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Thank you, Liz, for your insightful and extensive review of MY MAINE and its ending, “Finally, I highly recommend My Maine to anyone looking for a constant in tumultuous times. The book will be a comfort.” Thank you, Sally, for sharing Liz’s wonderful review and for introducing us to Sue and her awarding-winning books as well. ~ Bette A. Stevens, Maine author 

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Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

Over the course of the summer months I will be sharing the recommended authors who feature in the Smorgasbord Bookshelf along with their books and a selected review.

The first book today is a poetry collection by Bette A. Stevens – My Maine – Haiku through the seasons.

About My Maine

Inspired by The Pine Tree State—Maine’s diverse landscape, natural beauty, rural communities, and independent people—the author’s 150 haiku poems, along with her photographs, reflect the Maine she knows and loves. Bette A. Stevens’s imagery draws the reader into her world of wonder and delight. My Maine takes readers on a poetic journey through Maine’s four seasons. Whether you’re a native Mainer or from away, Stevens’s short story poems and photographs will resonate.

The collection opens with a haiku tribute, “Maine Pines and People.” The journey continues with the rejuvenating spirit of “Spring Awakenings” and “Summer Songs”; then on to…

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Comments on: "Smorgasbord Bookshelf – Summer Book Fair 2022 – #Poetry Bette A. Stevens, #Children’s #Binmen Sue Wickstead" (30)

  1. Thank you for sharing a wonderful review and a part of your world!!.. glad your book is doing so well and your dreams are coming true!.. your writings bring a rainbow to many peoples cloud… 🙂

    Hope life is all that you wish for it to be and until we meet again..
    May love and laughter light your days,
    and warm your heart and home.
    May good and faithful friends be yours,
    wherever you may roam.
    May peace and plenty bless your world
    with joy that long endures.
    May all life’s passing seasons
    bring the best to you and yours!
    (Irish Saying)

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  2. Congratulations on such a great review, Bette. Toni x

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  3. Beautiful review Bette and congratulations.

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  4. I’m so glad you are getting great reviews on your haiku book. You so well deserve it. I’m glad we had the afternoon with you because we can’t do that drive anymore. Aside from the insane price of gasoline, there’s the insanity of long drives and that we seem to have somehow gotten so much OLDER. How did it happen? Weren’t we almost young a few years ago? Congratulations on your books and let’s hope the world isn’t going to be as awful as I fear. I keep hoping something good will come out of this mess, but it’s hard to hang on to optimism.

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    • Thanks so much for your lovely note, Marilyn. It was wonderful to get together with you and Garry on your last Maine trip. I still feel as though I’ve known you two for years. Year…oh, how they continue to fly by! Dan and I thought nothing of a 12-hour drive from Virginia to Maine twenty years ago. Now an hour’s drive for a medical appointment is exhausting. So grateful for all the years we were able to travel and the wonderful memories we’ve made along the way. Now, it’s time to turn the ‘traveling’ (literally and metaphorically) over to the younger generation. On a wing and a lot of prayers, may they do us all proud! ❤ Blessings and love to you and Garry. xoxo

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  5. Congratulations, Bette 💕

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  6. Bette, this was a fabulous review from Liz! Well deserved!!

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  7. Beautiful and I’m happy to say I have this fabulous book.

    Have a fabulous day and week, Bette. ♥

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  8. Lovely review, Bette! xo

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  9. Congrats on the wonderful review, Bette! I love “My Maine” because it gives me a sense of peace. 💖

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  10. Wonderful review, Bette. Congratulations!❤️

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  11. Thanks for boosting the post Bette ♥

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  12. Congratulations on the well-deserved wonderful book review from Liz. I love your book also, Bette! ❤

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  13. Congratulations on a lovely review Bette 💕☺️

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