(Note: Contest Entry Box at Bottom of This Page)

Birthdays are always special, and none more than this one for me — the birth of our precious Genevieve (Evie), my brand-new granddaughter for whom most of you prayed, so thank you all, and THANK YOU, God!!

As you may recall, Evie had a terrible prognosis at the onset that entailed at the worst, either death before or after she was born, or at the best, an 80% chance of living to the age of fifteen. But through your prayers and ours, we now have a precious little girl who, following a heart surgery at 4-6 months, will have a normal life with full life expectancy!!

At a peanut weight of 4 lbs., 15 oz., Evie was taken two weeks early due to placenta problems that curtailed her growth, but this little dynamo still managed a 9 Apgar score (a measure of the physical condition of a newborn infant), which is the best you can get, according to my daughter-in-law! Trust me, there’s been lots of happy tears and texts flying back and forth over this joyous event, with lots of pictures that I will include below, so thank you, everyone, who said a prayer for our little girl. We are SO very grateful!

And Baby #2? Well, definitely not as important as Baby #1, but a new baby nonetheless, and that is the release of my second book in the Isle of Hope series, Love Everlasting, so if you preordered, THANK YOU and HAPPY READING! And if you haven’t ordered it yet, you can do so HERE!

As you know, reviews are critical to an author, so if you read LE and like it, please consider leaving a short review on Amazon, which can be as brief as one or two lines. And if you do, I’ve added additional entries in my contest below to say thank you!


And, YES, you still have lots of time to enter my contest to have a character named after you in the paperback version (and ebook version!) of Love Everlasting PLUS all three books in the pic below and a framed quote from Isle of Hope.  

All you have to do to enter is click on each of the Thunderclap links below, then click on a support button (which allows Thunderclap to post a brief promo about Love Everlasting and Cowboy Christmas Homecoming on your Facebook or Twitter page on a particular date (you do nothing but click!). So click on each of the links below and get entry points for both separately! Then scroll down to the bottom of this post to enter the contest via my Rafflecopter box.





 If you haven’t had the chance yet to read the award-winning, 5-star book 1, Isle of Hope, your timing is good because it is now on sale for 50% off at the lowest price yet of $3.99, so you can check it and all the reviews HERE.

 Free Download!!

Finally, if you haven’t downloaded the prequel novella to Isle of Hope, A Glimmer of Hope, what are you waiting for? It’s FREE and available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo, so I hope you take advantage.



Thank you again, EVERYONE, for your prayers and support — it means more than I can ever say, and most of you already know from reading my doorstopper books — I can say an awful lot! 😉

Have a blessed weekend, my friends. I know we will! 🙂



Welcome Sweet Genevieve (Evie) …

We’ve Waited SO Long to See Your Sweet Face!


Evie Arrives!

Proud Daddy!

Big Sister’s First Glimpse!

Big Brother is Not Impressed!

Big Sis’s New Favorite Doll!

And Grandma Juju is Crazy Excited Even Though She’s 1,400 Miles Away!!




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