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Giveaway: A Man with Three Great German Shepherds


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After saving a Catholic priest from a knife-wielding lunatic, Dan Martin’s dogs attract national attention with an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. It’s fame and fortune for retired, Navy Warrant Officer Dan – until the IRS targets him for having worked under the table (paid in gold) for a millionaire contractor and tax evader. Dan heads for northern Idaho, hoping a friend can get the government off his back, bringing the story to a stirring climax.

A Man with Three Great German ShepherdsThose who know German Shepherd dogs will enjoy the vivid descriptions of their personalities, habits, and beauty in A Man with Three Great German Shepherds. There is brio in the narrative as Dan mordantly or quizzically observes the world around him. Starting off to enjoy a dog story, readers will find themselves enriched by one man’s adventure catalyzed by his three beautiful, obedient, and faithful animals.

“Mark Butterworth is a natural storyteller, a raconteur whose style is at once artless and utterly riveting . . . You don’t want him to stop. Friends, Gentle Readers all, buy this book. It’s replete with satisfactions, a whole human carnival’s worth. It offers love, laughter, and tears in copious quantities. Read it, love it, and press it on your friends and loved ones. Its author deserves to be read far and wide.”

-Francis Porretto — The Curmudgeon Emeritus of Eternity Road
“I love this book. It is written in a bracing, common man sort of narrative. The book is funny and entertaining. I’ve always been a sucker for a Navy man and dogs – especially German Shepherds.”
– Terresa Monroe-Hailton at The Noisy Room
“If you’re a dog owner or lover you’ll appreciate the detailed descriptions of the dogs, the genuine love of the animals that comes through, and the intense training regimen they underwent. (Heck, if you want to learn how to train dogs this novel is a good place to start.)” 
-Karen Beseth at The Lonely Conservative
A Man with Three Great German Shepherds is available at
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How to Enter

Today’s three giveaway winners will each receive one copy of A Man with Three Great German Shepherds as described above by mail. As always, only those in our e-mail list are eligible to enter, and if you’re not subscribed, you can fix that in five seconds by clicking here. When your first daily digest e-mail arrives, hit reply, type the words “contest entry” in the subject and send (current subscribers can reply to today’s digest). Only one entry per e-mail address please: those attempting to game the system with multiple entries will be disqualified.

We’ll use to select winners, who will be notified by e-mail. Entries will be accepted through midnight Wednesday: please note that this contest is open to residents of the US only.