by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
The second book in the Shiloh trilogy. With hunting season approaching, Judd Travers, Shiloh's abusive former owner, has started drinking again, and that's a dangerous combination. What if Judd tries to hurt Shiloh? What if he tries to hurt Marty or his family? Marty knows something about Judd no one else does, and if anything terrible happens, the secret bargain he made with Judd could make it Marty's fault.
After Marty Preston worked so hard to earn the dog, Shiloh, he had hoped that his troubles with Judd Travers were over. He could not rescue all the dogs that Judd mistreated, but since Shiloh was the one who ran away and came with him, Shiloh was the one he loved. Judd, however, has other problems. Anyone who cheats and swears and lies and kicks his dogs has troubles inside himself, and when the man starts drinking, Marty realizes that Shiloh is in danger once again. As hunting season approaches and Judd begins hunting on their land, the Prestons know that something is bound to happen. They're right. Marty does the only thing he can think of to do, and discovers just how deep a hurt can go and how long it takes to heal.
About the author:
Phyllis Reynolds Naylor has written more than 135 books, including the Newbery Awardâ€“winning Shiloh, the Alice series, and Roxie and the Hooligans. She lives in Gaithersburg, Maryland.