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Thank you, Angie! It's tough pleasing a true blue Garner Girl. Glad it cut the mustard, so to speak!

Posted by Dorraine Darden on 2nd August, 2009 @ 11:54:52 AM


I just wanted to let you know that I LOVED the book! I finished it in just a few hours because I couldn't put it down. You know I am a "Garner Girl" myself, so it was so neat to read about scenery that I have personally seen so many times! Thanks again for the book and I look forward to the next one!

Posted by Angie Helms on 31st July, 2009 @ 08:42:58 PM


Hi Mary! I'm so glad you liked the book. Thanks for letting me know. Please spread the word to friends and family as there is such power in word of mouth. Yes, the bird clock. We have one too, but I removed the batteries! Needless to say, that's where that came from. I'm getting close to finishing a second novel (The Passion Flower Diary). Hopefully I'll get to meet you one day!

Posted by Dorraine on 26th August, 2008 @ 09:07:29 PM


Hi Dorraine, I am a distant relation to your mother in law (and husband!), visiting some of our relatives, Mary and Elaine Summa, in McMinnville TN. Just finished reading Elaine's copy of your book and enjoyed it very much. They have one of those singing bird clocks on their wall, and we just finished mailing one to my mother in Iowa, so it was good fun to read about Ranger and his wife's clock.....I'm so looking forward to your next book. Take care and carry on! yours, Mary

Posted by Mary Janssen on 23rd August, 2008 @ 09:38:19 AM


Thank you for such a lovely book - your delightful descriptiveness and simple way of stating beautiful moments and thoughts is precious. xx

Posted by Ria on 19th January, 2008 @ 06:05:32 PM


CONGRATULATIONS MS. DORRAINE! I READ THE FIRST CHAPTER AND I LOVE IT SO FAR! I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO ADDING YOUR BOOK TO MY COLLECTIONS OF GREAT WORK... BUT MOSTLY TO READ THE ENDING. I LIKE THE COVER TOO! CANNOT WAIT TO MEET YOU AT TOMBALL, TX. GOOD LUCK ON YOUR 2ND BOOK. SO THRILLED FOR YOUR SUCCESS. :]

Posted by Mary Helen Gumke on 30th November, 2007 @ 11:28:30 PM


This is a great book, you were able to touch all my senses. At times I felt like I was right there next to Marnie. You have a way with words, this book gave me a nice escape and I will keep it in my collection of books I read over and over again when I need to escape this crazy world. Thanks for blessing us with your talents, I look forward to many more years and books with you. Keep up the great work.

Posted by Jen Zabala on 8th November, 2007 @ 03:26:58 PM


Being nosey, thought I would delve a little deeper, and look what I found! Can I get your book on amazon? Ria x

Posted by Ria on 21st March, 2008 @ 09:31:06 AM


Everybody loves a jack rabbit, though I like mine in a brown sauce with onions and mushrooms. That said, I certainly love Dorraine and the way she writes. Good luck with your book! - Jeff Yeager Author, The Ultimate Cheapskate's Road Map to True Riches (coming Jan. 1, 2008) -

Posted by Jeff Yeager - The Ultimate Cheapskate on 17th October, 2007 @ 05:05:03 PM


Hi Dorraine, Congratulations on your big success! I can't wait to get your book. Love & prayers, your classmate, Bevy

Posted by Bevy (Bice) Moore on 12th October, 2007 @ 05:03:08 PM


Thank you all for your wonderful comments!I've been so blessed with family and friends. It gives me such joy to be able to share what I've written with all of you. Please continue to tell your friends and neighbors about the book. And by all means, go visit Garner State Park. Thanks so much, and continued blessings to all.

Posted by Dorraine on 16th August, 2007 @ 05:25:01 PM


From my front porch I enjoy a view of the back of "Baldy" on the Frio river in Concan so I am really looking forward to reading your new book!

Posted by Wanda Knox Demboske on 14th August, 2007 @ 03:50:35 PM


After reading the summary I can't wait to read your book. I am so proud of you. Hard work will always pay off. CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Posted by Linda Sherrell on 18th June, 2007 @ 03:31:44 PM


Proud of you. Great book! Love you.

Posted by Dot and Jim Darden on 14th June, 2007 @ 09:40:55 PM


Jack Rabbit Moon was a pleasure to read. Congratulations - I'm already looking forward to your next book.

Posted by Linda McCright on 17th June, 2007 @ 06:05:06 PM


Congratulations! I cant imagine how much work you put into this, but it looks amazing. Cant wait to read it!

Posted by James A Jones on 11th June, 2007 @ 12:43:19 PM


Well, it's past midnight here in our beach house in windy Galveston, and yet my head is still swimming with the vivid word pictures you've so eloquently painted for me of life in ConCan, Utopia, Uvalde, Leakey and Garner State Park. You did an excellent job fleshing out all your characters, especially Rick, Claire and precious Marnie, whose joy of life is an inspiration to all readers. Thanks for putting your heart and soul into this book.

