Blitz crossed the Rainbow Bridge years ago, but our dogs live in our hearts forever. I had promised myself to write about my rascal and how his antics could change the Rainbow Bridge. After so many years, the outpouring of emotions made it almost impossible to write. But it's finally done. I owed it to him. A percentage of the royalties will go to the DC Weimaraner Rescue. It’s available now at your favorite outlets worldwide. Click your preferred link at the bottom of page.
"I’ve heard rumors that once you meet your loved ones you never come back here but go with them to some other place. Maggie sort of confirmed that point admitting Spirit Guide had limited her visit to the area around the Bridge.
She did say she felt good despite not being allowed to walk her first human father to the next place.
I’m sure you will be asking many more questions. But Blitzy, I beg you to be very careful about whatever it is you are planning to do, especially if you are going to break the rules.
No one knows what happens when you break the rules, but it can’t be pleasant."
Tim W. at Amazon UK 12/01/19
Letters From Blitz is a moving and imaginative look at the afterlife told through the eyes of Blitz, a Weimaraner dog. You cannot help but fall in love with this intelligent, perceptive and empathetic charcter as he comes to terms with life in Rainbow Bridge and begins to understand his new surroundings and how they work. He meets his Spirit Guide who begins to tell him about the 'rules' and about a character called 'Love Giver'. He learns that he can communicate with others through the medium of 'mind letters'. Most of all he worries about his human mum and dad and how sad they are at his loss and he longs to send them a message to say he is all right and that they will meet again; in the process he challanges the ethos of Rainbow Bridge.
Dan Santos has crafted a beautiful novella, full of warmth and hope. His prose style is elegant, concise and allows the narrative to take centre stage. I loved the book, reading it twice back-to-back. In addition to being a fascinating story, 'Letters from Blitz' is a philisophical look at death, loss, religion and love. It is thought provoking and has a wide appeal. I highly recommend this charming book and I will be adding Dan's other works to my reading list.
Julia C. 11/25/19 Four Stars
This is a very heart warming story, and will surely strike a chord with animal lovers and animal owners. It is tru that animals are so selflessly devoted to their human parents, and this tale tells of that devotion. It provides an interesting take on the after-life too, and of redemption. A lovely book that will make you think, I highly recommend.
Eric 11/22/19 Five Stars
" People don’t write books like this anymore, or at least I thought they didn’t until recently. You can’t not feel amazed by the heartwarming realism of the story, just like classic literature had done with this type of tale years and years ago."
Maciek 11/20/19 Five Stars
Letters from Blitz is a heart-warming celebration of the bond that exists between humans and their canine companions. This tale, told skillfully and with raw emotions based on the author's personal experience, gives readers something to cry and laugh about, and - most importantly - makes us think about and appreciate the relationships we have with our four-legged family members.
Arian S. 11/11/19 Five Stars
“If you are a dog lover, this is a book for you. Loving, caring, touching and surprisingly funny at times. Letters from Blitz explores the depth of our love for the man’s best friend. The book is a tribute to that unbroken bond that too often is cut short and we are left that unavoidable part of life, with grief. We don’t fully recover from it, but that’s OK. And, as the book shows, there are no shortcuts in this process, but the story of Blitz and his relationship with the author, offers a touching and intimate view at this deeply human emotion. As we begin to read through the letters between Blitz, Lars and Maggie, we soon find out that grieving is an emotion that, too, is familiar to our furry friends. I am in my fifth year of adventures with my Brittany Spaniel, and each year I learn something new about my dog and about myself. If you truly want to understand what unconditional love is, this book is for you. It is an intimate account of love, and loss, but mostly a celebration of that unbreakable bond between us and our furry friends.”
David Z. 11/08/19 Five Stars
" Those blessed with a canine companion for some period in their life will relate to the love and heartache touchingly addressed in this book. Dan Santos has written a deeply personal novel that serves both as a tribute to the loyal rascal Blitz and as a semi-epistolary tale exploring issues of ethics, suffering, devotion, and renewal. A lighthearted story that nevertheless takes its subject seriously. "
Chris D. 11/06/19 Five Stars
“First, let me confess that I am a dog lover and a sucker for movies and stories about dogs, from Old Yeller to A Dog’s Purpose to Marley and Me. Well, Dan Santos’ new book, Letters from Blitz, ranks right up there with those stories. It’s a story of loss, love and redemption that will make you cry and laugh. I know, I’m a guy and not supposed to cry, but I did tear up in places. But don’t worry, in the end this is not a gloomy story. Anyway, if you love dogs, this is a must read. If you love cats, I still think you’ll love this story! And if you don’t love dogs, well, shame on you.”
Scott B. 11/01/19 Four Stars
The author does a great job of humanizing the pain of losing our furry family members and translating it into a message of hope and love. If you ever need to deal with such a loss (and who hasn't), this is the book to help you do it.