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DOG BONE SOUP on kindle 2Celebrate Love Month this year with a hearty helping of DOG BONE SOUP, a novel by Bette A. Stevens. The soup’s simmering and it’s on sale for ONLY 99¢ from February 7th through 14th. Set in the 1950s and 60s, DOG BONE SOUP is the coming-of-age saga of a poor boy growing up in rural New England. In DOG BONE SOUP, you’re sure to discover why “Compassion is such a beautiful thing.” Already have your copy? Please share the news with your friends!

Latest ✰✰✰✰✰ book review:

‘Wow! I don’t know where to start with this story. Every now and then a book comes along that really makes an impression on you. Dog Bone Soup is one of those books. I didn’t grow up in the 1950s, but I didn’t have to because the author put me smack-dab in the middle of them (then later in the 60s).

‘Told from oldest son Shawn’s point-of-view Dog Bone Soup is the tale of the Daniels family. Shawn is bright and intelligent, devoted to his younger siblings and his mother. He’d hold he same regard for his father if the man didn’t go on drinking binges and turn on Shawn’s mother.

‘With a father who is considered the town drunk, and a family forced to eke out a hardscrabble living, Shawn dreams of escaping and one day becoming an Air Force pilot.

‘If this story sounds bleak, it’s far from it. Rather it is a vividly told tale of a family that finds ways to circumvent the poverty in which they live. There is so much heart here—devoted, honorable characters who do what’s necessary to survive. The descriptions and the settings soar off the pages. Read Dog Bone Soup and you’ll know what it feels like to go flying down a hill on your bicycle, hike to the creek to catch fish for dinner, or turn in empty bottles for penny candy. I devoured this book in two nights. Pick it up once and it’s extremely hard to put down. Highly recommended!’ ~Mae Clair, author

If you’ve already read DOG BONE SOUP and enjoyed it, I invite you to share this post. If you haven’t tasted it yet, I invite you to celebrate Love Month by downloading a copy on YOUR AMAZON for only 99¢ from February 7th-14th.


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Comments on: "ONLY 99¢ February 7th-14th: DOG BONE SOUP by Bette A. Stevens" (23)

  1. This book sounds lovely! Thanks for sharing this at Booknificent Thursday on Mommynificent.com this week!


  2. Had my eye on this awhile, Bette. Finally put it in my library. Won’t be right away, but I’ll get to it. Thanks for reminding me! Okay, rest of you–it’s time to commit!


  3. That’s a wonderful review for an absolutely amazing book. Congratulations.


  4. Catherine Townsend-Lyon, Author said:

    Now you should know by now to SHARE these things with your Promoter Pal?? LOL.
    Just added the promo on my Book Promotions Blog Sweets! XOXO

    *Cat* XOXO Hugs 🙂


    • Thanks so much, Cat! YOU ROCK! xoxoxoxoxo… By the way, PURE TRASH is #FREE through FEB 10. (Figured I better share that one so I don’t get in trouble with the boss…) 🙂 ❤

      Liked by 1 person

      • Catherine Townsend-Lyon, Author said:

        LOL.. I will go add that too! Thanks! Much success with this one. Readers need to know BOTH are fantastic reads 🙂 Catherine


  5. A great review and well deserved! Fabulous story — my growing up era, too.


    • Hi, James. Thanks so much for your continuing support. I’m overwhelmed by the encouragement of wonderful author/blogger friends like you. The short stories on your blog are great and I look forward to reading your novels awaiting on my kindle. Have a fantastic week! 🙂

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  6. Readers, do buy this book! It is fabulous!


  7. Reblogged this on Fiction Favorites and commented:
    A great special from a very special author. This was a five star read for me and I’m sure you will love it as well.


  8. After reading your wonderful short story yesterday based upon this book I can’t wait to read this – off to get a copy now! Thank you, Bette – I love your writing!😀


  9. Reblogged this on Poetry by Pamela and commented:
    This was a five star book for me. Now would be a great time to download it!


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