Monday, December 3, 2018

Reason to Breathe Review and Giveaway!

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 breathe Title: 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.

My thoughts: I thought that this was an excellent start to this new series by Deborah. I loved the setting and how the story is based around three sisters, though focuses mainly on Phylicia in this book. Deborah did an excellent job of dealing with the issue of grief, and how the three sisters process losing their mother differently. How it has caused their relationship with their father to change. I loved the different layers of this story and look forward to reading the other books in the series!
I received this book through Just Reads tours. This is my honest review and is in no way influenced by receiving a complimentary copy.

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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.

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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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  1. My family and I all appreciate you bringing to our attention the book description of another great book to read. Thanks so much!

  2. Thank you for your review on "Reason to Breathe" and for being part of the book tour hosted by JustRead Tours.

    Sounds like a marvelous book and one I'd love to read. It's now on my TBR list.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

    1. Be sure to enter the rafflecopter to have entries in to win!

  3. I love the family dynamic but especially the sisters angle. Thank you for the great review!

    1. Me too. I hope you get the chance to enjoy this one!

  4. I enjoy Deb's books! I'm excited to read this series!

    1. I've enjoyed the last series and this one tremendously! (I believe that is all I have read by her...)

  5. Thanks for sharing your review with us and for sharing this book on your blog

  6. I really want to read this book. It sounds so good. Thanks for the chance.

  7. This book sounds like and interesting and really great read. Beautiful cover.