Saturday, August 31, 2013


Available July, 2013 in print or ebook
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A Newborn Surprise
Helicopter pilot Creed Carter can't believe his eyes—someone's left a baby on the church altar. When this perfect little girl is temporarily turned over to Haley Blanchard, Creed is skeptical. The auburn-haired foster mother in flowing skirts is pretty, yet definitely not his type. But the more time Creed spends with Haley, the more he appreciates her style and her fierce commitment to her foster kids. To his surprise, he's falling for her—and for baby Rose. But when a crisis strikes, can Creed convince Haley to face her worst fear and trust what's in her heart?

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Green Smoothie, Linda style

Have you heard of the green smoothie craze? It seems every website or TV show has someone whirling spinach in a blender with a variety of other items. All of them promise better health and glowing skin. They also claim the taste is “good or "refreshing."

I’m on this heart-healthy kick so I thought, “Why not?”

My first effort was Kimberly Snyder’s Glowing Green Smoothie. It was not, in my opinion, very “good” or very “refreshing.” I thought I might start whinnying, that’s how grassy it tasted.

But undaunted I decided to make up my own with things I enjoy. And guess what? I LIKED it. My green smoothie actually tasted good, at least to me ,and I did not whinny once. I also forgot to take a picture. Dagnabit! But it was-brace yourself for the surprise--GREEN.

Linda’s Green Smoothie

3 big handfuls of spinach or mixed greens

¾ cup green grapes

1 small granny smith apple

1 stalk celery

1 cup of cold water

3-4 ice cubes.

Throw it everything except the ice in a blender and blend the fool out of it. Toss in the ice cubes and blend some more, until it looks Incredible Hulk green and smoothie-ish.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Ireland, land of poetic kings and fairy dreams

Don't I look elegant in my tennis shoes? :-) I loved this garden in Killarney but I was always cold in Ireland!

Can words even experss how gorgeous this is. We climbed some stone steps to a rise and looked down onto this Victorian garden at Muckross House in Killarney. I wish I was there right now!

This makes me think of romantic times past, of poetic kings and fairy dreams. Muckross House

Queen Victoria once stay at Muckross House.  The men rode off on hunts while the ladies had tea.

Just like a in a romance novel. We're riding in the horse drawn carriage toward a thatched cottage. Those thatched roofs are amazing. I'm told they last up to 7 years!!

Friday, August 16, 2013

Ireland photos, May 2013

Let us travel this road together through Killarney NP into our dreams.

 Have you ever seen such rhododendrins? They were huge and blooming everywhere in Killarney.