Thanksgiving Blessings To All!

Hello faithful readers!

It’s been a busy time around the Big Blue House. Well, honestly, when is it not? I’ve been working on Angels Unaware, and I’m so excited about it! I just love this story. I also have the perfect cover art for it. Now, if you’ve been with me a while you know that I was searching high and low for the owner of that fabulous angel graphic. Unfortunately, I am unable to locate them. But, a dear friend of mine took a magnificent shot of a church roof, with clouds and…well, you’ll see when I get my cover mocked up.

One reason I am so in love with this particular story is that I feel it really shows why faith in Jesus is so very important. I’m not a big evangelist in person. In fact, I get a bit shy about talking about faith. However, the Lord has given me this gift of writing, and I can express it there.

Another reason is this story was the last that my sweet friend Sandy proofread for me. We unexpectedly lost Sandy in August 2015. But, as you know, if you’ve been around me a while, nothing is unexpected to our Great Heavenly Father. She encouraged me, supported me, listened to me rant about everything and nothing. I miss her very much, as do many others. She was “one of those people,” one who made everyone feel as though they were her best good friend. This is her book. If you frequent my Facebook page, you probably saw this post:

SandySo. Funny story that my sweet friend and patient proof-reader Sandy would have gotten a giggle out of. After I designated and signed all my copies, I sat down to savor that moment when all your work pays off…when you actually SEE your baby live on paper. Right there on the very first page of the very first chapter. A huge, glaringly obvious typo. Sandy always reminded me to wait on her; and she always caught even the smallest of errors in the manuscript. Man, I miss her for more than her proofing skills. She always encouraged me to wait on the very best and not to settle for good enough. One day, we’ll laugh over this. Needless to say, the book will be off market for 24 hours. I hope everyone who receives the “Over Confident Author Version” can chuckle too. #bagoverhead #crazyauthor

 

On December 11, look for Kindle Countdown Deals on all of my books except Seasons of a Life. That will stay at it’s normal $1.99, but you can pick up all 4 books for under $10 for at least 2 days! The Countdown will run until December 18, when the books will return to their regular listed price.

I am thankful for you all, for reading and enjoying my books, for spreading the word about them, for encouragement and support. I hope that you and yours, whoever and wherever they might be, have a blessed Thanksgiving.

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Books For Sale!

Do you remember that classic children’s book Caps For Sale? Oh, I loved that!

Well, like the beloved tale, one can never own too many books, right?

New book is available and so are the other 3. If you would like a copy of any of the Lakeville Series, message me or email me dhbarbara1@gmail.com. You can pay me via PayPal or my nifty new Cash Me account.

Pricing (includes S&H):

Seasons of a Life, $9.99
Sunnie’s Rainbow, $12.99
Restoration, $15.99
All three above for $25.99
By The Hand of His Grace, proceeds to benefit Karens or The Cure, $14.95

All can be found on www.dhbarbara.com

Thank you!

Happy Mother’s Day!

What better way to celebrate than with a $0.99 Kindle book? How about THREE of them? Beginning Saturday, May 10* all three Lakeville series books will be priced down to $0.99 in celebration! Sunnie’s Rainbow and Restoration will start out at $0.99 on Saturday, May 10* and incrementally rise back to their current list prices.

Seasons of a Life is the foundational novel in the Lakeville series. 4SeasonsRevise

In Seasons of a Life, you are introduced to Samantha Young, matriarch of the Young family. (On a side note, I do not like the word ‘matriarch.” It makes Sammie sound ancient.) Sammie is a widow, on the threshold of an empty nest. When she meets her best friend, Victoria, for lunch in town one day, she also makes the acquaintance of Rob Revell. Their chance meeting leads to a blossoming friendship and more as Sammie realizes the Lord has brought her to a new season in her life. Get to know her five children, who are the focal point of the series’ continuation.

Sunnie’s Rainbow, the second Lakeville novel, follows Sammie’s eldest and tempestuous daughter, Sunnie, as she begins a new chapter of life back home in Lakeville.

SunnRevise4Sunnie comes to terms with the father she was unable to reconcile with, as well as a new and growing faith. She’s comfortable with her status until a minor fender bender reconnects her with a handsome police officer. Through a stormy romance, Sunnie struggles with commitment and living out her new faith in terms of a relationship. Complications abound, but the couple perseveres as Sunnie finds herself able to give her heart freely, without reservation.

 

 

Restoration spans a time period beginning in Seasons of a Life, through Sunnie’s Rainbow and beyond, capturing the lives of the Young men, Silas and Jude, as they come of age.

