Saturday, July 1, 2017

July 1st Celebration and Giveaway!


First things first: Happy 150th Canada Day to all our Canadian friends!!!


Being Canadian, I know there will be a LOT of celebrations this weekend across the country, but Catherine Lanigan, Syndi Powell, Cari Lynn Webb and I have even more to celebrate. It's release day for our latest books.

How wonderful that our books share a birthday with Canada! 😊

It's now our pleasure to introduce our books to you.

Let's start with . . .


Catherine Lanigan’s Family of His Own
















And here is an excerpt from Family of His Own . . .

The room was small and smelled musty, with only the light from an old television illuminating the faces of a little girl, about five or six years old, and the toddler in her arms.
     The girl stared at them fearfully. Her lips quivered, but she remained silent. She took a step backward and hoisted the baby closer to the crook of her neck. The baby grabbed a handful of her cotton shirt and started fussing.
     She made a cooing sound into the baby’s ear and whispered something Scott couldn’t make out, but it was clear she knew exactly how to react to the baby and the baby to her.
     It was as if this little girl was the mother.
     What’s your name?” Trent asked her.
     She pressed her lips together, remaining silent. Her big blue eyes darted to Scott and then quickly back to Trent.
     Scott knew Trent to be compassionate and endearing to kids. He had certainly won the heart of Cate’s little boy, Danny, who wasn’t much older than this girl.
  “Is this your little sister?” Trent asked the girl.
   She lifted her chin defiantly, then shook her head.
    “Your brother then?” Trent asked.
     She stared at Trent, hugging the baby tighter. Scott noticed that her hands were clean and the baby looked well cared for. His heart ached for these children.
      “He’s your brother, then,” Scott said, crouching down to her level.
      She turned to him, and her gaze pierced him to his core. She looked to be in desperate need of a hug. A hundred hugs. He wanted to give them to her.
     “What’s his name?” Scott prodded. Bob had left the room and Trent was slowly backing away.
    “Michael,” she replied in a sweet voice.
     The light from the TV flickered across her face, and he saw that her hair was gathered in a rubber band. He felt his heart thrum with compassion. “And what’s your name?”
    “Bella.”
     “I like that. It suits you. Did you know that it means beautiful?”
     “No. My mom named me. She didn’t name Michael. I named him.”
      “You did? That’s very interesting,” Scott replied gingerly, reaching out to touch Michael’s little back. “He’s a good baby brother, isn’t he?”
     “Yes. He’s mine.” She put her hand on his head and held him tighter. Michael turned his face enough for Scott to see he had a pacifier in his mouth.
     No wonder the baby was quiet. His eyes were closing slowly as sleep crept over him.
    “I can see that,” Scott said.
     Bella cocked her head and stared at him. He felt oddly like a specimen on display.
    She frowned and she started to say something and then stopped herself.
    “What is it, Bella?”
   “Are you an angel?”
   “An angel? No. I’m not. Why would you ask that?” Scott was taken aback.
    Still holding Michael, she turned around and went to the rickety table where the television sat and picked up a DVD case. She handed it to Scott.
     It was The Bishop’s Wife, an old film starring Cary Grant. He glanced at the television. It was the movie she’d been watching while her mother zoned out on heroin in the living room.
   “You look like him,” she said.
    He glanced down at his tux. “You think so?”
   “Uh-huh.”

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Next up we have . . .

Syndi Powell's Afraid to Lose Her



And here is an excerpt from Afraid to Lose Her. . .

After Sherri gets shot during a warehouse raid gone bad, she ends up in the emergency room. But her life is about to change even more . . .

