Introspective Autumn


“I really love Autumn! A time for introspection, cozy thoughts, cozy feelings, baked aromas, and tea.” Marianne Coyne

Good day, friends,

Take some time today to indulge in one of the above…..with an inspiring scripture on your lips – your soul will thank you.

Until next time, may happy days abound!


Note:  The above image is a detail from the original oil painting, With the Within, by Marianne Coyne.

D.G. Kaye’s Awesome New Book

Good morning, everyone, and welcome to Leisure Lane.  I’d like to also give a warm welcome to my new follower.

I have a couple of wonderful things to share with you today.

You know, mothers are suppose to be loving, nurturing, and full of compassion – especially to their own children.  I had a wonderful relationship with my mother.  She was warm, generous, lovingly approachable, and to this day I can imagine her sweet humming throughout the house as she folded clothes or prepared a meal.  In fact, most recently, I find myself doing the same, and it always reminds me of her.  She had her flaws, as we all do, and some of them were not attractive.  But for the most part – the part that has left a remarkable impression upon my childhood and adulthood – she was, for me, the best.

Unfortunately, not everyone has had an experience like mine.  On occasion, I have heard people say that their mother was far from loving, but rather cold and distant, and some, even abusive.  My heart has always hurt for anyone who has had such an experience, and I couldn’t imagine the pain that such a relationship could bring.

D.G. Kaye is an amazing woman, who has journeyed within her soul and found the courage to write about her experience with her emotionally abusive mother.  She most vulnerably opens her heart to take you through her journey of abuse, guilt, and the power she ultimately finds in forgiveness.

If you have ever had a troubling relationship with a parent, or know someone who has, then this book can help you go beyond that experience.


P.S. I Forgive You:A Broken Legacy by D.G. Kaye

“I hurt for her. She wasn’t much of a mother, but she was still my mother.”

Confronted with resurfacing feelings of guilt, D.G. Kaye is tormented by her decision to remain estranged from her dying emotionally abusive mother after resolving to banish her years ago, an event she has shared in her book Conflicted Hearts. In P.S. I Forgive You, Kaye takes us on a compelling heartfelt journey as she seeks to understand the roots of her mother’s narcissism, let go of past hurts, and find forgiveness for both her mother and herself.

After struggling for decades to break free, Kaye has severed the unhealthy ties that bound her to her dominating mother—but now Kaye battles new confliction, as the guilt she harbors over her decision only increases as the end of her mother’s life draws near. Kaye once again struggles with her conscience and her feelings of being obligated to return to a painful past she thought she left behind.


And while you’re at D.G. Kaye’s blog, check out her other books on her side bar, AND her awesome book blurb for my inspirational book, The Gardener of My Soul.  Thank you, Debby!

The Gardener 2

Thank you for strolling by today.  I hope your visit was pleasurable. Come by again soon.  And… Until next time, may happy days abound!


Day After


Day After

Jack O’ Lantern on the curb
Molding from his work absurd,
From keeping ghosts and ghouls at bay
And guiding children on their way.

Giving light through scary face;
A sentinel with noble grace
Lined along the porches many,
Guarding every chocolate penny.

He did his duty for the year,
Giving both a scare and cheer.
I wish he didn’t have to go,
But it’s time – I know, I know.

I wish I could go back a day,
Reliving all the fun and play.
The trick-or-treating and the laughter.
Alas, it’s Halloween – day after.

Marianne Coyne copyright 11/2/16

Good day, everyone.  I hope you enjoy this poem.  I was inspired to write this on a walk, as I came upon a poor Jack O’ Lantern on the curb waiting for the garbage truck.  He had seen better days.  Unfortunately, I didn’t have my camera with me, so had to borrow a photo.

Enjoy a fabulous weekend!  Until next time, may happy days abound!


Note: The above photo is from The Bulb Shoppe & Gardens

Nook Versions Are Available!

cover 3Good day, Again!  Not long after posting my last post, three of my books became available in Barnes and Noble nook! I still have one more to download there, and then I’ll be caught up and ready to continue my newest novella, River Runs Deep. 

In the meantime, if you have a nook, or know someone who does, feel free to enjoy some pre-Christmas delight.  The three available books are:  The Christmas Pin Society (A holiday novella), The Heart of Annie…The Strength of God, and The Empty Little Stocking (a Christmas Tale)I could use the reviews on Barnes and Noble if anyone is interested in helping in that department.

All of the books are still available on Amazon Kindle.  And you can check those out on my sidebar.

Thank you, again, for stopping by Leisure Lane.  Until next time, may happy days abound!


Nook Versions Coming Soon!

Good day to everyone, and a warm welcome to my new followers!

I hope everyone is enjoying the day.  We are finally experiencing some cooler temperatures in my neck of the woods,  so that’s a blessing.

Just a quick note to let you know that my books will soon be available on B & N nook.  They are being processed at the moment, but I’ll let you know the moment they’re available, so you can spread the word.  In the meantime, my novellas and short stories can still be found on Amazon kindle.  Check out my sidebar for more information.

Thank you for visiting Leisure Lane.  I’m trying my best to be positive despite very bleak work situations, and I hope what you see on my blog raises your positive outlook, too.  Eventually, all things hidden come to light, and there is always hope for better days.

Until next time, may happy days abound!


Twilight in Autumn


Twilight in Autumn

There’s something lovely about twilight in autumn; the stillness, the serenity of it seems to penetrate into the heart.  As the last glow of day dims, and the shadows recede into nothingness, a peace enters in.  O, that peace that delights the soul and gives evidence that God is near, willing to hear our deepest desires and to share something from His heart with ours.

How strange then is the irony of a loneliness which wells up within.  Perhaps from memories of days long gone, or the silent wish of reliving those moments – a hug, a laugh, a shared dream.  A sigh wisps away from slightly smiling lips and awakens one to the present moment.

Ah, twilight in autumn; where mercy surrounds, and the hope of a new day containing all God’s goodness awaits in the wings.  You are a gentle reminder to pray and to breathe, and I cherish you.

Marianne Coyne copyright September 22, 2016


Good day, friends, and welcome to Leisure Lane, with a special welcome to Leisure Lane’s new followers.

I hope the above filled you with the beauty of Autumn.  Perhaps it persuaded you to slow down and take a cup of tea, while you ponder the delights of a new season.  I hope so.  I’m continuing to work on my newest romance book, River Runs Deep.

Thank you for strolling by today.  Until next time, may happy days abound!


Note:  The above image is a detail from the original oil painting, Sheltering Oak, by Marianne Coyne.  All rights reserved.





October, October with pumpkins and spice,
With leaves multicolored like a quilt without price.
With billowed white clouds ‘gainst a sky deepened blue,
I long for crisp breezes brought only by you.

A nip here and there against rosy cheeks,
A walk along meadows, hedgerows, and creeks.
A plaid blanket and basket with goodies inside
For a picnic with you along countryside.

October, October my year seems complete,
As I quietly sit with a book at your feet.
My soul is serene, my heart ardently gay,
As I ponder your beauty in every grand day.

Copyright©2016 Marianne Coyne


Happy October, friends! And until next time, may happy days abound!



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