Pets love us unconditionally. They provide great joy and also great comfort. It's no wonder they are brought into schools, nursing homes, hospitals, and other public centers to offer a soft, gentle touch to children and adults who are struggling. They do this every single day, whether they realize it or not.

The goal of Golden Linings is to raise money for animals in need, and all author proceeds will be donated to animal rescue organizations and shelters. Your purchase of Golden Linings will help make a difference to end an animal's suffering or find a forever home.

On behalf of all who contributed and my publisher, I hope you enjoy this book, and I thank you so very much!  

—Carol M. Ford

Contributing Authors 

Sarah Black
Jack Bryant
Pauline Callaghan
Denise Centola
Kaitlin Conroy
Karen Crane
Jennifer Danio
Bill Dillane
Erin Salvatore Fisher
Carol M. Ford
Jan Ford
Margaret Fox
Linda J. Groundwater
Tamara M. Kear
Cheryl Kiel
Rosaria Mineo
Kathleen Miritello
Corrine Ochipinti
Darin M. Peters
Katie R. Rayburn
Adrienne Rea
Barbara Reim
Jeff Reim
Judy Rollins
Kevin Shumaker
Loretta Sisco
Gary Sweeney
Dee Young
Juditha Zito