A family’s old, beloved dog takes a final road trip to help his people find forgiveness and healing.
Meg Gorton finds herself alone and lonely in Florida. Three years earlier, she packed what she could fit into her sister’s car, told her husband, Gary, where he could find her, and asked him to take care of Moses, their beloved black Labrador. For years, she’d tried to talk Gary into moving away from their home in Woodstock, Virginia. They both needed a fresh start after a painful loss and when their grandson Troy graduates from high school, Meg knows it’s time. But Meg also knows that if she wants a new beginning, she’ll have to do it alone. Now, with some looming health issues, Meg has a plan to finally bring Gary to Gulf Breeze.
Gary wasn’t able to move on the same way Meg did. Haunted by the family’s tragedy, and painfully aware of his guilt because he feels so responsible, he’s stuck with nothing but a gig as owner and driver of the bus for his local minor league baseball team. And, of course, he still thinks about the day his wife drove away. At least he still has Moses, who is always willing to listen when Gary talks about his regrets and all the things he should have done differently.
Everything changes when Meg writes Gary a letter with a surprise request. She wants him to bring Moses to Florida so she can see Moses one last time. Gary is reluctant to go, but Troy loves the idea and suggests they could even travel together on Gary’s bus. Along the way, Gary takes a detour to visit Troy’s ex-girlfriend, Grace—the one who got away. Gary might not know how to fix things with his wife, but he knows he doesn’t want Troy to make the same mistakes he did.
Although Moses is just a dog, he’s very observant. He knows things—like that Gary hasn’t been the same since Meg left, Troy is hiding something, and Grace’s fingers smell like bacon. It doesn’t take long for Moses to learn they are going on a road trip to see Meg. He misses her and senses Gary’s loneliness. He also knows he’s an old dog and that his time is near, but there are still important things only he can do.
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