Wednesday, August 12, 2020

My Blog's 10th Year Birthday Bash: Deborah Raney's book giveaway


Welcome to the 12th day of my blog's birthday bash!

Please welcome my author friend Deborah Raney.


She's here to give away one of her books!


Enter the book giveaway contest via the Rafflecopter widget the end of this blog post. Only residents of the USA are eligible to receive a signed paperback copy of this author's books. International residents will only receive ebook copies due to costs of mailing books outside of the USA.

Let's learn a little bit more about Deborah and her book ...


Author Bio:

Deborah Raney's first novel, A Vow to Cherish, inspired the World Wide Pictures film of the same title and launched Deb’s writing career. Twenty-five years and thirty-five books later, she's still creating stories that touch hearts and lives. 

Her novels have won RWA's RITA Award, the ACFW Carol Award, the National Readers Choice Award, and the HOLT Medallion. She is also a three-time Christy Award finalist. 

Deb is a recent transplant to Missouri, having moved with her husband, Ken Raney, from their native Kansas to be closer to kids and grandkids. They love road trips, Friday garage sale dates, and breakfast on the screened porch overlooking their wooded backyard.

Visit Deb on the Web at www.deborahraney.com.

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Back Cover Blurb for Deborah's book:



Phylicia thought life was passing her by, but maybe this was love’s plan all along ...

At twenty-nine, Phylicia Chandler put her life on hold to care for her dying mother with her sisters, Joanna and Britt. Now Mom is gone and their father stuns them all by running off with a woman young enough to be their sister. 


Life is moving forward all around her, but Phylicia feels stuck—until her father’s protégé, Quinn Mitchell, presents the sisters with an intriguing business opportunity to purchase a trio of cottages just outside of Langhorne, Missouri. Joanna and Britt are convinced the three of them should launch a vacation rental venture, but Phylicia remains skeptical.

To complicate matters, Quinn soon finds himself falling hard for Phylicia. But how can he pursue this beautiful, talented woman twelve years his junior when she’s still reeling over her father’s hasty engagement to a younger woman? 

Quinn is determined to give Phylicia her happily-ever-after. But first, he must help her come to terms with her discovery of long-held family secrets and persuade her that true love can transcend their differences.

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45 comments:

  1. My husband of 48 years. We enjoy most of the same things and enjoy each other's company. He has given me the gift of 3 children who have given us wonderful grandchildren. What more could a woman want?

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  2. My family is my reason to breathe. Next week, I am gaining a son-in-law.

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    1. Wonderful! Congrats on that new son-in-law. We have two that are princes!

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  3. This is a tough question! Because ultimately Jesus is my only reason I breathe. But earthly, my husband and three children are why I do what I do!

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  4. My reason to breathe is probably my love for and from my family. Although, yesterday a couple of my grandkids and I were having a conversation re why we were here on earth and I reminded them we were here to bring glory to God. So that definitely is part of my answer too.

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    1. WISE beyond their years are your grandchildren!

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  5. Jesus and my family

    eclitton at gmail dot com

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  6. Happy Birthday, a big milestone for a blog!!!

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  7. Hah! Now I read what I'm supposed to comment about! My "reason to breathe", aside from the grace and mercy of God, would be my grandchildren. I never realized how much fun it would be to have them, and now that they're all getting older it's so neat to watch them develop their personalities!

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    1. I'm with you there, Connie. Our oldest grandson turned 14 and we're LOVING getting to know the wonderful young man he is!

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  8. God is my reason to breathe! After Him, it would be my grandchildren! jarning67(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. <3 I'm sensing a theme here! And I agree!

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  9. My grandkids and my son I love them so much and they are in Ca and I am in Ia and we try to get out every other year and this was our year but not so now bar any emergency we are going out next year driving again but this time taking 2 weeks as we rushed last time. stay safe peggy clayton ptclayton2 at aol.com

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    1. It's so hard to be so far from beloved family. We moved to Missouri to be near our daughters, but our sons and 4 of our 10 grandkids still live too far away. :(

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  10. My reason to breathe is my youngest granddaughter. sarahmom335@yahoo.com

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  11. That's such a beautiful cover. My sons are my reason.

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    1. Thanks, Nancy. I was thrilled when I first saw that cover. The newest book has a gorgeous cover too.

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  12. Love the cover, my parents who are in their 80's still live in the same house for who knows how long now the truth be known neither one of them can remember themselves on how long it's been, anyhow we had not seen each other in over 30 years because of the kind of work that I did kept me from being able to see them every so often and so when this Covid19 made itself known to the world I decided to leave my life as I knew it for the past 30+ years and without letting them know it I set out and drove from the East coast to California to where they live and I showed up at there door and when they answered their door they would not let me in because after 30+ years of not seeing them they did not recognize their own son plus the fact that both are in the there 80's probably contributed to their not recognizing me as well in fact I almost did not recognize them myself, anyhow they finally did remember who I was and the tears and hugs and the holding of each others bodies tightly began and it's been 7 months now with me taking care of them so they do not chance getting out and catching Covid19 and to make a long story short they are the reason that I Breath, I breath to feed them, I breath to make sure that they get to there Dr's appointments and so they can get their meds, I Breath to make sure that they Breath and if not for the Covid19 I most likely would have never came out to make sure that they both were ok and to finish this up we are all three ok as we have been re-energized with Life and Hope, to Breath!

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  13. I've heard a lot of silver linings to this COVID-19, but yours is one of the most touching and special yet, Robert! Thank you SO much for sharing!

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  14. As an asthmatic, I actually think about breathing ... a lot. God and family are my reasons to breathe. Nothing original there. But the health struggles of the past decade have taught me to breathe not because of what I do but because of who I am and Whose I am, especially on days when all I do is ... breathe.

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    1. Kim, I suffered from asthma as a child and even though I "outgrew" it when I hit puberty, I still remember what it was like to struggle for every breath! My heart goes out to you!

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  15. Oh, I thank GOD every morning when I get up for another beautiful day. I just love living to serve OUR LORD in my home with my dear family, my church and our community.

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    1. Ah, the blessings of ordinary everyday life with God!

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  16. First and foremost it is God and then my family. God gives me life and a purpose and through my loved ones I get to put into practice what God has given me.

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    1. I think sometimes I take for granted what a privilege it is to have PURPOSE in life. Thanks for the reminder, Sonnetta!

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  17. Jesus! I owe Him and God everything.

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    1. I am so grateful that God sets us in families...whether by birth or by His design.

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    1. I'm seeing a theme here...and I couldn't agree more!

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  20. Wow, this sounds like an interesting book!

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  21. My reason to breathe is my faith and my family. I am blessed beyond measure.
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com
    Merry

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  22. I couldn't agree more! Faith and family are the best blessings.

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