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COWBOYS, CATTLE, and CUTTHROATS, PORTENCE, BLISS, SOLACE, A COWBOY'S FATE, VICTORIAN DREAM, SPECIAL DELIVERY, IRON HEART, LADY GALLANT, THE DRAGON AND THE ROSE, FATE OF THE SILVER MOON,......click cover to buy (image by Svetlana Petrova)
This month, my eight sentences are from my novella...
A mysterious letter and the
drop-dead handsome town marshal, are the last things Mariah expects to find
making rounds as a midwife.
Mariah McAllister plans to be
married before her next birthday. Too bad Marshal Virgil Kincaid barely knows
she’s alive. Not one to give up easily, she’s determined to show him she has an
abiding passion for more than her work.
Virgil Kincaid loved a woman once—after she
broke his heart, he spent three years in prison. Women can’t be trusted, no
matter how good they look. He’s sworn off relationships in favor of Saturday
night poker games. Life is simple---the way he wants
it---until a stranger turns up dead in the road. available at Amazon only $2.99
The First Presbyterian Church of Berthoud, Co.held a Victorian Tea in honor of Mother's Day.
Happy hearts and hands worked tirelessly for many days
decorating the room and baking delectable treats.
The tea pots were shined and ready to go,
lined up like proud little soldier in dress uniform.
And a big thank you
to the gentlemen who served the tea and water.
You were terrific and made us ladies feel so special.
Guests entered through a lovely archway.
And with the stained-glass cross from upstairs
reflected in the glass of the door,
one would have to think blessings from above
surely graced this day.
Before we ate, Beth Sommers offered a beautiful blessing that brought tears to my eyes. Mothers are such special people, in so many ways. I sure was fortunate to have mine, and miss her every day.
The tables were resplendent. Each one offering an enchanted centerpiece, a little scroll touting the does and don'ts of proper tea drinking etiquette, napkins shaped like roses almost too beautiful to use, and place settings reminiscent of a Victorian garden party.
The Menu was delightful, and all home made. There were truffles, lemon cake, macaroons, strawberries dipped in white chocolate, cucumber sandwiches, a heavenly bite of chicken salad sandwich, two choices of scones, clotted cream, and two selections of tea.
A teapot display added, a dash of color, interest and fun
One particular silver serving set, on loan from Wayne and Janice Gibb, was a family heirloom. It is over one hundred years old, and an amazing display of chased silver. The Gibb ancestor was so talented he later worked for the Tiffany Company. We learned that chased silver is a method of embellishing that is created from the inside out!
Nancy Weber graciously shared her knowledge of hats, purses, gloves, and hat pins. She has over four hundred hats, and kept us enthralled with witty stories and gorgeous millinery examples.
Disowned by her father and still mourning the death of her
fiancé, Josephine Posey joins Florence Nightingale’s brigade of nurses bound
for the Black Sea. Thousands of British soldiers desperately await these angels
of mercy and a new life awaits Josie. Amidst the chaos of death and despair,
she finds a spark of hope, lighting the flame once more inside her soul.
In search of the
truth, Garrick Allen, one of Britain’s first war correspondents also journeys
to the Crimean Peninsula. To him the soldiers seem all but abandoned by Queen
and country, and as he smokes his cheroots and makes friends with a bottle, he
writes his bold but honest dispatches for The Times. Not wanting anything more than to finish his
job and go home, Garrick is blind-sided by a nurse with attitude who offers him
a new slant on life and a reason to love.
A COWBOY'S FATE
When East End London meets
the Wild West, sparks fly.
Kicked out of
England for offending the Royal Family, Britania Rule heads for Leadville, in
the Colorado backcountry. Passing herself off as a highborn lady, she pursues
her dream of opening a parlor of spiritual enlightenment.
Cody James, her
guide, thinks he must be half-crazy to hire-out to a female. But his luck at
the gaming tables has run dry, and she’s his meal-ticket out of town. Betrayed
by the only woman he ever loved, and shot and left for dead by a man he once
called friend, Cody declares himself a loner.
Traveling side by
side, they deny their desire for one another, but the Tarot cards say
otherwise—and their hot night of passion confirms the prediction. Will love be
waiting at the end of the trail? Or could Cody’s past destroy their future?