Seven Perfect Things (by Catherine Ryan Hyde

Women’s Fiction

Abby and her mother, Mary have a difficult home-life. Her father is controlling and abusive. They are constantly walking on eggshells to avoid setting him off. 

When Abby sees someone toss a sack into the river she dives in without thinking. What she discovers is seven puppies. And when she takes them to the animal shelter she learns they will be euthanised. Unable to bear it she leaves with the puppies. But she can’t take them home. 

Recently widowed, Elliot has returned to his hunting cabin for the first time in many years. But when he opens the shed, seven puppies spill out. 


I loved Seven Perfect Things. Honestly, there is something a little magical about it. It’s such a positive, uplifting story. It really is good for the heart. It’s the story of three people facing different life challenges, brought together by seven puppies. In each other they find their second chances.

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