October 21, 2016

This Week's Recipes

Here are this week's new additions at Country at Heart Recipes.
Join the Vogts Sisters in Paola, KS this Sunday when they perform at Somerset Ridge Vineyard. Learn more HERE. 

October 17, 2016

Book Preview ~ This Road We Traveled

This Road We Traveled, by Jane Kirkpatrick
Drama, Adventure, and Family Struggles Abound as Three Generations Head West on the Oregon Trail

When Tabitha Brown's son makes the fateful decision to leave Missouri and strike out for Oregon, she refuses to be left behind. Despite her son's concerns, Tabitha hires her own wagon to join the party. Along with her reluctant daughter and her ever-hopeful granddaughter, the intrepid Tabitha has her misgivings. But family ties are stronger than fear.

The trials they face along the way will severely test Tabitha's faith, courage, and ability to hope. With her family's survival on the line, she must make the ultimate sacrifice, plunging deeper into the wilderness to seek aid. What she couldn't know was how this frightening journey would impact how she understood her own life--and the greater part she had to play in history.

With her signature attention to detail and epic style, New York Times bestselling author Jane Kirkpatrick invites readers to travel the deadly and enticing Oregon Trail. Based on actual events, This Road We Traveled will inspire the pioneer in all of us. Purchase the book HERE. 
Jane Kirkpatrick is the New York Times and CBA bestselling author of more than twenty-five books, including A Light in the Wilderness and A Sweetness to the Soul, which won the coveted Wrangler Award from the Western Heritage Center. Her works have been finalists for the Christy Award, Spur Award, Oregon Book Award, and Reader's Choice awards, and have won the WILLA Literary Award and Carol Award for Historical Fiction. Jane lives in Central Oregon with her husband, Jerry. Learn more at www.jkbooks.com.

October 14, 2016

This Week's Recipes

Here are this week's new additions at Country at Heart Recipes. 
This weekend, the Vogts Sisters travel to Eureka Springs, Arkansas for an auditorium performance at the Ozark Folk Festival. Learn more HERE. 

October 12, 2016

Moving Out ~ Moving In

The last few months, we have been fixing up my grandma's house for our middle daughter, who is planning to rent it. 

It has been a lot of fun working on this project with our daughters and my mom and dad. 

It is bittersweet when a child leaves home, but thankfully, she's only going to be a few miles away! I think my grandma would have loved that Maggie is going to live in her house, and that brings my heart joy. Enjoy the moments . . . 

October 10, 2016

Book Preview ~ Waves of Mercy

Waves of Mercy, by Lynn Austin

Geesje de Jonge crossed the ocean at age seventeen with her parents and a small group of immigrants from the Netherlands to settle in the Michigan wilderness. Fifty years later, in 1897, she's asked to write a memoir of her early experiences as the town celebrates its anniversary. Reluctant at first, she soon uncovers memories and emotions hidden all these years, including the story of her one true love. 

At the nearby Hotel Ottawa Resort on the shore of Lake Michigan, twenty-three-year-old Anna Nicholson is trying to ease the pain of a broken engagement to a wealthy Chicago banker. But her time of introspection is disturbed after a violent storm aboard a steamship stirs up memories of a childhood nightmare. As more memories and dreams surface, Anna begins to question who she is and whether she wants to return to her wealthy life in Chicago. When she befriends a young seminary student who is working at the hotel for the summer, she finds herself asking him all the questions that have been troubling her.

Neither Geesje nor Anna, who are different in every possible way, can foresee the life-altering surprises awaiting them before the summer ends. Purchase the book HERE. 

Award winning author Lynn Austin was a former teacher who now writes and speaks full time, has won six Christy Awards for her historical fiction. One of those novels, Hidden Places, has also been made into a Hallmark Channel movie. Lynn and her husband have raised three children and make their home near Chicago, Illinois. Learn about Lynn and her books HERE. 
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