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WELCOME AUTHOR CAROL McCLAIN
Saturday, January 12, 2019 by Patti Shene

FEATURED BOOK:  Yesterday’s Poison

AUTHOR:  Carol McClain

PUBLISHER:  IngramSpark

GENRE:  Christian Women’s Fiction

SERIES OR STAND ALONE:  stand alone

TARGET AGE:  25+

 

 

 

IT IS MY PLEAUSRE TO WELCOME AUTHOR CAROL McCLAIN TO PATTI’S PORCH. CAROL SHARES HER THOUGHTS ON THE IMPORTANCE OF FORGIVENESS.

 

 

 

CAROL IS OFFERING A GIVEAWAY! SIMPLY LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW TO ENTER THE DRAWING FOR A AN EBOOK COPY OF YESTERDAY’S POISION.

 

 

 

THE WRONGS WE DO

 

 

by

 

 

Carol McClain

 

 

 

Have you ever cringed at the wrong you’ve done in your life? If you’re lucky, it’s been little things, maybe embarrassing actions, but you still wish you’d never done them.

 

 

Some of us weren’t so good, either in fact or imagination. We look at our pasts and pray no one ever finds out.

 

 

The good news, of course, is that God forgave everything. There’s a plethora of Scripture confirming this. Here’s one: “'I, even I, am he who blots out your transgressions, for my own sake, and remembers your sins no more’” Isaiah 43:25 NIV.

 

 

Seeing as we’ve been given such a great and precious promise, how can we hold the wrongdoings of others against them?

 

 

If we’re lucky, like our own peccadillos, the wrongs of others are small. Maybe someone got the man you like in singles’ group. Perhaps a friend snubbed you and forgot to invite you to a big Valentine’s shindig.

 

 

For some of us, forgiveness seems too great to give. Incest. Adultery. Murder.

 

 

It doesn’t matter. God commands forgiveness. Think of Jesus on the cross. He asked God to forgive those who murdered Him. They did not know what they did. Stephen, upon being stoned, prayed for forgiveness on those who tortured him.

 

 

“Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you” Eph. 4:31-32 NIV.

 

 

Forgiveness in no way condones the wrong done. It doesn’t say what someone did was okay. Wrong is wrong. However, forgiveness sets you free. It releases you from the pain. We’ve all heard people say, “I’ll forgive, but I’ll never forget.” In truth, they haven’t forgiven and decided to carry all the hurt with them for the rest of their lives.

 

 

This is the truth my characters in Yesterday’s Poison learned. Three friends with three toxic pasts learn that drinking yesterday’s poison will destroy them today and forever.

 

 

 

Book blurb for Yesterday’s Poison

After her boyfriend betrays her, Torie Sullivan careens into a ditch in a drunken fury. Paramedic Adam Benedict rescues the unconscious woman, then realizes she's one of the middle school bullies who tormented him twelve years ago. The encounter rips open scars he thought had healed.

While kayaking one morning, Adam discovers Torie bathing in the frigid waters of Hookskill Preserve. He then learns she’s living in a lean-to in the forested preserve. Despite his hatred for her, Adam’s innate compassion won't allow him to leave Torie in the wilds of Albany County. He offers her a secure, private room in his minuscule cabin.

When tragedy strikes Adam’s family, his girlfriend Maya Vitale gives Torie a room in her apartment. Torie envies Maya’s idyllic life, unaware she, too, hides a dark and shameful past.

Each character drinks yesterday’s poison. Their friendships intertwine their lives and expose their toxic pasts. They must learn to forgive the unpardonable.

Buy Links: 

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DON’T FORGET TO LEAVE A COMMENT TO BE PLACED IN THE DRAWING TO WIN AN EBOOK COPY OF YESTERDAY’S POISION BETWEEN NOW AND TUESDAY, JANUARY 29TH AT MIDNIGHT MST.

BY LEAVING A COMMENT, YOU GRANT PERMISSION FOR YOUR EMAIL TO BE REVEALED TO THE AUTHOR IF YOU ARE THE WINNER TO FACILITATE RECEIPT OF YOUR BOOK.

 

 

Author Carol McClain is an eclectic artist and author of three books. Her interests vary as much as the Tennessee weather—running, bassoons, jazz, stained glass and, of course, writing. She’s a transplant from New York who now lives in the hills of East Tennessee with her husband and overactive Springer spaniel.