Posted by Connie O'Donnell on 7th June, 2007 @ 12:04:35 PM


Way to go GIRL....I knew you could do it. Can't wait to read it. Love you.

Posted by Debbie Laster on 7th June, 2007 @ 12:07:28 PM


Congratulations! I Can't wait to read it. Tell everyone Hi (and noah says hi to gracie). Come back soon for a visit!

Posted by Debbie Nivens on 23rd May, 2007 @ 01:13:20 PM


Wow! You did it! Congrats on your book. I can't wait to read it! I love your website as well. You Go Girl!

Posted by Deanna Van Kampen on 23rd May, 2007 @ 01:13:36 PM


Congrats!!!! How exciting for you! I will have to stop by on June 23rd so I can have you sign my book with "Happy Birthday":)

Posted by Heather Farris on 23rd May, 2007 @ 01:13:52 PM


Congratulations Dorraine, I hope to see you soon. Say hi to the Bob and the girls.

Posted by ERIC DARDEN on 23rd May, 2007 @ 01:14:05 PM


HOLY COW! i cant believe im seeing this. ive heard about you writing a book... but this is just too much! im sure after my mom reads it i will have to becuase it looks wonderful and the cover is beautiful! your site is amazing!

Posted by Kayla Beveridge on 22nd May, 2007 @ 06:26:49 PM


First of all, I love the cover!! I can't wait to buy the book and be able to read the ending. I've waited in suspense long enough. I'm so thrilled for your success!

Posted by Carol Morgan on 23rd May, 2007 @ 01:14:33 PM


Oh My Gosh Dorraine! I am so excited for you! Can't wait to see you! Congratulations! You are a true cherished Gem of the Lord!

Posted by Diane Beveridge on 23rd May, 2007 @ 01:15:13 PM


Congratulations Dorraine. Not everyone can be as persistant as you and not only dream a dream but make it reality.

Posted by Brent Jones on 22nd May, 2007 @ 11:36:49 AM


My hat is off my bald head to you. You've crossed the threshold into the living room of excellence. I don't have to urge you to keep writing---you will. Your author friend, Don Bowlin

Posted by Don Bowlin on 23rd May, 2007 @ 01:15:33 PM


Looking forward to the book signing on the 23rd. A dream come true is a wonderful thing. Congratulations. My love to everyone, and that includes Lucky.

Posted by Don Darden on 22nd May, 2007 @ 08:49:04 AM


Amazing book. Amazing woman! I am so happy to see your dreams come to reality! So...when is the Missouri book signing? And, hey, I want in on that exotic island promise! :~) God bless!

Posted by Sandy Cantwell on 22nd May, 2007 @ 07:42:09 AM


Congratulations! Iam so proud of you.Go girl!!! GOD BLESS YOU

Posted by GerryPence on 21st May, 2007 @ 07:47:42 PM


Drain, What the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve. Loved the book and know anyone that takes the time to read it will love it too. Can't wait for the movie. Best wishes. Brenda

Posted by Brenda Bolman on 17th May, 2007 @ 01:34:33 PM


We just saw your book hot off the press and it looks great. Can't wait to read it!

Posted by The Zieman Family on 17th May, 2007 @ 01:34:39 PM


Congrats Dorraine- this is going to be very very good!!!

Posted by Bob Darden on 16th May, 2007 @ 08:24:43 PM


Mom the whole family is so excited! It's finally a book, your hard work has paid off. You shure deserve it. Love you lots.

Posted by Grace Darden on 17th May, 2007 @ 01:34:53 PM


Momma! I love you tons, and your book looks amazing, the website is awesome too! I am proud of you.

Posted by Mattie Darden on 16th May, 2007 @ 07:39:36 PM


Congratulations! I'm looking forward to reading your new book after hearing my mother, Linda Bretz, rave about it. She has great taste & is responsible for my addiction to reading, and if she says it's good, it's good! Best wishes for you & your book.

Posted by Laurie Alexander on 17th May, 2007 @ 01:34:25 PM


You know how I feel about this book. I can't wait to see our beloved Marnie on the big screen. It's going to happen, and then I'm going to collect on that exotic island promise. Job well done, Ms. Drain!

Posted by Linda Bretz on 17th May, 2007 @ 01:36:08 PM


I am so excited for you with the birth of your book and the book signings coming up. Can't wait to get a copy and curl up on my new chair and read it. Love ya

Posted by Wanda Dodd on 17th May, 2007 @ 01:34:04 PM


Congratulations! Have your web designer ready to add BEST SELLER to this site! You are one unbelievable lady!

Posted by Terri Juricek on 14th May, 2007 @ 10:17:06 PM


I can't wait to read your book. It sounds wonderful. Our book club will be reading this year. Beautiful site! :)

Posted by Linell Jones on 17th May, 2007 @ 01:33:45 PM


Congrats madre! We're all really proud of you!

Posted by Candice Darden on 14th May, 2007 @ 09:51:00 AM


Congratulations on the new book!

Posted by Brad Jones on 4th May, 2007 @ 03:29:06 PM


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