Leisure Lane Book Store

On this page you will find my original novellas and stories.

If you are a publisher or production company interested in my work you may contact me through my Licensing/Contact page.

Thank you for stopping by.  You’re welcome to stroll along Leisure Lane, and discover some other wonderful and exciting things.

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(New!  Coming Soon on Kindle)

River Runs Deep

by Marianne Coyne
copyright©2017

Artist and part-time grocery employee, Catherine Donahue, is left feeling even more frustrated and disheartened after a drastic change disrupts her already frazzled life. For years, she had faith things would get better, yet they seem to be getting worse. But when Catherine rediscovers a long-ago cherished gift hidden under the chaos of her once organized drawers, a secret memory transports her back 23 years to a college, a pow-wow, and Sam – a young Mohawk, who made a single weekend last a lifetime.

As the days ahead bring synchronized hints of Native American connections across Catherine’s path, she ponders their significance. Is there a possibility she might chance upon her long-lost, beloved weekend companion – or is she indulging in a frivolous fantasy? And could the coincidence of her newly acquired painting commission hold the key to happiness and a lasting chance at love – or ultimately, to another disappointment?

 

 

 

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The Christmas Pin Society

by Marianne Coyne
copyright©2006

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?  Can all things work together for good? Is the kingdom of Heaven still in their midst?

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.

Below are just a few of the wonderful things people are saying about the book. 

Unsolicited comments
(from test readers)

“I LOVE THIS STORY! I wish it didn’t have to end.  I’d love to read anything you wrote”.  Deborah W.

“I LOVED this story…Puts such hope and peace in my heart…Can we start our own?”  Annette W.

“Your book is getting out the true meaning of Christmas”.   Brenda S.

“This was such a fun journey!!!  I found it difficult to wait to [read] the ending of the story”.  Cindy M.

“Beautiful story!  Blessings…”  Patricia G.

“This is very GOOD!”  Linda R.

“I am now wearing one of my beautiful pins thanks to this story…”  S. M.

“A moving story…truly wonderful and thought provoking…Marianne is truly a blessed and anointed woman of God”.  Adrienne C.

“It was very good!  If this book is for sale I would like to buy it”.  Barbara J.

” This was a really good story!  I couldn’t put it down because I kept wanting to see what was going to happen to with the boy and the other characters”.  Michael S.

(Comments from book buyers)

“Marianne, I LOVED your book!  It was so well written…you did an excellent job.  I’m reading it again”.   Sally P. (click Sally’s name to read more).

“I really liked the story.  The characters were very likeable and relate-able…I found it difficult to put down.   I’ve bought 3 more books, and I’m going to give them as gifts with a Christmas pin”.  Denise P.

“It’s such a sweet story, Marianne.  I enjoyed reading it…you’re such a talented person”.  Sandra B.

“Dear Marianne, this morning right after breakfast I went to collect the last few days mail, and there in my mailbox was your package.  I went back into the house, poured myself a nice cup of delicious and healthy Kombucha Green Decaf. Tea, opened up your package, saw your lovely book cover and started reading…never stopped!  I read it right through and was so impressed a re-read was in order.  Heartiest Congratulations!!  It is FANTASTIC!!!”   Tom M.

“I went to bed reading ‘The Christmas Pin Society’ book and woke up early this morning to finish it… I enjoyed every line and paragraph and was captured in its circle of blessed love and giving bond of friendship. Within the myriad of black and white type, there was a shining kaleidoscope colour of faith, love and a light of hope for all of us, a beautiful message and a wonderful achievement by a truly talented woman.”  Yvette S.

  KINDLE VERSION

  3 gray border “…Powerful, well-written story…Excellent book I most heartily recommend!” Don Kidwell, Amazon Top 1000 Reviewer

The Christmas Pin Society is available on Amazon Kindle.  Click here to order.  Also, Kindle Gift Giving is available on order page.  If you have read the book please feel free to leave a comment on my Amazon page.  It would be quite helpful to me and to prospective customers.

If you do not have a kindle reader, but would like to read from your PC, or other reading app. click on Free Kindle Apps.

