Wednesday, December 10, 2014


Welcome Wednesday
Today, I have the pleasure of spotlighting my dear friend and fantastic Author Janet K. Brown's latest novel.
This is a lovely cover. Such a sweet smile.
Back Cover Blurb:
How can a woman who gives to everyone but herself accept God’s love and healing when she believes she’s fat, unworthy, and unfixable? Can she be Worth Her Weight?
     LACEY CHANDLER helps her mother, her sister, her friend, and then she binges on food and wonders is there really a God?
     BETTY CHANDLER hates being handicapped and useless, so she lashes out at the daughter that helps, and the God who doesn’t seem to care.
     TOBY WHEELER loves being police chief in Wharton Rock, but when the devil invades the small town, he can’t release control.
Is God enough in Wharton Rock?
Excerpt from Worth Her Weight
By six, Lacey arrived home, ready to flop. Her mother sat on a chair in the kitchen, her cane propped against her.
Lacey carried in the pizza boxes and set them on the table.
Rachel clapped her hands and climbed into a chair beside her grandma.
Without a word, Mom held out a letter to Lacey.
A cold shiver shook her—the same foreboding she had sensed in the morning. “What’s this?”
Her mother shrugged. “Came in today’s mail.”
Lacey opened it, her Mom watching as she read.
She threw the paper across the room. It bounced halfway back to her. “Well, if that doesn’t take the cake.” She paced, her heels clicking on the scratched and scarred kitchen tiles. The noise level grew louder when she snatched plates from the cabinet and dropped them to the table.
“Save the dishes.” Mom’s tone was dry, with no humor.
Something like a growl escaped Lacey’s lips. “Katie makes the messes. Lacey cleans them up. Isn’t that right, Mom?” She crossed her arms over her chest and glared at her mother. “Did you know about this?” Her fingers began drumming on her opposite forearm. Her jaw got so tight, it hurt.
Her mother shook her head. She glanced at Rachel.
The anger was difficult for Lacey to swallow, but she tried. “Sweetie, go wash your hands before we eat.”
The child scooted a chair toward the sink.
Lacey halted her. “Go to the bathroom and use the stool there.” Her voice shook from her effort at control.
Rachel looked at the pizza with longing, but she obeyed.
The pepperoni and mozzarella aroma permeated the house. Nausea churned in Lacey’s stomach despite how good it smelled.
“Has Katie gone?” Mom asked with a soft tone.
In contrast, Lacey nearly yelled. “Of course, she has!”
The lines in Mom’s face seemed to deepen. Her skin paled. Lacey was sure the cane was the only thing that kept Mom from falling as she coped with the pain inflicted by her favorite daughter.
The fight had gone out of Lacey. Her knees wobbled. She eased into a chair and nodded. “She wants me to have custody of Rachel. She doesn’t even want her own daughter, Mom. What kind of woman walks away from her flesh and blood?”
Both women turned when a whimper came from the living room.
Heat rushed up Lacey’s neck. She jumped up and ran, wishing she could erase her careless words.
Rachel curled into a ball on the sofa, her right thumb inserted firmly in her mouth.
“Aunt Lacey’s sorry. I didn’t mean what I said.”
Rachel sucked harder, pulling it out momentarily to speak. “Is my mama coming to get me today?”
“No, sweetheart, not today. Maybe another day.” She patted her niece’s bare legs.
There was no sound except the sucking. Lacey sat on the floor patting and wondering what to say or do. A clap of thunder reminded her of the unsettled clouds. “I need to go close my car windows. I’ll be right back.”
She ran outside, started the car, and raised her driver’s side window. Just as she got back inside, the downpour began.
Mom still sat at the kitchen table, her head in her hands. She rose, grabbing her cane. Red puffy eyes alerted Lacey to her mother’s tears, something that seldom happened.
Compassion knocked at Lacey’s heart, but she locked it out, when she realized the tears were all for Katie.
Lacey sat on the floor beside Rachel. “You ready for some pizza?” Lacey wanted kids one day, but she wanted her own with a husband by her side. She couldn’t attract a man, but now she had a child.
Mom plopped into her recliner. “Do you think food will fix everything?”
“Works for me.” Lacey tried a teasing note. “Whenever things go wrong, food makes it better.” She huffed at Mom and grimaced. “Didn’t you know that?” Good thing she hadn’t planned on the cruise. She crunched up the pamphlet and threw it in the trash along with a few other dreams. She’d stay fat and lonely.
What was she going to do with a four-year-old?
This inspirational women’s fiction is available now for pre-order at
Pen-L is offering a 10% discount if pre-ordered before Christmas. Since it will release on Dec. 16, in most cases, it can still be shipped and received in time for Christmas delivery.
Author Bio:

Janet K. Brown lives in Wichita Falls, Texas with her husband, Charles. Writing became her second career after retirement from medical coding.
     Worth Her Weight will be the author’s debut inspirational women’s fiction, but it makes a perfect companion to her recently released, Divine Dining: 365 Devotions to Guide You to Healthier Weight and Abundant Wellness. Both books encompass her passion for diet, fitness, and God’s Word.
Worth Her Weight marks Brown’s third book. Who knew she had a penchant for teens and ghosts? She released her debut novel, an inspirational young adult, Victoria and the Ghost, in July, 2012.
     Janet and her husband love to travel with their RV, visit their three daughters, two sons-in-law and three perfect grandchildren, and work in their church. Find her at http:/ / on Twitter, @janetkbrowntx , on Facebook @!/pages/Janet-K-Brown-Author/143915285641707 
Happy Reading!


  1. A great cover indeed, congrats to her on the release

    1. I'm looking forward to reading the book, Pat. Thanks for stopping by.

    2. Thanks, Pat & Beverly. I'll admit I do like the cover Pen-L came up with. The woman looks so full of hope & I'm all about hope.

  2. Replies
    1. Congratulations on your debut. Great topic.

    2. Thank you, Kelly & J Q, It's a problem hundreds of people have, including me. My drug of choice is food. I appreciate your stopping by.

    3. Thanks, J. Q. I've read Janet's other books. They're really good. The devotion is so refreshing and inspiring.

  3. BTW, anyone stopping by this post that goes over to my site & comments about something you read here will be entered into a drawing for a free copy of "Worth Her Weight."

  4. I thank you so much, Beverly, for allowing me to be your guest today.

  5. Good luck with the book Janet, wonderful post Beverly.

    1. Thank you. Yes, Beverly is the best.

    2. Thanks for stopping by, Nashville. I loved your poems today.

  6. Thanks for the great post, Beverly, and for promoting Janet's new book. Janet has always been so supportive of me! I enjoyed reading the excerpt.

    1. Janet is a lovely lady, Patti, and a great writer. I'm so happy to be her friend. Thanks for stopping by.

    2. And, so have you been supportive of me, Patti. God bless.