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"Live" Chat SEPTEMBER 18th at 8 PM Eastern Standard Time

ABOUT THE BOOK (208 pages):

One mother damaged. One family tested. One daughter determined to find her place.

Claire Lee’s life changes when she must take charge of her siblings after her mother becomes depressed from a difficult childbirth. Frightened by the way Mama sleeps too much and her crying spells during waking hours, ClaireLee just knows she’ll catch her illness like a cold or flu which hangs on through winter. ClaireLee finds comfort in the lies she tells herself and others in order to hide the truth about her erratic mother. Deciding she needs to re-invent herself, she sets out to impress a group of popular girls.

With her deception, ClaireLee weaves her way into the Lavender Girls Club, the most sophisticated girls in school. Though her best friend Belinda will not be caught with the likes of such shallow puddles, ClaireLee ignores Belinda’s warnings the Lavenders cannot be trusted. ClaireLee drifts further from honesty, her friend, and a broken mother’s love, until one very public night at the yearly school awards ceremony. The spotlight is on her, and she finds her courage and faces the truth and then ClaireLee saves her mother’s life.

ABOUT THE BOOK (315 pages): What if your child shot himself while you were in the next room? What if you held him as his heartbeat for the last time? What if Satan whispered in your ear, "Now where is your God?" Find out how Jean Ann Williams reached out with her spirit and mind to the one true Father. Discover how the Lord God answered her and walked alongside her in the most difficult grieving journey of her life.

ABOUT BOOK: Fifteen-year-old Kari Rose discovers how much trouble she and her two sisters can get into when they stay at their ancient granny's for spring break. Granny gets a wild-haired notion at three in the morning, and she’s leaving with or without them. Kari makes the decision to take her sisters and ride with Granny in her old Cadillac on a five-hundred-mile-long trip north to visit family. Miles down the road, this harmless act finds Granny no longer able to drive, and Kari must take the wheel. Soon after, the four travelers are caught in a freeway-closing-down snowstorm which brings everyone and everything to a standstill. 

A second blizzard with catastrophic impact is about to descend upon them, and Kari must determine the best way to find shelter and beat the storm. Will Kari trust her gut instincts and rely upon a complete stranger to lead them to safety?

ABOUT AUTHOR: Jean Ann Williams is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, and Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. She has contributed articles on suicide loss at, and currently for Putting on the New blog, and her own Love Truth blog. Jean Ann and her husband live on one acre in Southern Oregon where they raise a garden, fruit orchard, goats, and chickens. Her favorite hobbies are hiking through the woods, practicing archery with her bow, and big game hunting. Their two remaining children have blessed them with thirteen grandchildren, their baker’s dozen. To contact Jean Ann, please visit her website at or her blog at




1. Did you have any favorite games you played as a kid? If so, which did you like?

2. Tell us some of your favorite board games and/or card games you played or still play?

3. Do any of you binge watch? If so, what have you binge-watched and loved?

CONGRATS TO Jacqueline Robertson

who is the winner for Just Claire

PLEASE Email Jean Williams your contact information at

You have 48 hours to respond.


Last day to Enter is SEPTEMBER 30th  

Next "Live Chat" OCT 23rd 8 P.M. Eastern Standard Time.

NOTE: When you are done reading the book please post where you've reviewed the book and please place a copy of your review here. THANKS!

(Make Sure that Your Name, Address and Phone Number are CURRENT - We will be using that information in the drawing)

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#3--I don't usually binge-watch, but last year near the end of the season for This Is Us, a friend said that it was so good so I recorded a day of shows on some channel and caught up to the next show. I am looking forward to the new season. Just Claire is the book that I would like to read. Thanks.

My favorite board game as a child was Monopoly. We enjoyed playing Old Maid as well. I still play card games with my grandson.
I would love to read Just Claire. Thanks!

Scrabble and Monopoly were the games we played as a family. We do not play it as much but I think I will be buying a set since my sister will be visiting next week.

Hi Jacqueline, Helen, and Sonnetta! Thank you, ladies, for stopping by and answering a question. Sonnetta, would you please choose which book you'd like to be entered in for the drawing? Thank you!

I would love to read Just Clair

PB please. I collect Clue games

CONGRATS TO Jacqueline Robertson who is the winner for Just Claire

PLEASE Email Jean Williams your contact information at You have 48 hours to respond.


Thank you. I will send my info.
Thanks. Looking forward to reading Just Claire.

Good morning, Jackie! I sent Just Claire to you and the gift is waiting for you in your email Thank you again for participating in the drawing!

Just Claire by Jean Ann Williams is an endearing story about a young, girl whose life is changed when her poor family moves to a different area (from Oregon to a remote area of California) for her father’s work.  They move from the support of her nana to be on their own.  Claire faces a new school and a snobbish girls’ group but forges a strong friendship with another girl who is snubbed by the group.  The other girl, Belinda, has family issues too.  She lives with her grandmother because her mother is in Hollywood, seeking fame.  They help each other to adjust to their difficult situations.

Soon after the family moves, Claire’s mother has another baby, and the trauma of the birth leaves her with debilitating health issues and depression.  Claire is thrust into the role of mother to the family, a responsibility beyond her young years.  How she copes and her struggle through the different challenges weaves an interesting story about her childhood and overcoming life issues.  I received this book through TBCN in exchange for an honest review.  (posted on Amazon, Good Reads, and Books-a-Million)

Thanks so much, Jacqueline, for the review! And on my birthday. :))


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