Adult book reviews, Book Reviews

A Dog’s Promise by W Bruce Cameron – ARC Review

My Rating ~ Five Stars

RELEASE DATE:  24 November 2019

Format: Paperback

Pages: 384

Publisher: Pan Macmillan




Bailey knows one thing for sure: all dogs who offer unconditional love, just like him, are destined for heaven.

But before Bailey can rest in peace, there’s one family in particular that needs his help. A family that is on the verge of breaking apart.

Bailey knows that helping this family means he won’t remember his previous lives, and the other families that he’s met and loved, but sometimes making the sacrifice to help those in need is its own reward.






Thank you so much to Pan Macmillan for providing me with a copy of A Dog’s Promise, in exchange for an honest review!


Bailey has been asked to go back to being born a puppy again to help a family who desperately need it.  When he meets his new owner, a boy in a wheelchair, he works hard to learn all the jobs he needs to do to help him – with his life in his chair, relationships, school and growing up.  Because that’s what dogs do.  This time, he also meets a special dog friend of his own, Lacey.  He would know Lacey anywhere – even if they have to find each other in different dog bodies along the way.

Once again, told  through the voice of the insightful, funny and sweet dog at the centre of the story, A Dog’s Promise lives up to the rest of the series as a wonderful book about dogs and their humans.  Both heartbreaking and heartwarming, these books have been some of my absolute favourites.  The way the author gives voice to Bailey and the thought processes Bailey uses, are exactly the way I picture my own dog thinking 😄  I still haven’t been brave enough to watch any of the movies that have been released, based on the books, yet (especially while owning an ageing dog myself) because I suspect I’ll be a sobbing mess AGAIN.

If you’re a dog lover who hasn’t started the A Dog’s Purpose series, I’d highly recommend gathering them all up, sitting on the couch with your dog and a box of tissues, and devouring them all.




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