Monday, October 22, 2007

Within This Circle

I'm excited to tell you about this new release! My fabulous writing partner and dear friend, Deborah Raney, has written a captivating story about two couples, in different seasons of life, who are drawn together through dire circumstances and through their love of a child. Within This Circle is a powerful story of forgiveness that weaves a beautiful truth about what's most important in this life.

Deb's first novel, A Vow to Cherish, inspired the World Wide Pictures film of the same title (check it out here). Great movie!

Within This Circle continues the story of John Brighton and Julia Sinclair (who we met in A Vow to Cherish). After a tumultuous courtship, John and Julia Brighton have a second chance at happiness, a fresh marriage and, now that their children are grown, a new era in their lives to revel in the promise of the future. Only such a promise is never guaranteed. And life can change in a heartbeat.

The Brighton's life is turned upside down when John's daughter, Jana, abandons her husband Mark and three-year-old daughter. As Jana struggles through delayed grief over her mother's death, her actions put her marriage and her own daughter in danger. John and Julia reach out to little Ellie, to give the young couple time to heal, but the little girl is confused and longing for her mother. How much sorrow and stress can both fledgling marriages endure? Two very different couples, with only love and faith to guide them, can only pray it will be enough.

Within This Circle, along with A Vow to Cherish, are released in mass market format and will make a beautiful book duo for your favorite reader this Christmas. Order Within This Circle and Deborah's other books here.

Deb is an award-winning author who's known for writing characters that step straight off the page and take up residence in your heart. She's currently at work on her seventeenth novel. Her books have won the RITA Award, the HOLT Medallion, the National Readers' Choice Award and the Silver Angel from Excellence in Media, and Playing by Heart was a Christy Award finalist. Her new Clayburn Novels series from Howard/Simon & Schuster kicked off with Remember to Forget. Leaving November will be out in March 2008 and Yesterday's Embers early in 2009

Deb serves on the advisory board of American Christian Fiction Writers and loves teaching at writers conferences. She and her husband, Ken Raney, enjoy small-town life in Kansas. They have four children and two little grandsons who live much too far away.
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