A Search For Love Inspired

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A Search For Love

I searched for love in East and West.
I searched and searched, but found no rest.

I searched for love I read in lore;
The kind that lasts forever more.

I thought that it would quench my soul.
Alas, it was a shallow goal.

For all my quest ne’er did I find
That kind of love in all mankind,

‘Till I did search in one last place,
And found it resting in God’s grace.

copyright©2004 Marianne Coyne

Hello friends,

My blogger friend, Ronovan, from Ronovan Writes recently wrote an interesting post about “Love”…not the I-love-you-today-but-forgot-you-tomorrow kind of love, but the real, grounded, perfect kind of love – the God kind of Love.

His post reminded me of a poem I wrote quite a few years back, and so I decided to post it today.  It was a time in my life when God wooed me back to Him in, well, a way only He could do.  And this Eternal Love was revealed to me in a splendid way.

Thank you for strolling by today.  It’s always a pleasure when you visit Leisure Lane.

Until next time, may happy days abound!


Note:  The above image, “Patience”, is an oil painting by Marianne Coyne.  All rights reserved.

Christmas Pin Winner

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Starts Today! Kindle Countdown Deal and Christmas Pin Giveaway

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With only three weeks ‘till Christmas, and feeling the tugs of nostalgia, Emma Perrillo ponders her once tightly knit group of friends.  With a tug at her heart and the hope of what could be restored, Emma embarks on a journey of love that will raise many questions.  Will her friends find their way back?  Will a little boy’s childhood have a second chance? Armed with only hope and a collection of Christmas Pins, will the disbanded women be witness to the fruition of  dreams come true before Christmas?  Can God take a mustard seed in a small, ordinary town like their beloved Evergreen, and create big, extraordinary things?

A heartwarming story of hope, faith, and love,  The Christmas Pin Society is sure to be an inspiration to its readers for years to come.

Stop by Leisure Lane Bookstore to read all about The Countdown deal and Giveaway!

I’d like to say Thank You to all of my new Leisure Lane and Leisure Lane Bookstore followers and visitors!  You are always welcome here.

Until next time, may happy days abound!

Marianne ♥

Ronovan Writes and People Read

ronovan_1411604984_3  Hello everyone!  I’m excited to tell you about Ronovan; author, poet, blogger, humorist, and an all-around interesting guy.

I met him on Twitter (oh, yes, I finally took the plunge).  His blog is called Ronovan Writes, and it’s got some very interesting articles and pages attached.  So swing by and take a look.  You might find a poem that moves you, a book you must read, a thought you cannot help but ponder…or a chuckle or two to brighten your day.  Either way, your day will be the better for it.

AND…If you’re a writer, you’ll definitely find some great tips and ideas here.  If you’re not a writer, you may just be inspired to become one.

Thank you for strolling by Leisure Lane today.  Come back and visit anytime, and bring a friend.  Strolls are often more fun with someone to share them with.

Until next time, may happy days abound!


Kindle Count Down Deal and Christmas Pin Giveaway!

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Hello friends and book fans!  Stop by Leisure Lane Bookstore and read all about it!

Until next time, may happy days abound!

Marianne ♥

Just in Time for Christmas!!

Cover with BorderA little, Christmas stocking, disappointed in Christmases past, longs to be filled with the wonderful things that other stockings are filled with. As the light from the dying embers casts its last glow upon the Christ child in the crèche, the little stocking begins a humble request. He asks God to fill him with wonderful things, too. But as midnight approaches the little stocking’s prospects seem as dim as ever. On this Christmas Eve, however, the empty, little Christmas stocking discovers gifts more wonderful than he could possibly imagine. This story is a timeless message for “children” of every age.

Hello everyone…thank you for visiting me here at Leisure Lane.  I hope you find something that interests you.

I’m happy to announce that my Christmas tale, The Empty, Little Stocking, is now on Amazon Kindle, just in time for the holidays!!  Such a sweet way to begin your Christmas season.  And they make perfect holiday gifts on someones new kindle.

Until next time, may happy days abound!


“The Enchanted Dance” Now on Kindle

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The daughter of a poor cobbler, Lijuan’s beauty and grace captivates the heart of her village. But when a curse befalls her will she persevere, or fall victim to its power? The Enchanted Dance is a tale of courage and love, full of spirit and emotion. Step, if you dare, into its pages. Lijuan will captivate your heart, and hold it in the timelessness of her embrace.

Hello friends!

I am happy to announce that one of my tales, The Enchanted Dance, is now on Kindle!  It’s been very busy this holiday season, and while waiting for The Heart of Annie to be completed, I decided to upload a story already willing and able to charm and intrigue.  You are just a click away from enchantment!


If you don’t have a Kindle, don’t fret, you can download a free app for your smartphones, ipads, tablets, or computers right there. And you can also give it as a gift.  It’s all there on the Amazon page.

The Enchanted Dance is a short fictional tale, inspired by a beautiful dance performance by Ma Li and Zhai Xiaowei.

Thank you for joining me here today.  I hope your day is full of delight.  Until next time, may happy days abound!

Marianne ♥

Note:  Picture from vintageprintable.com

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