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Saturday, August 15, 2020

#SaturdaySpotlight is on My Heart Weeps!

Well Friends, release day is right around the corner and if you're one of my newsletter subscribers (or a very observant blog follower) you'll know that My Heart Weeps blog tour has already begun!

With that in mind, I wanted to spotlight the book for you today....

After thirty years married to the man of her dreams, Melena Rhyker is devastated by her husband's death. Relief comes in the form of an artist's retreat at the Crossed Penn ranch in Utopia, TX. She rediscovers a forgotten dream as her artistic talent flourishes into that of a gallery-worthy artist. Will she have the courage to follow the path she was destined to travel?

Garrett Saunders has been on the run most of his life. Abused and abandoned as a child, he escapes the clutches of a past filled with pain and shame, and hides from his calling as a Native American healer. His years as a CIA agent aid in overcoming his childhood and honing his talent and skill as a fine art photographer. 

Follow their journey as two people who come from totally different backgrounds, but share gifts of gigantic proportions, find meaning and purpose in the Texas Hill Country.

Excerpt: Melena parked her truck, pocketed her keys and went on her very first hayride. She admired how Bill Penn wove stories around the history of the area in with feeding the longhorns. Afterward, they travelled to a nearby state natural area where the guests wandered down to a creek and skipped rocks. Melena sat on a small boulder and drew in the scent of fresh, crisp air, earth and flowers.

Sounds magnified in the pristine environment as daylight waned and dusk edged in, leeching color from the sky. The trickling of the stream as it moved across its bed. Plop, plop of stones hitting the water. A quiet laugh. The click of a camera as Garrett wove through the guests taking pictures. A bird trilled in the distance. Doves cooed. Frogs began their evening song accentuated by the occasional hoot of an owl. A hush fell over the entourage and stillness ensued.

Garrett touched her arm and pointed to a thicket across the way. Melena gasped as a doe and fawn stepped out and drank. Once the pair moved on, the group loaded back onto the hay wagon and returned to the ranch. Relaxed and happy, they congregated around the campfire area while Garrett and Bill Penn stacked wood. Soon, a fire lit up the night sky. Crickets and chickadees kept cadence with the country music provided by an outdoor stereo.

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Since I LOVE the Texas Hill Country so much, I wanted you to get a taste of it. You won't find this excerpt anywhere else on the tour! 

My Heart Weeps is on sale for a limited time @ 99cents and FREE on Kindle Unlimited.

I would love for this book to hit Amazon's best seller lists. Wouldn't you? 

I thought you would and you can help by ordering your copy today or Tuesday. The more pre-orders and purchases on release day (Tuesday the 18th), the higher in Amazon's rankings the book will be and who knows, it just might hit the best seller lists! THANKS Friends!

For those who follow the book tour, I am giving away 1 Ebook, 1 Autographed Print Book, 1 Audio Book, a $15 Amazon Gift Card, a 1-month Audible membership and a SURPRISE Giftpack to 6 lucky people (1 prize per winner)! Names will be collected throughout the tour which ends Sept. 30th. Winners will be notified, and prizes awarded by October 10th so be sure to leave your EMAIL Address.

Hope you enjoyed the spotlight friends and that you'll check back weekly for more great authors on Wednesday Words with Friends and of course, Saturday Spotlight.

Until next time, take care and God Bless.


Mary Preston said...

I do love the sound of an artist's retreat.

Pamela S Thibodeaux said...

Yeah I know a writers retreat is a wonderful experience.
Thanks for stopping by.
Hope you're following the blog tour :-)
Good luck and God's blessings

Alicia Dean said...

Beautiful description. Very vivid. I could picture it all so clearly. Great job!

Jacqueline Seewald said...

A fine novel! Wishing you much success.

Pamela S Thibodeaux said...

THANKS Alicia and Jacqueline!
Your support is greatly appreciated!

Alina K. Field said...

So glad you were able to finish this book and release it. Congratulations!