More Christmas in July!

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Fifteen year old Annie Salvatore loves the opportunities and excitement of growing up in early 20th century America. Her dream of falling in love and escaping the tradition of an arranged marriage, much as her mother did years ago in Italy, is her future hope. But sometimes life doesn’t give us what we want in the package we had envisioned. As the years pass, Annie discovers that the love in her heart is not enough without strength.

Through life’s joys and woes, Annie’s faith presses her closer toward God. He gently teaches her heart to forgive and to love more deeply, as her spiritual journey unfolds. In surrendering her heart to His strength, Annie discovers the ability to conquer. Step back in time into Annie’s shoes and walk her journey, as it leads her to make one of the most important decisions in her life and the life of another.

Based on a true story of faith, courage, sadness and joy, The Heart of Annie…The Strength of God will uplift, encourage, and entertain you from the first page to the last.

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Good day, friends…

I hope all is well with you today.  We are still in the spirit of Christmas in July (anything to break this heat!) and coming July 13, 2016, The Heart of Annie is going on sale for $.99 until July 20, 2016 for the U.S. region – so mark your calendars for this Kindle Countdown deal.  I’m ending my KDP Select program for a while, as it’s really not doing much for sales with my kindle books.  This way I won’t be bound to Amazon and I can also offer more fun promotions more often.

Cover with BorderThe Empty, Little Stocking still $.99 for the month of July!

May your day be filled with sunshine, no matter the weather, and…

Until next time, may happy days abound!

Marianne

Christmas in July Sale Begins Today!

UPDATE:  This sale has ended…thank you.

Good day, Friends, and a big WELCOME to my new follower!

Thank you for stopping by.  I hope you are all enjoying a delightful day.

The Gardener of My Soul free book download has ended, and I’d like to say ‘thank you’ to everyone.  I hope you enjoy it.

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Well, it’s another hot one today, so a perfect day to kick off the Christmas in July Sale you’ve marked on your calendars.

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The Christmas Pin Society will be on a Kindle Countdown for the US and UK as follows:

July 1 – July 8, 2016 from 8 a.m. – 12 a.m. PST for the US

July 1 – July 8,2016 from 8 a.m. – 12 a.m. GMT for the UK 

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And the Christmas tale, The Empty, Little Stocking will be offered for $.99 during this duration.  Two great reads to cool off your summer, and to share with family and friends again at Christmas!

Thank you for joining me here at Leisure Lane.  Please feel welcome to stroll around to your heart’s content.

Until next time, may happy days abound!

Marianne ♥

Christmas in July Book Sale

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Good day, Friends,

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you are all enjoying a delightful day.

It’s hot and humid in my neck of the woods – temperatures and humidity soaring!  When you go outside here, it’s so humid that trying to get anything out of your pocket with damp hands is a sticky chore.  So on that note, I am most grateful for air conditioning – truthfully, it really does go down in my gratitude journal. I don’t take it for granted.

On that note:  Mark your calendars because things are about to cool off with a special Christmas in July book sale.  The Christmas Pin Society will be on a Kindle Countdown for the US and UK as follows:

July 1 – July 8, 2016 from 8 a.m. – 12 a.m. PST for the US

July 1 – July 8,2016 from 8 a.m. – 12 a.m. GMT for the UK 

And the Christmas tale, The Empty, Little Stocking will be offered for $.99 during this duration.  Two great reads to cool off your summer.

The Gardener 2And just a reminder – today is the last day for the FREE download of The Gardener of My Soul.

Thank you for joining me here at Leisure Lane.  Please feel welcome to stroll around to your heart’s content.

Until next time, may happy days abound!

Marianne

River Runs Deep – Chapter Two Excerpt

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Good day, friends…

I’d like to welcome my new follower, and I hope you all enjoy your visits here.

I’m continuing to write my third book, River Runs Deep, a romantic fiction, though the foundation for the story is based on truth.  Final editing will be done upon completion of the book.  A new excerpt is as follows:

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Lindsey knocked on the back door leading into the kitchen.  Catherine opened the door with a paring knife still in her hands.

“Ooo, bad night?  That’s not the answer, Catherine” Lindsey said, looking at the knife in Catherine’s hand.

