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Forevermore Literature

Chance in a Lifetime

A guide dog's story celebrating the strength and beauty of the

bonds between people and animals.

Winner of three total national awards in the 2019 Best Book Awards by American Book Fest and the 2020 Feathered Quill Book Awards, and rated a top 5 Stars by Readers' Favorite Book Reviews.

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Honored with a 5-Star review by the well-respected professional review company Readers' Favorite! Chance was awarded with the top score of 5 in all six criteria categories.

". . .The author uses the dog’s power of perception to provide a detailed description of each setting, so the reader feels completely involved with the unfolding narrative. There is a lot of love in this story and a lot of learning for Chance, his humans, and the readers who follow his story. A lovely story from beginning to end. The reader will laugh and cry and cheer Chance along. Very uplifting."

- Readers' Favorite Professional Book Review

"I just finished this book and it is absolutely beautiful! I enjoyed getting to know the world through Chance's eyes. All of the characters are wonderful; I wish I could meet them in real life. This book is perfect for any animal lover!"

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About Chance

He was her eyes, guiding her through the darkness and always at her side. She showed him the light of compassion, life, and love. The bond they shared together was beautiful and unbreakable.

Then one day, everything changed.

In only his third year as a guide dog, the world overturned for Chance. He came face-to-face with one of the most difficult struggles in life. His routine and his heart broken, Chance needs to find the strength and will to move forward beyond the pain to what is next in life. He will journey to fulfill his destiny while discovering the rest of the human world and who he is in the process.

In his new phase in life, Chance is partnered with a special young boy named Ethan, who teaches him new levels of understanding, happiness, and strength. The way this new understanding shapes Chance enables this very unique dog to touch the lives of others around him in times of both joy and sorrow.

Everything is truly tested when what Chance loves and what he fears collide in a crucial decision--which must be made in a split second.

In Chance in a Lifetime, the story of a guide dog's journey unravels through his own eyes, the same eyes that see for those who cannot see themselves. Through his unique perspective, readers discover the good in animals and people alike, and the beauty of the bonds between them.

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Formats Available:

Print (Paperback), Kindle, Nook, Apple Book (See links above for each)

Novel Length:

283 pages in print (6" x 9" pages)


Animal Fiction, Inspirational Fiction

Reading Level Recommendations:

Middle School Age to Adult


Finalist Award, 2019 Best Book Awards by American Book Fest

Bronze Award, Animals-Young Adult, 2020 Feathered Quill Book Awards

Finalist Award: Animals- Adult, 2020 Feathered Quill Book Awards

Predominant Themes:

Strength, dogs, relationships, diversity and inclusion, love, friendship, family, coping, perseverance, hope, helping others, dedication


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2019 by Jennifer Shenefield, All Rights Reserved

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Finalist Award in the 2019 Best Book Awards Sponsored by American Book Fest

2019 Best Book Awards

Bronze Award in the 2020 Feathered Quill Book Awards, Animals - Children's/Young Adult Category

Finalist Award in the 2020 Feathered Quill Book Awards, Animals - Adults Category

2020 Feathered Quill

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Visit Chance at the San Diego Public Library

Chance in a Lifetime is featured in the Local Author Collection at the Downtown San Diego Public Library! The book will be on showcase through February of 2020, and then starting in March will be available for check-out.

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