August 20, 2018

Book Preview ~ The Fashion Designer

The Fashion Designer, by Nancy Moser

Annie Wood, the housemaid-turned-pattern designer in The Pattern Artist, jumps at the chance to design her own clothing line when a wealthy New York couple offers to finance her endeavor. Joining the project is Annie’s new husband, Sean Culver, her best friend at Butterick, Maude Nascato, and a mother figure, Edna Holmquist.
Annie and her colleagues give up their careers, risking everything to follow a shared passion: clothes that are both fashionable and functional for modern, busy women in 1912.
Personal and financial setbacks test old relationships and new romances while threatening to keep the business from ever selling a single dress. No one said it would be easy. But the promise of the American Dream holds a deep hope for those who work hard, trust God, and never give up. Buy the book HERE.

Nancy Moser is an award-winning author of over twenty-five novels that share a common message: we each have a unique purpose—the trick is to find out what it is. Her genres include contemporary and historical novels including Love of the SummerfieldsMozart’s SisterThe Invitation, and the Christy Award-winning Time Lottery. She is a fan of anything antique—humans included.

August 17, 2018

This Week's Recipes

Here are this week's new additions at Country at Heart Recipes.
Have a great weekend!

August 15, 2018

Great Lakes Music Tour

Last month, we traveled north to the Great Lakes on a music tour (and family vacation) with our daughters, the Vogts Sisters.

They performed five times on our twelve-day outing, including three festivals, a coffee shop, and a performance at a really cool historic theater. 
Learn more about their performances on tour HERE.

We learned about shipwrecks, toured lighthouses and watched an iron ore ship come through the Soo Locks in Sault Ste Marie.

We hunted for stones along the shores of Lake Superior, Lake Huron, and Lake Michigan.

We saw some beautiful waterfalls at Tahquamenon Falls.

We traveled through hundreds of miles of Iowa cornfields, and crossed over the Mighty Mississippi,
as well as the Straits of Mackinac on the Mackinac Bridge.

We ate at a really cool Polish Restaurant at Legs Inn in Cross Village, MI. 
We also ate Wisconsin cheese curds that squeaked, pasties from Muldoons in Munising, MI and some creamy Mackinac Fudge.

On our way home, we visited the birthplace of John Wayne--one of our favorite actors of all time.

We traveled with my parents and stayed in their amazing RV. The temperatures were wonderful, 
ranging from the mid-50's to the mid-70's--while those back home in Kansas had to live through triple-digit degree days. 
It's good to be home, but it's fun to look back on all we did.
Where have your travels taken you this summer?

August 13, 2018

Book Preview ~ Sons of Blackbird Mountain

Sons of Blackbird Mountain, by Joanne Bischof

After the tragic death of her husband, Aven Norgaard is beckoned to give up her life in Norway to become a housekeeper in the rugged hills of nineteenth-century Appalachia. Upon arrival, she finds herself in the home of her late husband's cousins-three brothers who make a living by brewing hard cider on their three-hundred-acre farm. Yet even as a stranger in a foreign land, Aven has hope to build a new life in this tight-knit family.
But her unassuming beauty disrupts the bond between the brothers. The youngest two both desire her hand, and Aven is caught in the middle, unsure where-and whether-to offer her affection. While Haakon is bold and passionate, it is Thor who casts the greatest spell upon her. Though Deaf, mute, and dependent on hard drink to cope with his silent pain, Thor possesses a sobering strength.
As autumn ushers in the apple harvest, the rift between Thor and Haakon deepens and Aven faces a choice that risks hearts. Will two brothers' longing for her quiet spirit tear apart a family? Can she find a tender belonging in this remote, rugged, and unfamiliar world? Buy the book HERE.

Joanne Bischof is an ACFW Carol Award and ECPA Christy Award-winning author. She writes deeply layered fiction that tugs at the heartstrings. She was honored to receive the San Diego Christian Writers Guild Novel of the Year Award in 2014 and in 2015 was named Author of the Year by the Mount Hermon conference. Joanne’s 2016 novel, The Lady and the Lionheart, received an extraordinary 5 Star TOP PICK! from RT Book Reviews, among other critical acclaim. She lives in the mountains of Southern California with her three children. Visit her online at

August 10, 2018

This Week's Recipes

Here are this week's new additions at Country at Heart Recipes.
Join the Vogts Sisters on Saturday when they perform at Knuckleheads Gospel Lounge.
Learn more HERE.

Cookbook Preview - The New Camp Cookbook
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