Monday, August 14, 2017

Need a Sweet Summer Read? Finding Gobi is your answer: Book #Review + #Giveaway

Thank you for providing me with product in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts are my own.

We love dogs in our house and Aiden couldn't wait to read this sweet book.  We knew it was going to be good just by the cover and it seems we were correct.
 Aiden read the first couple of chapters and couldn't wait to tell me about it.  He told me about the race that Dion and Gobi were running and how they became friends.  He also said that I would enjoy this book.  I read it when Aiden finished it.  I loved reading Dion's story and found it so sweet how he described Gobi as changing him and making him realize there are more important things than winning.  I couldn't put this book down and finished it in one day.

Loving this sweet story.

You will love this one, too!

A man, a dog, and the lengths to which love will go to sacrifice for its companion.

Finding Gobi is the miraculous tale of Dion Leonard, a seasoned ultra marathon runner who crosses paths with a stray dog while competing in a 155-mile race through the Gobi Desert in China. The lovable pup, who would later earn the name Gobi, proved that what she lacked in size, she more than made up for in heart, as she went step for step with Dion over the Tian Shan Mountains, across massive sand dunes, through yurt villages and the black sands of the Gobi Desert, keeping pace with him for nearly 80 miles.

As Dion witnessed the incredible determination and heart of this small animal, he found his own heart undergoing a change as well. Whereas in the past these races were all about winning and being the best, his goal now was to make sure he and Gobi’s friendship continued well after the finish line. He found himself letting Gobi sleep in his tent at night, giving her food and water out of his own limited supply, and carrying her across numerous rivers, even when he knew it would mean putting him behind in the race, or worse, prevent him from finishing at all. 

Although Dion did not cross the finish line first, he felt he had won something even greater – a new outlook on life and a new friend that he planned on bringing home as soon as arrangements were made. However, before he could take her home, Gobi went missing in the sprawling Chinese city where she was being kept. Dion, with the help of strangers and a viral outpouring of assistance on the Internet, set out to track her down, and reunite forever with the amazing animal that changed his life and proved to him and the world that miracles are possible. 

Want it?  Buy it!
Head over to the webpage to learn more about Dion and Gobi.  You can also connect with them on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram.



Want it?  Win it!
We're excited to give our readers a chance to win a copy of Finding Gobi! There will be one lucky winner. Giveaway is open to US residents, 18+. Use the RC entry form below to enter for your chance to win. MBP is not responsible for prize fulfillment. See our policies for details.

Special thanks to my friends at Smith Publicity for allowing Aiden and I to read this amazing story and share with our readers!






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