Friday, February 22, 2013

Book Blast: Deanne Wilsted



“I did what?”

Twenty-eight year old Gabriella Bessu is St. Therese’s meticulous wedding ceremony coordinator. So the fact that she has mistakenly signed her newest couple up for an annulment, rather than a wedding, sends her Catholic guilt into overdrive.

But who can blame her? The groom is gorgeous and his two kids tug at Gabriella’s heart in a way that overcomes all her best intentions. Before long she’s in over her head, fixing her mixed-up plans and helping the children and dad come to terms with their haunting grief for the mother and wife they lost years earlier.

Can Gabriella untangle her own fears and accept the messy life that God has handed them? 


Mandy’s accusations rang through Gabriella’s mind and guilt practically doubled her over. She dropped her bags inside the door and went into the bathroom to splash cold water on her face. The image that met her in the mirror had shame written all over it.

What had she been thinking? Ryan and the kids belonged to Mandy and she had been acting like a lovesick teenager. Scenes from the beach flashed through her mind; Ryan’s smiles at her and the desire she’d had to reach out and kiss him. Filled with self-loathing, she shook her head to get rid of the images.

Her dropped bags at the front door mocked her, so she picked them up and dragged them to her bedroom then crumpled onto the bed. One hand over her eyes, she let the images flood her. With her free hand she reached over and switched on her radio hoping to block out the accusing voices in her head. Her favorite news show was quizzing celebrities on the week’s news, but something about their conversation alarmed her. It took a moment to realize what it was.

She stared at the radio, stunned. If Whose News was on, it meant it was Sunday . . . Sunday!

And, for the first time in years, Gabriella had forgotten to go to Mass.


With an English teacher for a mom, DEANNE WILSTED, grew up reciting conjugation instead of nursery rhymes. Now, forty years later, she's sharing that special skill through her writing and her mothering. Her first book, a contemporary romance called BETTING JESSICA, was released October 2011. Her second Novel, UNTANGLING THE KNOT, is due out in February 2013 from Soul Mate Publishing. She is currently marketing her third book for publication and writing her fourth, fifth and sixth while blogging about the crazy stuff she overhears while writing.


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  1. I was dating a guy after I got divorced...he just forgot to tell me that during the time we were seeing each other that he got remarried, making me the other woman. Nothing I have worse than a cheater, except maybe one that puts me in a situation unknowingly!

    1. Hi Sandie... yikes, that is a tangled mess. I am wondering now what happened after (not to the lying &%*, but whith you). I hope that Karma, God or fate, whichever you believe in, had a way of making it up to you.

      Thanks so much for sharing your story and the journey.

  2. Hi Denyse...
    Thanks so much for hosting me today.

    I'm looking forward to seeing what your readers have to say about their own tangled up knots so I will check back and reply to comments and questions. In the meantime, though, I just wanted to say a huge thanks for sharing the journey.


  3. Deanne - you are most welcome! There have been a lot of hits on your post, despite the lack of comments - much success with your book!!! And thank you for being here today. :)

  4. Thanks so much Denyse, I appreciate the feedback on the hits and hosting me. It has been fun to be on tour. The contest will be open for another day and a 1/2 so I will continue to check back in case there are late comments.

    All my best.


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