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Publication Order of A Vow to Cherish Books

A Vow to Cherish (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Within This Circle (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Natalie Camfield Legacy Books

Beneath a Southern Sky (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
After the Rains (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Breath of Heaven (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Clayburn Books

Remember to Forget (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Leaving November (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Yesterday's Embers (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Hanover Falls Books

Publication Order of Chicory Inn Books

Home to Chicory Lane (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Two Roads Home (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Another Way Home (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Close to Home (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Home at Last (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Chandler Sisters Books

Reason to Breathe (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Chasing Dreams (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Finding Wings (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

In the Still of Night (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Scarlet Cord (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Playing by Heart (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Nest of Sparrows (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Over the Waters (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Insight (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Above All Things (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Face of the Earth (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Because of the Rain (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nearly (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Society of Second Chances (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Playing for Keeps (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

The Forever Quest (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Finally Home (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Going Once... (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Special Delivery (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Circle of Blessings (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Children's Sermons to Go (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Someday a Blessing (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
More Children's Sermons to Go (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Collections

Gifts of the Season: Christmas Then and Now (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Portraits Books

Blind Faith (By: Judith Pella) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Masquerade (By: B.J. Hoff) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stillpoint (By: Marilyn R. Kok) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Endangered (By: Linda Lee Chaikin) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gentle Touch (By: Angela Elwell Hunt) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Balcony (By: LynnMorris) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Montclair (By: Sara Mitchell) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Heaven's Song (By: Marilyn R. Kok) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Impasse (By: Laurel Oke Logan) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Walker's Point (By: Marilee Dunker) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Awakening Heart (By: Melody Carlson) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Morningsong (By: Patricia H. Rushford) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shroud of Silence (By: Carol D. Slama) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Web of Intrique (By: Susan Taggart) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kindred Bond (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Framed (By: Tracie Peterson) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Songs of the Season Books

with Anita Higman
A Merry Little Christmas (By: Anita Higman) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
All the Promises (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Year Of Weddings Books

June (By: Lori Copeland) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
A January Bride (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
A February Bride (By: Betsy St. Amant) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
A March Bride (By: Rachel Hauck) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
An April Bride (By: Lenora Worth) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
A May Bride (By: Meg Moseley) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
A June Bride (By: Marybeth Mayhew Whalen) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
A July Bride (By: Beth Wiseman) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
An August Bride (By: Debra Clopton) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
A September Bride (By: Kathryn Springer) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
An October Bride (By: Katie Ganshert) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
A November Bride (By: Beth K. Vogt) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Winter Brides (With: Denise Hunter,Betsy St. Amant) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Spring Brides (By: Rachel Hauck) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Autumn Brides (By: Kathryn Springer,Katie Ganshert,Beth K. Vogt) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
A December Bride (By: Denise Hunter) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Tales of Faraway Places(2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Kiss is Still a Kiss(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love's Pure Light(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
O Little Town(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Deborah Raney is an American author that writes Christian fiction. Raney came to fame with ‘A Vow to Cherish’, her first novel which was adapted into a television film.


Deborah Raney was born in San Antonio, Texas in 1955. She spent her childhood on a farm. The writing bug bit her pretty early on, and she remembers making the decision to become a writer.

The author eventually made that dream a reality, winning accolades like the RITA Award and the National Reader’s Choice Award. The author’s path to that success wasn’t so straightforward, though.

Raney’s desire to write was ignited when she encountered ‘Little House on the Prairie’, a series of novels written by Laura Ingalls Wilder. A student of Lyons High School in Kansas, Raney’s desire to pursue publishing followed her all her life.

But it took 25 years for her to actually sit down and write. At first, she was preoccupied with her studies (Emporia State University and Kansas State University). Then her family came into the picture.

Deborah Raney and her husband met in 1973. They had both just become born-again Christians and the occurrence had led them both to exit their long-term relationships. Raney was in high school when they met.