Dr. Sprader helped Sherri shift again onto her side and taped gauze over the front wound. She frowned again. “Do you mind if I check something out? I don’t think it’s related to your injury, but it concerns me.”
Sherri nodded and watched as the doctor probed the area above the gauze on the underside of her breast. Dr. Sprader obviously didn’t like what she found because she told the nurse beside her to call the radiology department to get them in for a consult. Sherri frowned. “Radiology?”
“There’s a lump on the underside of your breast that I don’t like.” Dr. Sprader guided Sherri’s fingers to the spot about the size of a half pea but hard rather than mushy. “You haven’t noticed that?”
Sherri shook her head. “What do you think it is?”
“More than eighty percent of lumps are nothing, but I don’t want to play around.” She removed her bright pink skull cap to reveal short, spiky, dark blond hair no longer than an inch. “I’ve just finished my own fight with breast cancer, so I know how important it is to get answers early.”
What? Cancer? Sherri tried to find words to say but couldn’t seem to find any. Instead, she shook her head until the doctor put a hand on hers. “Like I said. Most turn out to be nothing, a cyst. But I’d rather be safe than sorry.”
“Okay.”
A nurse poked her head into the room. “Ron says he can take her in about an hour. And she’s got an army wanting to see her out in the waiting room.”
Sherri closed her eyes and took another deep breath. “Mama.”
“I can go get her so that she can accompany you up to radiology if you’d like.”
Sherri shook her head. As comforting as the thought was of having Mama next to her while they ran tests, she had to be strong and do this on her own. “No. I don’t want her to know anything yet. But I do want to see her before.” She paused. “And Dez.”
Dr. Sprader nodded. “I’ll send her back. And she’ll only know what you want to tell her.”
The doctor left, and Sherri collapsed back onto the gurney. Chances are the lump Dr. Sprader had found was nothing. But what if it wasn’t?

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Next we have . . .

Cari Lynn Webb's The Charm Offensive



And here is an excerpt from The Charm Offensive. . .

There was a stubborn set to his mouth, but something in his manner, how his head tilted just slightly, made her think he welcomed her argument. He wanted her to spar. Sophie stuffed her hands in her back pockets and held his stare, once again aware of that fluttery feeling in her core and her too-warm skin. His one-sided grin twitched into place as if he was aware of her feelings.
“Auntie!” Ella’s panicked shout steamrollered over all those soft, romantic notions inside Sophie.
Nice smiles, belly flutters—but Brad Harrington didn’t belong in Sophie’s world. Her reality was a ten-year-old girl, eye doctors and abandoned things.
Sophie swung around as Ella stepped into the doorway, a neon-pink brush stuck in her knotted hair, her fingers gripped around her white cane. “Auntie, I told Charlotte I’d have braids today. She has braids today. And I promised we’d match for the field trip. We have to match. It’s pairs day. You have to match your partner on pairs day.”
Sophie hurried over to her niece and started working the hairbrush loose. “Well, it’s a good thing Ruthie is here then, because there’s no one better at braids than her.”
Ella pushed her eyeglasses up her nose. “I thought I heard her. And Matt, too?”
“Good morning, Ella-Bell,” Matt called from the entrance. “Need a lift to school today?”
“I don’t want to wrinkle my dress,” Ella said. “Auntie ironed it last night.”
“Then we’ll plan another date.” Matt walked outside, letting the door swing shut behind him.
Ella smoothed her hands over her dress and whispered to Sophie. “I haven’t wrinkled it yet, have I?”
“You look perfect.” Sophie leaned in and kissed Ella’s porcelain cheek.
“But am I wrinkled?” Ella stretched out the last word, unable to contain her concern.
“Not one wrinkle.” Ruthie adjusted the bow at Ella’s waist. “Now do you want one braid or two?”
Ella’s shoulders lowered and the corner of her bottom lip disappeared between her teeth. “Charlotte says she has less hair than me. She says her hair is flat and mine is puffy.”
“That’s your curls, Ella.” Sophie freed the brush and untangled the worst snarl. “Charlotte’s mother texted me last night. She can’t do French braids, so Charlotte will have two ponytail braids.”
“Ruthie, can you do a French braid?” Hope pushed out Ella’s words in a rush.
Ruthie squeezed Ella’s shoulders. “How about two French braids? That will still look like two ponytails.”
“You can do that?” Ella asked.
“Anything for you,” Ruthie said.
“Careful, Ruthie, or Ella will call you over every morning to style her hair before school.” Sophie handed Ruthie the hairbrush.
Ella shook her head. “Only on special occasions. I don’t want to inconvenience her.”
The sincerity in Ella’s tone and seriousness in the firm set of her mouth ripped through Sophie’s heart. Ella had feared being an inconvenience ever since she’d overheard a conversation between Sophie and her older sister, who was also Ella’s mother. The little girl hadn’t needed supersensitive hearing skills during that particular morning. Sophie had dragged Tessa into the shower, fully clothed, after her sister’s two-day-long binge of drinking and drugs. Even through the hair pulling, kicking and continued resistance, Tessa had never ceased ranting about the inconvenience of family. The inconvenience of parenting. The inconvenience of children.
Sophie rubbed behind her ear. Her hair had grown back, yet the memory still lingered in vivid color. But the imprint on a young, innocent child was the deepest wound, and that unseen scar remained. No matter how often Sophie tried to prove to Ella she wasn’t an inconvenience or encourage her to leave out that word from her vocabulary, she hadn’t succeeded. But she’d never stop trying.

