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An Uncommon Woman

SO happy to share novel eleven with you! Here are my cover thoughts from my newsletter... I love the up-close image of Tessa Swan, our heroine. She has a simple beauty and strength. I asked that her hair be messy and those dangling strings of her cap be left untied....

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Cover Shoot

I’ve been mostly offline lately working on novel 12 before galleys of An Uncommon Woman {#11} land on my desk any minute now. Here are a few elements from the recent cover shoot including Lindsey, the model. Love the strength and character in her features. Revell is...

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Novel Eleven Has A Name!

My favorite time of year in the publishing world is titling and cover art. The best book titles should be intriguing and true to the novel. For novel 11, An Uncommon Woman even has a poetic ring and works well for historical fiction. I hope you like it, too! Next...

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Fresh Strawberry Cake ~ Two Recipes!

Easter is one of my favorite holidays for so many reasons, including this delightful cake. It's been a tradition in our family for many years and recipes vary. I'm including two favorites, one from scratch and one that borrows a mix. Served on this vintage milk glass...

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Best Banana Muffins

I've posted banana bread recipes before but not this clean-eating version. I've always been health conscious but these healthy ingredients take a simple recipe to another level. Hope you enjoy this as much as we do! I often freeze a batch then take them out to thaw as...

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