And by the time their relationship began to take shape, they had enrolled in different colleges. However, that did not stop them from pursuing what they perceived to be a bright future with one another.

They initially communicated on a regular basis via mail. And when the opportunity arose, they would visit one another. They got married a year later and Raney followed her husband to New York where he sought work in illustration.

Raney had been assured earlier in life that she did not have the capacity to have children. As such, the author was quite shocked to learn that she was pregnant some years later.

The revelation compelled the couple to move to Kansas where their family members were situated. When her first child was finally born, Raney, who previously worked in a nursing home, decided to stay at home.

And it was in that position that the author stayed for the years that her children were growing up. The family had to make financial sacrifices for Raney to be a stay-at-home mom.

But they thrived regardless, and Raney knew that she would have to return to work once her children started college; her husband was going to need help paying tuition.

The family thought they had everything worked out. There oldest was approaching his college years and Raney was already making preparations to go back to work. No one was more surprised than her when their family of three children received a late addition.

Suddenly Deborah Raney had a new baby on her hands who was going to keep her home for several more years. The situation seemed desperate at the time and the family had no idea how they were going to cope.

It was around that time that Raney began to write. She didn’t expect to succeed on any significant level. But she assumed she would make enough money to help the family make ends meet.

The author believes it was a miracle that the idea of ‘A Vow to Cherish’ came to her in those days. Inspired by her time at the Nursing Home in New York, the advance Deborah Raney got for the book was the exact amount of money they needed to put their oldest son through college for four years.

Raney took it as a sign that she had finally found her calling, and she proceeded to churn out additional novels. The author has said that her spouse’s career as an illustrator has made them the perfect husband/wife combination.

Ken, the husband, understands Raney in a way that most uncreative individuals never could. He is patient with her, giving her the space she needs to generate new ideas and even participating in the silly little games she plays when brainstorming.

The author gets most of her writing done from home. She still has to balance her duties as a stay-at-home wife with her writing. That typically means she has to get all the cleaning and cooking around the house done before she can sit down to write.

Despite the challenges and workloads that can sometimes arise, Deborah Raney always meets her deadlines. Though, there are times when she becomes overwhelmed. In those cases, she will abandon her housework and flee to a café for a few hours to get her writing done.

The author’s novels tell simple stories that explore the themes of love, loss, and family. Christian messages are sprinkled throughout the novels.

Raney’s first novel was turned into a television movie by World Wide Pictures in 1999. The adaptation was pretty popular and found legs in international markets.

+Home to Chicory Lane

Audrey Whitman thought she was finally ready to enjoy her golden years. She had spent years raising her children, but now they were out of the house. So nothing could stop her and her husband from transforming their house into a cozy bed and breakfast, or so she thought.

Audrey begins to spot the signs of trouble when her daughter Landyn suddenly comes home, dragging all her possessions behind her. Audrey thought her daughter was doing well enough in New York.

But now she has come back home without her husband. The Inn’s opening weekend is fast approaching and Audrey doesn’t know if she can deal with all the uncertainty. She cannot abandon her daughter at such a difficult time, but Audrey is just as determined to make her dream a reality.

+Two Roads Home

Audrey and Grant are still struggling to make their debut into the world of innkeeping a successful one. But problems won’t stop haunting them. This time it’s Jesse Pennington, their son-in-law, that’s causing all the trouble.

Jesse has always had a friendly personality and it has served him well. So he is more than a little perturbed when a harassment charge comes his way. Now Jesse’s marriage is in trouble and he doesn’t know if he has what it takes to pursue the dreams in his heart.

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2 Responses to “Deborah Raney”

  1. Karen Martin: 3 years ago

    Deb, I have it written on my calendar that a 3rd book is coming out in the Fall of 2021 in The Camfield Legacy Series. Is that correct? I have Beneath a Southern Sky and After the Rains. I have it written down the 3rd one is to be called Breath of Heaven. Just wondering if I have this wrong or is this book still coming our way? I’m a faithful readers of your books.


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