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 Writer | Rescuer | Wanderer

Hey Y’all!

Thank you for stopping by my brand-spanking new website. I feel like I’m wearing new clothes and need to show them off so I’m glad you came. Be sure to read the whole post so we can talk about our third life! Going forward, I plan to start most of my rambling from here, so I hope you’ll subscribe to get new stuff delivered right to your mailbox. You can find the *Subscribe to Kay’s Blog* box to the right of this page, or under the posts if you are reading this from your phone. But I’ll warn you right now, I’ve been accused of over-sharing, so we’ll let you be the judge of that.

Okay, not only do I have a new website, but we are getting ready to move into our new house! I’m leaving my life as a Carolina Girl and will now be a Georgia Peach. Our new property is located on the banks of Lake Hartwell and we are fairly sure (please don’t hold me to it) that this is our retirement home. This is the first house we’ve built together and it’s been so much fun picking everything from the initial plans all the way down to the cabinet pulls. Kind of scary, too. You never know if something that feels and looks right in your imagination is going to go over well in real life. However, so far I feel everything is coming together beautifully. With this house, I wanted clean and simple lines. Cozy. I hope in the end, it’s what we accomplish.

The other special thing about this house build is we’ve accepted that we’ve settled into our third life. Have you heard that term? It goes like this, your first life is all about discovery and exploring. You are full of energy and ready to take on the world. Eager to learn new things and try out different self’s to see who you are.

Your second life is when you focus on family and career, with life a roller coaster of setting up and getting through. You’ve little time to explore because you are too busy working, nesting, and/or raising kids.

Our third life is when we are supposed to take the wonder from the first life, and the wisdom we’ve gained from the second, to find more meaningful ways to spend your wandering years. Your focus is more on relationships than things. You have time to do things you’ve always dreamed of, if you can possibly make it happen.

Honestly, we aren’t yet old enough to retire but we feel like we are at the very end of our second life and prepping for our third. We are finally done paying for our children’s college, our nest is empty, and we’ve got more than a handful of grandkids.

Yes, it’s time for us to focus on what we want for the next stage, our third life. This home is in a lake community, where we’ll have our own boat slip and can return to our love of the water. It’s a financial downsize as well, so that we can have more of a travel budget to go back and forth to see our baby girl in Maui until I can talk her into coming home. I want to do more with my work for Yorkie’s of the Carolina’s rescue, and I have a folder of book ideas I want to explore. I also plan to give both our senior pups, Riley Radcliffe and Grandpa, all the affection they can handle for their golden years.

Yes, y’all, this is a bittersweet time. I realize that we are on the downside of life and I continually wonder have I done enough. Enough what? I don’t know. That’s the elusive question I am chasing. But I do know this…

I’ve been blessed with 25 years of love and joy with the man of my dreams. Together we’ve traveled the world, made a difference in the lives of many children, and built relationships from different cultures and places. We’ve led an exciting life, full of adventures. But now I crave quiet. Simplicity. Walks. Boat rides. Yoga. Dog kisses. Lots of reading and more writing, but at a more comfortable pace.

Most of all I crave peace. Yes, I suppose I’m ready for this third life. Or at least I think I am but I guess we’ll all see what I stumble into along the way.

What life stage are you in? And what do you envision for your third life? Have you already begun making plans or are you already there? I’d love for you to comment with what stage you are in and what you have planned for the next stage.

Oh, and before I forget, if you want to get news of events like books on sale, giveaways, etc, be sure to sign up for my newsletter – at the top of every page. The newsletter is different from the blog and sometimes my subscribers at the newsletter get to hear different things than my blog followers. Why? Because I just have so much to say!

I hope you’ll all tag along on this new adventure for us as we ease into our new home and try to focus on living our best life.

Later gators,

Signed,

Kay (author of multiple bestselling books-that-you-should-read, bookworm with-limited-concentration, devoted wife to a-gentle-giant-named-Ben, frazzled mom to two-adult-daughters-who-give-gray-hairs, nana-to-five-little-adorable-humans, pushover dog mom who-works-in-rescue, woman who-wishes-she-did-yoga-and-other-cool-things, over-thinker and over-sharer looking for therapy)

 

 

 

149 Comments

  1. Laurie on September 5, 2019 at 9:38 am

    Hi Kay,
    My favorite book of yours so far is “Wish Me Home”.
    I love your love for animals and even though we have never met in person we have met on Facebook and through books. Thank you for the chance and wishing you happiness.🌼🍁

    • Gina Haapala on September 6, 2019 at 1:05 am

      My favorite book(s) are The Scavenger’s Daughters. I know you (not in person) through my sister. Nice looking website!

      • Tonnii Callan on September 6, 2019 at 11:45 am

        I think Wish Me Home is still my favorite book (maybe because it was my first?), although I really have loved all that I have read.
        That new one’s title sounds like my life.
        I really don’t what stage I am in right now…mostly a stage of repurposing my life.

      • Jan Knight on September 6, 2019 at 4:02 pm

        I love it Kay! Also your message about life’s phases. My fav book so far is Wish Me Home because it was my first & you introduced me to MBT…….I will read your scavenger series next. They’re on my kindle! Thank you for being you!

    • Amy Augustine on September 7, 2019 at 12:05 pm

      My favorite book of all time is Silent Tears! I read it while I was waiting to adopt my daughter from China. It touched my heart. I guess many of us China moms have something in common with you. I know I do! I am also a mom, a rescuer as well as a wanderer! I have adopted two children with special needs from China. I have rescued many pets. Currently, I have four cats and 3 dogs. Puppy mill dogs are especially close to my heart! I love to travel and try to live a natural, healthy lifestyle to fight off my autoimmune disease.

  2. Kristy Rotolo on September 5, 2019 at 9:38 am

    Favorite book is the Scavengers Daughters! Know you from your books and FB feed and I feel like we’re friends! Thanks for sharing your words and life with us!!

  3. Susan Taylor on September 5, 2019 at 9:39 am

    I love the website! I love all of your books! The first one I read was Scavenger’s Daughters. I also love reading all your stories about the dogs and I’m so impressed with all you do for them and for others.

  4. Valerie Hytner on September 5, 2019 at 9:40 am

    Hi Kay,

    What a beautiful new site. I hope you find what you seek. I discovered you through the China Adoption world, but stuck around because you are such an interesting, entertaining and genuine human being. Your new home looks amazing and like a perfect blend of all the homes you’ve been in the last few years….a little bit of everything you have sought out. May your blessing be too numerous to count.

    • Jessica Baxter on September 5, 2019 at 1:15 pm

      Love the new website! I enjoy hearing about your life with your husband and your adorable dogs. I found you through My Book Tribe.

      • Kerri McLeod Askew on September 5, 2019 at 8:48 pm

        My favourite is Silent tears. I know through the Adoption world and have followed you for a while now. Your gentle soul flows through all the heartwarming things you do in your everyday life, whether it’s sitting with Grandpa in the morning softly begging him to eat so he can take a pill or helping a complete stranger on the road. You speak to me a Mom, as a dog lover and devoted wife, things thst sre also dear to my heart. Love your new site, btw, I gound Grandpa in his cowboy hat, my fave pic.

