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Welcome Dear Friend,

Wow! This has been a crazy year so far, hasn’t it? And summer just slithered right in, almost a surprise after months of being cooped up indoors. The sun on my bare legs and arms after months of wearing long sleeves and pants feels absolutely wonderful. And everything is just so…green! The color of life.

Pour yourself a glass of iced tea or coffee and join me on the deck, won’t you?

deck in summer

I’m so grateful that our country is slowly opening back up and that we are adjusting to life again outside the walls of our homes. I don’t know what it’s like where you live, but in our tiny area of the world, things are moving at a turtle’s pace. Many restaurants still have not opened for indoor dining, and our church plans to keep livestreaming for those not comfortable with getting out just yet.

It’s a fearful and angry time for many right now, and my prayers and thoughts are for everyone’s health and safety.

Lord, when doubts fill my mind, when my heart is in turmoil, quiet me and give me renewed hope and cheer. Psalm 94:19 Living Bible (TLB)

I refuse to allow fear to reign in my spirit or rob me of joy. After all, Christ-believers should be joyful, right? Our hope isn’t based on the temporary, but the eternal. If we keep our eyes fixed on Jesus, regardless of our circumstances we can still find joy in our blessings.

Some of my blessings include books! What about you?

The Potter’s House Series 2 kicked off earlier this year…twenty-four beautiful stories by eight different authors, all messages of hope, redemption and second chances. I hope you’ll check out my first book in the series, Her Cowboy Forever, about a baby, a grieving child, a dedicated cowboy, and the woman who loves them all. Her Christmas Cowboy will be available for pre-order in July, and look for Her Covert Cowboy in early 2021.

Fully Surrendered wrapped up the Merriville Firefighter Heroes series, three ex-Navy SEALS turned firefighters. Bear’s content with just friends. Brinkley craves a forever love. Is his fledgling faith strong enough to help him overcome his fears and surrender his heart? I hope you enjoy reading each of the stories, all set against the beautiful backdrop of autumn.

I’m keeping my promise to deliver more summer-themed books. Summer’s Reunion, the first book in the trio of Tomlinson Brothers, releases on June 16.

Summer's Reunion, book cover

Look for Summer’s Redemption to come out in August followed by Summer’s Return sometime near the end of the year. These three brothers are going to pull on your heartstrings. I just know it. 🙂

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Thanks for hanging out with me for a few minutes. I hope you’ll come back often. Please know that you, dear reader, are one of my greatest blessings! It warms my heart to open your sweet encouraging emails or to hop on Goodreads or Amazon and read your kind reviews, so keep them coming! You all are awesome!!

Wishing you a blessed summer and happy reading!

With all my love,

Dora Hiers / Tori Kayson

Author of Heart Racing, God-Gracing Romance and Sweet Romance that Sizzles

“No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting.” – Mary Wortley Montagu