Reason To Breathe

Book Summary

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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About The Author

Deborah Raney's first novel, A Vow to Cherish, inspired the World Wide Pictures film of the same title. Deborah and her husband, Ken, traded small-town life in Kansas--the setting of many of Deb's novels--for life in the city of Wichita. They love traveling 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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Book Review by Bree Herron

This book is a travel through many emotions. Phylicia is a strong female character that is also a bit tired. I couldn’t imagine her emotional struggles of losing her mom, her dad finding love with someone who was, well, young to say the least. She handled all this better than I would have. Even though Phylicia was a fictional character, she became real to me. Through the pages, we get to know this bright young woman, who is seeking to find herself now that her world has shifted. Quinn is a man worthy of a fictional boyfriend status. I just loved him. He even though he worked closely with Phylicia’s father, he was far from the same. In fact, how he approached working with Phylicia and their relationship made him endearing to me.

There is more than romance to this book, but for me, I was happy to have a good love story. I love the impactful moments of faith that weren’t overdoing it or pushy. I really loved the little side stories and treats the author put into this book to keep readers engaged. The story will draw you into the very last page, I couldn’t put it down. Realistic romance and faith provided in this new start to a series we can all cheer for!

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**DISCLAIMER: I was provided an opportunity to read this book as an Advanced Reader Copy in return for a fair and honest review.



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  1. Kay Garrett

    Thank you for your review on “Reason to Breathe” by Deborah Raney and for being part of the book tour.

    This book sounds wonderful and one that I would love the opportunity to read. I have definitely placed it on my TBR list.

  2. Catherine Ojalvo

    I appreciate you bring on the the Blog your of “Reason to Breathe” .I loved your review and the book is my THE list.

  3. Catherine Ojalvo

    Reason to Breathe by Deborah Rainey sounds like a wonderful book.Thank you for your contribution to the Blog tour.I know I want to read it !

  4. Kara Vaughan Marks

    This sounds really good–I’d love to read it.

  5. Debbie P

    This sounds like a very intriguing read. Beautiful cover.

  6. Dianne Casey

    “Reason to Breathe” sounds like a really interesting book. Looking forward to reading.


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