Friday, November 23, 2012


The one thing I try to avoid is shopping on Black Friday.  I don't know about you, but I'd rather spend the day at home with a good book. The only time I fought the crowds was when my daughter wanted a Cabbage Patch Kid. Does anyone remember them?  I guess we'll do anything to see the look of wonder on our children's faces on Christmas morning.

This year we have so much to be thankful for.  New Jersey is still recovering from the recent hurricane, but our spirits are not broken.  We offer thanks for our blessings, along with prayers for those in need.

I'm giving away a print copy of Echoes at Dawn today.  Have you ever stood in line on Black Friday for a bargain?  Leave me a comment with your email address to be entered to win. 

You won't have to leave your house today.  There are plenty of great prizes for you right here at the Black Friday Blog Hop.

The strangely intertwined lives of a widowed woman, and a charismatic bachelor come together in order to show that in life, there are no coincidences… only destiny.

Waterfront restaurant chef Madeline Young adores her job. If only her love and family's lives were as successful as her career. With a teenage son, who spends time in the emergency room for alcohol poisoning and a dementia-plagued mother, Madeline doesn't know how much more she could handle. Then her mother enlists the help of her deceased twin sister, Mary, to guide Madeline to find happiness. An early dawn visit from the spirit directs Madeline to volunteer at the local hospitals center for addiction recovery, where she comes alive for the first time in many years under the attention of Nat Griffin.

Nathaniel Griffin, a part-time counselor and contractor, fascinates his clients with his lectures. In keeping with his philosophy of professionalism, Nat prefers to keep his personal life private. When attraction tests his beliefs, Nat must confront his marred past. Is he willing to face his demons or take the easier path and remain isolated?

Can unworldly ghosts save this couple from their own self-destructive behavior? Will they be able to accept change and move forward, or allow secrets to stand in the way?






Jessica Subject said...

I've never stood in line for a bargain, but Black Friday is just becoming big here in Canada. Thanks for participating in the hop, Kathleen! :)

Angie Adair said...

I have never stood in line on Black Friday. I don't need anything that bad. Though I use to go shopping on Black Friday for a few of the bargains. Not any

Mel Bourn said...

I was crazy once and stood in line one time. I won't do it again. I would rather stay home and sleep.
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laurie said...

i never shop on black friday too busy

Tina brunelle said...

actually no i have not ....but I would stand in line for a great book!

Shadow said...

Hi! Happy Holidays to you! Thanks for the awesome hop and giveaway! Best wishes and many blessings to you!

Kathleen Ann Gallagher's Place to Reflect said...

Hope everyone had fun at the Decadent Publishing Black Friday Blog Hop today. Thanks for stopping by.

Good Luck!!