Thursday, August 02, 2007

Healing Power of a Book

As promised, I'm announcing our winner for July. Congratulations to Estella! She'll be receiving a free book from authors, Tanya Michaels ( Victoria Chancellor ( and Linda Warren ( Estella, you can contact the authors at their e-mail addys above to see what book you've won!

Judy Christianberry, Ann Roth, Ann DeFee and Marin Thomas are giving away a book for the month of August so keep those comments coming--we love to hear what you have to say!

I'm thrilled to announce the final book in my McKade Brothers miniseries, Ryan's Renovation, is out on store shelves this month. This particular book is especially dear to my heart because I was in the middle of writing it when my mother passed away unexpectedly from a brain aneurysm eight days following our annual family visit to her home in San Antonio. Finishing this book was to date one of the toughest challenges I have ever faced.

When I read this portion of a review the other day…

*The conclusion to Marin Thomas' McKade Brothers series is a beautifully written story about having the courage to live again after a horrible tragedy.*

…it hadn’t occurred to me that I had used Ryan's Renovation as a means to grieve for my mother and mourn her passing. But now, looking back on those months, I see that I did. The healing power of a book is truly an amazing thing.

I'd love to hear what book is dear to your heart and why…

Ryan's Renovation *McKade Brothers* Aug 07
For The Children *Hearts of Appalachia* Oct 07
In A Soldier's Arms *Hearst of Appalachia* Feb 08
A Coal Miner's Wife *Hearst of Appalachia* Aug 08


Estella said...

Thanks for drawing my name for the July books!

Estella said...

I tried to reach Tanya
Michaels with the link you provided and the email was returned--marked unknown .

Marin Thomas said...

Hi Estella

I'll check with Tanya and get back to you. I probably copied it wrong to the post. Thanks for being patient!

Ryan's Renovation Aug 08

Marin Thomas said...


Here's Tanya's e-mail addy. Forgot the "I"the first time around.
Thanks again for being so parient!

Ryan's Renovation Aug 07