The Gentle Barn weaves together the story of how the Barn came to be what it is today with Ellie's own journey. Filled with heartwarming animal stories and inspiring recoveries, The Gentle Barn is a feel-good account that will delight animal lovers and memoir readers alike.
The Gentle Barn is a must read, you will cry, laugh, fall in love and is full of excitement. This is a book that will change your life. The Gentle Barn is about Ellie Laks and her love of animals but it goes deeper for her it as if her soul speaks to them. Ellie had a rough childhood and animals always consoled her as she grew into an adult that did not change. She always filled her life being surrounded by animals. If bad things happened that did not stop her. Even though she might feel that she could handle no more it was if a miracle was always waiting around the corner to fix what was broken. The Gentle Barn started in 1999 it is a nonprofit animal farm that has took in over 200 abused animals who lived in horrible conditions before they came to Gentle Barn. Though Ellie had no real training this special gift she has was able to bring the life and spirit back to the animals. Her experiences as a child and when she felt bad inside the animals always would bring peace to her. She knew she could help special needs children by sharing the bad things that happened to the animals to the children who had also had terrible things happen to them. As the children came and related with the animals she could see special things happening. As all this time was passing other blessings came into Ellie's life. I do not want to give away too much of the book. But a couple hints could not hurt, a special partner and baby are just a couple of the joyous things that came along. The book is written so well I felt as I was there in the barnyard among the animals smelling the hay and getting a hug from the cow Buddha. This book made a big impact on my life. By learning how milk is produced now I drink soy. I also stay away from meat. I hope one day to go. Please check out the Gentle Barns web site at http://www.gentlebarn.org/
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