Meet Aimee Lilly

Laura Frantz Audio, Books, Inspiration, Uncategorized

My first thought upon meeting the narrator of my last four books was her novel-worthy name! Aimee Lilly sounds like a heroine, contemporary or historical, take your pick. And after bringing A Moonbow Night, The Lacemaker, A Bound Heart, and An Uncommon Woman to life via her lovely narration, I’ve found she’s every bit as lovely as her name! And …

Best Bread Recipe

Laura Frantz Home, Inspiration, Memoir, My Kentucky Kitchen, Recipes

My Kentucky kitchen has become My Quarantine Kitchen instead! Some of you have asked for my bread recipe and I’m pleased to share. It’s been a favorite of ours for many years, especially now when we’re at home so much. The recipe is said to be from the mother of the founder of Williams Sonoma, the cooking retailer. No bread …

1918~1919

Laura Frantz History, History in the Making, Memoir, Uncategorized

My grandmother was a girl of eight when the Spanish flu struck in 1918-19. She was one of eight children born to a poor family in rural southwest Virginia. These old photos are from that time period, showing her on the left in a family portrait and then again a little older wearing a hat. Her dress looks clean if …