Please Welcome #RRBC Spotlight Author, Jan Sikes!

I’m thrilled to host a stop on  Jan’s Spotlight Tour! She  has written a very personal series of books about her life with her musician husband. Today, she tells us a little bit about the last one. 

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‘TIL DEATH DO US PART

 The fourth and final book of the series has been my slowest seller of all. Perhaps it is because people don’t want to read about death.

But, the book is not about death. It is all about living and grabbing the most out of every moment. It is a reality, that if we all live long enough, we’ll face a time when our health deteriorates as did Luke’s. But, what we do with the time we have left is perhaps one of the most important decisions we’ll ever make.

Luke grew more determined to leave behind something lasting with each setback. He forged ahead and accomplished amazing feats even when he was confined to a wheelchair.

As I watched him, I would often be amazed at how each time a new obstacle arose, he found a better way around it. From building a recording studio, to making custom guitars and teaching children how to play guitar, he never stopped.

I don’t care how you slice it, that is inspiring. I can only hope to have his fortitude as I face the final years of life on earth.

He always told me, “When I leave this earth, you’ll hear two sounds. You’ll hear a train whistle and an owl hooting.”

If you read the book, you’ll discover this prophecy came true.

Here’s the back cover blurb:

Veteran Texas musician, Luke Stone, has cheated death more times than he cares to remember. He’s been everything from a simple farm boy to a rowdy roughneck, a singing star to a convict and finally a husband and father whose goals consisted of building a home and raising a family…which he did.
Now, with a chance for a second music career, he knows the sand in his hourglass is running thin. His anchor in life and true love, Darlina, stands at his side determined to help make the dream a reality. But, his aging body is sabotaging every effort and the only thing that keeps him going is sheer will-power and the love he has for Darlina.
When faced with being confined to a wheelchair for the rest of his life, Luke draws on every resource to continue to function and contribute to their home and to society.
This is a story of inspiration, endurance and most of all undying love. When Luke and Darlina face life-altering situations that would destroy a lesser man and woman, they draw on each other’s strength and determination to face them.
Will fate allow Luke to sing his last song?

 

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Again, thank you for taking this RRBC SPOTLIGHT AUTHOR tour with me. I appreciate your company and comments! See you at the next stop.

 

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39 comments

  1. Shirley Harris-Slaughter · June 8

    Hi Jan, I’m becoming a fan. Congratulations.

    Liked by 3 people

  2. rijanjks · June 8

    Rhani, thank you SO much for hosting me on your beautiful blog site today! I am honored.

    Liked by 3 people

    • Rhani D'Chae · June 9

      Jan, I’m thrilled to have you here! You are so totally AWESOME! 😃

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  3. lauralibricz · June 8

    I’m in tears here, Jan. Thanks for sharing this, really.

    Liked by 2 people

  4. jinlobify · June 8

    Jan, Luke’s life was very inspiring. I’m sure he will be smiling down at you wherever he is. Thank you Rhani for supporting her. 💕

    Liked by 2 people

    • rijanjks · June 9

      Thank you, Joy. I feel him often and believe he is proud of what I’ve managed to do with our story. Thanks for visiting here today.

      Liked by 1 person

    • Rhani D'Chae · June 9

      Hi Joy. Thanks for taking time out of your day to stop by. *Hugs*

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Soooz · June 9

    Thank you for sharing your heart and soul with us, Jan. How marvelous to give us an insight into such an enduring love. Thanks, Rhani for the great job of hosting!🌹

    Liked by 2 people

    • Rhani D'Chae · June 9

      Hiyas, Soooz. I’m so glad you were able to drop by. I hope you’re having a great weekend so far.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Soooz · June 9

        🐨🎉 Having ourselves some snuggle down time. Winter has hit, and it’s in a bad mood. 😀

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      • Rhani D'Chae · June 10

        Then snuggling down is definitely the way to go. Do you have cocoa? 😃

        Liked by 1 person

    • rijanjks · June 9

      Hi, Sooz. Thanks for joining us here at Rhani’s beautiful blog site! I appreciate you!

      Liked by 1 person

  6. Hyper-Speller · June 9

    Thanks, Rhani, for sharing Jan with us!

    Liked by 3 people

    • Rhani D'Chae · June 9

      Hey, Mark, I sure appreciate that you stopped by! How have you been? *Hugs*

      Liked by 1 person

      • Hyper-Speller · June 9

        It was good to hear about your story. Thanks for sharing it.

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      • Hyper-Speller · June 9

        I have been very busy, just came off a long stretch of proofreading. I will have more soon. I do love what I am doing. How is your book coming along?

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      • Rhani D'Chae · June 9

        Mark, very slowly. Lol I steped away from it to write a couple of short stories, but will be finishing it up soon. I hope. 😁

        Liked by 1 person

      • rijanjks · June 9

        Thanks, Mark!

        Liked by 1 person

  7. rijanjks · June 9

    Thank you SO much for stopping by, Mark. I appreciate you taking the time to take a look!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Hyper-Speller · June 9

      It was good to hear about your story. Thanks for sharing it. I didn’t hit the right button! This comment was meant for you, Jan. I am very glad I stopped by.

      Liked by 1 person

  8. Micki Peluso · June 12

    I loved the excerpt and the book description. Enjoy the winding down of your tour!!

    Liked by 3 people

    • Rhani D'Chae · June 13

      Hi, Micki, thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you’re having a great week so far.

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    • rijanjks · June 13

      Thank you, Micki! I truly appreciate you making the effort to drop by Rhani’s blog. Hugs.

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  9. Vashti Q · June 13

    Wow, Jan! Luke was an amazing man. Great blurb. Congratulations on being “Spotlight” author!😊 Thanks for hosting, Rhani!

    Liked by 2 people

    • Rhani D'Chae · June 13

      Vashti, I’m so glad you could drop in. Have a great Tuesday. 😀

      Liked by 1 person

      • Vashti Q · June 13

        Thank you, Rhani! You have a ‘Happy Wednesday’ and rest of the week! 😀 xx

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  10. rijanjks · June 13

    Thank you, Vashti! I appreciate you stopping in and leaving a comment. Your support is awesome!

    Liked by 1 person

  11. yvettemcalleiro · June 13

    I’m late to the party, but I’m glad I stopped by. I haven’t read the books yet, but I can tell that you’ve left a beautiful legacy of your love. 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

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