Sarah Brown is the daughter of John Brown the famous abolitionist. The story begins when Sarah finds out that because of an illness; she cannot have children. So she actively takes up her father’s cause with the Underground Railroad through her art. Her father has many supporters especially near Harper’s Ferry in a little town New Charlestown West Virginia. This family takes the Brown girls under their wing after the passing of their father. Sarah’s relationship grows with the son Freddie Hill. They meet to exchange her work and visit with his family. When Freddie asks her to marry him; will she accept? Will Sarah have a lasting legacy?
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
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Tuesday, May 16, 2017
I absolutely devoured her book I WAS BLIND (Dating), BUT NOWI SEE. I received this book from Tyndale. I received no financial compensation for this post.
Today Stephanie Rische is visiting Writer’s Corner. I recently devoured her book I WAS BLIND (Dating) BUT NOW I SEE. I feel her message speaks volumes to singles who are on this journey.
Stephanie shares her journey looking seeking the man of her dreams. She uses stones to mark her path to Mr. Right. The journey may have taken longer than she thought but it was worth it in the end. She also shares what God taught her along the way in the journey. How seeking God’s path is not easy but can be fulfilling at times. How to stay the course when life takes turns you would not have otherwise chosen. What can the reader learn from these experiences?
What five aspects of Stephanie Rische should readers know?
1.” When I was a kid, my best friends were all found on the pages of books. (Depending on the day, I’d wish for red hair like Anne, to live on the prairie with Laura, or to have three sisters like Jo.)
2. Someone asked me if my book is a how-to about dating, and I almost choked on my coffee. Nope, this is pretty much the story of all my biggest flops and most embarrassing moments. So if you’re looking for advice, I’d strongly recommend going elsewhere!
3. All my best ideas come to me when I’m riding my bike. And then I promptly forget them when I get home and try to write them down.
4. On the second and third dates with the man who is now my husband, I tripped over nothing and then burned the dinner so badly it set off the smoke detector. Gratefully, he married me anyway.
5. I think you, reader, are a treasure. You are beautiful. And you are more loved than you can imagine.”
While you were going through this experience of waiting what was the hardest part?
“Regardless of what you’re waiting for, I think one of the hardest parts is feeling alone in the wait. As I was longing for this desire of my heart, I sometimes felt like God was far away and that I was the only one who felt this way. It was a process to crack my heart open to God and to other people, and along the way I realized I truly wasn’t truly alone. And neither are you.”
How did you find encouragement in the waiting?
“I think we often feel like waiting is a punishment, like God isn’t granting us our heart’s desire because there’s something wrong with us. And let’s be serious: you can’t be single for long before you get some unsolicited advice about what you need to do to snag a mate. So I was surprised but encouraged to discover how many people in Scripture had to wait. From Abraham to Moses to Hannah to Elizabeth, almost everyone God used in a mighty way first had to go through a season of waiting. And perhaps even more surprising, God was so gracious to all those waiters—and not only that, but he was there with them in the waiting. And he’s there with you in your waiting too.”
Who would you cast as yourself in your story?
“People have told me I look like Tina Fey, but let’s not kid ourselves: I’m not that funny!”
What is your next writing project?
“I’m working on a slightly different creative project right now: my husband and I are expecting our first baby! Interestingly, the lessons I learned about waiting and God’s character are things I’m still leaning on. When we went to our ultrasound, we were delighted to see our baby. What we weren’t expecting was to hear was that our child may have a genetic abnormality. And now we find ourselves in another season of waiting. The truth is, whatever stage of life you’re in, there will be something you need to wait for, to trust God for. Whatever you’re facing, he sees you. He knows you. He is powerful to act. And he loves you.”
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Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Thursday, May 4, 2017
This year Mary Kay Andrews (MKA) is sharing her Beach House cookbook with us. If you know MKA then her books all revolve around the beach. So it is only appropriate that the cookbook is represented as well. It features highlights from her Kay’s family recipes. I am a baker at heart so I love to cook! I am also looking forward to trying one of her recipes. So let’s take a look at this fabulous cookbook!
“You don’t have to own a beach house to enjoy Mary Kay Andrews’ recipes. All you need is an appetite for delicious, casual dishes, cooked with the best fresh, local ingredients and presented with the breezy flair that make Mary Kay Andrews’ novels a summertime favorite at the beach.
From an early spring dinner of cherry balsamic-glazed pork medallions and bacon-kissed Brussels sprouts to Fourth of July buttermilk-brined fried chicken, potato salad, and pudding parfaits to her New Year’s Day Open House menu of roast oysters, home-cured gravlax, grits 'n’ greens casserole, and lemon-cream cheese pound cake, this cookbook will supply ideas for menus and recipes designed to put you in a permanently carefree, coastal state of mind all year long.” (St. Martin’s Press)
I decided to impress the family with MKA’s carrot cake recipe which we enjoyed! I hope you enjoy it as much as we did! In fact you can download a copy of this very recipe here. Enjoy!
Make sure to get your copy of the cookbook here.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
MARY KAY ANDREWS is the New York Times bestselling author of 24 novels, including The Weekenders, Beach Town, Save the Date, Ladies' Night, Spring Fever, Summer Rental, The Fixer Upper, Deep Dish, Blue Christmas, Savannah Breeze, Hissy Fit, Little Bitty Lies, and Savannah Blues. A former features writer for The Atlanta Journal Constitution, she finds an outlet for her passion for cooking, entertaining, and decorating with vintage finds at the homes she shares in Atlanta and Tybee Island, Georgia, with her husband, Tom, and their two grown children, Katie and Andy, as well as grandchildren Molly and Griffin. THE BEACH HOUSE COOKBOOK is her first cookbook.