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My Life at Sweetbrier now available!

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Hi everyone,

I”m thrilled to announce my new book, My Life at Sweetbrier-A Life Changed by Horses will be released Friday May 12.

Here is a blurb about the book:

My Life at Sweetbrier:                   

A Life Changed by Horses

by Deanie Humphrys-Dunne

What if you grew up on a horse farm and your single passion was to become a champion horseback rider? The problem is, you were born with a disability. Doctors tell your parents you’ll never walk, let alone ride. What will happen next? What does her dad do that changes her life? Will a failed racehorse and a handicapped girl become a winning team? This is the author’s true story of her journey. Even if Deanie prevails, will she find exactly the right horse to help her win?  Copyright (c) 2017. All rights reserved.

Here are the 3 endorsements on the back cover:

This book is a fantastic read for children! It shows them weather or not you have a disability you can accomplish anything you want and shows you never to give up! Her writing style helps you feel like you’re with her, sharing every part of her journey. Charlene Johnson Dunworth Creery, former equestrian instructor.

Deanie was my first riding teacher. Her determination and kind manner helped me learn how to persevere and become a good rider. Deanie’s writing draws you into her story and you share in her experiences. She is as encouraging in her writing as she is in person. Deanie not only taught me how to ride a horse, but also how to always follow your dream. Her book shows you that you can follow your dream with a grateful heart no matter what obstacles you have to overcome. Deanie brings her close relationship with her family to life in her story. She shows how each of the horses and ponies have their own personality and how she worked to figure out how to form a partnership with them. My Life At Sweetbrier is a wonderful story that makes you eager to find out what adventure Deanie will encounter next.

Alexis Kiss M.S.Psycholgy, former ARICP riding instructor

My Life at Sweetbrier is a wonderful book about courage and determination and succeeding despite difficult circumstances. Three generations of my family learned to ride at Sweetbrier Farm. Deanie and her family taught me both horse and life lessons that I will never forget and inspired me to go on and own a farm of my own and teach others to ride. I plan to have all my students read this inspirational book.

Jill Kulmann, owner of Epic Farm, Middlefield, CT

And an excerpt from the 5-star Reader’s Favorite Review:

“This is Deanie’s story. My Life at Sweetbrier: A Life Changed by Horses is a motivating memoir by a remarkable horsewoman, Deanie Humphrys-Dunne. The memoir is written to inspire readers of all ages to work towards their goals, their dreams, and to never give up. Deanie and her parents never gave up. Even when she fell from her horse, or her leg was trampled by a frightened horse, Deanie always got back into the saddle again and again. Horses have a way of helping us overcome handicaps, disabilities. Horses don’t judge; they don’t tease or bully. For Deanie, the many horses in her life were her motivation. And being a Humphrys certainly helped, with the family motto: “The Humphrys don’t give up.” Deanie never did give up. A powerful message of compassion and determination. ”

Review by Emily-Jane Hills-Orford

“I was very impressed with this inspirational book and the courageous author who wrote it! I feel it should definitely be in your home library. It will teach your children that they can overcome whatever obstacles life throws in their direction.”
From 5-star review by Deborah S. Hockenberry.

 

copyright 2017: Deanie Humphrys-Dunne

 

 

 

A Poignant and heartfelt true story-Review by Cathrina Constantine

 **Poignant and Heartfelt True Story**, May 25, 2017
This review is from: My Life at Sweetbrier: A Life Changed by Horses (Kindle Edition)
My Life at Sweetbrier is about a young girl diagnosed with cerebral palsy. The doctors told her parents she would never walk. Little did the doctors know about Deanie’s father’s determination, and he told the doctor where he could go with that opinion. I like that line in the book. My Life at Sweetbrier is filled with Love, Determination, Strength, and Perseverance. A loving family’s purpose of helping their baby to overcome her obstacles and reach for the stars. Which she did!!! She not only walked, but she learned to ride horses. And Deanie became a Champion!! I loved the sheer fortitude and “never give up attitude” of Deanie and her wonderful family.

