Through the Eyes of Blue by Catherine Matsalla
Through the Eyes of Blue is a truly moving and heart-wrenching story about growing up, life’s ups and downs, and genuine connection.
The story follows Ellie, a talented and dedicated runner who’s trying to make her place in the world and her mark on Ultrarunning with her dog Blue, the reincarnated soul of her timeless love, right alongside her.
Ellie’s young life hasn’t been easy, between her dad always being on the road and her mom’s infidelity their divorce was probably inevitable, but she could always turn to running. It was only through her parents’ divorce that they ever agreed to get her a dog in the first place. Blue chose her, while all his littermates pawed around and paid her no mind because his soul recognized hers.
Many lifetimes ago their souls found each other but were split apart too soon, after all those years searching for her – Blue has finally reunited with the one soul he’s destined to love most. Ellie doesn’t know it, of course, but Blue does and he is dedicated to her in a way only dog owners will really understand.
Over the course of a few years, Ellie’s running develops enough that she thinks she might just be able to make a go of it as a career and so starts remarkably strong in the sport of Ultrarunning.
She is soon noticed by Dr. Chilton and the team at the cutting-edge research giant EVT, and her whole life changes. She has the brand new car, the fancy place to live, and a team of doctors, coaches, and chefs making sure her world runs perfectly in the hopes that she will as well.
As her career builds and her followers grow, she gets closer with her co-athletes and starts truly becoming herself. Blue is always there, by her side through the good and the bad – protecting her.
Emotionally written, with remarkable depth to a canine character, Through the Eyes of Blue draws the reader in and makes them love Blue – not just through his actions and presence in Ellie’s life, but through the utter devotion and loyalty he exudes. The examination of the unique attachment that is formed between a dog and a person is wonderfully done, and anyone who considers themselves a dog person will find themselves emotionally invested in this story.
Through the Eyes of Blue is a truly moving and heart-wrenching story about growing up, life’s ups and downs, and the genuine connection between Ellie and Blue.