It’s crazy to think about how many Christmas stories I’ve already read since July! I do enjoy Christmas novellas. They are just the right length to allow me to get into the story, to be well-developed enough to make it believable and to make the characters relatable, and not so […]
To prepare you for this book, I want to share a brief portion of the description of a luckenbooth. While it is not necessary for understanding the novellas, this additional insight is interesting to me and so I thought it might pique your interest as well. The enduring appeal of […]
I was excited to have my wait for The Reluctant Warrior come to an end. When I finished The Accidental Guardian I knew I wanted to read the rest of this series. Fortunately, the wait between stories was not too long. The saga of the Sierras continues with all my favorite characters […]
As the shore faded away in the distance, I remembered a very important detail. I get seasick. Having not been on many boats in my life, it is easy to see why I would forget this important detail. The interesting thing about this is that if I can see land, […]
“These are like steak brownies!”
It is the strangest compliment I’ve ever gotten on my baking, but in some ways, one of the nicest.
I appreciate how from the very start I was pulled into the world of Mountain Home, Colorado, 1887. That is, after all, one of the reasons I read historical novels.
Six adults join forces to travel to California by wagon. Each has a different goal in mind in this short historical novel. Cynthia’s journaling is used to share many details of the trek, though many of the characters lend their voice in describing the journey. Other than the diary […]
There he sits, patiently watching. Waiting. Hopeful. Confident. This affectionate cat knows that I don’t feed him first and he is okay with that. Despite having to be second, once I’m done feeding Felix, he hurries over to me and rubs and rubs and rubs. And boinks his head against […]
“I fell off a stepladder and broke my right foot and fractured my left wrist. Can you come out and help us?” my mom requested. I am fortunate to have a job that can be done remotely and a boss who allows it on occasion so I flew out the […]
I admit I was a little worried. After all, blizzards are the kinds of things that movies and stories are made from. Can’t see a thing in front of you. Get lost going from the house to the barn and freeze to death. Are you kidding? This Southern California girl […]