Purr Prints of the Heart is a heartwarming and beautiful story told from Mr. Jazz's perspective (with a little typing help from his human, Deborah Barnes). He chronicles his life from the time he was a kitten through adulthood to his afterlife at the Rainbow Bridge. Cat lovers everywhere will be able to relate to the memories Mr. Jazz shares.
This book touched me deeply. When I read the prologue and discovered that Mr. Jazz had passed away exactly one year before my beloved Jewel (who passed away August 28, 2014), I immediately felt a connection with Mr. Jazz and Deb. Little did I know then how much impact this book would have on my life and my grieving process.
Mr. Jazz's passing made me cry quite a bit, and it may make you cry, too. But please don't let that stop you from reading this amazing book! The tears I cried were healing. Mr. Jazz's story brought me so much comfort and peace. After I finished the book, I felt I had more closure on Jewel's passing, and I felt a great deal of peace knowing that she is in a beautiful place now.
Deb has graciously offered to donate 10% of all Purr Prints of the Heart book sales for the month of August to Cat Care Society in honor of Jewel and Mr. Jazz!
Please help the kitties at Cat Care by purchasing a copy of Deb's book. It is an amazing book any cat lover will enjoy. I believe it is especially helpful for cat parents who have had to (or will have to) say good-bye to a beloved companion.
You can purchase the print or Kindle editions of Purr Prints of the Heart on Amazon. You can also order the book directly through Deb. When you order a book directly through Deb, she will autograph it, tissue paper wrap it, and send you a beautiful keepsake bookmark. You can order a copy of the book directly through Deb by emailing her at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will be holding a book discussion group for Purr Prints of the Heart on September 26th at Cat Care Society in the lower level classroom.
You can find Deborah Barnes by visiting her website, blog, Zazzle store, Zee & Zoey's Facebook page, and the Purr Prints of the Heart Facebook page.
Author Bio: Deborah Barnes resides in the tropical paradise of South Florida with her fiancé and feline family of seven. She is the author of the 5-star rated books, The Chronicles of Zee & Zoey - A Journey of the Extraordinarily Ordinary and Purr Prints of the Heart - A Cat's Tale of Life, Death, and Beyondas well as the award winning blog Zee & Zoey's Cat Chronicles that continues to cover the everyday journey she shares with her cats along with topics from the humorous behaviors of cats to very serious subjects on pet responsibility. Deborah was awarded 2013, "Writer of the Year" by Friskies Purina on behalf of the Cat Writers' Association and she is also the Secretary of the nonprofit,Pawsitively Humane, Inc. of Miami, Florida, whose mission is to create public awareness and reduce the numbers of animals on the streets and in shelters through an extensive educational campaign.
This post is written by Sierra M. Koester, Professional Blogger and Cat Care Society Volunteer.