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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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A beam of late-afternoon sun canted through the mullioned windows of the breakfast room in her parents’ house— Dad’s house now—casting a checkered shadow across the tile. Phylicia Chandler picked up the last addressed envelope from a stack that’d been nearly a foot high when she and her sisters started writing thank-you notes yesterday afternoon. She pushed up the sleeves of her sweater and licked the flap of a pale pink envelope, then pressed the seal with the palm of her hand and passed it to her youngest sister. Britt put the envelope in the “finished” box awaiting a trip to the post office.

“Well, that’s done.” Finally. She hated that it had taken them two months to get these thank-you notes written and mailed. But Dad had been uncharacteristically indecisive, and they were all scrambling to catch up with work and everything else in their lives.

She looked past her sisters into the living room where the Christmas tree still sat—at the end of January—its white lights twinkling even now, thanks to the automatic timer. Dad wouldn’t have put up a tree at all if she and her sisters hadn’t insisted. But now Phee regretted pushing him, and the tree seemed to mock them, a garish reminder of their first Christmas without Mom.



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.

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reason to breathe giveaway


(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.

Giveaway is subject to the policies found here.


Launch at JustRead Tours

All posts expected to be live by 12 Noon eastern

December 3
Bibliophile Reviews
Emily Yager
It’s Story Time With Van Daniker
Reading Is My SuperPower

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
Singing Librarian Books

December 7
2014 and Beyond
Pause for Tales
Reading, Writing & Stitch-Metic
Running Through The Storms
Wishful Endings



  1. MJSH

    Sounds like a great book. I haven’t read any of her books yet and this one looks like a great one to start with.

  2. susiesellnergmailcom

    Deborah Raney writes the most amazing books! I’m so looking forward to reading Reason to Breathe!

  3. attennos39

    We all deal with grief differently and sometimes it is hard to understand others action. I would definitely like to know how this story places out.

  4. Kay Garrett

    “Reason to Breathe” by Deborah Raney sounds like an amazing book. After reading about it and reading the excerpt, I would love the opportunity to read this book.

  5. Pam K.

    I always want to read Deb Raney’s books. Besides writing great books, she is a really nice person who has met with my book club several times. Thanks for the giveaway and chance to win.

  6. lib1lady

    We have Deborah’s books in the Church Library. If I win, I will use the GC to buy more books.
    Janet E.

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