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Last but not least . . .

Kate James's Home to Stay


And here is an excerpt from Home to Stay . . .

Shannon clipped a leash to Darwin’s collar. She let the dog smell both articles of clothing before storing them in her pouch, and instructed him to “find.”
Based on the information she’d been given, she estimated that Dylan had been missing for about three hours. That was a considerable time for a young boy to be alone in a forest.
But not so long that Darwin couldn’t pick up his trail. The dog’s behavior confirmed Shannon’s assessment of the elapsed time. The boy’s scent had dissipated sufficiently that Darwin was sniffing the air rather than the ground. They entered the forest at a run. Shannon said silent thanks for the hours she spent at the gym. Not wanting to break Darwin’s concentration, she matched her speed to his.
She dodged branches, leaped over fallen logs and, when she couldn’t avoid it, crashed through undergrowth to keep up with him. Once or twice when Darwin slowed, she pulled Dylan’s picture out of her pocket. Each time she looked at the image of the smiling little boy, she thought of Charlie. Her remorse over Charlie’s death, and the possibility that she might not be able to find and return Dylan safely to his father caused a constriction in her chest that made it hard to inhale.
Distracted, she nearly tripped over Darwin when he paused at a fork in the trail. He turned in circles, uncertain which way to go. Shannon let him scent Dylan’s clothing again. With a short bark, he was off once more.
Shannon was breathless by the time they reached a narrow gravel lane that appeared to be a service road. Darwin stopped and looked to Shannon for direction. When she held out the sock for him and urged him to “find,” he started down the road, but Shannon called him back.
It seemed that Darwin had lost the trail and was going to run down the road, probably because it was the path of least resistance.
She placed her hands on her knees and leaned forward to catch her breath.
She’d failed Charlie and now she was failing Dylan, too. The thought of that turned the constriction into a roiling, greasy mess in her gut.
No longer able to contain it, she bent over the bushes and lost the contents of her stomach.
Feeling steadier, she forced herself to concentrate on her task. A little boy’s life depended on it, and she wouldn’t risk his life by not doing her job to the best of her ability.
Shannon tried one more time with Darwin, but he kept wanting to run down the road. Dylan couldn’t have walked down that road barefoot. That thought had her considering that she and Darwin had run a good two miles. How likely was it that a four-year-old could’ve walked that far, and without shoes?
Had she made a mistake? Had Darwin? Had they gone the wrong way at the fork in the trail?
The park rangers had dogs and handlers searching, too. If she and Darwin couldn’t find the boy, maybe one of them would. But she knew the rangers’ dogs were multipurpose, while she and Darwin specialized in searches. Because of that, they were considered Dylan’s best chance.
Dejected, Shannon led Darwin back to the campsite at a brisk jog. Along the way, she called Logan and provided him with an update. He said he was en-route and would see her at the site.
It was hard telling her boss that she’d failed. She didn't know how she was going to break the news to the boy’s father. How could she confess to him that her best hadn’t been good enough?
She hadn’t been able to find his son.

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Now that we've introduced our books to you, it's time to let you know about our giveaway! Here is a picture of the prize pack (butterfly not included! :)):

The prize pack contains: From Catherine Lanigan: a "Romancing the Tome" tote and two autographed books. From Kate James: an aqua cross-body bag, "Dreamer Extraordinaire" charm bookmark and two autographed books. From Syndi Powell: an autographed book and breast cancer ribbon notebook and pen. From Cari Lynn Webb: an autographed book and charm bracelet.

Entering is easy! You can comment on this post, tweet about our giveaway or visit our July Heartwarming box set on Amazon.

July Heartwarming Giveaway!
The more often you enter, the better your chances to win! The contest is open until end of day July 29th. We will announce the winner on this blog on July 30th.

Huge thanks to everyone who reads our books. Happy reading!
Catherine, Cari, Syndi and Kate

212 comments:

  1. Where to start? They all look so wonderful with such creative plot lines. Congratulations on this special day for us here in Canada ! 🇨🇦🇨🇦

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    1. Thank you for your kind words, Janice. Happy Canada Day to you!

