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IndieFab Book of the Year Bronze Medal Winner in Romance Benjamin Franklin Award Silver Medal WinnerJilted by her fiancé, Geneva watches her seemingly idyllic life suddenly fall apart. Bereft and desolate, she packs up her nine cats and leaves her home in Washington, DC, to return to her native hills of West Virginia where she plans to rest and heal from her heartbreak. When Geneva’s ambition and machinations run up against rugged mountain ways, she finds herself flung from one perilous adventure and heartbreak to another. After facing illness, disaster in the wilderness, and courtships gone wrong, Geneva finally finds what she’s been missing. Ultimately, Geneva realizes she must face herself before she is free to truly love and be loved.Set in 1977 West Virginia, A Sinner in Paradise is a heartwarming, uproarious affair with love in all its forms.“A Sinner in Paradise pretty much sums up what this tale is about! What it doesn’t say is that there is humor, pretty amazing and beautiful scenes described that are breathtaking to picture and some well-developed characters along the way. “ – Tome Tender Book Blog“ The descriptions made me want to sit on the porch swing with a cuddly kitten while the characters live out their fascinating lives.” – Elizabeth Hein, author of How to Climb the Eiffel Tower”The sense of place shines through and carries the reader right into the story. The supporting characters are wonderfully drawn, with rich local flavor.” – Summer Kinard, author of Tea & Crumples
|Publisher:||Light Messages Publishing|
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About the Author
Deborah Hining believes that life is pretty much perfect as long as it holds a sense of destiny. Her destiny has led her to be many things: wife, mother, and grandmother, and also actress, award-winning playwright, theatrical director, college instructor, and Certified Financial Planner (or as she calls it, "Financial Fairy Godmother"). She earned her B.A. in Communication and M.A. in Theater from the University of Tennessee and her PhD in Theater from Louisiana State University. Deborah is proud to be a bone fide hillbilly, having grown up in a very isolated village in the hills of East Tennessee. From an early age, Deborah wanted to be a poet, and her greatest ambition was to see her words published in a book. Now, after a long and checkered life with many detours, she has realized her ambition, having published two award-winning novels. Deborah has been described as a “remarkable talent” with “a knack for descriptive writing” that is “fluid and easy to read.”Her first book, A Sinner in Paradise, won the bronze medal from Foreword Reviews Book of the Year in Romance, and the sequel, A Saint in Graceland, received the bronze medal for Foreword Reviews Book of the Year in Religion. Her third book, In the Midst of Innocence, combines the “characters that come vividly alive,” “the sense of place “ and the “rich elements of faith” that define her work. Deborah lives at Corinne's Orchard, a farm in Durham County, North Carolina, surrounded by her extended family. You can find her most days working in one of the gardens, writing, being Grandma, and generally giving thanks for her abundant life.