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New Cover Reveal

Posted by on Feb 26, 2015 in At Love's Bidding, Books | 4 comments

New Cover Reveal

Finally I can share the amazing cover of the second book in the Ozark Mountain Romance Series:   Isn’t that fun? So what do you think is at the end of Miranda’s rope?  That’s the question, isn’t it? If you had the book in your hands you could just flip it over, but here in virtual land we can’t just flip our device over and look from that side. So here’s the complete cover:   So cute! And if you’re looking closely you’ll realize that Miranda has been to the beauty salon and got her...

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The Best Cookie in the World

Posted by on Dec 21, 2014 in History, Holidays | 4 comments

The Best Cookie in the World

My friend Shanna has the gifts of cooking and hospitality and come Christmas time, these two gifts go into overdrive. For the last several years she has baked cookies for friends and family, but not just Grandma’s sugar cookies. No, she’s put together a sampler of Christmas cookies from all over Europe to reflect her heritage. We’re talking ELEVEN different types of cookies that she bakes by the dozens. Yep, she’s amazing, and I thought you might want to hear more about her International Cookie Project. Shanna, thanks for taking time out of...

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Amazon Free Shipping Hacks

Posted by on Dec 18, 2014 in Family | 8 comments

Amazon Free Shipping Hacks

You know how it is – You fill your cart with the items you need at Amazon and then low and behold, you find out that you’re only $2.42 short of reaching that magic free shipping number! What else should you buy? I asked my thrifty friends on Facebook what they do to reach the magic number and they had a whole cartload of ideas. Here are a few of them:   Liberty’s Kids – $5.00 The fabulous Lori told me about this special. I LOVE LIBERTY’s KIDS! This series was on TV back when my 19-year-old was little and...

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Twas the Night Before a BBC Christmas

Posted by on Dec 12, 2014 in Holidays, Silly Stuff | 9 comments

Twas the Night Before a BBC Christmas

Some of you will NOT understand this. It’s OK. We’re still friends. But three of my equally geeky friends joined with me to write a poem worthy of our homeschool co-op Christmas talent show.  I don’t think our recital won (that six-year-old singing Rocking Around the Christmas Tree totally nailed it), but we had a good time and succeeded in embarrassing our children to boot! In the hopes that there might be a few kindred spirits who appreciate this, we present:   Twas the Night Before a BBC Christmas T’was the night...

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Looking for a Gift? How About a Personalized Autographed Copy of “A Most Inconvenient Marriage”?

Posted by on Dec 9, 2014 in A Most Inconvenient Marriage | 1 comment

Looking for a Gift? How About a Personalized Autographed Copy of “A Most Inconvenient Marriage”?

Sure, you’ve already finished all your Christmas shopping. Everything is waiting in your closet until you get a evening home to wrap the presents. But before you wrap that book up, I’d like to help you make it a even more unique gift. Can I sign it for you? While I’d love to fly around like Santa and magically appear at everyone’s house with Sharpie in hand, that won’t be possible, but here’s what I can do: I can mail you a bookplate signed to the friend of your choice. You stick it inside the cover of the...

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Winner! of the Christmas Chronicles Event

Posted by on Dec 8, 2014 in A Most Inconvenient Marriage | 0 comments

Winner! of the Christmas Chronicles Event

Thank you to all Two Hundred and some of you who entered the Christmas Chronicles giveaway! I so enjoyed reading your comments and humming along to your favorite carols! Using Random.org I drew a winner Monday morning. The winner of my drawing for a copy of A Most Inconvenient Marriage and the Christmas ornaments is Carrie M. S.! Carrie, I’ll email you to get your mailing address soon. And the winner of the Grand Prize Fresh Evergreen Wreath is Chris Bures! Chris, you will be hearing from us as well. Thank you again for kicking off the...

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Christmas Chronicles

Posted by on Nov 30, 2014 in A Most Inconvenient Marriage, Devotions, Holidays | 208 comments

Christmas Chronicles

The Christmas Chronicles is a blog hop between 5 historical romance authors. Our desire is to bring you joy through these letters, grounded in the true spirit of the season, and written from the fictional viewpoints of each book’s heroine. We’re so glad to have you join the event. Each day this week, a new Christmas Chronicles post will go live, complete with a letter and a new ornament giveaway for that blog post.   To read more about the project and enter for a chance to win the fresh evergreen wreath which represents the gift of...

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Before and After: Book Cover Changes

Posted by on Sep 15, 2014 in Books, Caught in the Middle, Sixty Acres and a Bride, Writing | 30 comments

Before and After: Book Cover Changes

My publisher Bethany House is famous for their historical romance books…and covers. Their covers are adored by authors and readers alike. I’ve never had a cover from them that I didn’t like, but occasionally I get a cover that needs just a little change to make it fit the story better.    For instance, this is my first book cover. Gorgeous, isn’t it? The blouse even matches the descriptions of Rosa’s hand-embroidery work and drawstring neckline.  The one problem we had was that this series takes place in...

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Out of the Ruins winner…

Posted by on Jul 26, 2014 in News | 0 comments

The winner of the Out of the Ruins drawing is Melissa H. of Edmond, OK!  Congrats, Melissa, and thanks to everyone who entered. I enjoyed hearing your stories. Don’t forget there’s still time to enter the Texas Cowgirl Drawing.   Here’s the link: Texas Cowgirl Prize Package. God bless!...

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