Back in 1855, Santa Barbara was a gorgeous city perched between azure waves that were filled with whales and seals, and tall mountains filled with gold! At that time, the city was nothing but a few saloons, houses, farms and a gorgeous white Mission built by the Franciscans in 1786 that sat in the foothills!
Sopapillas are a mexican treat that taste sort of like a fried pastry.. almost like a donut but lighter. Here's a picture to get your mouth watering!
Authors: Wanda E. Brunstetter, Susan Page Davis, Melanie Dobson, Cathy Liggett, Vickey McDonough, Olivia Newport, Janet Spaeth, Jennifer Rogers Spinola, and MaryLu Tyndall
A Collection of NINE Short Romantic Christmas Stories from the American West!
Take the journey into the American west alongside nine women who are chasing their dreams—Cynthia, for security; Beryl, for a new family; Adeline, for freedom; Molly, for marriage; Beth, for a new start; Belinda, for a place to heal; Suzette, for adventure; Juliet, for peace; and Caroline, for a future for her children. Celebrate Christmas alongside these pioneers as love finds them in nine distinctly different romances penned by leading Christian fiction authors, including New York Times bestselling author Wanda E. Brunstetter.
MaryLu Tyndall's story Christmas Bounty is the last one in the collection. Here's a review from Angi Griffis:
MaryLu Tyndall, most known for her pirate stories, has crafted a sweet Christmas romance story that takes place in the state of California and features a handsome pirate hero who falls in love with a beautiful widow and her two children. The only problem is, Caroline Moreau wants nothing to do with him, albeit she needs the protection of a man. Strange things have been happening, threatening her home, her children, and her livelihood. With that in mind, she proposes marriage to save his life in exchange for the security of his presence on her property…and that’s all she wants. But Dante Vega has ideas of his own. Despite his wife’s sharp tongue and the fact that she keeps her distance from him, Dante loses his heart to her, making him vow to win hers. Hopefully in time for Christmas.
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MaryLu is giving away a copy of this book to one lucky winner!!!
|The Fruitcake Challenge|
Set in Mackinaw City, Michigan, in 1895, in the big white pine woods of Emmet County.
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The Marshal's Pursuit (Love Inspired/Heartsong Presents, September 2014)
- by Gina Welborn
even if he's soon unable to ignore his growing feelings for the beautiful woman. As their romance blossoms, will Malia's criminal connections force her to choose between her family and her heart?
Gina Welborn wrote public service announcements for a news radio station until she fell in love with writing romances. She's written three novellas for Barbour, including the 2014 Selah finalist "Mercy Mild" in the ECPA-bestselling Mistletoe Memories, and is currently writing to more novellas for Barbour. This year ushers in the release of her novels: The Heiress's Courtship, The Marshal's Pursuit, and Masterpiece Marriage. A moderately obsessive fan of Community, Once Upon a Time, and Chopped, Gina lives in Oklahoma with her pastor-husband, their five Okie-Hokie children, a box-lab, two rabbits, four guinea pigs, and a fancy Russian dwarf hamster. She is represented by The Steve Laube Agency. TEAM BLOG www.inkwellinspirations.com