Here's an “authors with heart” spotlight and prize pack from our 2016 project! I'll be doing these posts until spring of 2018, plus catching up with a few authors from 2016. I'm finally catching up. In these features, you get to hear about a book and have a chance to win a prize! Each featured author helped with the 2017 Mother's Day thermal bags that were donated to two Washington state Fisher Houses—VA Puget Sound Healthcare System in Seattle and Madigan Army Medical Center at JBLM.

This week the spotlight is on Lynda Ward's PRECIOUS THINGS. I met Lynda through an online writers group that used to be on GEnie a long time ago. Lynda wrote for Harlequin Superromance and is now re-releasing the titles through Belgrade Press. Lynda was kind enough to sponsor two totes for the Fisher House Project.

Here's the blurb for PRECIOUS THINGS:

Mark and Amanda Wexler have a perfect life: a long, happy marriage, a thriving antiques business–and now Amanda is expecting the child they've always wanted. Then tests show their baby will be born with Down syndrome. Suddenly their perfect life seems as fragile as the antiques in their showroom. Will their marriage be strong enough to handle the challenges facing them and their child? Women’s Fiction by Lynda Ward; originally published by Harlequin Superromance.

Available at:
Amazon Kindle | BN Nook | iBooks | Google Play

This sounds like a very emotional story! I remember being counseled to have additional tests with one of my child's pregnancies for a similar reason. I have to admit, I do like stories that happen after the “I do” and have written a couple of fractured marriage stories myself. Do you like reading them?

Comment to be entered to win a prize pack that includes: owl dish towel, owl journal, owl lotion, owl lip gloss, shower set, socks, mini notebook, tissue, shower scrubby, pen, bottle cap key chain, nail file, Joanne Rock temporary tattoo, and bookmarks. I'll pick the winner from the comment section using and announce the name next Monday (September 18th) here on this post and on my Facebook page, so be sure to check back! The winner must contact me by Monday, September 25th to claim their prize.

*** According to, Nicole (Nicky) Ortiz is the winner! See comment section on how to claim your prize! ***

Rules: No purchase necessary. Open to entries from September 12th to September 18th at 6 am PDT. Must be 18 or older to enter. Winner is chosen using Odds of winning are determined by the number of entries. Not responsible for loss or damage during shipping. Unclaimed prizes will be given away at a later date, either here on the website or on my Facebook page. Void where prohibited.

A special thanks to Lynda for sponsoring totes for the Seattle/JBLM Fisher House moms on Mother's Day. She's been a part of this effort for a couple of years, and I really appreciate her support!



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