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    2. Happy Canada Day, Janice!
      I bet you have special plans!

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  2. Congratulations, ladies! So many wonderful books. Thanks for sharing the excerpts.
    Happy 150th Canada Day! Stay safe!

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    1. Thank you, Jill! How is that workout going?? ;)

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    2. Hi, Jill! I love these little peaks into books!




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    3. Kate, I was so hook at the start of HOME TO STAY, I did overtime on the treadmill! I might have to put my revisions aside today. :)

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    4. Jill, I hope you got caught up with your revisions! :)

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  3. Love to read and would love to read these books. They look great

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    1. Thank you. We LOVE people who love to read! :) Good luck with the giveaway. Hopefully, you'll get a chance to read some if not all our books!

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    2. Reading is such great pleasure! Good luck with our giveaway!

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  4. Awesome giveaway! All the books sound great!! Happy Canada Day to our neighbors to the north!

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    1. We're glad you like the books and the giveaway, Judy. Good luck and happy 4th of July weekend to you!

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    2. Hi, Judy! I look at the photos of our giveaway and think, "Wow! That's a lot of neat stuff!"

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    3. Thank you, Judy! Good luck in the giveaway.

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  5. Such wonderful books to read. Thanks for chance.

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    1. We're glad you like the books. Thanks for stopping by and good luck with the giveaway!

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    2. I am very partial to our Heartwarming stories! We have so many talented authors!
      Good luck with the contest.

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    3. Thank you, spongebob2285, and good luck.

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  6. How great to combine your with release days with Canada's big Day. Congratulations, all!

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    1. Thanks, Tanya! I thought it's pretty terrific!! :D

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    2. Thanks to Kate who not only came up with the idea but put together our post, wrangled all the authors together, which isn't easy. Ecauze this group is one very busy group and managed our Gleam giveaway. Kate deserves a holiday!!!

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    3. As you know, Catherine, it's a team thing! I'll take today to celebrate!!

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    4. Thank you, Tanya. And I agree with Catherine. Kate has been working hard on this, so thank you, Kate.

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  7. Congratulations, Ladies!! What a fantastic lineup for July. And such a fabulous giveaway. Good luck to everyone!

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    1. Thank you, Carol. The June books are a tough act to follow!!

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    2. Hi! Carol! How are you? I agree with Kate, the June books are great! I'm

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    3. Thank you, Carol. We are in good company :)

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  8. What amazing excerpts!! I almost cried reading two of them. I already read Home To Stay and it was an incredible read. These Heartwarming books keep astounding me. Keep up the good work ladies and congratulations to all of you.

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    1. Thank you, Laurie. I am so glad you enjoyed Home to Stay! The good news is, there are some things in this prize pack that you haven't received from us before! ;)

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    2. PS . . . I've already read Family of His Own (terrific!!!), and I look forward to reading the other two books, too. I know you'll them all!

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    3. Thank you, Kate! And Laurie..you are so right, Home to Stay was Kate's best yet! Just think what the next will be. No pressure there!

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    4. Thank you, Laurie. You've always been a wonderful supporter of our books.

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  9. I don't need to enter. I just wanted to say: I read Syndi Powell's Afraid to Lose Her as a review book weeks ago, and loved it,

    Here in Canberra - Australia's capital city - we lit up the whole city centre in red and white for Canada tonight!

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    1. Aww...thank you for the feedback about Syndi's book. I am very much looking forward to reading it.

      Wow! Huge thanks to Canberra for lighting up the city on Canada's behalf! :)

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    2. Sonya! Thanks for sharing about Syndi's book . I,too, am looking forward to reading it. This is so interesting to read about Canberra. 150 years is a very big celebration.

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    3. Thank you, Sonya. That was a very personal story for me and hard to write. I'm glad you enjoyed it!

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  10. No entry, but what a great month! Happy Canada Day to splendid neighbors!

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    1. Thank you and thank you, Liz! <3

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    2. Thanks for stopping by, Liz! I hope all is well in Indiana!!

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  11. Wow--I'm blown away by the gorgeous writing in all the excerpts. Truly inspired by what I read. Congratulations on these releases and on your incredible careers in this business.

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    1. Oh, gosh, Virginia! Thank you! As I said to Carol, the June books are a tough act to follow.

