of Her Life, you will travel with Samantha and the author along a trail filled with surprising twists, sudden turns, mystery and even what some call a miracle. And when the journey is finished, you may never look at people and their pets, motherhood - and perhaps even God - in the same way.

Pet enthusiasts will appreciate the deep bond shared between this unwanted rescue dog and the book's author. Their unique closeness helps Samantha to twice defy certain death.

Mothers will be touched by the relationship that the author has with his own mother. Their connection helps him to overcome many frustrations and deal with overwhelming odds in his suspenseful nationwide "hunt" to try to locate the unknown birthplace and family roots of his unregistered rescue dog after she eventually succumbs to illness.

Those who like suspense will be intrigued and fascinated by the crafty investigative journalism techniques the author uses to try to uncover his dog's family tree.

The Hunt of Her Life is must reading. It will take you on a captivating journey - a trip like no other - that will touch your heart.


Joseph A. Reppucci of Lexington, Massachusetts, worked 35 years as a reporter and editor on major daily newspapers in the Greater Boston area and is retired from The Patriot Ledger of Quincy. He writes an online column about dogs, The Ruff Report, which appears on hundreds of newspaper websites and on his own website, The column focuses on animal abuse and rescue as well as other pet topics such as adoption, behavior, health, medicine and safety. He is a graduate of Lexington High School and of Suffolk University in Boston. Follow him on Twitter@JosephAReppucci and


"A wonderful journey made all the more remarkable by the determination of the author to honor his beloved English Setter and her bloodline. Twist after twist, turn after turn, you're never let down as The Hunt of Her Life proceeds toward its uplifting conclusion. ... Don't forget the tissues, but don't worry - there's plenty to smile about, too."

- Dick Trust, retired sportswriter, The Patriot Ledger of Quincy, Mass.

"You will enjoy this book! It's a love story that can be appreciated even by non-dog people, even crazy cat ladies like me."

- Pam Sansbury, retired copy editor/writer, The Miami, Fla., Herald

''The book is terrific! Wonderfully written. ... This book really moved me, and I couldn't put it down. I don't own a dog, but I was inspired by this compelling rescue dog's story."

- Matthew Spencer, reporter, Nebraska Life magazine

"A wonderful story that is told with love and pride by a fine writer. It's a great tribute not only to Samantha, the rescue dog who is the book's main character, but to rescue dogs everywhere, of all kinds. This book is a must read for all dog lovers."

- Maryellen Dever, free-lance reporter

*PLEASE NOTE: The Hunt of Her Life e-Edition is a condensed version of the print edition. The e-Edition is formatted as a traditional black-and-white book without photos. The print edition is a beautifully designed deluxe full-color book that contains more than 60 vibrant color photos of dogs and has several additional chapters. The print edition is available on and

Product Details

  • File Size: 255 KB
  • Print Length: 140 pages
  • Publisher: Joseph A. Reppucci; 1 edition (March 29, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00C44TALA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,084,371 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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As the breeder of this English setter pup and owner of her mother I can attest to the truth of this story about a beautiful dog that was given to a bird club member that I new. Without my knowledge he gave the dog originally named Star to a rescue and was adopted by the author of this book.Much of the info and pictures were supplied by me of her early life.I am glad that she got a great home and had a good life with Joe.
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Joseph A. Reppucci of Lexington, Mass., worked 35 years as a reporter and editor on major daily newspapers in the Greater Boston area and is retired from The Patriot Ledger of Quincy, Mass. He is the publisher of, a website about dogs, and writes a column, The Ruff Report, that focuses on topics such as rescue, adoption, behavior, health and safety. He is a graduate of Lexington High School and Suffolk University in Boston.


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