Monthly Archives: June 2011

The Trials and Tribulations of Romance

“This is true love – you think this happens every day?” ~Wesley, The Princess Bride The answer to that quote is ‘no, true love is often elusive.’  I recently read a unique and interesting take on relationships, mostly of a … Continue reading

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My Ancestral Ties to the Salem Witch Trials

(Reposted from an earlier post, mysteriously lost from my blog) In 1760 a plot of land was laid out like this: “Beginning at a beech tree marked, it being the northeast corner, boundary of Samuel Gustin’s land; thence north 11 … Continue reading

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Excerpt from My Nonfiction Book, Shenandoah Watercolors

“There are moments when all anxiety and stated toil are becalmed in the infinite leisure and repose of nature.” ~ Henry David Thoreau This is one of those sweet June mornings when the world seems fresh and new, too soft for words, … Continue reading

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Announcing The Winners of My Stop On the Blog Hop

Thanks to all of you who stopped by my blog and left me such lovely comments.  This blog hop was fun to do and I enjoyed meeting new people.  I hope you will come back and visit me again soon. … Continue reading

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PARTY ‘TILL YOUR HEELS FLY OFF: MEGA AUTHOR BLOG HOP (STOP # 28)

Welcome to the mother of all blog tours. TOUR RULES: 1) HAVE FUN! 2) INVITE ALL OF YOUR FRIENDS AND SPREAD THE WORD! 3) THIS TOUR STARTS: Monday, June 13, at Midnight (Arizona Time) THIS TOUR ENDS: Monday, June 20, … Continue reading

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If You Like Kewl Scotsmen

Witty ones.  Pop into my character interview with Neil MacKenzie from light paranormal/time travel romance SOMEWHERE MY LASS.  And leave a comment for a chance to win the book at: A Writer’s Mind. http://www.skypuringtonwrites.blogspot.com/

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Old Order Mennonites in The Shenandoah Valley

Yesterday I worked in the garden as horse and buggies clipped by on their way to a wedding in the Old Order Mennonite Church.  Many of our neighbors are Old Order Mennonites, gentle, hard-working people, and good friends to us.  The … Continue reading

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The Last of the Mohicans

A very well done video with a variety of Native American images set to one of the stirring songs from The Last of the Mohicans film soundtrack. My historical romance novel, Through the Fire, has a The Last of the Mohican’s … Continue reading

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Some Enchanted Evening

As a romantic, I’ve always been a fan of this timeless love song & came across a beautiful performance on Youtube I thought I’d share. Some Enchanted Evening, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s South Pacific in Concert from Carnegie Hall 2005 with Reba McEntire & … Continue reading

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Evil’s Witness

Autumn Jordon’s fabulous romantic suspense, Evil’s Witness, is a real nail biter and I mean that literally. I should have worn gloves while reading. This fast-paced story with all of its twists and turns captured my attention from the start … Continue reading

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