Thursday, February 26, 2015

The Vigil, a novel



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        THE VIGIL by Marian Pellegrin Merritt


Our guest blogger is Marian Pellegrin Merritt. Marian writes stories that blend her love of the mountains with her deep Southern roots. Her tagline, Where the Bayous Meets the Mountains, grew from both loves. She is the author of Deep Freeze Christmas, A Cajun Christmas Miracle, and Southern Fried Christmas and the newly released, The Vigil.

Marian is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Women's Fiction Writers Association. 


She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in physical therapy and an accounting certificate from the University of South Alabama. This Louisiana native writes from the Northwest Colorado home she shares with her husband and a very spoiled Labradoodle.


Welcome, Marian. If you could have dinner with one person from today or history (except Jesus) who would it be?
Wow, just one? I would want to have a long dinner with the Apostle Peter. I can so relate to him in ALL aspects. It’s a bit scary. If Peter wasn’t available, I’d have to choose Leonardo Da Vinci – I’d get him to tell me all about Mona Lisa.


Please tell us a little about your novel, The Vigil.
It’s a story of coming home, confronting the demons of the past, and

how forgiveness can be freedom.

Here’s the book blurb:
Cheryl Broussard made two vows: She'd never fall for an abusive man, and she'd never return to her Louisiana hometown. But she's learned all too well the lesson of never-say-never. Now, back in Bijou Bayou after fleeing from an abusive boyfriend, Cheryl finds work as a Hospice nurse. While reading a dying patient's Korean War love letters, family secrets shatter Cheryl's beliefs about her family and herself and shed light on the reason she fled her hometown. When the Broussard family secrets are revealed, can Cheryl deal with the truth and accept the blessing of a second chance for relationships with her family, old friends, and with the God she never really knew?


What takeaway value do you want your readers to have?
First, I hope my readers are entertained. Second, I’d hope they would know that God’s forgiveness is enough.


Where can readers find you online?
Website
Blog
Facebook Reader’s Group
Twitter


Where can readers purchase The Vigil?

All the purchase links are on my website

To get a link to the first chapter of The Vigil, sign up for my quarterly newsletter to receive exclusive giveaways, Cajun recipes, and the latest updates.


Any parting comments?
Jo, thanks for letting me share your part of cyberspace today. I’ve enjoyed sharing with your readers!


Thank you, Marian, for spending time with my readers. One of the commenters will win a copy of The Vigil that you’ve offered.

 

The winner of last Thursday’s blog post for a copy of Triple Threat by H. L. Wegley is Janet E. I’ll email you. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.

Till next time … keep on smiling.

29 comments:

  1. Jo, thank you for the interview with Marian. I love how the cover pulls you in to know more of the story. I would love a print copy of THE VIGIL. :)

    psalm103and138[at]gmail[dot]com

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  2. Jo, that was a nice interview and I would be honored to read this book. Marian sounds like a great author. sonja dot nishimoto at gmail dot com

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  3. Ever since I first saw this book on another blog I have been wanting to read it. The cover and setting intrigues me! Please count me in and thank you, Jo, for the opportunity to win. It would be such a blessing.

    I am a follower!

    dianalflowers(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Diana, it's great to see you here! Best wishes in the the drawing!

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  4. Interesting story and lovely cover. I'd enjoy reading this book :)
    I follow, dkstevensneAToutlookD OtCo M

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  5. Hello Jo. I enjoyed the interview with Marian. I also like the sound of this story. Please add my name for a chance to win. Jo, I am a follower and subscriber of your blog. Maxie > mac262(at)me(dot)com <

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  6. Forgot to leave my email. pat at ptbradley dot com

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  7. Well...my follow up comment showed up but not my comment. lol
    I love the cover and would love to win the book.

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  8. I enjoyed Marian's interview and am intrigued by The Vigil. Thank you so much for the giveaway opportunity.

    I am a blog follower.
    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

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    1. Britney, you're welcome. Glad you enjoyed the interview with Marian. Thanks for leaving your comment and for following my blog!

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  9. I received the book I won on this blog a few weeks ago and read it from cover to cover the day it arrived. Great story. This sounds like a good book too. I'd love to read it. I've never read any of Marian's books. We do have something in common though; looks like she loves Christmas like I do. I'm a follower and subscriber, etc. for a long, long time, Jo. annknowles03@aol.com

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    1. Ann, glad you enjoyed the previous book you won. Thanks for coming by and leaving your comment. I appreciate your following my blog!

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    2. Hello, WritePathway! Yes, I do love Christmas and love writing Christmas novellas, too! Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment!

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  10. I am a follower. Would love to win. jrs362@hotmail.cim

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  11. Thank you for sharing, Jo! The Vigil sounds intriguing and I would love to read it!
    You know I am a follower and I always enjoy visiting your blog.

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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