Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Make it work...by Allie Pleiter

One of the themes that keeps showing up in my books is resilience. The ability to find a “Plan B” when our first plan gets scuttled. It’s my personal believe that God shows His providence and imagination on our Plan B’s. I can recall many times where His plan (because it’s really only Plan B from my perspective, isn’t it?) turned out far better than what I had in mind.

The same is true for Tess Buckton. She’s come home to the Blue Thorn Ranch thinking everything has fallen apart, only to learn things are falling into place. Cooper Pine is struggling to put things right in his world for his daughter. Like all great love stories, they have to go through a lot to realize how much they need each other. But it all works out in the end, and The Texas Rancher's New Family wraps up the series with heartwarming perfection.

Us authors have to show a bit of resilience, too.  If you remember from the post on August 29, Belle Calhoune and I went through a mix up of our own. Belle received the large print copies of my book while I received the large print copies of hers. When we discovered the issue, we were happy to realize that a “swap” could solve the problem. But why leave it there? Let’s have fun with it, and each give away the other’s book.


So that’s what we’re doing. In August Belle gave away a copy of my book. So now, I’m giving away a copy of hers. Leave a comment along with your email and I’ll put your name in a drawing for a copy of Belle’s His Secret Alaskan Heiress.

Turn our predicament into your prize!

15 comments:

  1. Always enjoy your books. lisa@lisacarterauthor.com

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  2. God's plan is always perfect even when we think its Plan B. I love that you and Belle are giving away a copy of each other's books.

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  3. You're so right that our Plan B (C, D...) is often God's Plan A. Sometimes His patience with us truly amazes me!

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  4. What I wonderful idea, Allie! I'll keep that in mind next time I get a book mix up. I really appreciate the connection you drew between resilience and finding a plan B. I tend to think of it as stubbornness on my part, but I like the thought of resilience better. I'll remember that. :) My email was hacked over the summer, we think while I was in Florida, and I was locked out of being able to access this email address or comment on the blog while I got it all sorted again. But on the plus side, I now have some wonderful blogs to catch up on today while the kids go back to school.

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  5. I read your book last week and absolutely loved it!

    lillysunshine32@yahoo.com

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  6. I like Love Inspired! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  7. God truly is the "Great Organizer." Thanks for your post.

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  8. All Great comments. Don't forget to make sure I have your email here so I can let you know when I draw the winner!

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  9. Great post, Allie. I had to come up with a plan B this summer when I broke my wrist and though the break derailed my plans I made it through by trusting God.

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  10. Allie, you always amaze me. I love how you and Belle made this work! What a great idea!

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  11. Great reminder! I'd love to win a book too. You came up with a neat and fun idea to give away each other's books too!

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  12. Hey Allie! It's like turning lemons into lemonade. What a mix up! And it went on for far too long! But on the up side, it gave me a chance to read your book since I had several copies of it. It was an excellent read. I'm vowing to spend more time reading since I love it so much. We writers get so busy "working" that we don't allow ourselves pleasure reading as often as we should. Blessings!

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  13. We had given up on buying a house (A long 4yr search) and that's when God stepped in and made the impossible possible :-) We've been in our new home for 6 months now and I still can't believe it! Talk about His timing in our lives :-)

    I had to laugh when Belle mentioned the mix-up on FB a while back. I'm glad you guys got it all straightened out. Thanks for the giveaway chance, I haven't yet read anything by you. Sounds like a great story!

    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  14. What a fun idea! I love both of your books.

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  15. I just did a drawing and Lydia, you won Belle's book! I'll send you an email to get your postal address so we can ship out your prize!

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