    • Pam Kleiser on September 5, 2019 at 3:28 pm

      Three times a charm! Don’t get interrupted when posting here, it disappears!😂. I love all of your books, but I really love Dancing with the Sun the best so far. I love the story of redemption and restoration of relationships and survavl through the tough times. I guess sometimes I feel like I am losing my grip on my daughter, because she was so very close to her daddy. Sometimes I used to feel like I was on the outside looking in in their relationship. When my husband died unexpectedly , I was afraid my daughter would shut down. We have traversed some vulnerable times, and shaky grounds but I think we made it to the other side and have gained a new respect and a deeper love for each other. My daughter wants nothing to do with her Chinese heritage, but one day, I hope she will read the Scavenger’sDaughters series and the Palest Ink. I want her to be proud of being a survivor.
      As far as what phase of my life I am in….I guess it is the second chapter. Two teenagers, one just graduated and trying to decide what he wants to do when he grows up and the other a junior in high school, chomping at the bits, ready to graduate and take in the world! Just never dreamed I would be facing these times without my dear husband!
      But we are doing okay and I am making plans for that third chapter of my life! Bring it on,!!

      • Marilyn on September 6, 2019 at 8:31 am

        Oooh…I love your new website! I discovered you on Facebook and My Book Tribe, read every one of your books, and eagerly await what is next! My favorite by far is the Scavenger’s Daughter series…lots of tears ♡. I’m solidly in the 3rd life stage…loving being a grandma to 3 sweet little people and one adult grand (I also have 2 adult kids). Life is good! I’m also ‘mom’ to two fur babies – a geriatric cat who rules the house, and a sweet little Shih Tzu pup named Mitzi. I call her my little firecracker…she has so much energy and spice in that tiny body!
        I’m looking forward to your next book!♡!

  5. JamieO on September 5, 2019 at 9:40 am

    Love the new website and your blog! Super excited to follow you!

    • Sarah Balmer on September 5, 2019 at 1:20 pm

      My favorite non-fiction Kay Bratt book is Silent Tears. My favorite fiction book is “Wish Me Home”. I’m so happy to know you online. 💗

  6. Lisa Henson on September 5, 2019 at 9:42 am

    Hi Kay! Love the new look of your site! I know you from My Book Tribe on FB. May your move go smoothly and your new home be a place of joy and rest!

  7. Vicki Hardman on September 5, 2019 at 9:43 am

    Absolutely loved reading all of this! My husband and I began our third life almost exactly one year ago. In one evening, I talked my husband into retiring, he retired the very next day. We then decided to sell our home, downsize and move. Our plans had always been to move to Gatlinburg TN, because we said we were NEVER moving to Florida with all the old people and snowbirds. Guess what, we bought a park model home, sight unseen on a golf course, equidistant from the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf and absolutely love Florida! Third life is wonderful! Enjoy it, you deserve it!

  8. Susan Fogg on September 5, 2019 at 9:44 am

    You often brighten my day! You bare yourself in such a way that I feel like we are friends. I love how you share your life and Ilove your talent of word crafting be it your books or your musings about life.

  9. Phyllis Saunders on September 5, 2019 at 9:44 am

    Love the new website. Love the pic of Grandpa. And your pic too! All of your books are so good, hard to choose a favorite!

  10. Heather Bowman- Tomlinson on September 5, 2019 at 9:46 am

    My favorite book is actually Eyes Like Mine 💖
    I know you through FB, have been friends there for many years.
    My other comment is a secret, I let my teeny dog sleep on Bill’s pillow after Bill leaves for work in the morning.

  11. Elaine Moninger on September 5, 2019 at 9:46 am

    My favorite book by Kay Bratt is Silent Tears. She provided a better image of my daughter’s life prior to her adoption. I know Kay from reading Silent Tears. I happened to see on Camp China’s Facebook page that Kay was a guest speaker at the Camp the year before we attended for the first time. This led to me following her on Facebook. I have greatly enjoyed following her life and love for her dog babies. Kay has a huge heart and is someone I know I would enjoy chatting with over a cup of coffee…or sweet tea!

    • Julie Busa on September 5, 2019 at 12:39 pm

      Believe it or not, I haven’t read any of your books yet, but they are at the top of my to-read list! Wish Me Home and Dancing With the Sun are at the tippity top of my list. I know you from Facebook and love your love of dogs.

  12. Christie Watson on September 5, 2019 at 9:48 am

    Kayyyyyyy, I know you through Facebook. My fave book of yours is Dancing With the Sun. Your heart and love for your daughters shines through your words.

  13. Donna Gylling on September 5, 2019 at 9:48 am

    Love your new website. I’ve read all of your books. I don’t have a favorite because each one was amazing in its own way. Thank you for honestly sharing bits of your life — the good, the bad, and the ugly. I’ve learned a lot from you. ❤️

    • Gabrielle Reed on September 5, 2019 at 1:34 pm

      Gosh Kay, I don’t know that I can choose a favorite. I’ve truly enjoyed all of your books. Congratulations on the website makeover. it looks wonderful! I was a Georgia peach for a long time. Now I’m a Louisiana transplant. I miss Georgia, but life moves on and you have to go with it or be left behind. Enjoy this third stage with your hubby. It may be the best yet! Best wishes for a safe move. Gabrielle

  14. Amy Rankin on September 5, 2019 at 9:49 am

    Wishing I was in my third life, but we now have a 5 year old that was our rather late “accidental” foster care adoption. Be a long time before we get to slow down now.
    I discovered your writing way back with Silent Tears (still my fave!) because we adopted from China and were big supporters of LWB and the Starfish Foster Home. Our oldest daughter even spent 6 weeks in Xi’An working there one summer.

  15. Kim Ortmeyer on September 5, 2019 at 9:51 am

    The new website looks wonderful! I can’t wqit to see a tour of your new home when you finish. Nothing like building from scratch with your own touches to a home.
    My favorite book of yours is Silent Tears. It’s how I found out about you, through the adoptive community. Being a mom of two blessings from China, I know the inside views of orphanage life, but nothing like you have experienced. If we could only save them all!

  16. Youa Olson on September 5, 2019 at 9:52 am

    Love your whole scavengers daughters series so much! Such a life changing series for me! I first found you on kindle unlimited some years ago and have been addicted to your books ever since! I look forward to every book you put out and have read them multiple times! Keep up the great work! P.s. love your mug, Faith is my daughter’s name as well!

  17. Joanne Griffin on September 5, 2019 at 9:53 am

    My favorite book is Silent Tears. I know you from the China Adoption Community and having you as a facebook friend 😊 I enjoy reading your every day antics.

  18. Stephanie on September 5, 2019 at 9:53 am

    Love the new website, the color scheme reminds me of the beach, calm & relaxing.