“Stop!” Catherine retorted.  “I was just slicing some pears for our breakfast.  Actually, I slept better than I have in a while.” After pouring the hot water into the tea mugs, she layered the pear slices in a circle along the edge of a dish, and put some almonds in the center.  Lindsey noticed the beaded headband on the counter.  Excerpt from River Runs Deep Chapter 2 

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Also, just a reminder that there is one more day remaining to download The Gardener of My Soul for free – the free offer ends June 26, 2016.  If you are interested click the book cover image.

Thank you for stopping by Leisure Lane today.  I hope your day is full of joy.  And until next time, may happy days abound!

Note: The above excerpt and image are the property of Marianne Coyne and Leisure Lane.  Please do not copy or use without permission from the the author.  Thank you.

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Offer ends June 26, 2016

Good day to all my readers, and welcome to my new follower…

I am happy to announce The Gardener of My Soul is FREE – June 22 thru June 26, 2016.  Tell your friends and family!  Simply go to Amazon and download your copy or send as a gift.

I hope you are enjoying the beginning of these summer days – stay cool and refreshed in your body and soul, remembering that every good thing comes from above.  Rejoice in this day, which God has made, and lean into Him for all your needs.  Remember to think with gratitude on your blessings past and present.  This will keep you open for future blessings to come your way.

Until next time, may happy days abound!

Marianne

Note:  A review on Amazon is greatly appreciated – thank you!

Ordinary IS Extraordinary by Joanne Cain

Good day readers, and thank you for stopping by today.

If you’ve ever perused my sidebar on Worth Viewing, you may have noticed a blog called, Katherine’s Daughter.  If you’ve never visited Joanne Cain’s blog, I suggest you do.  You will find wonderful posts to lift your day.

She is also the author of her first book, ordinary IS extraordinary, which you can find on Amazon in kindle and paperback format.  I was blessed enough to receive a copy of her paperback book, and I thoroughly enjoyed it!  I had a hard time putting it down.  I started it in the morning, but had to attend to other things.  That afternoon I picked it up again and finished it.  It spoke to me on many levels, and I believe it will do that to every reader in some way or another. I have left a review on Amazon, which I will share with you here.

I kindly received a free copy of Joanne Cain’s book via mail.  I’ve been a follower of Joanne’s blog, Katherine’s Daughter, for some years now, and I’ve always admired the charming way she has of using words to make ordinary life experiences extraordinary.  She repeats her wonderful style in her first book, where her vulnerability is shared with the reader .  She takes you on a journey of inner struggles, as she learns to conquer them, while acquiring the answers to living a simpler and easier life. Her style of writing flows easily, making for a quick read, but I suggest that you take your time with Ordinary IS Extraordinary in order to digest the life lessons, spiritual growth, and self-awakening gems within its covers. I believe everyone who reads this book will relate to something in it and gain something from it.  I did.   I thoroughly enjoyed Joanne’s first book and hope she has plans for a second one.

 

If you haven’t already read Joanne’s book, you can check it out here:  https://www.amazon.com/Ordinary-Extraordinary-Reframing-Purpose-Gratitude/dp/1497437989

I hope your day is filled with extraordinary blessings!  And until next time, may happy days abound!
Marianne

River Runs Deep – Chapter 1 Excerpt

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Good day to all my friends, and welcome to my new followers.

As you may know from my last post, I am in the process of writing a new book.  River Runs Deep is a romantic fiction, though the foundation for the story is based on truth.  To keep myself disciplined in its completion and for the sake of peeking interest, I will, on occasion, post snippets of the story. The above image is simply a visual for the sake of the excerpts, and may or may not be part of the book’s cover.  Final editing will be done when the book is complete.  I hope you enjoy it.

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A strange feeling went through her heart, as she pulled out the object from under the silky pile.  It was a yellow and brown beaded headband with supple, worn leather ties at each end.  Catherine looked at it with fondness as she carried it. . .to her bed and sat down on the edge. 

“Sam”, she whispered softly, and was suddenly transported back 25 years in her memory to a college, a pow-wow, and a young Mohawk who made a single weekend last a lifetime.  Excerpt from River Runs Deep, Chapter 1

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Thank you for stopping by Leisure Lane.  I hope you enjoyed your visit. May your day be filled with peace and prosperity.

Until next time, may happy days abound!

Marianne

Note: The above excerpt and image are the property of Marianne Coyne and Leisure Lane.  Please do not copy or use without permission from the the author.  Thank you.

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