Author Cindy Ervin Huff
Dear Friends, I would like to introduce you to a fascinating writer, Cindy Ervin Huff. Cindy, tell my readers exactly what you write. Can you give us a brief (paragraph or so ) synopsis of your stories to lure us in? I write Historical Romance and Contemporary Romance. As a Christian I don’t write heated love scenes, but the attraction is noticeable. My characters have real-life problems like PTSD and abuse. And all of them have dogs. My historical romances Secrets & Charades
Memorial Day...time to reflect
Memorial Day is a day to reflect. On those who have come before us and done so much to ensure our freedom. There are men and women we really have no idea who they are, but this is what they chose to do. They chose to protect us. Memorial Day is an American holiday, observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Memorial Day 2021 will occur on Monday, May 31. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the y
The Grand Hotel Mackinac Island ... Murder Is Served, and you are Invited.
Have you ever imagined yourself at a grand old hotel, as a very special guest, and a murder takes place? Not any grand hotel, but THE Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island... Now picture yourself at The Grand Hotel in 1887, the year the hotel first opened. Exciting? Beyond exciting! Take a trip back in time...to a grand time. To 1887 and be part of the grand opening of a legend. You may fly in, or take the ferry. Those are your options because there are no cars on Mackinac Island. A
Dear Friends, We all fantasize about what it would be like to move. Where would we go? What would we look for in a place to live? So often we are taken in by the grand estates and castles all over the UK. But when push comes to shove, our hearts fall for a cottage. There is a coziness to a cottage that gets to our hearts... Even when we feel we need space we want that tucked in feeling only a cottage can provide. A thatched roof certainly adds to the story book feel. So does
Former Royal chef reveals Queen's favourite foods -
Dear Friends, we all wonder what exactly goes on with the Royals. I found this article interesting and thought you might too. Cheers, Jacqueline By Royal appointment is a term that's been used for centuries to denote firms and traders who supply goods and services to the British monarch and their family. Tate & Lyle Sugars, Lyle's Goldens Syrup, Heinz baked beans and HP Sauce, are among the popular household staples to enjoy a Royal warrant. Other favourites blessed with the
Artist Dana Baldwin...
Dear Friends, I would like you to meet Dana Baldwin, dress designer and artist. Dana, your fashions are out of this world and yet I can see myself in them. How did you get started creating art you can wear? Well, I trained professionally as a registered dietitian but didn’t like that job. So, after being hired as a clinical dietitian at a local hospital I decided I couldn’t do it anymore and walked out during orientation. That’s when I opened a shop/studio in Peoria, Illinois
We all love Eagles... We all grew up respecting them. The Eagle is our National bird... Official National Bird of the USA The American bald eagle was adopted as the national bird symbol of the United States of America in 1782. The bald eagle ( Haliaeetus Leucocephalus) was chosen for its majestic beauty, great strength, long life, and because it's native to North America. The Bald Eagle was chosen as the symbol of the United States of America on June 20, 1782. Because of its
Lily of the Valley
Hello Friends, like many of you, I am crazy for Lily of the Valley. Just this morning I planted 75 pips hoping to have a nice show in my new yard. There is something about the delicate little cups that are hard to resist. Diminutive as the flowers are, the scent carries a punch. A small bouquet will scent your room and linger...reminding you that winter is over. I used to sell Lily of the Valley lotion in my tea room and may again. The memories of a few special people who pu
For all the women who were our Mom's whether by birth or choice...
There is a special kind of care a mom gives. And for whatever reason she does not have to have been your biological mother. It is a gift, the gift of mothering. Some times a problem solver, other times a shoulder. Always a faerie godmother... Some we shared with siblings yet still had our own time, our own care and love. There was always enough for everyone... Even when we misbehaved, they loved us. Stood by us. Some are gone, yet we still hold them close. Some need us now, w
Crazy books to make you laugh (and maybe scare you just a little)...Introducing Author Andy Zach
Dear friends, I tend to read books in certain categories: light hearted romance, cozy mysteries, biographies, coffee table books (true there is little reading there...but still I count them) decorating books, garden themed books and of course cook books. Somewhere along the way I stumbled on author Andy Zach. I think it was the color of his first book pictured here. I love the color so my eye jumped to it. The title also caught my eye. Whatever could it mean? Surely it didn't