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    2. Thanks for the support, Virginia! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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    3. Thank you, Virginia. Love to all the June authors as well.

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  12. Happy Canada Day! How festive with all the red and white balloons. I'm about to start Cari's book. Have read all the others in the order they came out of my subscriber box. Then, boo hoo, I'll have to wait weeks for the next batch.

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    1. Thank you, Roz, for being such a wonderful author and such a generous supporter of other authors!

      Happy 4th of July weekend to you!

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    2. Thanks for the support, Roz! Hope you have a terrific weekend and happy reading!

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    3. Thank you, Roz! I just started reading "A Baby on His Doorstep." I'm HOOKED.

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  13. I downloaded the box set last night. Can't wait to dig in, especially after reading those inserts.

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    1. Aww...Beth, thank you, and we hope you will enjoy the books!

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    2. Beth! Aren't you sweet? Thanks so much. And happy reading!! I hope you enjoy!

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    3. Thank you, Beth! Hope you love reading the stories as much as we did writing them.

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  14. Awesome stories. Just downloaded all four and like Beth, I can't wait to read them!

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    1. Hi, Patricia! Thanks for reading! It nearly 100 here in Houston and the only thing I want to do is read a book. Stirring the lemonade feels like such a chore!

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    2. Thanks from me, too, Patricia. Unlike where Catherine is, it's gloomy/rainy here (again), but--like Catherine--all I want to do is read! :)

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    3. Thanks from me too, Patricia. Just finished a 6 hour drive to my parents and watched my daughter read the whole time. Talk about being jealous! Have a great weekend!

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    4. Thank you, Patricia. Hope you enjoy reading them!

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  15. What fun! And happy Canada Day!

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    1. Happy Canada Day. I saw some awesome posts and photos for the holiday on Facebook! Wow. Gave me chills!

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    2. Thank you, Avery! The weather isn't the greatest, but we're not letting it dampen our spirits for our celebrations!

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  16. Happy Canada Day!!!

    As a Breast cancer Survivor I am all about informing people to be proactive about knowing their bodies.

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    1. Sonetta.
      Truly early detection is vastly important. I absolutely agree.

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    2. I agree, too, Sonnetta, and I am so glad you survived it.

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    3. Thank you, Sonnetta! Early detection saved my life. We've got to listen to what our bodies are trying to tell us.

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  17. Wonderful books. I would enjoy reading each one.

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    1. Hi! Deanna! Thanks for dropping by our blog.
      Happy holiday weekend!

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    2. Thank you, Deana. It was terrific seeing you at our FB party on Thursday, too!

      Good luck with the giveaway.

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  18. All sound wonderful. So exciting. Thanks for this opportunity I'm looking forward to reading them.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

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    1. Hi. Carol! Thanks for checking out our stories here on the blog! You have a great weekend '

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    2. Thank you, Carol, and best wishes with the giveaway!

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  19. Happy Canada Day! These books sound awesome, I can't wait!

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    1. Happy Canada Day to you, too, Sherri! We're glad the books sound good to you. Good luck with our giveaway!

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  20. Happy Canada Day, everyone! I'm excited to be sharing this release month with Kate, Catherine and Syndi! Good luck to everyone who enters the contest!

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    1. I'm thrilled to be sharing this release month with you, Catherine and Syndi, too! :)

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    2. Thank you, Cari! It's a pleasure sharing a book birthday with all of you.

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    3. Hi, Cari! I hope you are having a safe and Happy Holiday! I'm honored and very excited to be sharing our book birthday together!

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  21. Happy Canada Day! I've picked up the box set and am really looking forward to reading them.

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    1. Thank you for that, Patty. We hope you'll love the books! Good luck with the giveaway.

      Happy Canada Day/fourth of July weekend to you!

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    2. Thank you, Patty. I hope you enjoy the stories!

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    3. Hi, Patty!
      Thank you for bringing our stories into your life. We all hope you enjoy them. I know I'm enjoying them a lot!

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  22. Thanks for the chance, Happy Canada day everyone.

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    1. Thank you, Marjorie, and good luck!

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    2. Thank you from me, too, Marjorie. We enjoy celebrating our releases with our readers.

      Happy Canada Day or Independence Day to you, as the case might be!

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    3. Good luck with the giveaway, Marjorie!

