It's hard to know who's in more need of rescuing: Grace, the titular golden retriever, or Lila, recovering from being shot during a rampage in her San Francisco office.
Yet, this unlikely pair winds up sharing quarters during Lila's recovery. Lila, having been bitten by a dog in her youth, is terrified of Grace. Grace, for her part, is recovering from abuse and is terrified of everyone.
Lila works on her art while Grace, and handsome neighbor Adam, work on Lila's heart.
I loved the author's voice in this book, as she gave life to Lila's inner world: sometimes humorous, sometimes tragic. The narrative of watching both a human and a dog recover from PTSD was thoroughly enjoyable.