Friday, December 7, 2018

#giveaway Reason to Breathe by Deborah Raney

Reason to Breathe_Blog

We are excited to introduce Deborah Raney’s new series with a blog tour and giveaway for book #1 – Reason to Breathe – hosted by JustRead Tours.

reason to breatheABOUT THE BOOK
itle: Reason to Breathe
Series: Chandler Sisters #1
Author: Deborah Raney
Publisher: Gilead Publishing
Release Date: October 23, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Women’s Fiction/Romance
Phylicia thought life was passing her by, but maybe this was love’s plan all along…
At twenty-nine, Phylicia Chandler put her life on hold to care for her dying mother with her sisters, Joanna and Britt. Now Mom is gone and their father stuns them all by running off with a woman young enough to be their sister. Life is moving forward all around her, but Phylicia feels stuck—until her father’s protégé, Quinn Mitchell, presents the sisters with an intriguing business opportunity to purchase a trio of cottages just outside of Langhorne, Missouri. Joanna and Britt are convinced the three of them should launch a vacation rental venture, but Phylicia remains skeptical.
To complicate matters, Quinn soon finds himself falling hard for Phylicia. But how can he pursue this beautiful, talented woman twelve years his junior when she’s still reeling over her father’s hasty engagement to a younger woman? Quinn is determined to give Phylicia her happily-ever-after. But first, he must help her come to terms with her discovery of long-held family secrets and persuade her that true love can transcend their differences.
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My Thoughts:
Reason to Breathe was an awesome book to start this series by Deborah Raney. I love her books and how she writes, so this book was no exception! She writes characters that go through difficult and deep situations that her readers are able to relate to. In Reason to Breathe, grief is a main theme throughout siblings in this story with complicated emotions.  The story also weaves hope throughout the story in and out. I felt myself cheering for characters throughout this story and even cried a few times. 

This book is just powerful all around. The message conveys thought provoking emotion that will bring joy, but also deep sorrow. This is a book that has touched me deeply, especially as we are dealing with some difficult situations in our family and this book speaks to me. This is a book that I HIGHLY recommend.

I received this book through Just Read tours. This is my honest review and is no way influenced by reviewing a complimentary copy. 

DEBORAH RANEY dreamed of writing a book since the summer she read Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House books and discovered that a Kansas farm girl could, indeed, grow up to be a writer. Her 30-plus books have garnered multiple industry awards including the RITA® Award, HOLT Medallion, National Readers’ Choice Award, Carol Award, and have three times been Christy Award finalists. Her first novel, A Vow to Cherish, shed light on the ravages of Alzheimer’s disease and inspired the highly acclaimed World Wide Pictures film of the same title. A Vow to Cherish continues to be a tool for Alzheimer’s families and caregivers. Deborah is on faculty for several national writers’ conferences and serves on the executive board of the 2600-member American Christian Fiction Writers organization. She and her husband, Ken Raney, traded small-town life in Kansas—the setting of many of Deb’s novels—for life in the city of Wichita. They often travel to teach at writers conferences across the country and to visit their four children and a growing brood of grandchildren who all live much too far away.
reason to breathe giveaway
(1) winner will receive (US only):
  • a print copy of Reason to Breathe
  • $15 Amazon gift card
Enter via the Rafflecopter giveaway below. Giveaway will begin at midnight December 3, 2018 and last through 11:59pm December 10, 2018. US only. Winners will be notified within a week of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.
Giveaway is subject to the policies found here.
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James Robert said...

Good Morning! Thank you for the book description.These tours are great and we have found some terrific books so thanks so much.

Kay Garrett said...

Thank you for your review on "Reason to Breathe" by Deborah Raney and for being part of the book tour. I have this wonderful sounding book on my TBR list and would love the opportunity to read it.
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Debbie P said...

This book sounds like a really great read. Very Pretty cover.

Faith Creech said...

Thank you so much for the opportunity to win your book. It is very kind of you.

Tighefan42 said...

Thanks for the chance I really want to read this.