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Deborah Raney's Family Favorite Apple Crisp

Deborah Raney’s thirty-plus books have garnered multiple industry awards, including the RITA, the Carol, the HOLT Medallion, National Readers’ Choice Award, and have three times been Christy Award finalists. Her first novel, A Vow to Cherish, which shed light on the ravages of Alzheimer’s disease and inspired the highly acclaimed World Wide Pictures film of the same title, continues to be a tool for Alzheimer’s families and caregivers. Deborah is on faculty for several national writers’ conferences, and serves on the executive board of the 2,600-member American Christian Fiction Writers organization. She and her husband, Ken Raney, traded small-town life in Kansas—the setting of many of Deb’s novels—for life in the friendly city of Wichita. They have four children and seven precious grandchildren who all live much too far away. Visit Deb on the Web at

Deborah's Latest Book Release - Reason to Breathe

Phylicia thought life was passing her by, but maybe this was love’s plan all along. . . 

At twenty-nine, Phylicia Chandler put her life on hold to care for her dying mother with her sisters, Joanna and Britt. Now Mom is gone and their father stuns them all by running off with a woman young enough to be their sister. Life is moving forward all around her, but Phylicia feels stuck—until her father’s protégé, Quinn Mitchell, presents the sisters with an intriguing business opportunity to purchase a trio of cottages just outside of Langhorne, Missouri. Joanna and Britt are convinced the three of them should launch a vacation rental venture, but Phylicia remains skeptical. 

To complicate matters, Quinn soon finds himself falling hard for Phylicia. But how can he pursue this beautiful, talented woman twelve years his junior when she’s still reeling over her father’s hasty engagement to a younger woman? Quinn is determined to give Phylicia her happily-ever-after. But first, he must help her come to terms with her discovery of long-held family secrets and persuade her that true love can transcend their differences. Purchase the book HERE.

Deborah's Family Favorite Apple Crisp

4 cups (about 3-4 medium) apples, peeled and sliced thin

Mix and pour over apples: 
1/4 cup water
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt

Crumble Topping: 
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup flour
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 stick butter, diced 

Mix topping together with pastry blender or fork till crumbly.
Place apples in greased baking dish (either 6x10 or a 10-inch quiche pan). Sprinkle topping evenly over apples. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes. Serve warm with ice cream.