The part about the fire in the barn and her father risking his life to save all the horses was quite heartfelt. I was saddened by the loss of two horses. Through many trials and problems with Deanie’s legs and walking, it never seemed to daunt her as she grew, it simply made her stronger.

I loved My Life at Sweetbrier!! And I highly recommend this sweet book!

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*rebogged from dhdunne.blogspot.com

Colleen’s #Book #Reviews – “My Life at Sweetbrier: A Life Changed by Horses “ by Author, Deanie Humphrys-Dunne

Thank you Colleen for this fantastic review. 🙂

Colleen Chesebro ~ Fairy Whisperer

  • Title:  My Life at Sweetbrier: A Life Changed by Horses
  • Author: Deanie Humphrys-Dunne
  • File Size: 1264 KB
  • Print Length:  142 Pages
  • Publisher: Monday Creek Publishing
  • Publication Date: May 12, 2017
  • Sold By: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0711P67DM
  • ISBN-10: 069287898X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0692878989
  • Formats: Paperback and Kindle
  • Goodreads
  • Genres: Children’s literature, Autobiographical

    *I was given an advanced reader’s copy of this book by the author for review purposes*

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IN THE AUTHOR’S WORDS:

What if you grew up on a horse farm and your single passion was to become a champion horseback rider? The problem is, you were born with a disability. Doctors tell your parents you’ll never walk, let alone ride. What will happen next? What does her dad do that changes her life? Will a failed racehorse and a handicapped girl become a winning team? This is the author’s true story of her journey. Even if Deanie…

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Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – Author Update – Deanie Humphrys-Dunne and Lesley Fletcher

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Welcome to the Friday edition of the author update for writers in the bookstore. And the first author with an update is Deanie Humphrys-Dunne with her latest book – My Life at Sweetbriar: A Life Changed by Horses, an inspiring memoir that shares the story of how she overcame her disability with the help of her equine family. The book is already receiving wonderful reviews.

Source: Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – Author Update – Deanie Humphrys-Dunne and Lesley Fletcher

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My Life at Sweetbrier by Deanie Humphrys-Dunne and Marked Beauty by Sheri Larson

Hello, all! I’m still focused on writing and taking a break from blogging until the June IWSG, but I wanted to pop in and help spread the word about new books from two great blogging friends.
First up, My Life at Sweetbrier by Deanie Humphys-Dunne.

I read an advanced copy of this book and it is a wonderful five star read!! This is the true story of Deanie’s life as a disabled child who dreamed of becoming a championship horseback rider. When doctors tell her parents Deanie would never walk, let alone ride, Deanie and her family set out to prove those doctors wrong. Will Deanie succeed?

A beautiful and touching story of overcoming adversity, My Life at Sweetbrier also celebrates the heartwarming bond between humans and animals. It’s a great read for animal lovers and anyone who enjoys an uplifting story about never giving up on a dream.

For more about My Life at Sweetbrier, visit the publisher’s website. Congratulations and best wishes, Deanie!!

*you can also visit Deanie’s website: http://www.childrensbookswithlifelessons.com

Also, I’m participating in the cover reveal for Marked Beauty by S. A. Larsen! It’s a gorgeous cover and the book is sure to be a great read. Congratulations, Sheri!

MARKED BEAUTY by S.A. Larsen
Title: Marked Beauty
Author: S.A. Larsen
Publisher: Ellysian Press
Release Date: October 2017

Uncovering hidden secrets can sometimes kill you . . . or worse, steal your soul.
Anastasia Tate has a secret. She can feel the emotions of others through their life energy auras. Not a welcome gift for a teenager. Especially when a sinister presence begins stalking her.
Viktor Castle also has a secret. He’s tasked with protecting humanity yet cursed by an ancient evil to destroy it.
After Viktor saves Ana’s life, her abilities grow stronger. Drawn together, she senses Viktor has answers to lifelong questions. Only he shuns her at every turn, knowing he has saved her only to put her in more danger.
As Ana struggles with her attraction to Viktor, he tries everything to bury his unexpected feelings for her. But they must find a middle ground. For only together can they combat the dark forces threatening both their lives . . . and their souls.

