Bullmina the Courageous Bulldog to the Rescue

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AuthorHouse, Jun 2, 2010 - Fiction - 588 pages
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When Lady Evelyn Waverly opens a "no-kill" shelter to rehabilitate the dogs she and her friends rescue from London's illegal dogfight pits, she jeopardizes more than just her marriage to the Duke of Chathamworthshire. Gripping and provocative, the sequel to the award-nominated Bullmina the Courageous Bulldog probes deeper into the lives of LIta Eitner-England's beloved characters. In 1836, Lisette St. Germaine begins a new life at Chathamworthshire, infuriating the Duchess' arrogant niece, Beatrice Stewart. Illiterate Matthew Connors, agonizing over the future of his orphaned siblings, joins the Waverlys' staff as an apprentice dog trainer after a heated confrontation with the Neemy Brothers, further fueling Beatrice's resentment. Trevor Sheffield, one of the Duke's most promising young trainers, thinks the Duchess has gone too far when she rescues Bullmina's former rival, the undefeated Pit Bull, Cassius. Brooding and doubtful, Trevor finds himself at odds with his mentor, head trainer Andrew Cameron, when he is ordered to supervises the re-training of the incorrigible Cassius.

Chaos soon erupts at the estate, endangering the lives of the Duke's most prized Bulldogs. Because of Bullmina's courage, Lisette, Beatrice and Matthew's destinies are changed forever, and they discover that they have more in common with each other than they ever imagined. The rescuers become the rescued when strength and forgiveness come from the most unlikely sources. Envy, resentment and guilt give way to redemption and a new sense of purpose - all inspired by one aging, red brindle Bulldog and her unforgettable legacy.

Every chapter is beautifully illustrated by Leslie Hoops-Wallace, and the book includes real-life rescue stories, photos, and interviews.

 

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Contents

Grandpère Georges 1
1
Lady Evelyns Crusade 2
15
Max and Dieter Visit the Kennels 3
35
Bullmina Returns to the Boulangerie 5
61
Claudes Torment 6
77
Back to France 7
97
Stormy Seas 9
123
Millies Visit 10
141
Chou Chou IIs First Litter 20
311
Lisettes Choice 21
325
Bullmina and Cassius 22
341
The Dukes Wrath 23
365
Willies Handkerchief 24
383
The Vicars Kind Words 25
415
Mrs Pigeons Orphanage 26
435
Rescued 27
455

Life at the Kennels 11
155
Sadies Litter 12
173
Matthew Connors 13
187
Theyre at it Again 14
205
Orphans 15
225
The Fosters 17
255
Beatrice and Willie 18
269
Cassius 19
283
Dreams and Letters 28
473
The Pendant 29
495
Bon Voyage 30
509
The Bush Baby a Bulldog Rescue Story By Mary Aiken
525
Interview with Jennifer Thomas
543
About The Bullmina Foundation
563
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About the author (2010)

Lita Eitner-England loves English Bulldogs, and when she couldn't find a good story about Bulldogs for her then nine-year-old daughter, she decided to write one herself. Her first book, Bullmina the Courageous Bulldog, was a finalist for the 2004 ASPCA Henry Bergh Children's Book Award for Young Adult Fiction. The book chronicles Bullmina's turbulent early years in the 1830's, when she was abandoned on the outskirts of London, then rescued, only to be stolen and forced to fight in the illegal dogfight pits.Because of the first book's success, Lita Eitner-England started The Bullmina Foundation in 2005 to support animal rescue organizations, promote children's literacy programs, and teach responsible dog ownership. Inspired by her own Bulldog, Tiffy, Ms. Eitner-England's writing reflects the joys of owning Bulldogs as well as some of the very real health problems they face from irresponsible breeding and owner neglect. Ms. Eitner-England is an advocate of animal rescue and adoption, and she also participates in Visiting Author programs at local schools in the San Francisco Bay Area.Proceeds from book sales are being donated to animal rescue organizations around the country. For more information about the foundation, please visit www.bullmina.com.

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