Rachelle Ayala

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Rachelle Ayala is an award-winning USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance and romantic suspense. She writes emotionally challenging stories but believes in the power of love and hope.

Her book, Knowing Vera, won the 2015 Angie Ovation Award, and A Father for Christmas garnered a 2015 Readers' Favorite Gold Award. Christmas Stray was awarded the 2016 Readers' Favorite Gold Award and A Pet for Christmas had an Honorable Mention.

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“You are truly the most expensive girl in all God’s creation. And the most precious.”
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“Peace for Israel,” he said.
“Is that possible?” I drew closer.
“Yes, if we have peace with God first.”
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“God does not make mistakes. What He says He will do, He will.”
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“Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.”
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“Some call it energy, some say it’s spirit, but I believe it’s the love that people share that keeps them connected, even after death.”
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Amy Armstrong Hi Rachelle, thanks for accepting my friend request. Hope you have a fab day!


Rachelle Ayala I thank everyone who's read and reviewed my books. If you have a paperback you don't need or want anymore, please feel free to put it on Ebay or Amazon so others can buy it used. I've had some readers ask me for paperbacks, but obviously it's too expensive for me to buy everyone who wants a book and ship it. So please, go ahead and resell what you have if you won it in a Giveaway or were given one to review. Unless, of course, no one can tear them from your fingers because you love it so much. :)


Rachelle Ayala Broken Build (Silicon Valley Romantic Suspense) is now live on Amazon for 99c [special introductory price]


Rachelle Ayala July 17, 2012: Michal's Window is 99c on Nook at Barnes and Noble Online


Carole Carole is inviting you to join in her 4 book Give Away of FLASH HARRY – crime fiction set in Australia and Bangkok. http://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/sho...


Rachelle Ayala Zoë wrote: "Hi Rachelle
Thanks so much for Friending me here. Still getting the hang of GR!"


Hi Zoe, you're welcome. This is more of a reader site, so I mostly act like a reader her, read, review and look for more good reads. :)


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Zoë Sharp Hi Rachelle
Thanks so much for Friending me here. Still getting the hang of GR!


Rachelle Ayala Douglas wrote: "Thanks Rachelle for your friendship on Goodreads!
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Thanks Douglas. I read a book by Lisa Gardner called "The Perfect Husband". That's how I noticed you. I hope to read your book too someday.


Douglas Wickard Thanks Rachelle for your friendship on Goodreads!
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Rachelle Ayala L.J. wrote: "Hi Rachelle! Thanks for the add :)"

You're welcome. Found on you WW. :)


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