Book Review: The Path to Rainbow Bridge by Debbie De Louise (with teaser for holiday short stories)

Last month in a book alert, I shared a post about a short story that was available from a writer whose work I enjoy reading. Today, I am reviewing that short story. Check out the post from last time here. Then read my review below and get the book yourself. It’ll be a great help if you ever lose a pet. In addition to today’s review, there are 2 more short stories available by this author. Check out the lower section of today’s post to find out more…

The Path to Rainbow BridgeThe Path to Rainbow Bridge by Debbie De Louise
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

In 2018, I lost my beloved dog, Ryder. I’d searched the internet for a few book to help me heal and discovered a poem called The Rainbow Bridge. I also read a couple of books by an author who talked about his pet loss. Recently, I came across this one, The Path to Rainbow Bridge — a short story written by Debbie De Louise. In this tale, we learn what happens on The Rainbow Bridge.

De Louise has taken a beautiful concept and made it even stronger. When a cat is near death, other cats who’d previously passed away and been part of the same human’s life prepare to greet the new arrival. The story goes further to convey how each of the cats had died and what their special relationship was with the shared human. I welled up a little thinking about my own loss. You can’t help it when the process De Louise has described is so vivid and emotional.

This is the journey of cats and humans, not just what happens during the death of one relationship. I love how the author has made us feel part of the memories by learning all about the cats’ prior lives. It’s a wonderful story, and I’m confident it will help others grieving through pet loss. Given this is a short story, I don’t want to say much more to give away the key features and emotions… but there is a heartwarming surprise in the end I didn’t see coming. A lovey treasure for all pet owners and adopters.

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Promotions for Debbie’s Next Set of Short Stories

Debbie will offer two upcoming short stories in e-book format… stay tuned on 12/2 to learn more about these holiday tales…

About Me
For those new to me or my reviews… here’s the scoop: I’m Jay, an author who lives in NYC. My stand-alone novels, Watching Glass Shatter and Father Figure, can be purchased on Amazon as electronic copies or physical copies. My new book series, Braxton Campus Mysteries, will fit those who love cozy mysteries and crime investigations but with a twist. There are five books: Academic CurveballBroken Heart Attack, Flower Power Trip, Mistaken Identity Crisis, and Haunted House Ghost. I read, write, and blog A LOT on this site where you can also find all my social media profiles to get the details on the who/what/when/where and my pictures. Leave a comment and let me know what you think. Thanks for stopping by. Note: All written content is my original creation and copyrighted to me, but the graphics and images were linked from other sites and belong to them. Many thanks to their original creators. Follow my blog with Bloglovin.


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