Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Just around the corner with Lillian...

With Christmas just around the corner, we are sharing with you, a little about Lillian Duncan, who is looking forward to sharing one of her books with one of you for a Christmas giveaway. If you like suspense romances, you'll definitely want to read about Deception!

Read on...

Lillian Duncan lives in Ohio Amish country with her husband, four parrots, one Jack Russell, and a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. Whether as a speech-language pathologist, an educator, or as a writer, she believes in the power of words to change lives, especially God’s Word. Lillian believes books can be entertaining without being trashy. She writes the types of books she loves to read, suspense with a touch of romance. Her newest release is PURSUED and her fifth novel, DECEPTION, will be released later this year. 

Twins are supposed to have an unbreakable bond, but Patti and Jamie have serious relationship issues. They haven’t spoken since Jamie ruined Patti’s upcoming nuptials years ago. When a niece she knows nothing about telephones, Patti must unravel the yarn of Jamie’s life and her mysterious disappearance. Detective Carter Caldwell takes his job seriously, and it's his job to keep Patti and her niece safe. But Patti is determined to help find her sister.

As the investigation grows more dangerous, Carter begrudgingly admits the safest place for Patti is at his side. Each step in their journey leads them closer to the truth but pulls them further down a road filled with danger and deception, where each will battle for survival and the lives of countless Americans.


Women didn’t leave their purses—for any reason. She’d heard of women running back into burning buildings to get them.

Maybe Jamie was using a different one at the moment, Patti reasoned, trying to reassure herself. Patti opened the Gucci handbag. Just the usual things: a brush, makeup, some gum.

She opened the billfold. Her breath faltered.

Inside were several credit cards and a driver’s license. The license showed the address of the house Patti was sitting in at the moment.

 It was Jamie’s current purse.

Patti’s concern moved up several notches from mild anxiety to apprehension.

Why would Jamie walk out of the house without her purse or her child? She stared down at the license, barely able to breathe.

Her heart reached out to Jamie’s. Where are you, sis? Are you in trouble?

Nothing. No answers. No connection with her twin. Tears dripped on the license she still held. It didn’t matter. Patti knew the answer.

Jamie hadn’t left this house willingly.


One of my favorite Christmas gifts as a child was a Barbie Doll. My older sister found them before Mom wrapped them. As far as I know, she never knew we took them out and played with them.

What's your favorite Christmas gift from childhood?

You can find Lil at her website and blog: 

Congratulations to Glenda Parker of Broken Bow, NE


  1. Your book sounds interesting. Thanks. My favorite christmas gift from when I was little was a book about a ballet dancer. I wish I still had it.
    Don't remember what it was called.
    Janice Ian

  2. My favorite gift was a bride doll. She was probably 20 inches tall. I loved that doll but my brother (a year younger) used it as a football dummy. She had a soft rubber body and didn't fair to well. Thank you for your post. I enjoyed it. I would love the book. It sounds intriguing.

    Glenda Parker

  3. I had a doll named Tammy Lou. That would have to be my favorite gift. Wish i still had it. Your book sounds interesting.

  4. Christmas is as much about past memories as the present. Thanks for sharing your memories with me.

  5. The last doll I received was a 3-ft bride doll from the Alden catalog. I still have her, and don't believe I ever named her.
    This looks like a wonderful book, my TBR novels are piling up.

  6. We didn't do Christmas gifts most of my childhood, but when I was 7, I think was the last Christmas we did gifts and my Great-grandfather made me a gift that I loved!!! There were rubber stamps (one with my name on it), stamp pads, small pads of paper, and other office supplies! I loved to write and play office and it was so much fun to have a neat office set!