ADD to GOODREADS

About the Author
S.A. LARSEN is the author of the award-winning novel Motley Education, the first book in a fantasy-adventure series for middle grade readers. Her work has appeared in numerous local publications and young adult anthologies Gears of Brass and Under A Brass Moon by Curiosity Quills Press. Marked Beauty is her debut young adult novel. Find her in the land of snowy winters and the occasional Eh’ya with her husband of over twenty-five years, four children, a playful pooch, and three kittens. Visit her cyber home anytime at www.salarsenbooks.com.
Connect with her on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Blog | Goodreads

Giveaway
This is a #hashtag giveaway, where two lucky winners will receive a FREE eBook of Marked Beauty upon its release.
To participate:

  • Share one of the premade images via Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Or write up a blog post using one of the images.
  • Include #MarkedBeauty in your description.
  • Optional for extra entry: include Add to Goodreads (with link) in your description.

***Posts MUST contain the hashtag #MarkedBeauty for entry into the giveaway or we won’t be able to find you.
Pre-made tweets (you add the image)
“A lust 4 life energy. An ancient curse. One soul’s journey thru death 2 find the cure.” #MarkedBeauty #CoverReveal http://bit.ly/2qdE0q0
“Uncovering some secrets can kill you, or worse … steal your soul.” #MarkedBeauty #CoverReveal http://bit.ly/2qdE0q0 #YAlit
An ancient race. A timid girl. And a journey to the in-between. #MarkedBeauty #CoverReveal http://bit.ly/2qdE0q0 #YAlit
The giveaway begins May 17th and will be open until May 23rd. Winners will be announced May 24thvia social media.

*reblogged from JulieFlanders.blogspot.com.

Interview with Author Deanie Humphrys-Dunne!

Thank you, Janice.

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Please welcome award-winning author Deanie Humphrys-Dunne. Deanie is a talented and inspiring person who did the impossible to reach her goal. I’ll let Deanie tell us about herself and her books.

Thank you, Deanie, for coming today to share your new book with my readers.

Please tell us something about yourself.

First of all, thank you so much for inviting me for an interview, Janice. It’s always fun to spend time with you.
I’m a children’s author with 5 books published; My Life at Sweetbrier; A Life Changed by Horses is a brand-new juvenile non-fiction book about my life on our family’s riding school and the decision my dad made to change my life. My goal is to inspire children to reach for their dreams because you can do most anything. The other fictional books are; Charlie the Horse, Charlene the Star, Charlene the Star and Hattie’s Heroes, and Charlene…

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Kid’s books: Joy

Have you ever read kid’s books that bring joy into your life? These books make you smile from cover to cover.  I love reading books like that because I remember them and the messages they shared. As you may know, I love writing children’s books, which are uplifting and positive. Each one shares a special message. For example, Charlene the Star is the story of a beautiful red horse who doesn’t fit in with her friends. Her best friends, Blossom and Shy Ann, dream of becoming famous racehorses. But Charlene isn’t thrilled with racing. She finds it boring. Charlene even considers becoming a model until she learns they must diet constantly. She instantly decides even though her lovely red coat would look stunning under the lights, that career is not for her. This is one of the kid’s books which could leave you smiling.

Little Anu, who lives in England, is seven-years-old. She has lived her whole life with only one leg.  But doctors found a way to create a new prosthetic leg for her. Not only that, but they made her new leg a beautiful, bright pink color.Once Anu’s friends saw her new leg, they were consumed with joy. One said,”Is that your new leg, Wow!”m another little girl ran to Anu and hugged her. All of her friends merrily ran around the playground celebrating with her. Now Anu can, “Run, dance, and play like all of her friends.”

It’s wonderful to share joy with your friends. I hope most of all you remember not to judge them according to their strengths or limitations, but to value the type of person they are. Is your friend kind to you and others? Does he/she put the needs of others first? If so, this person is special and worthy of your friendship.

For more on Anu’s story, please visit this link:

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/watch-adorable-reactions-little-girls-friends-new-pink-prosthetic/

copyright: 2017 Deanie Humphrys-Dunne