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DEBORAH RANEY's first novel, A Vow to Cherish, inspired the World Wide Pictures film of the same title. Her books have since won the RITA Award, ACFW Carol Award, HOLT Medallion, National Readers' Choice Award, Silver Angel, and have three times been Christy Award finalists. At work on her 32nd novel, Deb and her husband, Ken Raney, recently moved to the city after years of enjoying small-town life in Kansas, the setting of many of Deb's novels. They are new empty nesters with four children and a growing quiver of grandchildren, all of whom live much too far away.

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What a fun question to answer! Both of my daughters, 10 years apart in age, attended Southeast Missouri State, met their husbands the second…more
Hi Anne,
What a fun question to answer! Both of my daughters, 10 years apart in age, attended Southeast Missouri State, met their husbands the second day of college, and married and settled down in Southeast Missouri. They are both elementary school teachers, and I will soon have four grandchildren in Missouri. We visit often, and love Cape Girardeau. I figured it would be fun (and make the research easy) to write about a place I often visit and have grown to love.

I'm delighted to know you are enjoying the book. (Be sure to read the first two books in the series! Home to Chicory Lane and Two Roads Home...with two more to come! I just finished Book 4 last night!)

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Deborah Raney While taking a break for a few hours or a few days is sometimes just the cure, the only thing I've discovered that truly breaks through my times of…moreWhile taking a break for a few hours or a few days is sometimes just the cure, the only thing I've discovered that truly breaks through my times of writers block is to just keep writing . . . trudge through the uncertainty and blank idea slate and just write anyway, even if you're writing horribly. You can always go back and fix it later. (less)
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Home to Chicory LaneThe first book in my new Chicory Inn Novels series from Abingdon Press has been recognized for several awards and contests recently!

• Home to Chicory Lane is a finalist in Foreward Reviews magazine's INDIEFAB Book of the Year award.

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“I’m sorry, Anna, but I…Anna, I just can’t picture a baby at the end of all this. I’m sorry. I just cannot.” His voice had risen, but now it was a whisper. “Especially not another man’s baby…especially not that.”
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“I’m sorry I was late.” It took Herculean effort for him not to scoop her into his arms and crush her to himself. Instead he took her wounded head carefully between his large hands. With his thumbs, he wiped the tears away and gently stroked her hair away from her face. “Oh, Anna… Honey, I’m so sorry. I… I should have been there. I should never have let this happen. I should have been with you.” He heard anger rise in his own voice and stopped speaking lest she think his ire was directed at her. Wordlessly, he cradled her head, taking in every bruise, every bump, every mark that marred her beautiful skin. He searched her blue-gray eyes for assurance that she truly was going to be all right. Then he silently gave thanks that she was here in this place of healing, still alive, still his. And he cursed the monster who had done this to his wife.”
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“She despised her nakedness beneath the thin hospital gown and tried to wave Paul out of the room. But he shushed her and stood firmly planted beside the table where she lay. He held her gaze, forcing her to look into his eyes. He smoothed her forehead with gentle hands, and she winced, not in pain but in humiliation. Paul closed her eyes gently with his fingers and let his large warm hands rest lightly on her forehead, covering her eyes with the palm of his hand as though he could take away her self-imposed shame by sparing her his scrutiny. She loved him all the more for the act.”
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