About Mimi Barbour

NYT & USA Today, best-selling, award-winning author, MIMI BARBOUR, has seven romance series to her credit. She also has many single titles and a huge number of box sets - her own and multi-author collections. Mimi lives on the East coast of Vancouver Island with her husband and writes her various romances with tongue in cheek and a mad glint in her eye. She's been known to say: "If I can steal a booklover's attention away from their everyday grind, absorb them into a fantasy love story, and make them care about the ending, then I've done my job." **Visit her blogs at http://mimibarbour.com / http://Authorsbillboard.com **Sign up for her monthly newsletter at http://mimibarbour.com Her reviews are numerous and incredibly positive: "Love Mimi Barbour, love her books. When you can read a book that within just a few words, you are brought right into the book. You feel, taste, see everything going on. Great story lines. Fantastic characters, fantastic plots, story lines like real life both honest folk and of crooks. Humor that will have you giggling then full on belly laugh. You may even shed a tear or two. All in all, Mimi never disappoints." ~ Reviewed by Shirleen Miller

Have you ever met people who instantly make you feel good?

Meet Marius and Nick holding my spoilt dog, Charli.

I was very fortunate recently to have met these two young fellows who’d put a post on Facebook looking for temporary employment on Vancouver Island. They were from Germany and wished to see our beautiful province of British Columbia. Of course, they needed a source of income to support their travels. And the only way they could make money for the year they’d planned to stay was to take on small jobs.

My son happened to see this enquiry on his stream and knew I was hoping to get my fence painted before the end of the summer. Unfortunately, he was totally inundated with work himself and didn’t have the time. Not that I would have asked because he’d painted with me and a friend the last time that old fence needed it.

On my behalf, he made an offer to them, and they agreed to come and spend the better part of two days to get it done. Thrilled to know I could cross that chore off my to-do list, we bought the supplies they’d need before the big day.

What I wasn’t prepared for was just how nice those boys were.  

Because I wanted to get to know them better, I prepared some special meals for them, delayed their painting time by striking up different subjects about their home and their travels…basically getting to know what wonderful boys they were. It was a huge treat for me because they were more than happy to share, and we had some great conversations.

I was happy that they’d be leaving with their bank account refilled and hopefully with more good memories of kindness from the people of B.C.

Berry Pie that is Amazing.

Near to where I live are bushes absolutely brimming with fresh blackberries

Every day as I walk Charli – my toy American Eskimo doggy – we stop while I gather enough of those wonderful blackberries for my breakfast.

Then my son’s girl was going to be celebrating her birthday, and I knew she liked pies much better than cake. So… I got a brilliant idea.

I found a recipe online, messed with it just a little and ended up making a wonderful dessert for her special day. As you can see, I’m not the best crust former. But it did taste fine. You should try this pie too. Trust me, you’ll love it.

Amazing Berry Pie


I made my own pie crust from an old recipe of my father’s.

I used 7 cups of berries including strawberries, blueberries, and those delicious blackberries.

1 cup granulated sugar

1 tablespoon lemon juice


4 tablespoons cornstarch

2 tablespoons butter

1 egg white

Place these berries in a saucepan, add the sugar and lemon juice. Cook on low for 5 – 10 mins until simmering nicely.

Take out ½ cup of the liquid and add in the cornstarch. Then put it back into the mixture and continue to cook for 3 minutes longer.

Set this mixture aside, add the butter, and let it cool for 15 minutes.

Then spoon it into your pie shell. I made mine with a latticed top and it looked wonderful.

Bake at 400 degrees for 40-45 minutes. Let it cool and then bring out the ice cream!!

***Everyone praised my efforts so much that I’ve now filed this recipe as a keeper.

Unforgettable Christmas Miracles #99cents #Kindle


At this time of year, the fortunate rejoice with family and friends, but there are some who will have to rely on fate for their Christmas blessings. Enjoy stories of how these people find romance. Immerse yourself in their happiness as they delight in their newfound joy on that special day.

Celebrate the season with ELEVEN New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Authors as they spin a variety of romances – second-chances, romantic comedies, small-town, paranormal, historical, beach-theme love stories, and more – in this Unforgettable Miracles of Christmas collection.

ChristmasUNFORGETTABLE CHRISTMAS MIRACLES is available for Kindle readers.

This 11-Book Anthology is also available for Kindle Unlimited Members.

Books in this set –

Mimi Barbour: Christmas Is For Everyone – Blizzards, puppies, and lost people. Ginny rescues an old man from freezing and his handsome son saves her and her son from being evicted. Will these strangers discover the true meaning of sharing at Christmas? A small-town, caring family romance.

Rebecca York: Christmas Captive – His life was in her hands. Was it attempted murder or a boating accident? Psychic nurse Hannah puts her life at risk by investigating the conniving relatives who want to inherit the comatose man’s fortune. A paranormal romance.

Leanne Banks: The Billionaire’s Holiday Proposition – Falling for her had not been in his plans. Would she believe him? A billionaire romance.

Rachelle Ayala: Nick’s Christmas Ride – Nick Jolly’s antique convertible turns into a wild ride when his best friend and secret crush, Hayley, chooses three social media starlets for his Christmas-promotional dates. Two irascible Texas Hold’em playing ancestors, three social media narcissists, an old-time fiddler, and a flying car seems kind of normal for Nick Jolly and Hayley Brockman’s unexpected Christmas Creek romance. A fun romantic comedy.

Stephanie Queen: Small Town Glamour Girl Christmas – What chance does a poor small-town girl have at a romance with a rich big city boy? Julie and Jack had a special connection a long time ago as kids, but does he remember that time? The magic and charm of the small-town Christmas rekindles their connection, but would her small-town life be enough for the billionaire? A small-town, second-chance romance.

Yes, there’s more!
Josie Riviera: Candleglow and Mistletoe – Their unexpected attraction kindles something as warm and sweet as a holiday candle. But the weight of their pasts could turn the promise of their love to ashes. A small town, sweet and wholesome romance.

Susanne Matthews: Forever In My Heart – There’s nothing Michael Branscomb won’t do for his brother, including marrying the woman his twin wronged, but will Callie give him a chance? A contemporary marriage-of-convenience romance.

Traci Hall: Mistletoe Christmas – West Coast – Fireworks ignite when a retired Navy officer inherits a seaside cottage, accidentally burning down the deck his first day only to be saved by a sexy firewoman and the station’s dog. Set in their ways, can Mistletoe over the holiday be the miracle they both need? A contemporary military romance.

Dani Haviland: Chasing Christmas – Only love could be sweeter than freedom. When Samuel arrived to ask her to join his tribe, rescued slave Annie thought her life couldn’t get any sweeter. But it did. 18th century American Native historical romance.

Taylor Lee: Reckoning – Christmas Finale – Nothing will keep Cal from marrying Scarlett, the beautiful blonde media sensation. But the crooked Attorney General is going to try. Romantic suspense.

Nancy Radke: The Bend In the Canyon – His wedding was scheduled in two weeks. Only a miracle could bring them together. A sweet, western romance.

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