Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Hearts Awakening

Two people in desperate circumstances. Life has left few choices for Elvira Kilmer. Her hopes for marriage and a family of her own have long since passed her by, and her arrival on Dillon's Island, nestled in the Susquehanna River, is not of her choosing, either.

She needs work. And Jackson Smith needs a housekeeper. Yet Ellie never imagined the widower would be so handsome. Jackson, on the other hand, has never met anyone quite so...plain. But he quickly comes to realize that Ellie's presence may solve his own problems--both the rearing of his young boys and the scandal that surrounds his first marriage.

When Jackson offers her something quite out of the ordinary, will Ellie look beyond mere necessity and risk opening her heart?

Yet what options does she have? To marry would mean a home and stability. So despite the rumors circling Jackson and his first wife, Ellie accepts this unlikely proposal...

If you would like to read the first chapter of Hearts Awakening, go HERE.

Book Review

For some reason there has been some problems with the shipping on some of our books so this is another book which we have not received yet.     However, as you can see above you can read the first chapter at the provided link.  

Delia's website has a list of all of her previous books as well as some of her family's favorite recipes.    You just have to know that a woman who can cook can write!     I plan to try her "Boy Bait" recipe this summer when the blueberries are ripe, but for now I thought I would share her recipe for "Cinnamon Bubble Wreath"

Cinnamon Bubble Wreath
Ingredients: Preheat oven: 350
1/4 c. sugar
1/2 t. ground cinnamon
1 can (11 ounces) refrigerated French bread dough*
1 1/2 T. melted margarine or butter

Grease 9-inch tube pan. Combine sugar and cinnamon in small bowl. Cut dough into 16 slices and roll into balls. Roll balls in sugar/cinnamon mixture and fill tube pan. Bake 20 – 25 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.

NOTE: For an extra treat, top with vanilla ice cream and sprinkle with caramel and crushed pecans.

This book provided for review by Christian Fiction Blog Alliance and Bethany Publishing.

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