Langhorne, Missouri may just give her a chance at love... Reason to Breath by Deborah Raney (Excerpt & #Giveaway)

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Reason to Breathe
(Chandler Sisters #1)
By Deborah Raney
Women's Fiction, Contemporary Romance, Christian
Paperback & ebook, 352 Pages
October 23rd 2018 by Gilead Publishing


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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“How long have you been planning this, Dad? And why are we just now finding out about it?” Joanna spoke in a whisper, but she threw a look at Britt and Phee that said she was wondering if she was the last to know.

But they shook their heads and shrugged, equally clueless. It was so unlike Dad to up and do something like this without a word to them.

Phee reached for her glass and took a sip of watered-down tea before speaking woodenly into the phone. “Can’t you at least come home long enough to help with the house? What ... what’s going on in Florida that’s keeping you there?”

The three of them sat like statues, bent over the phone, waiting for him to reply.

After what seemed like an eternity, Dad finally spoke. “I really didn’t intend on you finding out this way. I ... I was going to break the news in person next time I came back, but I suppose this is as good a time as any.” He sucked in a breath that was audible over the miles. “I’m getting married, girls.”

The glass—Mom and Dad’s last wedding glass—slipped from Phee’s grip and shattered on the tile floor.

About the Author

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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(1) winner will receive (US only):
  • a print copy of Reason to Breathe
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