Mine to Love

by Debbie Gilliland

Genres: Fiction

ISBN: 9781620205563

208 pages

Price: $14.99

James Hawthorne, a widowed and recently retired minister, has searched for and found his only child, given up for adoption at birth.

Leaving behind his congregation, he purchases a house next to his daughter, Marta, now an adult with a family of her own. James longs to reconnect with Marta, but secrets and tragedy force him to question everything.

Tracking down the biological mother, he finds a broken woman who is weary of living. Of all the souls he has ministered to, the mother of his child is the last person he ever expected to help.

In his quest for answers, she reveals information that both devastates James and sets him free. Beset by uncertainty and doubt, James must rely on faith, love, and his belief in family. Already very attached to Marta and her child, he knows they need him now more than ever.

Will he ever have the family he has secretly wept for all of his adult life?


Mine to Love is the second book by Debbie Gilliland.


Debbie Gilliland has been a closet writer for most of her adult life. Publishing a book was always at the top of her bucket list, and that dream was fulfilled two years ago when her first book, To Comfort a King, was released. She and her husband enjoy touring their home state of Iowa on their GoldWing. All of their grandchildren live in Iowa within a 3-hour radius of home, and they enjoy the many occasions when some—and sometimes all—of the grandkids come to play.