KINDLE VERSION

page2 cover design 2The Heart of Annie…The Strength of God

by Marianne Coyne
copyright©2013


“…Marianne Coyne does her usual great writing in this novel based upon a true story…truly a stirring story that will be enjoyed by all generations of readers.” Thomas Michaels, Amazon review quote.

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. Annie is awakened to the fact 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.

The Heart of Annie…The Strength of God is available on Amazon Kindle.  Click here to order.  Also, Kindle Gift Giving is available on order page.  If you have read the book please feel free to leave a comment on my Amazon page.  It would be quite helpful to me and to prospective customers.

If you do not have a kindle reader, but would like to read from your PC, or other reading app. click on Free Kindle Apps.

The Enchanted Dance cover - Author ofThe Enchanted Dance: a fairy tale
(a short story)

by Marianne Coyne
copyright©2008

“I like the way that it has an inspiring female character… I wish that this tale had music… this female heroine is similarly inspiring!” SoFreshSoClean, Amazon review quote.

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 .

The Enchanted Dance: a fairy tale is available on Amazon Kindle.  Click here to order.  Also, Kindle Gift Giving is available on order page.  If you have read the book please feel free to leave a comment on my Amazon page.  It would be quite helpful to me and to prospective customers.

If you do not have a kindle reader, but would like to read from your PC, or other reading app. click on Free Kindle Apps.

Cover with Border The Empty, Little Stocking: a Christmas Tale
(a short story)

by Marianne Coyne
copyright©2014

“Lovely story timely for all people. I recommend you make reading this little book a tradition during the holidays in your home. Your family will be entertained while learning what really should fill their stockings and their hearts.”  Kathleen, Amazon review quote.

A 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.

The Empty, Little Stocking: a Christmas Tale is available on Amazon Kindle.  Click here to order.  Also, Kindle Gift Giving is available on order page.  If you have read the book please feel free to leave a comment on my Amazon page.  It would be quite helpful to me and to prospective customers.

If you do not have a kindle reader, but would like to read from your PC, or other reading app. click on Free Kindle Apps.

Cover design The Turbulent Tongue
(a short story)

by Marianne Coyne
copyright©2012

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A long time ago, in Italy, there lived an incessant gossip. She was very proud of her articulate craft, which made her feel very important, until one day…

I don’t want to spoil the tale. See for yourself how the Divine Will deals with her unfavorable habit.

The Turbulent Tongue is available on Amazon Kindle.  Click here to order.  Also, Kindle Gift Giving is available on order page.  If you have read the book please feel free to leave a comment on my Amazon page.  It would be quite helpful to me and to prospective customers.

If you do not have a kindle reader, but would like to read from your PC, or other reading app. click on Free Kindle Apps.

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The Gardener of My Soul
by Marianne Coyne
copyright©2015

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This book contains the intimate collection of the prayers, dialogues, and revelations of a soul survivor, which were written during the wooing of the beloved by its Divine Lover. Its intent is two-fold: to help the reader understand the beautiful, yet sometimes daunting process of the mystical union; and to realize that when the wooing has ended the soul should not fret, for the marriage has begun – a time of trust and new heights of ones spirit. The Gardener of My Soul is for those who have experienced the yearning of spirit, for those going through the process of mystical awakening to Love, and for the soul who is curious about its belonging – it is for all lovers.

The Gardener of My Soul is available on Amazon Kindle.  Click here to order.  Also, Kindle Gift Giving is available on order page.  If you have read the book please feel free to leave a comment on my Amazon page.  It would be quite helpful to me and to prospective customers.

If you do not have a kindle reader, but would like to read from your PC, or other reading app. click on Free Kindle Apps.

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The Penelope Pumperschnook Storybook/paper doll Series
by Marianne Coyne
copyright©2011

Penelope Pumperschnook is a sweet, imaginative 6 year old, who learns a lot from her young life’s experiences.  There are 5 stores already written.  There will be a paper doll page featuring Penelope and the clothes she wears at the end of each of the Penelope Pumperschnook stories.

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Marianne
    Dec 03, 2014 @ 18:35:52

    Hello, Mary…thank you for visiting. I’m sorry to say that I don’t have any of my books on hand. At the moment, what I have published, is on Amazon Kindle. They are e-books to download onto your kindle, smartphones, tablets, or computer.

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