Linda Wood Rondeau

Snark & Sensibility

MY HEART WEEPS
Friday, September 11, 2020 by Pamela S. Thibodeaux

PLEASE WELCOME

Pamela S. Thibodeaux

TO

FICTION FRIDAY

 

EXCERPT FROM MY HEART WEEPS

At 6 p.m., she pulled into the carport, turned off the engine, and laid her head on the steering wheel.

“Well, I'm home again. Made it through another agonizing eight hours or so, now to get through another night.”

Gathering every ounce of courage she could summon, she disembarked from her vehicle, retrieved the mail from the box beside the door, and entered the house. She thumbed through the envelopes and advertisements, then laid them on the table and poured a glass of juice. She reached for the bottle of over-the-counter pain reliever and froze.

It would be so easy to end this pain.

Oh, what an enticing thought. Just take a handful of pills and end it all. Would she wake up in heaven? Would Jesus meet her there? Would Jonathan? What about the kids or Mama—would they understand? Or would she destroy them? Where was the faith she claimed to have? Why was it failing her now?

 

FUN (AND NO SO FUN) FACTS ABOUT MY HEART WEEPS

My Heart Weeps parallels my journey through grief after my husband’s death in 2009. This book actually took about eight (8!) years to complete – it was just too up-close and personal to get through all at once. However, finishing this project seems to have broken the damn on my creativity. I’ve finished another long-awaited project since and am steadily working on another.

Yes, there really is a Utopia, TX! About 30 miles North/West of Bandera and as Melena works at the Crossed Penn Ranch in Utopia, I lived and worked at the Silver Spur Ranch in Bandera. SSR is not an “artists retreat” but a guest ranch. I worked in housekeeping and in the kitchen and even as a drag wrangler on trail rides.

The descriptions of the area are pretty accurate and drawn from memory. I’ve actually hiked in the Lost Maples Natural Area.

Deer are prominent in the Hill Country, especially rural areas like Bandera and Utopia. It is not unusual to see a huge herd in your yard. I’ve even seen children playing chase with them!

Horseback riding is one of my favorite things to do when possible. There really is nothing more soothing than the clip-clop of hooves on rock. Try it sometime!

ABOUT MY HEART WEEPS

Blurb: After thirty years married to the man of her dreams, Melena Rhyker is devastated by her husband's death. Relief comes in the form of an artist's retreat at the Crossed Penn ranch in Utopia, TX. She rediscovers a forgotten dream as her artistic talent flourishes into that of a gallery-worthy artist. Will she have the courage to follow the path she was destined to travel?

 

Garrett Saunders has been on the run most of his life. Abused and abandoned as a child, he escapes the clutches of a past filled with pain and shame, and hides from his calling as a Native American healer. His years as a CIA agent aid in overcoming his childhood and honing his talent and skill as a fine art photographer. 

 

Follow their journey as two people who come from totally different backgrounds, but share gifts of gigantic proportions, find meaning and purpose in the Texas Hill Country.

My Heart Weeps is on sale for a limited time @ 99cents and FREE on Kindle Unlimited!

Purchase Link: https://bit.ly/MyHeartWeeps

Audio BooK https://www.audible.com/pd/My-Heart-Weeps-Audiobook/B08GQFNWSR

Author bio: Award-winning author, Pamela S. Thibodeaux is the Co-Founder and a lifetime member of Bayou Writers Group in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Multi-published in romantic fiction as well as creative non-fiction, her writing has been tagged as, “Inspirational with an Edge!” ™ and reviewed as “steamier and grittier than the typical Christian novel without decreasing the message.” Sign up to receive Pam’s newsletter and get a FREE short story!

MORE ABOUT PAMELA S. THIBODEAUX

Links:

Website address: http://www.pamelathibodeaux.com

Blog: http://pamswildroseblog.blogspot.com

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Instagram: https://instagram.com/pamelasthibodeauxauthor

Pam is giving away 1 Ebook, 1 Autographed Print Book, 1 Audio Book, a $15 Amazon Gift Card, a 1-month Audible membership and a SURPRISE Giftpack to 6 lucky people! (1 prize per winner) Names will be collected throughout the tour which ends Sept. 30th. Winners will be notified, and prizes awarded by October 10th so be sure to leave your EMAIL Address!

Blog Tour Dates/Stops:

8/11 Gail Pallotta’s Peering Through Life’s Window

8/13 Liz Flaherty’ Word Wranglers Blog

8/15 Clare Revell’s The Word Can Wait Blog

8/18 Southern Writers Suite T Blog

8/18 Alina K Field’s Simply Romance Blog

8/20 Penelope Marzec’s Bookish Thoughts Blog

8/25 Jana Richards’ Romance Story Board Blog

8/27 Beverly Bateman’s BLOG

9/1 Valarie Goree’s Facebook Page

9/5 D. V. Stone’s Campfire Blog

9/9 Jacqueline Seewald’s BLOG

9/11 Linda Rondeau’s Snark & Sensibility Blog

9/14 Patricia Kioyno’s Four Foxes, One Hound Blog

9/18 Diane Burton’s BLOG

9/22 Alicia Dean’s BLOG

9/25 Jeny Hickman’s BLOG

9/30 Linda Nightingale’s Author…Musings Blog

 

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Comments

L. Emmaline From At 9/18/2020 1:14:46 AM

No need to apologize Pam! Real life stuff takes precedence. I didn't know there was also an audiobook of this! I'm not an audible subscriber, but if you happen to have a US acx code, I'd love to do an review if you'd like! Cheers.

Pamela S Thibodeaux From LA At 9/12/2020 7:21:51 AM

Thank you ALL so very much for your continued love and support. I apologize for being AWOL...it's a crazy time in my life. No excuse for not stopping by but the truth. May God bless each and every one of YOU 100x! PamT

Karen Malley From Pennsylvania At 9/11/2020 7:56:10 PM

I'm sorry for your loss, but how wonderful to use that experience to speak to others in fiction form. The excerpt is intriguing - makes me want to read more!

Alina K. Field From California At 9/11/2020 7:37:36 PM

Congratulations on getting this heartfelt story written, Pam. Wishing you all the best!

LoRee Peery From southeast Nebraska At 9/11/2020 2:22:31 PM

I loved the excerpt and want more, more, more.

Barbara Bettiis From At 9/11/2020 1:03:38 PM

I so sympathize with your situation leading to the book. All the best it. I look forward to reading it.

Carol Jamaes From Georgia At 9/11/2020 10:22:52 AM

Great post, Pam. Thanks for sharing.

Pamela S Thibodeaux From LA At 9/11/2020 9:47:39 AM

Thank you so much, Linda for hosting My Heart Weeps blogtour today! Good luck and God's blessings PamT

Reply by: Linda Wood Rondeau

Glad to have you.

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