Today's KDD: Amazing Gracie: A Dog's Tale, by Dan Dye. Normally $10.95, now $1.99!

82% off, today only! 248 pages. 272 of 278 reviews, four stars and above.

I picked this one up a while back but haven't read it yet; seeing it as the Kindle Daily Deal has made me move it to the top of the to be read stack.

Amazon reviewer Kathy Cooper says "This is a book that all dog lovers will enjoy. The author made Gracie come alive on the pages, and I loved her too by the end of the book. He had other dogs but Gracie was special. This is probably true for most people. In my life there have been many wonderful dogs that I loved, but there was a dalmatian that was my special childhood friend. The book is also the humble story of a successful business and how it grew from a pebble to a rock in a new industry."

It was love at first sight. Amid the frenzied barking and prancing of a house full of Great Danes, one pup was shivering in the corner. Gracie. But when Dan Dye reached her, she struggled to her feet like a clumsy foal, raised her forehead to his, and announced, as clearly as if she had actually spoken the words, You know I'm the one. Now get me outta here!

By turns funny, moving, tender, and inspiring, Gracie's tale is a treat for every dog lover. There is Gracie's first morning, racing around Dan in the snowy yard. Gracie's first determination to prove to her step-sisters, Dottie the Dalmatian and Sarah the Black Lab, that she's one of the girls. Gracie's defiant romance with a pint-size charmer named Byron, a Boston Terrier from the wrong side of the fence.

Then born of necessity, the eureka moment: When Gracie's delicate constitution starts turning into anorexia, Dan teaches himself how to cook, and in three days is baking her the cookies that will spur her appetite, launch Three Dog Bakery, and transform their lives forever.

Courage. Compassion. Kindness. Soul. Tenacity. And joy, above all, joy. These qualities Gracie possessed in abundance, and shared with everyone, human or canine, who had the good fortune to cross her path.

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Happy Reading!