  19. Cindy on September 5, 2019 at 9:56 am

    I don’t have just one favorite but I absoulutly love the Scavengers Daughters series. A friend introduced me to your books and I have been a fan sense. Love hearing about your life.

  20. diane wight on September 5, 2019 at 9:56 am

    Love the new you. Your website looks great

    • Cindy Durian on September 5, 2019 at 11:44 am

      Can’t just pick one book! Loved them all. Your new website is beautiful.

  21. Shala Gudino on September 5, 2019 at 9:57 am

    My favorite book is still Silent Tears. I have read all books and love them all but this book introduced me to this multi-faceted and fascinating, lovely woman. I am on “Sunset Lane” of my journey. I raised my children, retired from my “paying” job and now spend my time with my little dog, reading, gardening and doing volunteer work. I look forward to reading the next book and also your adventures on this journey called Life.

  22. Lisa Wesie on September 5, 2019 at 9:58 am

    Love this pic of you! Love reading all of your books. Scavengers daughter is my favorite. We met on fb. You inspire me daily. And make me giggle too. Xoxo
    And the puppies. How can I forget the babies🐶

  23. Jerri Locke on September 5, 2019 at 9:58 am

    A thread unbroken is my favorite book, guess I know you from your books, oh dear, this is how long my memory is! Umm, love following your stories and especially moved by the news of your daughters. Mine are both from China, adopted when they were older and I was older so my body says 3rd stage but bank balance says 2nd.

  24. diane wight on September 5, 2019 at 9:58 am

    Forgot my favorite books are the Scavenger Daughter set

  25. Kathy on September 5, 2019 at 9:59 am

    Hmm. Not sure what Stage my life plans are in. Should be a “ empty nester “ but in our 40s we adopted 6 treasurers from China and the youngest now is 11 and oldest is 17 so our empty nest won’t be for awhile . It’s thru our adopting from China I got to know you and your books and we have yorkies in common!

  26. Ann Marie on September 5, 2019 at 10:00 am

    Loved your Scavenger Daughters Series! I met you (virtually) and was introduced to your books through the Facebook group – My Book Tribe.

    Love the new website too!!

  27. Alisha Harter on September 5, 2019 at 10:00 am

    Love reading about your crazy dog life and radical servant heart!

  28. Sigrid Combs on September 5, 2019 at 10:01 am

    1. The Scavenger’s Daughter
    2. Reading your books
    3. China and it’s people are facinating to me and i learned so much by reading your Books

  29. Susan Willingham on September 5, 2019 at 10:03 am

    The website looks great! I’m accessing it from my phone. Easy to use your site from the phone.

    Favorite book: I have two: Silent Tears (it explains my daughter’s struggles!) and Scavenger’s Daughters.

    I was pleased to meet you at Our Camp China about 7 or 8 years ago. My daughter got an autograph from you, in her book (Mei Li and the Wise Laoshi).

  30. Nicole Darnell on September 5, 2019 at 10:03 am

    Love your new site! Know you from your Facebook page plus My Book Tribe Group. Love getting updates about your fur babies. Loved the book Wish Me Home

  31. Cherie Jones on September 5, 2019 at 10:05 am

    Beautiful new website Kay. I’ve never heard the term Third Life before but that’s where I’m about to enter. Warren retires at the end of May. Not sure what the future will bring as far as staying where we are or moving elsewhere. The house is paid for so it’s hard to think of buying new and having a payment again.
    As far as what book of yours was my favorite, hmmm. That’s a tough one. I love The Scavenger’s Daughters and The Life of Willow. They’ve all touched my heart in different ways.
    I’ve followed you since your first book that tore at my heart having adopted a treasure from China and wondered why she handled life the way she did. It really answered a lot of unknowns I had.
    Love all your books and love your Bratt pack.
    I never tire of your stories, both in print and on FB or your newsletter.
    Continue being you. You’re unique and loved.

  32. Judy DeLong on September 5, 2019 at 10:06 am

    Wonderful new site! Love the Scavengers Daughter series! All time favorite! Read Kay Bratt!
    Judy

  33. Donna Musselwhite on September 5, 2019 at 10:07 am

    Love it!!! Cant wait for your new book!!!!! Makes me smile following the antics of the Bratt Pack!!!!

  34. Keena Pratt on September 5, 2019 at 10:07 am

    Hey!!! The website looks amazing. I discovered you on facebook through My Book Tribe. I have begun reading The Scavenger’s Daughters and I must admit the prologue shook me up. I had to put it down for a bit. Ive begun again and Im doing ok. Im so far behind my reading. I have 2 for book club and one for review for Tess. I hope you enjoy Ga. Give my love to Riley and Gpa

    • Sheri Barton on September 5, 2019 at 8:17 pm

      The website is amazing! We haven’t officially met. I’m glad that I found you on fb. I love reading your books. They are all wonderful to read. I don’t have a favorite book. They are all wonderful books to read.

  35. Tammy Leon on September 5, 2019 at 10:11 am

    Congrats on the new home to be! Exciting adventure! My favorite KB book is the very 1st book of yours I read, Silent Tears. It hooked me and I have been one of your biggest fans since.

  36. Jen Fredritz on September 5, 2019 at 10:12 am

    I love the new website! I love your ramblings about all things wandering, rescuing and writing. My favorite book is Silent Tears. My MIL met you in China and shared your book with me. I looked you up on FB and so glad I did! I look forward to your posts, especially your sagas involving Grandpa and Riley! 💞

  37. Tammy Shumate Miller on September 5, 2019 at 10:12 am

    Picking a favorite is hard. “Palest Ink”and the whole series is my favorite.
    I met you and your family when we were just kids in Nebraska. We went thru a lot back then, lost touch and then reunited again a couple years back.
    Can’t wait to read your next book!

  38. Traci Golden on September 5, 2019 at 10:13 am

    The Scavenger’s Daughters series.

    Reading your novels!

    You’ve been an extremely inspiring author and friend!! I love your down-to-earth Southern self, and fearless life sharing!!

  39. Beth Lillis on September 5, 2019 at 10:15 am

    Good Morning Kay. I just finished Wish Me Home this morning. It was a wonderful book with memorable well thought out characters. The description of the Social Service system is so right on. It needs to be fixed. I’ll get a review up later today if I get a chance
    I am in my 3rd stage of life. My husband and I built our forever home 3 years ago in a community that has few homes all sharing common property with el, oryx, lechwe, and antelope. We all take care of the animals and either sell our overflow to other ranches or just enjoy our unusual pets. My husband and I are high school sweethearts and have been married 44 years. I’m retired but he just won’t quit yet. We have 3 grown kids and 8 grandkids. Now we are taking the time to travel and enjoy ourselves. Long post but you asked!!
    Thanks for writing the books I love to read and good luck with the move. The new website is great. Congratulations

  40. Teri Cryan on September 5, 2019 at 10:16 am

    My favorite book is Silent Tears because it is the one that enticed me to read ALL the others (except the most recent True to Me). I know you as an internet friend, an amazing author, and woman with a caring and compassionate heart. I am so glad I opened that first book and look forward to reading many more new books!

