Marian P. Merritt - Lagniappe

Where the Bayous Meet the Mountains

Saturday, December 01, 2012

NO SUBSTITUTE - New Release



Recently released: 
Debut novel of 
Susan Diane Johnson

No Substitute






Amy Welsh knew when she came back to the small Washington town of Goose Bay she'd eventually run into her high school sweetheart—the one who broke her heart seventeen years ago. Only Quentin Macmillan isn’t the boy she remembered. He could potentially be everything she's ever dreamed of. But remembering the past reminds Amy that she and Quentin aren't a pair of teenagers in the bloom of first love. Letting him into her life resurfaces all the hurt she's tried to ignore. Forgiveness isn't as simple—or easy—as it sounds, especially after Quentin and Amy discover his teenage daughter has been manipulating their feelings. If Amy can open her heart to healing, she’ll find the future God prepared for her.



Suzie on Suzie:


During the day I work at my local hospital as a cancer registrar. During the evenings and on weekends, I write novels that I hope will bring joy and uplift the hearts of readers. I am married and have one grown son. I love to travel and see new places - especially by train. My favorite destinations are Victoria, B.C.; Williamsburg, Virginia; Disneyland; and Avila Beach in California. I love to read, write, go to baseball games, and ride roller coasters with my son. I am a member of American Christian Fiction Writers; Romance Writers of America; Faith, Hope and Love; National Cancer Registrars Association; and Washington State Tumor Registrars Association.




To learn more about Suzie visit her at : www.susandianejohnson.com

To purchase No Substitute on Amazon.


Thanks for visiting "Lagniappe" today. Please leave Susan a comment in support of her debut novel's release. 

I pray you'll always find a "little something extra" in your day!

Marian

25 comments:

Suzie Johnson said...

Thank you, Marian, for featuring me on your blog. I really appreciate it. I love your tag line of "Lagniappe". It reminds of the wonderful week I was lucky enough to spend in New Orleans a few years ago. I hope to visit there again some day.

Sharon said...

Sounds like a great book. CONGRATULATIONS on your debut!!!

Donna B said...

I love second chance romances! Sounds wonderful!!!

Marian Pellegrin Merritt said...

Suzie,

I love featuring new debut novels! It's such an exciting time in a writer's life.

New Orleans and South Louisiana are special places. While I love living in the mountains, I miss the culture of South Louisiana.

I wish you every success with your novel!

Marian

Davalyn Spencer said...

This sounds like a great book. Thanks so much for sharing!

Marianne Evans said...

Great spotlight, Marian! Suzie, CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I wish you every blessing and success in the release of No Substitute! So glad you're part of the PBG family! :-) Blessings, ladies.

Suzie Johnson said...

Thank you, Sharon. I appreciate it it. ♥

Suzie Johnson said...

Thank you, Donna. I love them, too. So romantic. ♥

Suzie Johnson said...

It is exciting, Marian. Thanks again. Mountains are lovely, too. Though I can't imagine living somewhere where there are no mountains or water, the more I get to travel outside my own stomping grounds, the more I see that there are many beautiful places and so much culture to soak up and learn about. I love the diversity and it makes me want to never stop learning.

Suzie Johnson said...

Thank you, Davalyn. I'm glad you stopped by. Your name is beautiful.

Suzie Johnson said...

Thank you, Marianne. I am so glad to be a part of PGB, too. And I'm looking forward to getting to know everyone.

Debra E. Marvin said...

Thank you for hosting Suzie Johnson, Marian. I love the background of your blog. I'm a water girl all the way!

I've just finished Suzie's book and I know readers are going to enjoy it.

Niki Turner said...

Marian!!! I love the new blog look! And I love that you and my Inky sister are both making your debuts this month. Looking forward to your visit at Inkwell Inspirations in a few weeks!
Suzie, so very excited for you! I need more reading time!

Marian Pellegrin Merritt said...

Niki, thanks. I had to change back to my blogger blog because I couldn't get a reliable comment system to work! But I do like this format much better. It's easier.
Looking forward to appearing on Inky in a few weeks.

I didn't realize Suzie was your inky partner! Small world this writing world.

Missy Tippens said...

Congratulations on your book release, Suzie!! I'm thrilled for you. I've already started the story and am loving it!

Suzie Johnson said...

Thank you, Deb! I'm a water girl all the way, too!

Suzie Johnson said...

Thank you, Niki! And thank you for making me aware of three things I didn't know! ;-)

Suzie Johnson said...

Marian!!!! A certain Disney attraction and its special song are playing through my mind right now. I didn't know you knew my Inky sister and dear friend, Niki! I didn't know you were going to guest on the Inkwell. And I didn't realize you had a debut novel, too! Yay! Congratulations!

Suzie Johnson said...

Thank you, Missy. You're so sweet!

Lisa Karon Richardson said...

I have to chime in with congrats for Suzie, too! So excited for her debut and the fulfillment of her publishing dream. She's got a bright future.

Robin Bayne said...

This sounds awesome!!! Congrats and keep it up : )

Marian Pellegrin Merritt said...

Yes, Suzie. It is indeed a small world! Now I can't get that Disney song out of my head!

It's a small world after all...

Figured I'd share with other readers so they can feel the love too!

Suzie Johnson said...

Thank you so much, from one of my favorite authors- Lisa! Your future is bright, too!

Suzie Johnson said...

Robin! Thank you so much! I hope I can keep it up. Lol. I have one under submission, one almost under submission (requested edits are almost done) and I'm working on two requested proposals. :-)

Suzie Johnson said...

Ah, Marian. That song used to annoy me. But not anymore. After going on that sweet Disney ride - I now picture all those precious characters and their different languages.