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Deborah Raney

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From the moment Deborah Raney opened the cover of "Tip and Mitten" in first grade, she has loved to read. Growing up on a farm in Kansas, she was inspired by Laura Ingalls Wilder's "Little House on the Prairie" series, and first tried her hand at novel writing at the age of twelve. But after accidentally putting airplanes in a story set in the 1700s, she tore up her manuscript in frustration and vowed never to write historical fiction again. More than a quarter of a century passed before she dared to attempt another book.

Genres: Inspirational

Series contributed to
Songs of the Season
   2. Silver Bells (2013)
     aka All the Promises
Non fiction
Rita Awards Best Novel winner (2002) : Beneath a Southern Sky

Deborah Raney recommends
Rooms (2010)
James L Rubart
"Two words about Rooms: blown away. It's been a long time since I read anything this unique and truly creative, and even longer since a book held me in such rapt attention during the moments I was reading it--and long after."
As Waters Gone By (2015)
Cynthia Ruchti
"Cynthia Ruchti has earned a permanent place on my must-read list."
I Have Called You By Name (2021)
(Chosen , book 1)
Jerry B Jenkins
"The story of Jesus has been told and re-told, but with this beautiful novelization, Jerry Jenkins brings unique and compelling perspectives to the biblical accounts of Jesus and his followers, echoing those in the acclaimed The Chosen video series created by Dallas Jenkins. As someone who always thinks the book was better than the movie, I was delighted to discover a book and film series that are equally enthralling and even life-changing."
The Secret Place (2021)
Camille Eide
"Life hasn't been easy for any of the memorable characters in this compelling novel, but each of them allows redemption to change lives and ultimately bring great joy. Never predictable, the story offered several surprises along the way and compelled me to keep turning pages--yet feel sorry when I reached the last one. Highly recommended."

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