Celebrate A Place in His Heart with me!

Horton Point Lighthouse

Horton Point Lighthouse

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 in that very special place was the tiniest beginning of A Place in His Heart. I hope you enjoy the love story of Mary and Barnabas Horton. With young Joseph and Benjamin by their sides, their story is a journey through places of the heart – love and loss, faith and despair. It’s a story from my heart, and one I hope will touch yours. Blog Tour and Giveaway:   And now for some fun stuff! It seems appropriate to kick off the blog tour with an interview by author Jane Kirkpatrick. I met Jane in February of 2009 during her book signing at Waucoma Bookstore in Hood River, OR. She has been a mentor and a friend to me ever since. I am so honored she is one of the endorsers for  A Place in His Heart and that my first book signing will be with her June 6th, at Waucoma.  What a way to launch a book! If you would like to find out which character from A Place in His Heart I admire most, along with a few other tidbits about my writing journey, please join us on Jane’s blog today! With this being my first novel, it warrants a lengthy celebration with lots for friends! From May 30th through June 16th, other bloggers have partnered with me so I hope you will join us on the journey and meet some new people while we all celebrate. The posts are ALL DIFFERENT… trust me, you won’t read the same thing. The hyperlinks to the blogs will be updated once the blog post is live. Thanks for checking back in to see what is new! And in celebration of my debut novel’s release and to say a big thank you for the interest you’ve shown, Revell and I are hosting a fabulous giveaway! Look for the details below and thank you for joining me and all the fun!

May 30th: Jane Kirkpatrick’s Word of Encouragement
May 31st: Dora Wagner’s Ready Set Read
May 31st: Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations
June 1st: The Green Mockingbird
June 2nd: Suzanne Woods Fisher
June 2nd: Sharon Lavy on The Barn Door Book Loft {Part 1}
June 3nd: Ane Mulligan’s Southern-fried Fiction
June 3rd: Sharon Lavy on The Barn Door Book Loft {Part 2}
June 4th: Susan Grondin’s  ‘Candle Reviews Christian Romance
June 4th: Iola Reneau
June 4th: Deborah Vogt’s Country at Heart Recipes
June 4th: Bonnie Calhoune & other bloggers on Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
June 4th: Sandra Ardoin’s Inspirational Historical Romance
June 5th: Lena Nelson Dooley’s A Christian Writer’s World
June 5th: Trish Perry’s Reading, Writing & the Stuff In-Between
June 9th: Angela’s Griperang’s Bookmarks
June 9th: Pat Iacuzzi’s Hope Inspired Stories
June 10th & 11th:  Novel PASTimes, the Place for Historical Fiction Lovers
June 11th: Robin Lee Hatcher’s Christian Fiction Wednesday 

June 11th: NovelCrossing
June 12th: Lisa Henson’s  Big Fat F: Flying through Life with Faith!
June 13th: Author Patricia Lee
June 15th: Karin Beery
June 16th: Debbie Lynne Costello’s The Sword and Spirit 

TBA: Heather Tabers A Military Wife Writes

Revell Reads Bloggers: here is a link to 80+ reviews. Most of the above are Interviews, Guest posts from Rebecca, and spot lights, to find out what others have to say about the book go to the Revell Reads Bloggers.  These bloggers can also count towards blogs you visited and commented on for the giveaway!  Many of them may not be live until June 9th.  However a few bloggers like to post early! Here are the details: This should be rather simple, but if you run into any glitches, please comment below and your question should be answered ASAP. The giveaway will go from May 30th through June 16th (11:59 PT).  Some of the entries can be done more than once, so please be sure to come back and enter more than one time.  Rafflecopter will keep your information from your previous visit.  Visit new bloggers (Many of the blogs have all different information, so you are not reading the same thing over…and over… and over…). Winners will be emailed within 48 hrs of the giveaway ending.  Please be sure to check your spam folders once they are announced.  Names will also be posted on this rafflecopter form.  If the winner doesn’t claim their prize within one week of notification, new winners will be selected. For 1st and 2nd prizes, you will have winner’s choice on the gift cards listed.  You also have the opportunity to have your book scribed to anyone! When providing your email address, it will not be sold, or given to anyone else.  It is for my purposes only. Whenever possible, please tag my social media on the platform you are using (Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest).  This helps me see all you are doing & want to express my gratitude. The most important rule… HAVE FUN!
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Comments 44

  1. Kelly Cipriano

    Hi Rebecca,

    Congratulations on your new book. We apparently share common ancestors in Barnabas Horton and Mary Langton. They are my 10th great grandparents, and I’m descended through their daughter Mary. My 3rd great grandfather, Benjamin Petty, migrated from Long Island to Alabama in the 1830s, and he descended from them as well as from two children of Reverend John Youngs’. I’ve done a lot of genealogical research relating to the Suffolk County of the 17th and 18th centuries, and it is fascinating! I was very excited to learn about your new book, and I can’t wait to read it.

    Kelly Hall Cipriano
    Birmingham, Alabama

  2. Maxie Anderson

    Hi Rebecca. Thanks to you and Revell for this Blog Tour. Has been fun. I think this is great that it is written based on your grandparents lives. That always interests me. Hope I can win something. Maxie Anderson

  3. Sarah Richmond

    Wow, congrats on your new book Rebecca, I would love the chance to read it!!! I posted a comment on Novel Crossing, and I shared it on Facebook, Twitter, Google + and Pinterest!!! Thanks for the awesome giveaway and God Bless you with many more books to write!!! 🙂 I also love Jewry!!!
    Sarah Rebekah Richmond
    North Carolina

  4. Barbara

    Congrats on your novel, Rebecca. KUDOS. I just got off the phone with my mother. She lives in Southold and I told her about your upcoming visit to her library. I’ll make sure she gets there for your reading. She has been a docent at the Horton’s Point Lighthouse for years. I noticed you live in Washington. Reading this, I assume in south western WA? I’m in Seattle and grew up in Southold. Small world, looking forward to reading your book.

    1. Rebecca DeMarino

      I love this small world!! We are almost neighbors and how wonderful you grew up in Southold! I hope I get to meet your mom! Be sure to remind her – I’ll be speaking at the Southold Library at 11am – and signing books through to 3pm!! I”m so looking forward to my visit!

  5. Maxie Anderson

    Rebecca, I have been wishing for this book since first seeing the picture of the book. I sure hope to win it. Sounds so interesting. Thanks, Maxie. < mac262(at)me(dot)com

  6. Tina

    I wish you much success with your debut novel. Looks to be a good read. I have entered this contest and shared via Facebook and Twitter. Will look forward to the chat.

    Blessings to you!

  7. @_eHope

    sadly the g+ link page isn’t working for me either );
    neither the link buttons at top of page …
    have subscribed and goodreads friended/followed
    will look for a manual g+ add.. {st.james}

    Delited to find your debut Rebecca! and happy to promo =)
    pinned HERE

    1. Rebecca DeMarino

      @ehope – I’m so sorry to learn the google+ link is not working – I will check it out right now!! Thank you for subscribing and the Goodreads follow and for all of your support!!

  8. Kellie

    I’m so excited for you! I live in Portland…I may
    have to come over to your book signing!

    1. Rebecca DeMarino

      Kellie – we would love to have you!! The book signing is during Hood River’s First Friday celebration – the stores stay open late and there’s lots of fun things to do! Thank you so much and I hope to see you there!

  9. Lisa Stifler

    Love reading your blog and signed up to receive your news letter. This sounds like a wonderful book and I have added it to my be read list. Thank you for the chance to win a copy . ~ Blessings to you ~

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