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Greetings!  Welcome to the 3rd RRBC “TREAT” Reads Blog Hop!  These members of RRBC have penned and published some really great reads and we’d like to honor and showcase their talent.  Oddly, all of the listed Winners are RWISA members!  Way to go RWISA!

We ask that you pick up a copy of the title listed, and after reading it, leave a review.  There will be other books on tour for the next few days, so please visit the “HOP’S” main page to follow along.

Also, for every comment that you leave along this tour, including on the “HOP’S” main page, your name will be entered into a drawing for a gift card to be awarded at the end of the tour!

Author, Gwen Plano



Book Blurb: Inspiring and unforgettable, Letting Go into Perfect Love is a riveting account of a journey through the terror of domestic violence to a faith that transforms all. As a college administrator, Gwendolyn M. Plano lived her professional life in a highly visible and accountable space–but as a wife and mother, behind closed doors, she and her family experienced unpredictable threat. The statistics are staggering–every 9 seconds in the United States, a woman is assaulted or beaten–but to Gwen, this was her secret; it was her shame. When her husband eventually turned his brutality on her son, she knew she could no longer remain silent. 

Alternately heart-wrenching and joyful, this is a story of triumph over adversity–one woman’s uplifting account of learning how to forgive the unforgiveable, recover her sense of self, bring healing into her family, and honor the journey home. Accompanied by glimpses of celestial beings, Gwen charts a path through sorrow to joy–and ultimately, writes of the one perfect love we all seek.

Twitter: @gmplano

16 comments on “Meet Gwen Plano

  1. Wonderful introduction to Gwen and her memoir, Billy Ray! Sharing…

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    1. Thank you, Bette. My best wishes. ♥

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  2. Lovely post, Billy Ray. Gwen is terrific and thank you for hosting.

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    1. Thank you, good John. All my best. ♥

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  3. Gwen Plano says:

    Dear Billy Ray, I am speechless after reading your comments. Thank you for your kindness and your support, they mean so much to me. You are amazing. Blessings, Gwen

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    1. You are all AND more! ♥


  4. Thank you for sharing, Billy. I bought your book, Gwen!

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    1. Thanks so much, Miriam. My best wishes. ♥

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      1. Thank you, Billy. Happy writing your new book! ❤

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      2. Thank you, Miriam. Have a great weekend. ♥

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  5. D.L Finn, Author says:

    Thanks for hosting Billy:) Lovely intro! Congrats Gwen.

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    1. Thanks, Denise. Best wishes. ♥

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  6. Such a beautiful introduction, Billy Ray! Three cheers for Gwen. 🙂
    Letting Go Into Perfect Love is one of my favourite, most inspiring books.
    Wishing you both a wonderful Sunday. 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Natalie. My best wishes.♥

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  7. This book is so timely based on the national discussion occurring on the prevalence of violence against women. Gwen’s story sounds riveting, heartbreaking, and courageous, and I’m glad it tracks her journey into healing and forgiveness. Thanks for sharing, Billy Ray. Good luck to Gwen with her book. 🙂

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    1. Thanks for responding, Diana. Gwen’s a wonderful lady! ♥

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