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  23. Happy Canada Day! Do you have fireworks like the US does for the 4th of July?

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    1. Thank you, Beverly. I live right across the river from Canada so that's a great question!

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    2. Thank you, Beverly. We certainly do have fireworks. There's always a spectacular display on Parliament Hill in Ottawa (our capitol), but celebrations are held everywhere. One of the most spectacular displays each year is at the top of Toronto's CN Tower. This year being Canada's 150th birthday, the Tower outdid itself.

      Happy Independence Day weekend to you, and good luck with the giveaway!

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    3. Hi, Beverly! Thanks for stopping by our blog! Believe me, I wish I'd been in Toronto to see that display a the CN Tower! This year must have been incredible! And Happy 4th to you.

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  24. Happy Canada Day!!! Good books are the best!

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    1. Thank you, Melanie. And I agree!

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    2. Thank you, Melanie, for participating in so many of our giveaways and events. I wish you the very best of luck with this giveaway . . . and a happy Independence Day weekend, too!

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    3. Hi, Melanie! Thanks for entering our giveaways! You are bound to win, don't you think? Happy 4th of July!

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  25. Happy Canada and release day, everyone!! What a great lineup of releases this month. Can't wait to dive in. Wishing you all many sales! <3

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    1. Thank you, Anna! I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I did writing mine.

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    2. Thanks, Anna, and happy Independence Day weekend to you!

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    3. Thank you, Anna! And Happy 4th of July!

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  26. Happy Canada day and happy new releases!! Woohoo!

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    1. Hello, Fedora. It's nice to see you hear after connecting with you at Janie Crouch's FB party!

      Thank you, happy Independence Day weekend to you, and good luck with this giveaway! :)

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    2. Hi, Fedora! Thanks for coming over to the blog and commenting. It was very nice to meet you over at the Tia's Troopers FB party!

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  27. Congrats ladies on your new books.... they all sound great! The covers are beautiful! Happy Canada Day and release day! Hope all of you have a wonderful weekend!
    Thank you for the chance!

    dowelljanet(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Thank you, Janet! Enjoy your weekend too.

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    2. Thank you for stopping by and for the good wishes, Janet. I hope you are having a wonderful Independence Day weekend, too!

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  28. AS an avid reader I would love to acquire these books to read.

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    1. Thank you, Karen, and good luck!

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    2. Thank you for visiting our blog, Karen. We LOVE avid readers!! Good luck with the giveaway, and we hope you'll have a chance to read at least some of our books!

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    3. Oooh! My favorite kind of people are avid readers! Good luck with the giveaway!

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  29. I'm so blessed to be sharing a book birthday with three wonderful women. Love to all of you!

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    1. We're blessed to be sharing it with you, Syndi. You're personal story is truly inspirational, and I look forward to reading your book!

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    2. Syndi,
      You are a real inspiration to so many. For the past three years, we Heartwarming authors shared in your "journey". It took a lot of courage for you to visit the emotions all over again and put it down on paper. We never know where life is going to take us and when we get to the "other side" of the adverse conditions, as it were, it is truly a surprise, isn't it. Thank you for sharing your life with so many others. God bless.

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  30. Awesome! Congratulations ladies! They all look great! Thanks for this chance!

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    1. Hello, Melanie. It's nice to see you at our blog! I hope you had a nice Canada Day yesterday and enjoyed some of the fireworks displays.

      Thank you . . .and good luck with the giveaway!

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    2. Hi, Melanie! Good luck with the giveaway!

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  31. Congratulations, Canada. As I write this at 11pm, I hear lots of firecrackers somewhere in my neighborhood. Not quite sure they are for Canada but Happy Canada Day, nonethless! The books all sound great.

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    1. Hello, Anne. Thank you for visiting our blog. I expect we'll be hearing fireworks all weekend long, too!

      Happy Independence Day weekend to you and good luck with the giveaway!

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    2. Hi, Anne! Happy Canada Day...late. But I'm sure there are many still celebrating 150 years! Thanks for stopping by the blog and giving us a "wave".

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  32. No fair you guys! How in the world do you expect us to figure out which book to read first!

    Wishing all of you a safe and happy Independence Day/Canada Day!

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  33. I KNOW! That's the dilemma all the time, isn't it? Happy 4th to you, dear friend.

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  34. All the books sound so good.

