River Runs Deep – One Week Kindle Countdown Deal

Good day everyone.  I hope you are all well.  I promised to give a reminder about Amazon Kindle’s River Runs Deep Countdown Deal, so here are the details:

Amazon  – U.S. starts November 14, 2017 8:00 a.m. PST….Ends November 21, 2017 12:00 a.m. PST

Amazon – U.K. starts November 15, 2017 8:00 a.m. MT…Ends November 22,2017 12:00 a.m. GMT

Thank you for strolling by Leisure Lane today.  May your day be filled with love, and…

Until next time, may happy days abound!





River Runs Deep – Romantic Comedy Book Promotion

Hello everyone. I hope you’re enjoying the day. Dreary and very cool here today, which I know doesn’t sound so great, but it’s actually beautiful…cozy and a perfect day to be home visiting with you. I hope your week is progressing nicely and lots of good surprises come your way.

Just a note to let you know that beginning November 14, 2017, Amazon is running a Kindle Countdown Deal promotion on River Runs Deep. I will send out another reminder just before it begins. This is for all of my U.S. friends.  For my U.K. friends, the countdown will begin on November 15, 2017.  Again, I will send out reminders.  The book has been doing very well and I’m very grateful.

Thank you for stopping by Leisure Lane, and…

Until next time, may happy days abound!

Marianne ♥

Mary Jane’s Tearoom: Where Dreams and Designs are Born

Good day, friends…thank you for strolling by Leisure Lane.  This day is about to get fun, because we’re going to visit a very talented woman, share some tea with her and take a peek at her lovely creations.

Welcome to Mary Jane’s Tearoom, where Susan, an independent designer from the UK, has been blogging, sharing, and selling her delightfully knitted bears and dolls since 2009.  Susan is a master craftswoman with an impeccable eye for detail, color, and techniques that will make your heart swoon ♥♥♥

Her sweet bears are looking quite fashionable as they while away the hours looking at cloud shapes – at least to me that’s what they look like they’re doing – OH, there goes a dragon!  If I had one of her bears, I couldn’t just put it on the bed or shelf, I think I’d have to play with it!  Yes, even at my age – which is kept secret in a bear cave somewhere in the Himalayan mountains.

 And who wouldn’t mind a closet full of these adorable cardigans!

Susan also designs dolls with the prettiest outfits and hair styles!  A snugly girlfriend who never gets tired of hearing you talk – a besty, indeed.

Isn’t Crystal a DOLL?! Look at her adorable hat!!

Susan’s charming patterns can be found in her Tearoom Shop, so don’t forget to stop by there and take a look around.  She and her cozy companions can also be found on Instagram, and Pinterest…AND check out her EBOOK Shop, where she offers group patterns.  I’ve provided links to everything I’ve mentioned here.


There really isn’t enough time to show or tell you everything Susan offers at Mary Jane’s Tearoom – you really have to see it for yourself, and I promise you will be enthralled with her and her creations.  She is friendly, open and quite accessible for lending a helping “hand” with any questions you may have about her work or knitting.  Mary Jane’s Tearoom is an inspirational, cheerful place to visit, so bring a friend and have some fun.  I am constantly inspired, and a smile is easily attained when I visit her site.

Thank you again, for coming by.  May your day be filled with snugly thoughts, and…

Until next time, may happy days abound!


Note:  Above images courtesy of Mary Jane’s Tearoom.  All rights reserved.

Handmade Jack O’Lantern

Good day, friends…

Welcome to Leisure Lane…Thank you for strolling by today and visiting.

Halloween is just around the corner, and I made myself a note to enjoy a few decorations for the occasion.  I like to take out my homemade Jack O’ Lantern, who always greets me with his funny smile leading up to the big day.  He was so easy to make – scrap cottons, black felt, buttons, a twig, polyester stuffing, and a bit of green floral wiring to top it off.  Do you have a special or favorite handmade Halloween item you like to put out every year?  I’d love to hear about it.

May you have a fun and blessed weekend, and…

Until next time, may happy days abound!


The Cook in the Nook: a Halloween Tale

Good day, friends, and welcome to Leisure Lane.  I hope you are all enjoying this October day.  I think autumn is my favorite time of year.

Funny how things work out.  I was just telling someone how I don’t really like creepy things for Halloween any longer – no, I prefer happy cheerful things like little black cats with jack o’ lanterns, cute little witches with bows in their pointed hats, or – well, you get the idea.  Then, the very night I said that, the words “cook and nook” and “cinch and pinch” flew into my head and I immediately sat down to write the following.  LOL!  Well, you never know what’s lurking in the mind of “INSPIRATION”.

Fix your favorite brew and enjoy it while you read…

Thank you for strolling by Leisure Lane today – you’re always welcome to visit, and I look forward to your company and sharing what’s on your mind.  What are your favorite Halloween things (besides the candy)?

May your day be filled with joy and creativity and…

Until next time, may happy days abound!



Note:  Halloween image downloaded from vules.com

Poem by Marianne Coyne © 2017 all rights reserved.


A Wish for You

Hoping your day is FULL  of pretty!!

Good day, everyone.  Thank you for coming by and for all your lovely comments.  I’m grateful for every one of them.  I’m getting closer to dreams fulfilled and would like to thank you for standing by with me in faith.

Until next time…may happy days abound!

Marianne ♥

Florence & Freddie – House of Cards


Love is in the air tag
by Florence Langley

Good day all, and thank you for strolling by Leisure Lane.  I hope you are all well and enjoying the beginning of autumn!

If you’ve been by here before, you may well know that I love to create cards.  I haven’t done one in a while since working on my book, River Runs Deep – but while I’m waiting to announce it’s very soon publication – I’d like to introduce you to a card-maker I’ve been following for quite some time.

Florence Langley from Florence & Freddie Part 2, is a remarkable stamp enthusiast and creator of cards. The above is her latest tag, Love is in the Air – tag 2.  Her use of stamps, colors, and themes keeps me excited about what she’ll come up with next.  Florence makes her home in Spain, and her charming, creative, sweet nature comes through on her blogs.  On occasion, she’ll entertain us with the antics of the chicks she raises.  You can stop by and see more of what Florence is creating and shout out a “hello” from your “neck of the woods” at https://florencelangley.com/

Thank you again for visiting, and…

Until next time, nay happy days abound!


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