  41. Aileen Yeadon-Griggs on September 5, 2019 at 10:16 am

    Your new website is awesome. I’ve read lots of your books-all of the Scavengers Daughters and some others. I don’t have a favorite though!

    I am solidly in the second stage of life-raising 5 kids ages 3-11. It’s always an adventure and I’m striving to take in every moment while I can.

  42. Heather Crawford on September 5, 2019 at 10:17 am

    Kay, I just love your writing! You definitely have a gift. I love all your books and I can’t choose just one but if I have to, Wish Me Home was great!
    I met you about 7-8 years ago when we briefly worked together. Learning you were an author intrigued me as I’ve never known a published author before.
    We are in our second life with a teenage son. I have to say that having a teenager is way more difficult than the terrible twos or troublesome threes! I also am a stay at home mom and we homeschool, so I am exposed to the teenagerism all day long! I make sure to enjoy this phase of life every day because life passes by so quickly.

    I love the new web site and reading your stories. Keep them coming!

  43. Amanda Hash on September 5, 2019 at 10:17 am

    I discovered your books (and then you, and then Grandpa [❤]) through Facebook —

    God, I love it when social media gives me something positive.

    My favorite book of yours (so far!) is The Palest Ink but I’m still working my way through your repertoire, so that could change.

    Thanks for writing, for being an advocate for animals (and humanity), and for the many, many Grandpa pictures that give me a reason to smile on even the crappiest of days.

  44. wendy meighen - NE OH on September 5, 2019 at 10:18 am

    Website looks great! I loved the Scavenger’s Daughter as well as many others. I appreciate Silent Tears, someday I’ll read it 🙁 since we have two copies, two covers…We “know” each other through the adoption community and FB. Keep entertaining me please 🙂

  45. Maureen wagner on September 5, 2019 at 10:19 am

    Love all of your books but Silent Tears was the first one I read while in the adoption process…so will always be a treasure. All others also have a permanent home on my bookshelf! Met you through AOW. Volunteered there and adopted “Amy” from the HOL ❤️

  46. Deborah Taylor- Bryant on September 5, 2019 at 10:19 am

    Hi Kay, my favourite book by you is Dancing with the sun, I have to read all of your books, I’m getting there slowly.
    We are connected, I know you, from The Book Tribe. I’m pretty sure Amanda Prowse introduces me, for which I’m very grateful.
    Hmm, whatever I wanna say?! I loved that you included the invisible illness in Dancing With The Sun, I really struggle with it and it’s other symptoms too. I find you very inspiring.
    P.s love the Bratt Pack too x

  47. Tricia Gilbert on September 5, 2019 at 10:20 am

    Love your new website and your books are always so good to read.Wish Me Home is my favorite.I am in two phases of life I have a 12 yr old at home with 5 others out in the world raising my grandchildren.Life is good!

  48. Peggy Sheppard on September 5, 2019 at 10:20 am

    Welcome to Georgia!

  49. Kim McDaniel on September 5, 2019 at 10:21 am

    My favorite book is Silent Tears. As an adoptive parent it really makes me wonder what my daughter went thru in her orphanage. I was given the book from another mom in my adoption group. I actually met you thru Lisa H in my adoption group book club in Georgia. You gave us advance reader copies of one of your books and then came and met with us to talk about it. It was really awesome to meet you. Enjoy your third life and keep writing great books.

  50. Janet Weisbrod on September 5, 2019 at 10:23 am

    I have enjoyed all your book, Wish Me Home and Scavengers Daughter Series are the ones I always recommend first, as well as the disclaimer that every book you write it great. I have never met you. But follow you on several platforms, Amazon, Good Reads, Book Bub , facebook, etc… I love that you with rescue dogs, as I do. It takes a special person to be so active in the rescue world. It is a big responsibility, and I thank you for making the difference in those guys lives.

  51. Valaree Weiss on September 5, 2019 at 10:25 am

    Ah ha found it! ❤️❤️❤️

  52. Stacy Audirsch on September 5, 2019 at 10:27 am

    Love the new website 💙 How to pick a favorite book?! Silent Tears was the most impactful and I love the Scavengers Daughters series. I love your over thinking and oversharing it makes me smile ☺ As far as third life I may never arrive there my oldest is 23 and gave us a grandbaby this year ❤ but I also have a six year old in 1st grade. Living in lots of different worlds! Keep writing I love reading.

  53. J Whisman on September 5, 2019 at 10:36 am

    Your website looks great!
    While we didn’t build we did just move a few months and did a TON of renovations! So I feel ya when you say you dream up a vision and wonder if it will come together lol.
    We’re right at the beginning of our second life (2 year old and 4 year old who has autism so life is never dull!). I haven’t heard the term third life before (or I have and forgotten it either is possible 🤣). We have already done some amazing traveling but we know that is definitely what we want to spend our third life doing (and hopefully spoiling loads of grandkids).
    Now onto my giveaway entry (lol).
    I just finished “Wish Me Home” which is the first book of yours I’ve read but I loved it!! While the character wasn’t a main focus I appreciate that you had a character with autism as I mentioned above my 4 year old has nonverbal autism and I love that for a moment we got to spend time with Tommy ❤️
    I’m about to start “A Thread Unbroken” next! I found you through the Facebook group My Book Tribe (which has introduced me to a ton of authors and a to read like that is only getting bigger lol maybe we’ll spend part of the third life reading lol). Hope I answered everything I have snacks to make and Sesame Street to watch 🤣🤣 #ToddlerMomLife

  54. Sue Choate on September 5, 2019 at 10:38 am

    Kay, your books are as enjoyable as your Bratt Pack updates. I enjoy both very much! You deserve a blessed third life!

  55. Michelle on September 5, 2019 at 10:42 am

    Let’s see… We met when you moved two houses down from me. How many houses ago was that? 😉 I’m going to hold you to that yoga thing. ♥️

  56. Heather Mulvihill on September 5, 2019 at 10:50 am

    Love love the site

  57. Lila McNutt on September 5, 2019 at 10:50 am

    You always bring a smile and laugh! Love your best life, yes you have done enough.!

  58. Chris T. on September 5, 2019 at 10:51 am

    I love reading about your ordinary life! I’m a little older than you but not ready to retire either. I sure hope you have a few more books in you!! I think my favorite books were the scavenger series. They really stuck with me. And that is where I was first intoduced to you! From there I liked your FB page and have loved hearing about you and your family. The best is yet to come!!

  59. Lila McNutt on September 5, 2019 at 10:51 am

    Silent Tears, yorkies, love Grandpa!

  60. Rena LaRue on September 5, 2019 at 10:52 am

    My first and favorite book is Dancing with the Sun. The Scavengers Daughter series is right up there too. Looking forward to reading more of your books. I love getting to know you through your FB page. You’re awesome!

