Friday, February 28, 2020

New Cover ~ Sara's Promise!

New cover alert!

I'm so excited to share that there is a brand new gorgeous cover for an old favorite:

Sara's Promise

I just love this new cover created by
Deborah at Tugboat Design.

If you haven't already read this 
heartfelt story,
I hope you will give it a try. 

Book Description:

Do you believe in soul mates?

William Grafton had the perfect life with his lovely wife, Sara, and two wonderful children. But one day his perfect forever was shattered when Sara died suddenly, leaving him alone to raise his children and wonder how he would ever get through life without his soul mate. Five years later, he finds himself looking into a familiar pair of blue-green eyes that remind him of Sara. The woman is the exact opposite of his late wife, yet he’s drawn to her. But after a few strange occurrences, he begins to wonder–are these just coincidences or has his Sara come back to him as she once promised in the form of this new woman?  

Annie Paxton doesn't believe in soul mates or fate. She had watched her father die of a broken heart after her mother passed away and has since cast away any fairy tale ideas of love. Then she meets the man who has been haunting her dreams and she begins to see love in a whole new light. But her dream man is still tied to his deceased wife, and Annie doesn't know if he will ever be able to break away from his past. As strange occurrences unfold, Annie wonders if William could ever truly love her for herself and not for the traits that remind him of Sara.

Were William and Annie brought together by fate, coincidence, or by Sara keeping her promise.

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What readers are saying about Sara's Promise:

"With a realistic cast of characters who come alive and jump off the pages; a richly detailed and descriptive setting along the Oregon seaside; and a simply inspirational storyline that will have the reader experiencing the full gamut of emotions, Sara's Promise is a tenderhearted story of love that will touch your heart and soul, and will resonate with you long after the last page has been read." ~ Kathleen Higgins-Anderson - Jersey Girl Book Reviews

"Sara's Promise is a wonderful story that I just got lost in. Deanna writes such warm, beautiful words that makes one just keep reading and reading. I did not want to put the book down, I did not want to leave Sara's world." ~ The Book Bag – Susan Schliecher

"A rather charming love story, which should appeal to incurable romantics in search of a pleasant diversion. ~ Catherine Langrehr, IndieReader

I hope you'll give Sara's Promise a try. :)

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Book Review: And They Called it Camelot by Stephanie Marie Thornton

Book Review

And They Called it Camelot:

A Novel of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis

 Stephanie Marie Thornton

Book Description:

An intimate portrait of the life of Jackie O…
Few of us can claim to be the authors of our fate. Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy knows no other choice. With the eyes of the world watching, Jackie uses her effortless charm and keen intelligence to carve a place for herself among the men of history and weave a fairy tale for the American people, embodying a senator’s wife, a devoted mother, a First Lady—a queen in her own right.
But all reigns must come to an end. Once JFK travels to Dallas and the clock ticks down those thousand days of magic in Camelot, Jackie is forced to pick up the ruined fragments of her life and forge herself into a new identity that is all her own, that of an American legend.

Historical Fiction
Publish Date: March 10, 2020

My 5-Star Review:

Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis was known as a beautiful, educated woman full of grace, dignity, and most of all, who had the strength to survive. From her upbringing in a broken home with a harsh mother, to the debutante, horsewoman, and journalist, the woman who would be known as Jackie married into American royalty when she married Jack Kennedy. What she didn’t know was how that life would take her on a journey of severe heartache, and she’d need all her strength to carry on.

And They Called It Camelot is a wonderful historical novel that follows the life of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy from her meeting with John F. Kennedy and beyond. The reader sees it all in through Jackie’s eyes; her thoughts and feelings throughout the highs and lows of her first marriage, her heartaches, and her triumphs. Through it all, she displays a strength that helps her carry on for herself, and her children. A well-written and intriguing novel that doesn’t whitewash anything about the lives of the Kennedys. I believe anyone who enjoys historical fiction will enjoy this novel.

About the Author:

Stephanie Marie Thornton is the USA Today bestselling author of American Princess and a high school history teacher. She lives in Alaska with her husband and daughter.

Book Review: Eighty and Out by Kim Cano

Book Review

Eighty and Out

Kim Cano

Back in the 1950s, when my younger sister Jeannie and I were kids, we made a pact not to live past age 80.
We'd seen our Aunt Violet waiting to die in the nursing home, and we decided that wouldn't happen to us. We'd live life to the fullest and go out on our own terms.
Little did we know what fate had in store for us.

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My 5-Star Review:

Growing up in the 1950s, Louise and her little sister, Jeannie lived the typical family life with their parents in the busy city of Chicago. But Louise always dreamed of living on a ranch in the southwest and owning horses. She knew that was her destiny. One of the most dreaded things Louise had to do was visit her Aunt Violet in the nursing home. While she thought her aunt was nice, she hated the smell and seeing all the older people just waiting to die. She and Jeannie made a pact: They would live their lives to the fullest and go out on their own terms at eighty. But life doesn’t always go exactly as planned.

Eighty and Out is a well-written novel with interesting characters and a unique storyline. The story begins with the girls as children and follows them throughout their lives. We experience their highs and lows, joyful times, heartaches, and disappointments. Dreams change and sometimes hope fades, but Louise stays strong through it all. It is a heartfelt story that readers of women’s fiction novels are sure to enjoy.

About the Author:

Kim Cano is the author of four women's fiction novels: A Widow Redefined, On The Inside, Eighty and Out, and His Secret Life. Kim has also written a short story collection called For Animal Lovers. 10% of the sale price of that book is donated to the ASPCA® to help homeless pets.

Kim wrote a contemporary romance called My Dream Man under the pen name Marie Solka.

Kim lives in the Chicago suburbs with her husband and cat.

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You might also enjoy A WIDOW REDEFINED by Kim Cano. Read my review here.