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  35. Sorry I'm late to the party, but Happy Book Birthday to you all!! Each one sounds so fabulous. What a way to dig into summer reading!!

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  36. Wonderful prizes. Would love a chance to read and review each book. Thank you .

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  37. Oh these all look so good! Many are new authors for me!

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      Good luck with the giveaway!

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  38. Happy book birthdays to my friends above the border. I love stories that feature kids and animals and coworkers whose admiration goes beyond a job well done. These look like great choices!

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      Best wishes with the giveaway!

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  39. Proud Canadian here. Hi to all the authors, but especially Kate. Congrats on your new releases!

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      It's nice to see you--and a fellow Canadian--here! Thank you for visiting our blog and taking the time to leave a comment.

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  40. Thanks for the sweet blog post! I had a great Canada day!

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      Thank you for stopping by. It's nice to see another Canadian here! :)

      We're glad you enjoyed the post, and wish you the best with the giveaway!

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  41. I loved this blog post and the book sounds so good thank you for the chance on the giveaway! peggy clayton ptclayton2@aol.com

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      Best wishes for a fantastic week, and I look forward to seeing you at some of the stops of my blog tour for Home to Stay. :)

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  43. Congratulations! Thank you for the awesome giveaway!

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  45. Thank you for all of the previews! I'm a teacher and off for the summer, and now I have a list of great books to read! :)
    Jennifer Abrams

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      We're happy to know that our books sound good. Great timing for our releases! If you do get a chance to read our books, we hope you will enjoy them.

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  46. A great group of authors . Enjoyed reading the blog news.

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  47. Wonderful giveaway thank you for the chance

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  48. Already read and reviewed "when Love Matters Most" and I absolutely loved it. Cant hardly wait to read the rest of the set. Thanks for this opportunity.

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      Good luck with the giveaway. (If you happen to be the winner, I will substitute another one of my books for WHEN LOVE MATTERS MOST.)

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      We wish you the best of luck with the giveaway!

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  50. I'm a little late to reading this post, but thank you Kate James for the link in your newsletter that just arrived through email. Oh, so excited about these releases. Gorgeous covers too! Love the sneak peeks through scenes here.

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      Good luck with the giveaway!

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  51. Thank you for the giveaway. Put the books on my TBR list.

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      Best wishes with the giveaway.

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  52. These all sound like great books!

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  53. Great books. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  54. They all sound great and I'd love to read them. Thank you for the information on all the books and for the giveaway.

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      We wish you the best of luck with the giveaway.

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      Good luck!

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  56. All of these sound great... would love to read them! :)

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  57. I enjoy books written about K-9 units.

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      Good luck with the giveaway!

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  58. Nice gifts for giveaway!! Happy Canada Day!

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  59. wow this is a fantastic give a way. thank you so much ladies.
    quilting-lady@comcast.net

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  60. I would love to read each and every one of them. They all sound amazing and would make for great reads while I sit on my front porch admiring the view and sipping on ice tea this summer. Thanks for the chance to win an totally amazing giveaway!

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      Good luck with the giveaway!

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  61. What amazing books & all these stories sound great. I love Harlequin books they take me to an inspiring place when I need it the most. These books remind me of the love I had with my husband, who passed away 8 months ago from Kidney Cancer. Thanks for all these special giveaways you do for us the readers.

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      Thank you for your lovely words about Harlequin books. If we are able to transport you to a happy and inspiring place while you read one of our books--especially in your circumstances--it makes what we do very rewarding for us.

      The giveaways are small things we can do to say thank you to our readers. We wish you good luck with this one!

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  62. I love to read, so this is a great give way.

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  63. I love Harlequin romances. They have been my favorite books since I was a teen. I especially enjoy the Heartwarming series. Thanks for the contest for your readers.

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  64. I love the sound of all these thank you I'm looking forward to reading these,
    Penney

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  65. y'all know how much I love your books! :)

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  66. They sound great! Awesome giveaway!

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  67. such a fabulous give a way. thank you ladies. everyone have a fantastic summer
    quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

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  68. Looks like a neat prize pack!
    Martha T.
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  69. this is such a cool prize pack I really love Harlequin Heartwarming books thanks for this awesome chance

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  70. this is a wonderful give a way. I love the teal cross body bag
    quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

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  71. Great giveaways,ladies. Looking forward to reading all of these new titles.

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  72. I love charm bracelets. this one looks like fun
    quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

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