  61. Jacqui on September 5, 2019 at 10:57 am

    Love your new website. I’m already signed up for your newsletters. I’d say I’m in my second life with no plan on the third. My family aren’t planners anyway. We will bombinate in the void in the meantime.

  62. Bambi Rathman on September 5, 2019 at 10:59 am

    Hi, Kay!! I love the new “you”….your website! It looks great! Thank you forsharing so much with all of us! My husband and I are in our third life for sure. We are both retired (he’s a disabled vet but my perfect one!) and we are in the beginning stages of planning our final home in Colorado. We have many things to do in Missouri to end our time there and then make the move to Colorado. We will be working hard over the winter to make that happen.

    I love the stories of your Bratt Pack! You touch my heart by sharing your heart. I love dogs and I have since I was a little girl. They are just the coolest animals and so loyal and give unconditional love.

    I am looking forward to more from your blog and newsletters!

    Thanks for being the amazing and wonderfully compassionate lady you are!!

  63. Deb Himsel on September 5, 2019 at 11:06 am

    Sounds like things are going well – the house, move and entering your third life. Enjoy the moment. My favorite book is a toss up between Silent Tears and Wish Me Home. Each a favorite for different reasons. A moment I will treasure is getting to meet you in person when I purchased a piece of furniture from you. You are truly a kind heart.

  64. Starla Germeraad on September 5, 2019 at 11:06 am

    Found the photo in quite a few places 😊
    My favorite book of yours will always be A Thread Unbroken. That is the book that opened the door for me to all the other books you have written.
    There is nothing wrong with ‘Oversharing’. It opens the door for us followers to get to know you on another level and respect of your life, and the journey you’ve been on so far. 🥰

  65. Brittani Lots on September 5, 2019 at 11:10 am

    Silent Tears is my favorite book of yours but I’ve read them all and love them all. You’re my favorite author and the only one I follow and engage with. 2. I don’t know you but I feel like I do. Because of your volunteer work in China I also now volunteer to help orphans there. My son just raised $10,000 to build 2 playrooms in 2 Chinese Children’s hospitals and we hope to go in October for the grand opening. 3. I’m in my 2nd life but I’m an old mom with 4 kids, 3 adopted from China. This year I began working for Delta so we could travel more so we travel like we’re in our 3rd life. The new webpage looks great. Oh I have a Morkie so almost a yorkie:)

  66. Jenn Bentley on September 5, 2019 at 11:12 am

    Love the new website! My favorite book of yours is Wish Me Home and I’m honored to be a part of your ARC team. I love how passionate you are about your dogs!

  67. Pam Raspante on September 5, 2019 at 11:16 am

    KAY,
    I love all your books. My favorite is probably Scavenger’s Daughter. My daughter is adopted from China. I found your books while waiting for our referral. They helped with the long wait. Plus I absolutely love all your dog stories.
    Thank you,
    Pam

  68. Cindy Stamm on September 5, 2019 at 11:17 am

    I loved Wish Me Home. It was such a great story and I am a dog person so that just made it even better. Silent Tears was amazing. It touched me. I thank you for sharing that part of your life. I cant even imagine the horrors that you saw there.

  69. Anna Ransom on September 5, 2019 at 11:18 am

    I like be the new site Kay. Your new book sounds great I will definitely have to pick it up.

  70. Pat Arnold on September 5, 2019 at 11:32 am

    I LOVE the new look! The cup you’re holding is perfect, “Faith.”
    Always a good reminder, to have faith. Especially during these tumultuous times.
    You are beautiful as always and you look very serene.

  71. Irene Frank on September 5, 2019 at 11:35 am

    Love, love the website, especially the picture of you. It’s fantastic. You look gorgeous!

    • Barbara Abbott on September 5, 2019 at 12:05 pm

      Agreed. I love historical fiction so why have I never heard of your books?

  72. Cindy Happ on September 5, 2019 at 11:36 am

    My absolute favorite without question book of yours is “Silent Tears”. It was a required read when adopting internationally. I have read every one of your books since then and especially love the books that are set in China. I follow you on Facebook and receive your newsletters. I can’t wait to read your next book.

  73. Tom Fisher on September 5, 2019 at 11:46 am

    I think the re-design of you website is fabulous. I first discovered Kay when I read “Silent Tears”. Since then, I have read every book of hers. My favorite is “The Bridge”. I’ve learned a lot from reading Kay’s books. Thank you for everything. Just be yourself.

  74. Nancy Schadd on September 5, 2019 at 12:03 pm

    I love the new website. I love the pictures. I have many more books if your to read but loved The Scavenger’s Daughters. I think i’m In the middle stage. We are thinking of places to retire. I love reading about your family & puppies.

  75. Sharyl R on September 5, 2019 at 12:03 pm

    Hi Kay! Maybe in my “third life” I’ll have more time for reading your books! I have The Scavenger’s Daughters, but have yet to read it. Neck pain keeps me from enjoying reading the way I used to, along with a busy life of homeschooling. I started following you because of your connection to the Chinese adoption community. We have 2 daughters from China who are now 18 and 17 (along with bio boys 28 and 25). We are just behind you guys in our life . . . one left at home with 2 years left of homeschooling to go. I don’t know what is on the horizon for me after the stay at home/homeschooling mom gig ends. Probably not back to teaching special education. I’m ready to talk to adults! 🙂 We also have 2 rescue pups from the streets of Tijuana we adopted summer 2018 after our 2 elderly dogs both passed within a month of each other. They are the most attached mom and daughter, and are such a source of joy for us. Your new website is beautiful!

  76. Anna Ransom on September 5, 2019 at 12:07 pm

    My favorite book is the The Scavengers Daughter. I follow you on Facebook and love the Bratt pack adventures. I’m anxious to read your new release. I was surprised to find you have a couple of books I haven’t read yet, so I need to go shopping.

  77. Amanda Banks on September 5, 2019 at 12:13 pm

    Great website!! I’ve enjoyed interacting with you in My Book Tribe on Facebook 😊 I’m eager to read Dancing With the Sun currently waiting for me on my Kindle.

  78. Kelley Blair on September 5, 2019 at 12:17 pm

    Dancing With The Sun is my favorite so far. I love hearing about your life and all the craziness that ensues! Website looks great. Thanks and give Riley and Grandpa a kiss from me!

  79. Leila Rae Bush on September 5, 2019 at 12:17 pm

    I love the new website, and the colors are beautiful!
    I think we should also be moving into our third phase of life since all of our kids are now adults, and we have our first grandchild. However, our 3 youngest (18, 20, and 23) are on the autism spectrum, and they all still live at home, and I’m completely fine with them staying as long as they need to. The youngest just graduated, and one is in school to be a nurse, and my 23 year old is in management at Walgreens, and is the momma to my beautiful granddaughter that I get to spend all day with. So, I guess I’m right where I belong.

  80. Kellie Morris on September 5, 2019 at 12:23 pm

    Love, love, love the new website! It’s so bright and cheery. I’ve loved all of your books. Silent Tears is what started it all for me. It was recommended by a friend I met through my adoption group. That’s when I started following and reading your work Wish Me Home is a close second and one I really relate to. Looking forward to reading your newest!

