Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): Reason to Breathe by Deborah Raney

Posted December 3, 2018 by meezcarrie in Christian, contemporary, Deborah Raney, giveaway, romance / 26 Comments

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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 breatheTitle: 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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Phee centered the pot on the burner. While she appreciated Joanna’s outlook, and while she had felt relief knowing that Mom’s struggle was over, that she was finally free from the agonizing pain that had marked her final weeks on earth, Phee still couldn’t truthfully say things were better.

Not with Dad off in Florida as of two days ago, leaving the three of them to figure out what the next chapter of their lives would look like. They’d all put their lives on hold to usher Mom into heaven. And Phee had expected they’d spend the next few months dealing with the aftermath of Mom’s illness. And with helping their father grieve. Helping Dad figure out what was next for him.

But it was starting to look as if he already knew what was next—as if he were the only one of them who did know what was next. Not that he’d shared that information with them. Dad had been vague about … well, everything. About why he had to go out of town and what, exactly, he was doing in Orlando. And about when he would return.


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.

CONNECT WITH DEB: website | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram

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(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.

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Emily Yager
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December 4
Heidi Reads…
Inklings and Notions
Meagan Davenport
Savings in Seconds

December 5
By The Book
The Morning Chapter
The Power of Words
The Shelf Life
Where Faith and Books Meet

December 6
Among the Reads
Book by Book
Living Outside the Lines
Radiant Light
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December 7
2014 and Beyond
Pause for Tales
Reading, Writing & Stitch-Metic
Running Through The Storms
Wishful Endings


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26 responses to “Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): Reason to Breathe by Deborah Raney


    I am so excited to read this book. It sounds so good. I love Christian fiction. Thanks for the chance

  2. Kay Garrett

    Thank you for all the great information on both book and author including the excerpt from “Reason to Breathe” by Deborah Raney. Appreciate your being part of the book tour. Sounds like a book that I’d love the opportunity to read.

  3. Pam K.

    My Deb Raney shelf is getting pretty full but I’ll always find room for another of her great books. Thanks for the giveaway.

  4. Jocelyn

    Don’t you just love sister stories? I don’t have any sisters, but I can live virtually through novels.

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