My Father’s Greatest Gift

Life Lessons from a Black English Labrador Retriever

by L. D. Marchell



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/18/2016

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 124
ISBN : 9781524556280
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 124
ISBN : 9781524556297
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 124
ISBN : 9781524556273

About the Book

Each chapter begins with noted scripture verses to read from the Bible in relation to the context of each chapter. The following is a true story, as narrated through the eyes of a black English Labrador retriever named Chert, whose purpose is revealed in this story. In his own words, throughout his fourteen years of life, Chert Dog comments that “doghead is pretty easy to learn, you just have to speak from your heart.” This velvety black, with chocolate accents, English Labrador retriever came into my father’s life a few months after the unexpected death of my mother. It touches on the Slovak ethnic background of our family, hence his name Chert, which means devil. He shares his triumphs and escapades as well as his life’s mission. With a “doghead” slant on wisdom and his purpose, the story’s main theme is about the power of unconditional love and forgiveness.

About the Author

Reading, writing, life coaching, art, photography, dance, and piano fill my life and have all continued to be my passion. I have composed copyrighted music entitled C-13 Sonata, which has seven movements and is posted on YouTube together with original artwork, photography, and a few family photos in my parent’s memory. My photography has enlightened Cat Fancy’s desk calendar with my beloved Maine coon named Sylvester, whose silly somersaulting abilities can be seen on YouTube. I have been published in More Than Survivors newsletter, took part in the Institute of Children’s literature program, and I am featured in as a blog contributor regarding love and my near-death experience. My Father’s Greatest Gift is my first book with Chert, a black English Labrador retriever, as the narrator of the story. The sequel, Chert Dog’s Greatest Gift, is in the beginning stages.