  81. Kellie Muckleroy on September 5, 2019 at 12:26 pm

    I’m not much of a reader, but wasn’t to get back into reading like I used to. The only book I have read is dancing with the sun so I have to say that’s my favorite for now. I met you in Panama and I think you are an amazing, inspirational person.

  82. Dana on September 5, 2019 at 12:33 pm

    Such an exciting time, and I feel like I’m right there with y’all! I do still have 2 that I’m homeschooling, and I have 1 who will likely be with us forever at home, but 3 out of seven feels like we’re definitely entering that third life stage. Amazingly, we are also planning to move to the same lake, after selling our home in Florida and moving further north for a planned 1.5 year detour to be close to our grandkids for that time. I feel like I know you through your very open Facebook, but I was introduced to you through Silent Tears many years ago while waiting on our first China adoption. So far, my favorite book has been Dancing With the Sun; however, even just seeing the book cover has me super excited to read your next one (which I’ve already ordered on kindle!)

  83. Leila Rae Bush on September 5, 2019 at 12:33 pm

    I love so many of your books, and it’s hard to pick a favorite. It’ll have to be a toss up between Silent Tears and Wish Me Home.
    I found you when I ran across your Facebook page while looking for new books to read, and I’m glad I did…I love all of them!
    I don’t know what phase of life I’m in yet, but I’m know I’m lucky enough to spend my days with my granddaughter reading her books and playing…what more could I ask for.💙

  84. Jamie Mauldin on September 5, 2019 at 12:39 pm

    I first read your book Silent Tears. I’ve been hooked and have read every book you have written since then. Now, I love following you on Facebook to see your animal adventures, visits with family and progress on your new home.

  85. Debbie Erickson on September 5, 2019 at 12:39 pm

    My favorite book is TheScavenger’s Daughters! Love the look of your new website

  86. Patty Bierer on September 5, 2019 at 12:50 pm

    Wonderful changes to your website. I know you through Facebook and view your site weekly or more. Love your books that I have read and can’t pick a favorite. Keep up the good writing of any new stories

  87. Angie Duncan on September 5, 2019 at 12:51 pm

    Congrats on the website upgrade! This third stage of life intrigues me. It seems that my husband and I are just a few steps behind you in life (sending kids off to college, kids living on their own, and beginning to think about retirement even though enough birthdays haven’t been celebrated yet.) I was captivated by your stories of the Chinese orphanage in church which is how I met you. Take a deep breath, but I haven’t read any of your books! Shock, I know. Silent Tears has my attention but I want to remain blissfully ignorant of some subjects. I know enough and don’t want to know more about those children’s lives. I’m not a fan of fiction but you’re a gifted writer whom I admire. I enjoy your transparent posts on Facebook, your newsletter, and your blog. I like hearing about your everyday events because you have such insight to go along with them. Blessings!

  88. Jill Biehl on September 5, 2019 at 12:51 pm

    I love your new website! It’s so calm and inviting! We met through that adoption community and the first book I read was Silent Tears.. Cant wait to read your new book!

  89. Debbie caruso on September 5, 2019 at 12:57 pm

    I discovered you on FB through other readers from different groups. I will be reading True to me from the library soon and am looking forward to it. This is a beautiful new website.

  90. Debby Coles on September 5, 2019 at 1:08 pm

    The new website is beautiful. Favorite Book is a Thread Unbroken.

  91. Shannon Dolgos on September 5, 2019 at 1:15 pm

    Hello. My favorite book written by Kay Bratt, if I have to choose just one, is Dancing With The Sun. I became friends with you on Facebook. I feel like we’d be fast friends in real life too. I simply adore your banter and the tales you share of your life with your Ben and the Bratt pack.

  92. Kathie Huff on September 5, 2019 at 1:18 pm

    Hello Kay,
    I am an avid reader of several genres but I have not read any of yours. We met over a very special little boy. He is doing better & I hope your little ones are enjoying a quieter life. It is a challenge every day to make him understand he is not the boss of us. I do believe he will get there, I just have to be patient & consistent. I enjoyed reading this post. I know you will love your new house that you will turn into a beautiful home for all.

  93. Rebekah Foote on September 5, 2019 at 1:32 pm

    My favorite book is Silent Tears because it is a real story. But my first book of yours, that brought my discovery of you and then your Book Tribe author friends, was the first Scavenger’s Daughters, so that ranks right up at the top. And then your newer books just get better and better, so I love Wish Me Home and Dancing with the Sun.

    I love your Yorkie life. I miss my brother and sister Yorkie-Shih Tzu-Chihuahua mixes. Except for one being white with tan and the other being black with white, they looked like Yorkies.

    We are over the hump of our second life. Our youngest (fifth) son, who was a surprise arrival when we were 42, is now a high school senior, so we ought to soon be in our third life. My husband is a preacher, though, and they rarely retire, so for now I have second life responsibilities and third life wishes smudged together.

  94. Beth Hubbard on September 5, 2019 at 1:51 pm

    I love your new website design. Some may think you over share but personally, I like the things you post. Though I only know you from the adoption community and Kay’s Krew, your posts feel like were old friends that catch up through social media. My favorite book of yours is Silent Tears. I feel as though it helped me understand more about the first months of my daughter’s life. Just for the record, I have loved all your books. Keep ’em coming!

  95. Jacquelyn Franklin on September 5, 2019 at 1:55 pm

    I have loved every book you’ve written but probably my favorite would be your first “Silent Tears “ because I lived it with you. I still have your stories you wrote while we were in China! You are a treasure!

  96. Michelle Lusk on September 5, 2019 at 2:12 pm

    Wish Me Home! We met through a mutual friend. Years ago we started following your journey in China. Now we live in the same state, and your pups have stayed with me! It is amazing how things work. GIve the kids a kiss from me.

  97. Margarita on September 5, 2019 at 2:34 pm

    I’m old enough for the third stage, but becoming a mom later in life puts me squarely in phase two.

    I first found you when word of your book, Silent Tears, swept through the China adoption world. I’ve enjoyed every book I’ve read since.

  98. Mary Cobb Pyles on September 5, 2019 at 2:46 pm

    Wish me home is my favorite book!! But
    I love reading anything Kay Bratt!! I know Kay from my book tribe!!

  99. Andra B on September 5, 2019 at 2:50 pm

    I love the new website. Love the content, all the family stuff amid the writing. I found. you through My Book Tribe 0n Facebook. I loved Dancing in the Sun. The mother and daughter relationship so real.

  100. Cathy Garrison on September 5, 2019 at 2:59 pm

    I met you through Facebook and welcome you to the beautiful state of Georgia! My favorite book of yours is Dancing with the Sun but all of your books are great. My husband and I have been married 6 years and have 4 kids between us..each of us has a girl and boy. We have 8 grandchildren and although he is always working out of state we have just settled into our possibly last home which also happens to be with my daughter and her family. We bought 9 acres together on top of a mountain in Cartersville GA and I love it!
    The website looks great and the picture of you is beautiful! 🍑📚🍑

  101. Marilyn B Hendry on September 5, 2019 at 3:08 pm

    Hi! I found it too! Cannot wait to see the photos of your new home. Have a lovely day!

