Free Book Give Away

I am giving away free e-book versions of my full length novel “Mattie’s Legacy” and children’s book “Mabel” on Amazon.  I hope you enjoy them both !



Congratulations ~

To the winners of the book giveaway contest! I will be trotting your books down to the post office this afternoon.  I hope that you will enjoy reading “Mattie’s Legacy” and will leave a rave review (wink wink smile) on Amazon, Goodreads, where ever and when ever you talk about books, friends, family, neighbors, clerks, on the street corner with a bull horn.

Thanks to everyone for entering and maybe we can do it again sometime.

All the Best of Everything Good and Wonderful to all, always ~

I re-designed the cover for Mattie’s Legacy paperback…I love it !!

mattie's legacy cover paperback

Remember starting September 16th-27th, you can enter to win a free copy of Mattie’s Legacy at . I will be giving away two books with the original cover design away. The 27th of September would have been my 29th wedding anniversary and I thought this would be a great way to remember my husband Dennis who loved every word of this story and was more excited about my writing than I was.

Everyone needs someone to believe in them and I was his and he was mine.

Happy Anniversary Sweetheart !

~Reviews are coming in for Mattie’s Legacy~

Here are a few reviews


Mattie’s Legacy

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Mattie's Legacy

Warning… when starting this book make sure you don’t have anywhere you need to be or anything you need to do because you won’t want to stop reading until you’ve finished it all!! Trust me on this! It is such a wonderful novel, and I love how Iola Reneau writes… it all felt so believable and authentic, intimate, like a close friend was telling me this really amazing, beautiful, emotional story that I didn’t want to stop listening to. Loved the message throughout, and how Mattie is able to connect with faith even when tested (over and over). Liked many of the secondary characters as well, and this is a great character-driven novel that I can see fans of Christian fiction eagerly gobbling down. Suitable for all ages. (5 stars) Laura Clarke—Goodreads; Shelfari; Barnes & Noble; Indie Book Reviewers

“I couldn’t put it down and I can’t stop thinking about the characters.” Margaret P. in Colorado.

Excellent plot and story…some writing issues. The good part was that Mattie’s Legacy by Iola Reneau is an excellent novel that captured my attention from the beginning and never once let it go. Each scene was riveting, imaginative, and well crafted. I loved Mattie and watching her go through her life journey, and genuinely felt an emotional connection to her and her struggles. The descriptions were good and kept to a minimum. The pacing was solid and the characters were fully-fleshed out…All in all a wonderful story with a great Christian message that kept me eagerly glued to my kindle. The only problem that I found was the many instances of grammar and punctuation errors that could have been cleaned up with a good editing/proofreading job. The formatting was off in several places as well. This may not really bother some people, but it does me. However even with that said, I really did enjoy this book and would read more from this author.  She has a natural gift for crafting a well-thought out story and developing positive, memorable characters that I won’t soon forget. (4 stars) Karen Matthews—Goodreads; Shelfari; Barnes & Noble; Indie Book Reviewers

Reviews like these are amazing and a great encouragement. If you have read Mattie’s Legacy and enjoyed it, would you add a quick review on Amazon? Thank You!!

Over 200 copies of Mattie’s Legacy have been given away~~

love free stuffThat is super exciting to me! As a writer I think having people reading your work trumps making the buck…even though we all need the buck to buy sustenance which without we will die and no longer be able to write, so eat we must 🙂

So…tomorrow the giveaway will end but if you would like to have a heads up regarding future giveaways please send me your email and I will make sure and let you know in advance. You can leave it in a comment, or send me a quick email with “remember me” in the subject line.

If you know someone who loves free stuff and enjoys reading let them know how to get a free copy of “Mattie’s Legacy”.

Announcing Surprise Give Away!!

Count Down Begins on July 26 and Ends July 27 

For two days you and everyone you know can receive a free ebook copy of my new novel Mattie’s Legacy

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for your free ebook


Mattie’s Legacy

Mattie's Legacy