Restore thumbAlthough their lives take very different paths, Silas and Jude remain as close as brothers can be. Everything the outgoing Silas dreams of becomes his reality. His faith and confidence take a hard hit when he and his wife hit the rocky grounds of infertility. Quiet and reserved Jude finds himself in an unexpected relationship fraught with problems from the word go. It drives a wedge between the brothers, who find that they have grown to believe very different things. Crisis draws them back to God and each other.

 

The sale ends on Tuesday, May 13. You’re best buy will be on Saturday, when all three books are priced at $0.99. What a great gift for mom or any friend in your life. I hope you enjoy your Mother’s Day and spend sometime in Lakeville with the Young family.

*Prices and dates subject to Amazon.com’s timetable, which doesn’t always perfectly coincide with mine.

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Overwhelmed! Thank You!

What a wonderful birthday celebration I had! The Denver Library (SEVEN foors!) then The Tattered Cover (over 1 million books!) and over 1400 downloads of Seasons of a Life, Sunnie’s Rainbow and Restoration! Thank you to all who shared about Lakeville.

The books are back to their regular prices, but don’t forget to get your Kindle authorgraph! Click on the box on the top right and it will take you to the page. Also, my books are enrolled in Amazon’s Kindle Matchbook program. Purchase a traditional copy of the book, and get a Kindle copy for a great deal!

Again, thank you so much!

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The Winner Is…

She Who Must Not Be Named! *nice handle giggle4*  SWMNBN, Please email me your address so we can get your copy of Sunnie’s Rainbow right in the mail.

SunnRevise4Sunnie’s Rainbow is the second book in the Lakeville series.

Sunshine Young has moved back to Lakeville. Her life has changed and she’s making a new life in her hometown. A fender bender begins a whole new chapter in Sunnie’s uncomplicated life. Complications abound as Sunnie struggles to truly put behind past hurts and open her heart to the Lord’s way.
Amazon reviewers say:
This book, the 2nd in the series, is an excellent read. I devoured it as I did Seasons of a Life. I absolutely can NOT wait for the next book to come out as I really want to see how these characters are doing. The conversational way D.H. Barbara writes is like having a talk with my bestie. This lady has talent! ~Rosanna
This is a good story with realistic twists and turns for the characters. Excellent use of conflict to develop characters the reader cares about. The story does go on a bit long but keeps your attention. The formatting of the book sometimes make it difficult to determine which character is speaking. I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys Christian fiction with a bit of romance thrown in. ~ P. Williams
My favorite fiction combines a good relationship story with the story of someone’s coming to faith. This book does just that, and in a very powerful way. If you enjoyed Seasons of a Life, you’ll love this one! ~ Annalise
I hope you enjoy it too, Sheila. (Yes, I know who she is!)
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Still Time To Download and the Subscriber’s Giveaway!

You still have time to download Sunnie’s Rainbow and Restoration for free!

If you’d like to win a complete set of Lakeville novels…yes! All THREE books!…sign up for the newsletter. You can do so on the front page of the website or the Facebook page, linked over on the left. It’s a quick and easy way to stay in tune with all news on new releases, contests and other things. (You just never know what may pop into my head!)

Till next time, SOAR HIGH!
Barbara

“Under Construction” in Lakeville…Keep Your Eyes Open!

Growing up in the Garden State, I’ve seen my share of road construction signs. It’s an ongoing season in N.J. that never ends, just moves from place to place, bottling up traffic where you least NEED it.

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That’s what’s happening in Lakeville, and I must say it’s rather exciting! As I’m waiting on Restoration to return edited, I’ve been working on covers. Yes, multiple covers! Both Seasons and Sunnie are getting cover and interior makeovers! They’ll look crisper, cleaner and more professional. I must reiterate: I’m rather excited!

Keep your eyes open for the announcement for 1) pre-orders for Restoration’s print version and 2) special offers on the new and improved print versions of Seasons and Sunnie.* I’m sure they’ll be new book trailers and memes floating around, too. You know how it is once the creative phase starts. As in the classic children’s tale, when you give an author a new program to play with….

The website will also be getting some sprucing up in the months ahead. Again, moving toward a crisper, more fresh look. With added features, including newsletter sign up, previews and more. Exciting things happening in Lakeville!

*I must add, this does not negate the work and hours put into the previous covers and interior design by Laura and Chautona. The fact that they still speak to me on a regular basis proves my mania was lovingly (hopefully) tolerated. I am so very grateful to both for their continued support, help, and encouragement.

As Always, be Blessed Till Next Time!

Barbara