  102. Laura McLendon on September 5, 2019 at 3:51 pm

    I’m looking forward to “True to Me”.
    Congratulations on your new site and soon moving into your new home!!
    🤞🍀✅👍💞😀

  103. Maria Babich on September 5, 2019 at 4:02 pm

    I discovered you through My Book Tribe. You are such a talented writer! I just ordered a few more of yours on my kindle and took advantage of the sale! The newsletter looks great! Love it!
    I am starting my 3rd life now that my son has started college. I really hope to travel some when my health gets better.

  104. Ashley Lantz on September 5, 2019 at 4:10 pm

    The Scavenger’s Daughters was my favorite book but I’ve read all of them. I accidentally found you on Kindle Unlimited and I’m glad I did. You rock!

  105. Jennifer N on September 5, 2019 at 4:15 pm

    Your new website is very pretty. I love your honesty in sharing your life and your commitment to the children adopted from China. My daughter from Jiangxi is a senior in high school this year and also loves your books!

  106. Kristin Hillukka on September 5, 2019 at 4:23 pm

    Love your new website! I couldn’t pick a favorite book. I love them all!

  107. Mary Gainer on September 5, 2019 at 5:09 pm

    I love the website! My favorite book of yours is Scavengers Daughters. I like them all though, honestly! I’m envious of of your third life. We have 4 more years of school with our last one(from China) and then I hope we can have our third life. Funny, Lake Hartwell is in our list! Maybe we’ll be neighbors some day!

  108. Chris Mathison on September 5, 2019 at 5:28 pm

    Choosing a favorite Kay Bratt book is like choosing a favorite food! They are all so wonderful! I guess I would go with my first introduction to Kay and her writing in Silent Tears. I read this while waiting to adopt my daughter from China. Although it was a tough read, it was an excellent book. Also, any of the Scavengers Daughters books would be second. 😉

    I’ve gotten to know Kaybtheough her writing and by following her adventures on Facebook. Truly one of my very favorite authors!

    Love the newly updated website and thank you!

  109. Tena Bremmer on September 5, 2019 at 5:33 pm

    Love the new website!!! My favorite book is The Palest Ink!!!!

  110. Pam Gardner on September 5, 2019 at 5:34 pm

    I loved Wish Me Home the most, but have loved all your books that I have had the pleasure to read so far. I love your sharing! I feel like I “know” you from FB😊. I am definitely in my third life- trying to decide what to do in my beautiful retirement home with my 2 adorable dogs but my sweet husband of almost 47 years residing in the Alzheimer’s ward of a nursing home. Not what we planned for sure. Reading is a life saver for me. I am trying to shake myself out of my depression to get some serious cleaning, cleaning out and redoing done. So far no go, but it will come!

  111. Tammy on September 5, 2019 at 5:35 pm

    Love the new website! Will definitely be following along! My favorite book of yours is Silent Tears. It changed my heart. I know you from your books, from the adoption community and of course Facebook. Praying for your new home and new adventures. I would say I’m in the 2nd 2nd life lol. We’ve raised our big kids and got them through college but we’ve started over again with 2 precious sweethearts from China. Not sure I’ll ever get to my 3rd life or maybe I’m in it now. But I wouldn’t change a thing. Although a trip to Hawaii WOULD be nice. ❤❤

  112. Elizabeth DeSarro on September 5, 2019 at 6:30 pm

    Hi! My favorite book of yours is Silent Tears. That’s how I came to find you on Facebook, and that’s how I know you. I love reading all about your adventures. I’m currently in my third life as well. Kids are grown and moved out, and we’re adjusting to life with just the two of us and the dog, who is also in her third life. Lol We are also buying my childhood home and renovating! I look forward to reading your blog posts!

  113. Marsha Dummer on September 5, 2019 at 6:32 pm

    Favorite Book Wish Me Home. But I have a feeling I’m gonna love them all. I know you through facebook. Can’t wait to read many many more of your books.

  114. Sharon on September 5, 2019 at 7:05 pm

    Favorite book is probably The Palest Ink although I love all of the Scavenger’s Daughters series.
    “Met” you through the web after reading a free book I downloaded on kindle-The Bridge-I loved that story so much I had to read everything you wrote.
    I enjoy reading about your rescue work. I have a rescue Boston Terrier and I just love her!

  115. Linda Moore on September 5, 2019 at 7:20 pm

    One of the best days of my life was meeting you on facebook. To me you are the sweetest person and the way you treat your fur babies, children, husband, fans and friends is the best. You are kind, compassionate, caring, loving and just a very good person both inside and out. Don’t you dare say any different either. You seem to wear your heart on your sleeve at times(I know that feeling well) and you want to be accepted by certain people or to have their approval and for them(her) to be proud of you. If she’s not that is her loss. Believe me I know. You have written some of the best books I have ever read. My favorite to date is DANCING WITH THE SUN, but others are great too. I value you as a friend, author and person. I feel very fortunate to be your friend.
    As for your new page, it’s beautiful. I love the new picture you have here and everything about it. It’s just the right kind of site for you. Perfect!!
    Thank you for being such a dear sweet friend. I truly honestly from the bottom of my heart love you. Just the way you are!!

  116. Elizabeth Sands on September 5, 2019 at 7:37 pm

    Hi Kay! My favorite book of yours is actually a few books…the Scavenger’s Daughters. 🥰

    We know each other from Facebook, and I think it was through My Book Tribe first. I can’t tell you how happy it makes me to have an author of some of my favorite books as a friend!

    The new website looks great!

  117. Sheri Barton on September 5, 2019 at 8:18 pm

    The website is amazing! We haven’t officially met. I’m glad that I found you on fb. I love reading your books. They are all wonderful to read. I don’t have a favorite book. They are all wonderful books to read.

  118. Aimee on September 5, 2019 at 8:21 pm

    My favorite of your books is Silent Tears. I know you from reading that book and your fb page. Third thing is that we will be celebrating the 4th anniversary of gotcha day for our daughter in 9 days. She is from Xining, Qinghai, China.

  119. Gail Grooms on September 5, 2019 at 9:10 pm

    My favorite book was the first one that got my attention and heart. SILENT TEARS. I knew that when I finished that book, that I would be a Kay Bratt fan forever. I have all of your books on Kindle and I will have this one too! We met that time we were jailed briefly down in Texas for operating that $10 printing press. Who knew you could get put in the slammer for that? Thanks again for Ben bailing us out. LOL. Actually, I started following you after I read your first book and have been delighted with your facebook life, Bratt pack, dog costumes, Grandpa stories,etc ever since. I get a kick out of you and hope this book coming out exceeds all expectations!

