A recipe and a memory

One of my favorite spots in Scotland is the tiny village of Luss on Loch Lomond. They have such quaint cottages with colorful doors and glorious flowers ~ and a tea shop! I spent a memorable morning delighting in their scones fresh from the oven with clotted cream,...

Bonne Lecture!

Just wanted to extend heartfelt thanks to the French translators and publisher for these first Ballantyne books, now available for my French-speaking readers… Bonne Lecture!  

A blue gown

Just typed THE END on a new 18th-century story for you in which our heroine wears this blue gown. Isn’t it exquisite!? I began the story in Scotland last May (2013) which seems fitting since our heroine is a Scottish lass. But there is still lots of polishing to...

Balmoral Castle

Thought I’d do a wee post about Balmoral Castle, the queen’s Scottish residence, especially for dear reading friend, Michelle, who has a special interest! Balmoral has a rich history and I highly recommend the movie, Mrs. Brown, and the book shown here....

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