This week Deborah Raney and Arlene James

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Congratulations to Janet for winning Sherry Kyle’s Delivered with Love and to Jo for winning Mary Ellis’s Abigail’s New Hope.

This week I’m hosting Deborah Raney with Forever After and Arlene James with Unlikely Match. If you want to enter the drawings, please leave a comment on one of the post during the week with your email address. I will not enter you without an email address (my way to contact you if you win). If you don’t want to leave an email address, another way you can enter is to email me at The drawings end Sunday (May 8th) evening.

Bio for Deborah Raney:

Deborah Raney’s first novel, A Vow to Cherish, was awarded a
Silver Angel from Excellence in Media and inspired the acclaimed World Wide
Pictures film of the same title. Since then her books have won the RITA Award,
the HOLT Medallion, and the National Readers’ Choice Award; Raney was also a
finalist for the Christy Award. She and her husband, artist Ken Raney, make
their home in their native Kansas.

Blurb for Forever After:

A fire killed his best friend and his lifelong dream of being a firefighter. The same fire killed her husband and hopes for a family. Can new dreams replace old?
Lucas Vermontez was a proud firefighter like his father. Now, not only has he lost his father and his best friend, Zach, in the fire at the Grove Street homeless shelter, but the devoted rookie can no longer do the work he loves after being crippled in the tragic event. When friendship with his buddy’s beautiful widow turns into more, he wonders, what could he possibly offer Jenna? Jenna Morgan is trying to grieve her husband’s death like a proper widow, but the truth is, she never really loved Zach. His death feels more like a relief to her. But that relief is short-lived when she loses her home and the financial support of her in-laws. Now the secrets of her past threaten to destroy her future.

Can the two forget the painful past and discover new reasons to live and love?

Bio for Arlene James;

ARLENE JAMES is the author of 75 novels. Publishing steadily for three decades, she has concentrated on Inspirational Romance for the past several years. As she agreed to marry her husband of 35 years on their first date, the field of romance has always seemed a natural for her. She loves providing her readers with uplifting stories of triumph over adversity and true love as God has ordained it. She is most proud, however, of her family, which includes two fine sons, a multi-talented daughter-in-law and two beautiful granddaughters. She and her husband, artist and retired engineer, J. E. Rather, have traveled extensively and after living in the DFW area for 33 years now call northwest Arkansas home. She can be contacted via her websites: and

Blurb for Unlikely Match:

Ellie’s long had a crush on high-powered attorney Asher Chatam, the older brother of her good friend Dallas, so when Asher and Dallas’s aunts insist on calling him in to help handle the insurance company after a fire in the Monroe house, Ellie is thrilled. And worried. She needs time to let her grandfather reconnect with the woman he loved and lost, Odelia Chatam, one of the aunties. She also needs time to figure out just how involved Dallas might be with the fire, which the insurance company clearly finds questionable, and what to do about it. Asher is a great attorney, the kind of man who gets things done, but he’s also busy, busy, busy, a tad uptight and entirely too serious, not at all the type of guy who could go for a girl like her. Still, no matter how unlikely the match might be, a girl can hope, can’t she?