The Beauty of … A New Year

I posted this last year, and it was so popular, I am reposting. Happy New Year!

“I’m walking into 2023 with a clear heart and mind.

If you owe me, don’t worry about it-you’re welcome. If you wronged me, it’s all good- lesson learned.

If you’re angry with me, you’ve won. If we aren’t speaking, it’s cool (I love you and I wish you well.)

If you feel I wronged you, I apologize.

Life is too short for all the anger, grudges, and extra pain, and we as people are not perfect.

God bless us all! Here’s to 2023!”

Keep celebrating the new year with my 99 cent Kindle countdown for my sweet holiday romance, 1-800-NEW YEAR. (US residents only.)

★★ Fall in love with clean, wholesome, and cozy small-town holiday romance, filled with delightful characters and brimming with joy! ★★

Her lost love is back in town. Is he back for a second chance…or closure?

Holiday love and romance are in the air—but Shanice Williams will be spending the second most popular date night of the year alone, agonizing over selling the quirky old farmhouse she inherited from her beloved grandmother.

The money would help save her struggling landscaping business, but emotionally she can’t bear to part with a place so filled with memories—especially of Lincoln Reid, her mad teenage crush.

Then she accidentally overhears his heartbreakingly familiar voice, and she realizes Lincoln still makes her heart race. But from what she heard, he’s only back in Roses, NC to buy Granny’s land—for an apartment complex.

Lincoln Reid remembers the first time he kissed Shay on Granny Williams’s settee. But his high-falutin’ family had expectations for him. He’s grown the toy business into the most popular in the country, and now he’s back for a chance to reclaim the house—and the woman—that holds a special place in his heart.

But it’ll take some doing to convince the fiercely independent Shay that he’s back in Roses to stay. And this time, he’s not planning to let her go.

This book is a sweet and clean, small-town contemporary holiday romance, and will remind you of your best-loved Hallmark stories, where a Happily-Ever-After is guaranteed. An interracial sweet romance. Grab your copy today!

Chestnuts Roasting on an open fire.

Well, how about chestnuts just roasting?

Here’s a quick and easy recipe for roasting chestnuts in the oven:

1. Preheat oven to 425 F.
2. On the flat side of the chestnut, cut a large X with a sharp paring knife to the skin.
3. Place your pared chestnuts on a shallow baking pan. Roast in oven for 30 minutes and shake pan to rotate chestnuts for even roasting.

Peel chestnuts as soon as they are cool enough to handle, because once they cool completely, they will be difficult to peel. Enjoy!

And, did you know that in Europe, Asia, and Africa, chestnuts are often used as a substitute for potatoes?

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The Beauty of … Healthy Summer Living

Summer, and especially August, is a good month to kick off our shoes and enjoy lazy summer living. However, don’t forget to take care of yourself.

Here are my tips for healthy summer living:

1. Stock up on good, healthy food. Include fruits, veggies, whole grains, and lean proteins.
2. Move every day! Take your dog for a walk, use your treadmill, take the stairs, and do some walking in place during the TV commercials.
3. Sleep more. Studies have shown that sleep is good for the mind as well as the body.
4. Just say ‘No’ to activities and obligations that add stress to your life.
5. Read more! Nothing is as wonderful as enjoying a good book.
6. Volunteer. Find a cause dear to your heart. Your mental and physical health will thank you.
7. Bundle up, go outside and spend time with nature. Studies have shown that spending 30 minutes outside each day will boost your Vitamin D levels and lower your blood pressure.
8. See your healthcare provider for a good check-up and keep your dental health and cholesterol levels on track.

Please share your tips for a healthier and happier August 2022 in the comments below.

I’m thrilled about my newest sweet contemporary inspirational romance boxed set,

Romance Stories To Cherish, Volume Two.

This set includes three sweet and inspirational romances:

A CHRISTMAS PUPPY TO CHERISH
You don’t need ears to hear God’s plan. All you need is an open heart…

A HOMECOMING TO CHERISH
All relationships require a commitment but is she ready to sacrifice her heart again?

A SUMMER TO CHERISH
Faith is fragile. Faith takes time. And the best solutions are always painted with love.

Grab your copy of Romance Stories To Cherish, Volume Two, today! Available in ebook, Paperback, and Large Print Paperback. Free on Kindle Unlimited. Audiobooks for each book sold separately.

The beauty of … A New Year

I posted this last year, and it was so popular, I am reposting. Happy New Year!

“I’m walking into 2022 with a clear heart and mind. If you owe me, don’t worry about it-you’re welcome. If you wronged me, it’s all good- lesson learned. If you’re angry with me, you’ve won. If we aren’t speaking, it’s cool (I love you and I wish you well.) If you feel I wronged you, I apologize. Life is too short for all the anger, grudges, and extra pain, and we as people are not perfect. God bless us all! Here’s to 2022!”

New Release! New Year Hearts Only 99¢ for a limited time.

New Year Hearts

Enjoy three emotionally satisfying sweet romances. The boxed set includes:

A Chocolate-Box New Years

Some recipes don’t turn out quite as you predicted…

A Chocolate-Box Irish Wedding

A woman who wanted more. A man who wanted her. Can they rediscover their love in the seaside Irish town where it all began?

1-800-NEW YEAR

Her lost love is back in town. Is he back for a second chance…or closure?