A recipe and a memory

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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, butter, and jam. I’ve never had a scone so good! A dear …

Bonne Lecture!

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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

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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 do before deadline. The book releases in 2015 and I cannot …

Balmoral Castle

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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. The castle is open to the public about 4 months a year, namely the ballroom and grounds. Interior …

Back from Alba

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May was a whirlwind – but a good one! Now I’m back and trying to post a few of the pics I took while in Alba, the Scottish Gaelic name for Scotland… A windy day in the Hebrides on the isle of Iona. Also enjoyed Mull and Skye… Love this Scots logo seen at historic sites… The bluebells were in …