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FAITH WORDS,HACHETTE BOOK GROUP AND MY BOOK ADDICTION AND MORE PRESENTS…..

JANE MYERS PERRINE!!!

BIO:   Jane Myers Perrine has taught high school and college Spanish and worked as a program director in non-profit agencies as well as being chosen an outstanding citizen of Louisville for her volunteer work.    She writes stories with humor and deep emotion.

The Welcome Committee of Butternut Creek, the first book in Jane Myers Perrine’s Tales of Butternut Creek will be available April 3, 2012.  The hero of the series is a young minister called to serve a church in Butternut Creek, TX.   Jane, an ordained minister, has served several churches as well as following her minister husband from small towns to big cities.   Library Journal wrote:  “Perrine, an ordained minister, convincingly takes readers through the social and spiritual challenges that Jordan faces.”

WHAT DO I LOVE ABOUT A SMALL TOWN? BY JANE MEYERS PERRINE!!

    

We lived in Buchanan Dam, Texas, population nearly 1,700, for seven years.  Our subdivision, just east of the post office and west of the dam, consisted of five houses all snuggled together in a leafy paradise overlooking Lake Buchanan.  We had the greatest neighbors in the world.

One evening at nearly ten o’clock, George called me into his study and said, “I think I’m having a heart attack.”

Exactly what every wife wants to hear.  I called 9-1-1 and went out on the front porch to wait for the ambulance.   By the time EMS arrived, our neighbors had gathered to help.  One of our neighbors was a nurse with terminal cancer.  She was there immediately, to make sure we were okay, to help in any way she could.  She stood by as George was loaded into the ambulance.  Fortunately, he was fine, but her presence calmed me.

When our young neighbors who lived down on the lake shore sold chickens for their Four-H project, everyone bought a couple.    When one neighbor needed a safe haven for her dogs, we opened our fenced-in yard to her.   Any time anyone needed anything, all of our neighbors pitched in. 

By the time Suzanne died, we’d moved to Austin but we came back for her funeral to sit with our neighbors.

I used these memories to create the warmth of Butternut Creek.   No research needed because I had learned about community by living in a loving neighborhood.

That’s why I believe novels about small towns are popular with readers.  Most of us live in cities and may not even know our neighbors while everyone in a small town knows your business.  That’s both a positive and a negative because less privacy equals more caring and help.   Although we don’t want to give up our computers and cells, we long to return to a simpler, kinder place.  That’s what I write about in Butternut Creek.

 

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 THE WELCOME COMMITTEE OF BUTTENUT CREEK

JANE MYERS PERRINE

 

Paperback:384 pages

Publisher:FaithWords (April 3, 2012)

Language:English

ISBN-10:0892969210

ISBN-13: 978-0892969210

Book Description(From Amazon)

Publication Date: April 3, 2012 | Series: Widows of Butternut Creek
Upon his arrival, Butternut Creek Christian Church’s newly-minted minister is met by a welcome committee led by Miss Birdie and her friend Mercedes, a.k.a. “the Widows.” Their first order of business, to educate him on how things should be done, quickly gives way to a campaign to find him a wife.
When their matchmaking efforts fizzle, the Widows turn to another new bachelor. Amputee and Afghan vet Sam simply wants to be left alone– a desire that’s as good as a red flag to the Widows! Soon they’re scheming to pair him up with Willow, his beautiful physical therapist, a divorced mother of two who is afraid of commitment, Perrine’s small-town tale is a big-time triumph of gentle humor, fast-paced plot, and wonderfully engaging characters.
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We are offering 1 lucky commenter a prin copy of “THE WELCOME COMMITTEE OF BUTTERNUT CREEK” by Jane Myers Perrine. No P.O. Boxes,please.Giveaway will run from today April 4 until April 11,2012.

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE AND HAPPY READING!!

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