Happy New Year for 2019

Wishing you all a happy new year and a very healthy, prosperous and blessed 2019. Thank you, my friends, for your visits, your comments, your presence here on Leisure Lane. You have made this past year a blessing, and I am looking forward to many more delightful visits with you while sharing more wonderful things with you in the coming year.

Until next time, may happy days abound!


Note: The above image is by Marianne Coyne 2018.

Pinterest Update: Happy Pins Make a Happy Pinner

All Good WishesHello and welcome, friends!

On July 9th I did a post about my discontent with Pinterest’s promoted pins and how they were clogging up my Pinterest main feed page.  It was called, Pinterest:  Not So Leisurely Anymore.  If you would like to read it, you can click here.  Well, today I’d like to give you a very happy update. 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 I’m all smiles because…

The day after posting the  above mentioned article I logged onto my Pinterest account.  As I scrolled down my main page I saw nary a promoted pin – all the way down to the bottom! No new promoted pins in sight.  I was thrilled and pleasantly surprised.  The next day my main feed page was still clean of unwanted pins.  I have received two, on separate days, since the article, but dealt with them accordingly, and all was well again in Pinterest land.

So, I’m thinking perhaps I only needed to make my voice heard in an honest, yet congenial way to the Power that be, and the situation cleared up.  Or perhaps Pinterest has finally caught up to my feedback.  Either way, and I’d like to think it’s both ways, I am happy to proclaim that my Pinterest experience has returned to its Pincation status

Well, that’s my update.  I’m so happy you decided to stroll by and visit today.  I hope all is well in your neck of the woods, and as the above image suggests, I truly do send you all good wishes.

Until next time, may happy days abound!

Marianne ♥

Hello Newcomers! Get Into the Christmas Mood

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Hello to all my Leisure Lane visitors…I hope you’re having a pleasant day.

First I’d like to welcome my new follower.  Thank you, and I hope you enjoy what you see here.

To all newcomers to Leisure Lane, the Christmas season will be upon us soon, and I know that many of you love to begin decorating and getting into the holiday mood before December.  My novella, The Christmas Pin Society, is a wonderful way to begin your Christmas season.  It’s a heartwarming story of faith, friendship, and love.  It’s a delightful version of what a tiny mustard seed of faith can accomplish.

If you’d like to see more click on Amazon Kindle. You will find the book’s synopsis and some great customer reviews.  If you don’t have a Kindle, don’t fret, you can download a free app for your smartphones, tablets, or computers right there. And you can also give it as a gift.  It’s all there on the Amazon page.

And don’t forget to check out recent posts with excerpts from my second book, The Heart of Annie…The Strength of God, which is in progress.

Whether you’re a new visitor or a repeat visitor, I appreciate your presence.  Thank you for dropping by today.  May your day be filled with love and Light, and…

Until next time, may happy days abound!

Marianne ♥

Thank you for dropping by today.

“The Christmas Pin Society” Free Kindle Promotion

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I’ve been updating my Kindle account by joining Kindle Select, where I get to offer “The Christmas Pin Society” for free for 5 days.  And I decided to jump right in, so from September 4th thru September 8, 2014 you can download the story for FREE!  So if you’ve never read it before, why not take advantage of this offer.

If you don’t have a kindle reader, you can download a free app for your computer or other devices.  Simply click here to see more about it, and to read the synopsis.  If you enjoy the Christmas holiday movies, you’ll love this story.

I’m rather new to the Kindle Select, and it seems all systems are GO, but I’m not sure where the free promotion will show up, because I don’t see it on the main page.  I’m suspecting it will engage during the ordering process.  If not, please let me know.
Update September 4th:  Everything is working fine, so ordering is easy-peasy! 

Thank you for visiting Leisure Lane.  And remember to download “The Christmas Pin Society” for free during this 5 day promotion.  If you do, please leave a review on the Amazon page.  Word of mouth is everything, so tell your friends about it.  It’s a perfect story to wrap yourself in for the holiday seasons, or anytime.

Until next time, may happy days abound!

Marianne ♥




Take A Trip To Evergreen

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Second Edition

Good day, friends,

If you love a good Christmas story, then pack your imagination and take a trip to the town of Evergreen, where you’ll be surrounded by the warmth of friendship, the excitement of dreams, and the joy of witnessing what love can accomplish.

Welcome to Leisure Lane.  It’s exciting here on the Lane because the first prints of the second edition of The Christmas Pin Society just came from the printers.  I just love the new cover with the white spiral binding, which make it so much easier for those of you who like to fold books in half while reading.

This is a perfect time to begin ordering an autographed copy for yourself or friendsa perfect gift accompanied by a charming Christmas pin.  For more information and to order click here.  Also, for international orders, the shipping and handling should now be fixed in Paypal.

Kindle Version and Gift Giving

Also, there is a Kindle version for those of you who prefer to download your favorite stories.  And now you can give The Christmas Pin Society as a Kindle gift, or with the free apps, download it to their computer or ipad.  To give the Amazon Kindle version as a gift just click here and click the “Give as a Gift” button on the right in the green order square.

If you’d like to read Chapter One click here.

Thank you for visiting today.  You add purpose to this blog, and a chance for me to share love, friendship, and my creative ventures.

Until next time, may happy days abound!


Bee Happy’s New Book


…to Deborah, host of the blog Bee Happy, for publishing her first book, “Diary of a House Move”.  Deborah’s book can be found on Amazon kindle, and will soon be available in paperback form, which I will announce then.

Diary of a House Move 
(Amazon kindle description)

This diary is a humorous account of one couples experience in buying and selling a house in a credit crunch. Sharing their adventure is their half blind cat and disabled dog. Nicknaming the different houses and people linked to the properties help them to remember which houses they have viewed. They manage to eventually buy a house and renovate it with the help of various tradesmen before they move in. This hilarious diary will keep you entertained from start to finish. 

If you don’t own a kindle, and would like to read from your PC, ipad, blackberry, or other reader, you can download free apps. here.

I invite you to stop by Deborah’s blog and say ‘hello’.  She’s friendly, funny, and very serious about being happy.

Thank you for visiting Leisure Lane.  You’re always welcome to take a leisurely stroll around while you relax with your tea or coffee.  I love hearing from you, so feel free to leave a comment.

Until next time, may happy days abound!


The above image is courtesy of Bee Happy.  All rights are reserved by said blog, and are reproduced here for the sole purpose of this article.

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