River Runs Deep Update

Good day, friends…

Welcome to Leisure Lane.  I hope everyone is enjoying the last remains of summer, and gearing up for cooler temperatures.  Here in Texas, that’s all we think about – the hope of cooler temperatures.

I’d like to give you all the last update for my newest novella, River Runs Deep.  The next time I post about it, will be to announce it’s availability on Amazon Kindle and Barnes and Noble Nook.  I’m working on Chapter 11, which may be the last chapter, nearing the story’s end.  It’s been a remarkable journey working with the characters, falling in love with them, and feeling their journey toward one another.

As promised, on the book’s release, I will give you the short back story of how this book came to fruition, and I’ll share the gift I gave the sweet muse, who was instrumental in encouraging me to write it.  If you missed the book description, you can view it here

Thank you for strolling by the Lane.  May your day be filled with blessings, and…

Until next time, may happy days abound!

Marianne ♥


Opened Hearts

“Flowers open the door to the heart.”


May your heart be opened to receive every blessed opportunity headed your way today.  If it’s healing, then receive healing; if it’s love, then receive love, if it’s happiness, then receive happiness; if it’s peace, then receive peace; if it’s rest, then receive rest.  To opened hearts, whatever you need comes.  Enjoy a lovely day, and…

Until next time, may happy days abound!


The above quote is by Marianne Coyne©2014

Chocolate Hummus for Chocolate Lovers

Good day, and welcome to Leisure Lane.  I hope you are all enjoying something worth noting – even if it’s in your gratitude journal.  I’m enjoying some yummy-licious chocolate hummus.  If you’ve never had it before and you’re a chocolate lover, then what are you waiting for?  I know there are lots of recipes out there for this scrumptious concoction, but our local grocery store has its own version, and I’m hooked!

I know that you can enjoy chocolate hummus with fruit – strawberries would be wonderful, sure – but a spoon works fine for me.  A little dollop of whipped cream and I’m  indulging in a dessert very similar to chocolate cream pie filling – only healthier.   In fact, I have to remind myself it’s made with beans or I’d eat the whole thing.

I hope you find your indulgence today, whether it’s chocolate hummus, a day at the seashore, or simply relaxing on the patio with a good book.  Whatever it is, enjoy and be happy.

Until next time, may happy days abound!

Marianne ♥

New Book Update

Good day!  I hope you are enjoying your summer.

I’m happy to say that I’m nearing the end of my latest book, River Runs Deep.  I’m including the description to whet the appetite of all you romance lovers out there.  Hallmark, you haven’t seen anything, yet! 🙂  The book should be available by late August to early September.  I’ll keep you updated.  In the meantime, be happy, be well and prosper, and…

Until next time, may happy days abound!


R i v e r    R u n s    D e e p

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?


River Runs Deep©2016

Simple Pleasures

Enjoying simple pleasures today by adding a little extra to ordinary.  May your day reflect some quiet simplicity that adds a bit of extra to an ordinary moment.

Until next time, may happy days abound!


Beautiful You

Sometimes, when we feel worn and tired, it’s hard to see the beauty that is still within us.  It takes a deeper look to know that beauty never dies or fades away, it simply presents itself in a different form.  I hope today you behold the beautiful you!

Until next time, may happy days abound!


Happy Birthday, America!

God Bless America – my home sweet home

Happy 241st Birthday America!  Thank you for all you’ve been to me.  Thank you, to every man and woman who fought to keep us safe and free.  May Liberty perfect herself within your lands for another 241 and by God’s enduring mercy and grace, forever.

I hope everyone has a joyous July 4th, and…

Until next time, may happy days abound!


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