A Place in His Heart

"Rebecca DeMarino weaves a lovely spiritual message as old and new worlds collide and love thrives amid the challenges of early America."

- LAURA FRANTZ, Christy Award finalist and author of LOVE'S RECKONING

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Surviving Henry, by Erin Taylor Young

Sometimes a body just needs a good laugh! I mentioned in my last edition that I was recovering from a bout of severe Vitamin D deficiency. I was pretty much laid low, with not much energy for most of my daily tasks. Even my daily pleasures. So what a treat it was to indulge in […]

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Got Milk? Do You Know Where Your Vitamin D (level) is?

You won’t find me talking about health – especially my health – much, but as I crawl back up from taking a Vitamin D plunge, I thought it would be helpful to ask: do you know your Vitamin D level? It might surprise you. Having been healthy most of my life, I tend to take […]

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A Place In His Heart Winners!!

Today I’m celebrating Revell‘s A PLACE IN HIS HEART winners! And I’m celebrating all of the support YOU have shown for my debut novel! A big thank you to everyone who participated and entered! And a big congratulations to the following winners: GRAND PRIZE: Vera G.  (She won a $100.00 gift card, a silver heart […]

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Celebrate A Place in His Heart with me!

On a lovely October day in 1999 my mother and I wound our way south on I-95 from Boston. We maneuvered our rental car to the ramp of the New London to Orient Point ferry and landed on Long Island. We were there to see the Horton Point Lighthouse in Southold, but what I found […]

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Ever Wonder What Goes On at a Writer’s Conference?

I just returned from the Mount Hermon Writer’s Conference and it was the best one ever! Do you ever wonder what goes on a writer’s conference? Writing? A lot of musing? Well, perhaps, but not necessarily. It can be a place to hone your writing skills, meet others who write in your genre or out, […]

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THE TRIBAL KNOT, by Rebecca McClanahan

I just finished reading The Tribal Knot, A Memoir of Family, Community, and a Century of Change, by Rebecca McClanahan and enjoyed it so very much that I had to share it with you! I was fortunate to come into contact with a distant cousin (we share the same 9th GGF, Barnabas Horton!) through one […]

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Women’s History Month: Alice Bradford

March is Women’s History Month, and in my last entry I introduced you to my 9th great-grandmother, Mary Horton, my favorite fearless female in history, and the heroine in my first novel, A PLACE IN HIS HEART. It releases in June! Today I’d like to tell you about another fearless female who kept popping up […]

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In Honor of Women’s History Month: Mary Horton

Reading Randy Seaver’s blog, Genea-Musings, I just discovered that March is Women’s History Month! Saturday his blog featured another genea blogger, Lisa Alzo’s post Fearless Females: 31 Blogging Prompts to Celebrate Women’s History Month. Lisa offer’s thirty-one ideas to honor our female ancestors and I absolutely love this idea. Thank you, Randy and Lisa! In 1999 I […]

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ROBERT FROST: STOPPING BY WOODS ON A SNOWY EVENING

On this day in history, March 7, 1923, Robert Frost’s poem, Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, was published. My mother taught it to me when I was in the fifth grade – I needed something for school – and it was the first poem, I believe, I ever memorized after nursery rhymes. Though […]

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BEACHSIDE WRITERS WORKSHOP in YACHATS

This writer was out and about over the weekend, sharpening the pencil at the 2014 Beachside Writers Workshop in Yachats, Oregon. I initially experienced this “mini-conference meets writer retreat” in 2009. With my first manuscript barely begun, I was blessed to meet author Jane Kirkpatrick at a book signing in Hood River, Oregon. At the […]

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