She is the president of ACFW Knoxville and the secretary of the Authors’ Guild of Tennessee. Currently, she serves as course coordinator for the ACFW loop.

In her “free time” she teaches life skills in the local jail and supervises student teachers for WGU.

Connect with Carol online:

 

Website

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Twitter


Comments

Carol McClain From TN At 1/22/2019 3:54:34 PM

Thank you, Jennifer. People have loved this book.

Carol McClain From TN At 1/13/2019 4:49:02 PM

Thank you Genell and Jennifer. I didn't see where to answer each of you directly. This is my favorite book of the three that had been published. Currently it's the only one available.

Genell Joned From Jacksboro, TN At 1/12/2019 12:10:18 PM

Carol is a wonderful writer and godly woman, whom I have been given the pleasure of knowing! Keep up the great work. Genell

Reply by: Patti Shene

Hi Genell. Thank you for stopping by and sharing with us.

Jennifer Hallmark From AL At 1/12/2019 9:31:53 AM

Forgiveness is a good theme for a story. Sounds like a good book...

Reply by: Patti Shene

Hi Jennifer. I agree. This sounds like a story with an important message. Thank you for coming by.

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WELCOME AUTHOR DONNA DOUGLAS
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WELCOME AUTHOR JO HUDDLESTON
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WELCOME AUTHOR LEE CARVER
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WELCOME AUTHOR VALERIE COMER
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WELCOME AUTHOR MARIAN MERRITT
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WELCOME AUTHOR AMBER STOCKTON
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WELCOME AUTHOR CONNIE ALMONY
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WELCOME AUTHOR JAMES CALLAN
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A MODERN DAY MIRACLE
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WELCOME AUTHOR CONNIE PEASE
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WELCOME AUTHOR SUSAN ANNE MASON
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WELCOME AUTHOR PEG PHIFER
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WELCOME AUTHOR JANET K. BROWN
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PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART SIX
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WELCOME AUTHOR BILL GARRISON
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WELCOME AUTHOR CAMILLE EIDE
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PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART FIVE
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DINOSAURS AND THE BIBLE
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WELCOME AUTHOR GINA WELBORN
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PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART FOUR
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WELCOME AUTHOR ANE MULLIGAN
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BY THE NUMBERS
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WELCOME AUTHOR ADA BROWNELL
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WELCOME AUTHOR JENNIFER SLATTERY
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PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART THREE
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WELCOME AUTHOR REBECCA DeMARINO
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SITTING IDLE
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It's Hot Out Here! by CHERI SWALWELL
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PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART TWO
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WELCOME AUTHOR CAROLE BROWN
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AUTHOR H. L. WEGLEY RETURNS
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PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART ONE
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WELCOME AUTHOR AVA PENNINGTON
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AN INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR RENEE BLARE
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JOE THE DREAMER BY AUTHOR A. B. BROWNELL
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HUMOR AT THE HOSPITAL
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HEAR NO EVIL BY MARY HAMILTON
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INTERVIEW WITH WRITER BROOKE COX
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Patti's Porch Welcomes Author Rebecca Carey Lyles
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Flying for Jesus by Lee Carver
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Putting Out the Fleece by Paula Mowery
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What We Can Learn From the Olympics
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Hush, Little Baby by Deborah M. Piccurelli
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A Matter of Perspective
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Wildlife Video
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One Spectacular Christmas Display
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Where are You Going This Advent Season?
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Shared Experience
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Facing the Monster
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Review of Reign by Ginger Garrett
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Sing Praises - Whether You Can Sing or Not
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I Can't Do This!
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BREAKING THE RULES
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WELCOME AUTHOR TINA PINSON
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Vulnerability to Fear
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Faith and Fear
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Those Temporary Interruptions
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Welcome Author Janet K Brown
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Welcome Author Tanya Eavenson
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Water, Water Everywhere - or Maybe Not
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Accountability in the Extreme
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The Next Big Thing - Blog Hopping
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Vanquishing the Christmas Blues by Linda Rondeau
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Christmas Rayne by Joi Copeland
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The Christmas Stalking by Lillian Duncan
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News From Nashville & Beyond
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Welcome Home!
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Going Home
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GPCWC in Restospect
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Vacation in the Adirondacks of New York
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I am pleased to welcome author Staci Stallings
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