Away to Me, My Love: A Sheepdog’s Tale of Two Lives (Autographed Paperback)

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Written by Naomi McDonald

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“Away to me, My love is a wonderful real-life story about Naomi and her sheepdog Luke. It made me laugh and cry, sometimes at the same time. This book is not merely a pleasure to read but also has to offer great lessons of life that can help you to master your own.
—Official Review, (4 out of 5 stars)

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In Naomi Brenda McDonald’s new book, Away to Me, My Love she impulsively buys a “shy” Border collie pup named Luke, and believes it’s fate. However, puppy Luke shows no signs of herding instinct, and a trainer tells her to put him down. At every juncture, Naomi must decide whether or not to abandon her dream of entering herding competitions with her beloved dog. Despite her earnest desire to enter this new, exciting world with respect and belonging, she inadvertently makes an enemy who can change everything for her and for her beloved Luke. When Naomi has a vision of a past life, she realizes her journey with Luke involves more than meets the eye, more than she ever imagined. With the help of a medicine woman, Naomi learns that Luke is her teacher, not only for herding competitions but also for a spiritual journey that would take her into the world of shamanic healing, animal communication, and spiritual beings most people cannot see.

Book Description in Luke's Words

“This is a story of me, a handsome sheepdog named Luke. Naomi bought me because a hummingbird came along at just the right time to allow her heart to make a seemingly insensible decision. This is a story of loving someone--me again—so much that Naomi is driven to triumph over the internal shadows that sabotaged a lifelong dream.

It wasn’t easy, Mom’s a tough cookie, but I had plenty of help: my dad, Mac, coyotes, a rotten guy, a shaman, and alter ego versions of ourselves from a previous lifetime: A cool teenager from the seventeenth century, Jamie, and his sheepdog, Addie.
During our predestined journey together, mom learned profound bits of wisdom that it took losing me for her to seek. But, it’s a human thing, and why I chose her for this lifetime.

At my request, she opened her soul like a book and here it all is: her tears… many tears, lots of laughter, but most importantly a love that touched her heart in a way that no one else could—me a sheepdog named Luke—Bringer of Light.”

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4 reviews for Away to Me, My Love: A Sheepdog’s Tale of Two Lives (Autographed Paperback)

  1. Leta Worthington

    “Away to Me, My Love is galvanizing, heartwarming, and heart-wrenching, as well as incredibly entertaining. Pearls of wisdom woven throughout the story will add this book to the reread list. Everyone who loves animals will be entranced by this special memoir.” —Leta Worthington, author of Learn How to Talk to Animals: A Practical Guide for a Magical Journey and Animal Afterlife: In Their Own Words

  2. Karla Spitzer

    “For every one of us who has trained and dreamed of the perfect performance dog, Away to Me, My Love is a must-read. This story shows us that the path to victory can show up in many different ways. For anyone who has ever heard a dog ‘calling’ through time and space, this story will be a confirmation of those calls.”—Karla Spitzer, AKC rally judge, rally and obedience competitor, and author of The Everything Boxer Book

  3. Mary Anne Harris

    “Traditional therapy helps millions each and every day. But for some, the trauma so deep, the pain so hard to reach that only a guide in another form can truly unlock the deeper healing. Away To Me, My Love, is the story of a faithful and somewhat unlikely hero, Luke, who shepherds his owner to healing and love.”—Mary Anne Harris, Minister of Unity Church of Christianity

  4. Jeanne Dian

    “Naomi’s writing captures your imagination and transports you into this vivid, exciting, heart centered story of the deep soul bond she and her dog, Luke shared. I highly recommend this book.” —Jeanne Dian, Reader in Germany

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