Sunday, December 4, 2011
Christmas is just around the corner! I can’t wait for some snow. I love the family gatherings, Christmas music, warm, crackling fires, ornament and cookie exchanges. It’s a magical time.
As a small gift to my friends I’d love to share a special recipe that’s a favorite in my house. I make it every year at Thanksgiving and Christmas. It’s so simple and makes the house homey with its wonderful aroma. It’s not exactly a recipe from the 1800s, but it surely could’ve been—it’s that easy. Give it a try. You’ll be hooked, too.
Holiday Beer Bread~~3 cups Self Rising flour, 3 Tlbs sugar, a 12 –oz can or bottle of beer (at room temperature), 1 cup chopped walnuts, 1 cup raisins, (OR ½ cup raisins and ½ cup cranberries—I use cherry flavored!), a good shake of cinnamon. Mix all ingredients together and put into a sprayed and floured bread pan. Split the top with a knife. Cover and set in a warm spot for 30 minutes so the dough can rise. Cook in a 375-degree oven for 1hour and 15 minutes. Watch at the end so it doesn’t become too brown. Remove and while still hot, brush top with butter. ENJOY!!
Do you have a favorite recipe that’s fun and easy? If yes, why not share it with all of us.
May the joy and blessings this season of Jesus’ birth brings warm your heart and those of your family…… MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Hello and welcome! Texas Twilight has finally arrived. In celebration I’m giving away a copy each of WHERE THE WIND BLOWS, MONTANA DAWN and TEXAS TWILIGHT! Three books. Three chances to win!
Thank you to the readers who’ve written to me saying how much you have enjoyed TEXAS TWILIGHT. That is the ultimate icing on the cupcake for an author with a new release.
John Jake McCutcheon, fourth brother of the McCutcheon family, finds happiness and true love in Rio Wells, Texas—hundreds of miles from the green rolling hills of Y Knot, Montana, where he was raised. But, don’t despair, some of your favorite faces from MONTANA DAWN- Book One of the McCutcheon Family series, show up in Rio Wells to help John get settled, whether he wants their help or not…
To enter the drawing all you have to do is leave a comment. Winners will be announced on October 31st, here on this Blog and on my Facebook page!
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Montana Dawn has garnered more attention, to my great delight, as a finalist in the 2011 Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence Contest put on by the Southern Magic chapter of RWA in Birmingham, Alabama.
Below is the list of finalists in the Historical Category.
MOST EAGERLY YOURS by Allison Chase
MONTANA DAWN by Caroline Fyffe
SEX AND THE SINGLE EARL by Vanessa Kelly
THE DANGEROUS VISCOUNT by Miranda Neville
DEFIANT by Jessica Trapp
I’m honored that MONTANA DAWN is one of the final five. Congratulations to all!
Just had to share, too, how much I’m enjoying a wonderful debut by my good friend, Theresa Ragan. RETURN OF THE ROSE, a Medieval Time Travel Romance, has me laughing, smiling and cheering with the heroine, Morgan—A.K.A. Lady Amanda (wink wink). And I’ll admit openly, I’m pretty much in love with Lord Vanguard, Lord of Braddock Hall, too. It’s so much fun. If you enjoy fast paced humor that will melt your heart, check it out on Kindle…
And, last but not least, Dianna Abbott is my monthly book drawing winner. Congratulations, Dianna! She’ll receive a signed copy of MONTANA DAWN. See how easy it is to win free books? Be sure to sign up for my Newsletter and have a chance to be next month’s winner.
Sunday, January 16, 2011
It’s hard to believe that 2010 has come to a close and the New Year is upon us whether we're ready for it or not. I’ve just returned from a month long trip to California where Christmas, New Years and my birthday was spent with family and friends. We did a quick visit to Pebble Beach where quality time was spent with our two grown sons, a short trip to Oregon, and the rest of the time split between Danville and Shingle Springs. Time flew by, and now I’m home and itching to get back to the keyboard.
The day after my birthday I received fantastic news--MONTANA DAWN has been chosen by readers as 2010’s Best Western Historical! Thank you everyone who voted and also Love Western Romances Web Site who hosts the contest at the end of every year! I’m honored and thrilled to be this year’s winner considering the great books that were entered. I'm so delighted readers loved reading Luke and Faith's journey as much as I loved writing it. Please don’t wake me up if this is a dream…..
And last but not least, congratulations to John Slake who won the Chocolate and books Gift Basket! I hope you enjoy all the goodies.