  120. Anna Cooper on September 5, 2019 at 9:40 pm

    Wow!! Love the new look Kay esp the new tag line!! It truly fits you. And yeah, it’s time. I’m really looking forward to your new book “True To Me”. Looks like a beach setting (hmm, Hawaii?). I’m all in. Your house is coming along so nicely. Hope you have plenty of room for guests!! (Hint hint).

    Sending 🤗❤️😘 across the miles.

  121. BARBARA INGALSBE on September 5, 2019 at 9:54 pm

    The website looks AWESOME!
    Favorite Kay Bratt book: Silent Tears comes to mind. I have LOVED being an advanced reader and having the new books (signed) sent to me. I miss those days. I signed up for the blog. (YAYNESS) and get your newsletter.

    Love all the adventures of the pups.

    Congratulations on your new home, (Welcome to Georgia from a native Georgian) I hope you LOVE it here.

    Love,
    Barbara

  122. Marilyn Newton on September 5, 2019 at 10:04 pm

    Favorite book so far is The Palest Ink. Chance meeting (or was it) when you were trying to rescue a dog and I offered to help. We weren’t able to rescue the dog but you were so gracious to talk to our book club, join us for lunch and share some of your history. Enjoy following you on facebook and your newsletter. Always wish health and happiness to you, your family and all your rescues. Blessings!

  123. Terry Kropp Altman on September 5, 2019 at 11:24 pm

    First book I ever read the Scavenger’s’s Daughter is my favorite because it led me to all of your other books. I love your stories, hearing about your puppies, daughters, and life in general. You’re donation to Chinese heritage camp these last few years has proven your kindness and generosity.

  124. Beth Cave on September 6, 2019 at 6:11 am

    As you know my favorite book, so far, “Wish Me Home” is my favorite but I am sure all your books will hold a place on my soul.

    I have two more years before I would be in the possible position of being an empty-nester. My youngest two are 16 and 15. So I getting closer to starting my third stage of life. I am also hoping I find a loving man to spend that third stage with.

    My dream, for my third stage, is to write my one great novel that the pros say “everyone has at least one novel in them” . If I remain single, the NaNa Tiny house can be built, preferably by a pond and away from everything.

  125. Jewel McRoberts on September 6, 2019 at 7:59 am

    Silent Tears touched me deeply and eternally. That was my first of many Kay Bratt books. I enjoy following your family/pack on FB! Many blessings to you and yours! Jewel

  126. BRENDA AMAYA on September 6, 2019 at 8:35 am

    Love the website! Just the first click with the ocean was beautiful! How can I pick a favorite book?? Love them all….glad we are facebook friends!!!

  127. Marilyn on September 6, 2019 at 8:41 am

    Oooh…I love your new website! I discovered you on Facebook and My Book Tribe, read every one of your books, and eagerly await what is next! My favorite by far is the Scavenger’s Daughter series…lots of tears ♡. I love your personal style of interacting with your readers! I feel like you’re an old friend!
    I’m solidly in the 3rd life stage…loving being a grandma to 3 sweet little people and one adult grand (I also have 2 adult kids). Life is good! I’m ‘mom’ to two fur babies – a geriatric cat who rules the house, and a sweet little Shih Tzu pup named Mitzi. I call her my little firecracker…she has so much energy and spice in that tiny body! (She loves to sneak up and attack Mittens the cat!)
    Keep writing! I’m looking forward to your newest book, and the one after that!♡!

  128. Naomi Bentz on September 6, 2019 at 9:40 am

    Hi, the new website looks great!! My favorite book would have to be the Scavengers Daughter. I found out about your books accidentally on Amazon. I was doing a search for a Lisa See book and Amazon suggested that I might like your books too. I was happy to find such a great author so randomly and have loved everything I have read of yours so far. I also am on book tribe on facebook, but I joined it because I saw you were on there. Keep up the great wotk!!!

  129. Tanya Hinton on September 6, 2019 at 10:34 am

    I love the Scavenger’s Daughter series!! I first came to know of you thru the China adoption community & your Silent Tears book.

    I’m happy to be part of your tribe!! And love dogs too🐕

  130. Tracy Whitney on September 6, 2019 at 10:57 am

    Wow. What a beautiful new site. SO fresh and clean – and bright. LOVE it.

    My favorite book(s) are all of the Scavengers Daughters series – canNOT take one without the others. I found out about you when I was waiting in ’08 for my daughter and I read Silent Tears. When we traveled to China, you were reading my blog and commenting and my husband was so impressed that a real published author would be my “friend.” HA! It’s been so fun to “know” you and follow your career!

  131. Patricia (PJ) Crockett on September 6, 2019 at 2:32 pm

    Hello hello from PJ Crockett in Napa, California
    We are fellow dog lovers and I feel like I know your furry babies. And I feel like I know you, as well 🐶 🥰
    I’ve read just about all your wonderful books, but the one I love the most (so far) is Tangled Vines.
    This new website ROCKS, Kay! It’s so fresh, uncluttered, and easy to navigate.
    Now, I’ve got to find the link to subscribe.
    With Love, Patricia (PJ) Crockett
    Your FB friend 😘✨

  132. Sheri Woodruff on September 6, 2019 at 4:15 pm

    Kay I love the new site! And I love all of your books, but my favorite is still China Tears. It was required reading by our social worker before we adopted our first daughter from China. 💕

    I love how you share your heart and soul in you FB posts, and that’s where we became friends. I feel we have lived (or are living) similar things in our lives with our kiddos. Although I have tons more! Lol

    We should be headed into phase three also, since my oldest is 37 (and I’ll be 55 in November), but since we adopted our three littles, we are still solid in phase two (they are 12, 12, and 13). So I think we’ll be in phase three when we are about 80!!! Lol We just downsized now that it’s only the three littles, but when they are older and out of the house, I’d give anything to live in a cabin by the lake. Maybe someday.

    And as you can tell by my reply, like you, I tend to over share. Lol 😂 😂😂

    Keep up the good work my sweet friend!
    Sheri

  133. Amy McDonnell on September 7, 2019 at 1:03 am

    I met Kay on the authors FB group … fell in love with your books from the first book I read – The Palest Ink … I have now read over half of your books and look forward to redoing the other half … you are a gifted writer and an amazing person! I am glad I joined the FB group and have gotten to know you as a person and an author!

  134. Tish on September 7, 2019 at 7:35 pm

    Congrats on the new home and start of your third life. Wishing me home was my first book and loved it! We vacationed in the Keys this summer and I thought about the trip down and the things we saw there that were in the book. I also loved the Scavenger’s Daughter series. Such an eye opening and heart warming series. I am glad I was connect with you through MBT and discovered your amazing work.

  135. Tami Wells Silva on September 8, 2019 at 2:40 am

    So hard to pick just one of them. My favorite book of yours is still Wish Me Home. All of your books touch the heart, but Wish Me Home makes me cry every time I have read it. I love the new design on the website! Fantastic…. I know you from My Book Tribe group on FB.

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