March 22, 2017

Called to Write Conference 2017

2017 Called To Write Conference
March 30-April 1, 2017
“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to his purpose.”
Romans 8:28

Guest speakers: Twila Belk and Kathy Ide

Kathy Ide is well-versed in a variety of skills within the Christian publishing industry…a full-time freelance editor and writing mentor/career coach; a published author and ghostwriter/collaborator; a speaker/teacher at writers’ conferences; an Editor Services Coordinator, matching authors, publishers, and agents with professional freelance editors/proofreaders through the Christian Editor Connection; the founder and director of The Christian PEN: Proofreaders and Editors Network, a professional support organization for aspiring and established editorial freelancers; founder and director of the SoCal Christian Writers’ Conference; represented by a fabulous literary agent: Diana Flegal with Hartline Literary Agency; and the abundantly blessed wife of a fabulous man and mother of two terrific sons. For more information about Kathy, go here.
Twila Belk’s expertise spans many aspects of quality communication such as authoring two books; co-authoring four books with Cecil Murphey; writing a variety of devotions, newsletters, articles, and promotional materials; hosting the CEC AND ME online radio show; speaker at hundreds of events as the “Gotta Tell Somebody Gal” in retreats, banquets, outreach events, church services, women’s conferences, Christian Women’s Clubs, MOPS, Women’s Aglow, schools, and more; directed the Quad-Cities Christian Writers’ Conference, as well as the Presbyterian Writer’s Conference; owned a Christian bookstore; worked with three radio stations by planning events and creating radio spots, ads, and jingles; and is involved in various ministries with her church. Find out more about Twila here.
Learn more about the conference and how to register HERE.

March 20, 2017

Book Preview ~ A Stolen Heart

A Stolen Heart, by Amanda Cabot

From afar, Cimarron Creek seems like an idyllic town tucked in the Texas Hill Country. But when former schoolteacher Lydia Crawford steps onto its dusty streets in 1880, she finds a town with a deep-seated resentment of Northerners--like her. Lydia won't let that get her down, though. All will be well when she's reunited with her fiancé. But when she discovers he has disappeared--and that he left behind a pregnant wife--Lydia is at a loss about what to do next. The handsome sheriff urges her to trust him, but can she trust anyone in this town where secrets are as prevalent as bluebonnets in spring?

Bestselling author Amanda Cabot invites readers back into Texas's storied past to experience love and adventure against a backdrop of tension and mystery in this first book in a brand-new series. Buy the book HERE.
Amanda Cabot is the bestselling author of At Bluebonnet Lake, In Firefly Valley, and On Lone Star Trail, as well as the Texas Dreams series, the Westward Winds series, and Christmas Roses. Her books have been finalists for the ACFW Carol Awards and the Booksellers' Best. She lives in Wyoming. Learn more at

March 17, 2017

This Week's Recipes

Here are this week's new additions at Country at Heart Recipes.

March 13, 2017

Book Preview ~ Treasured Grace

 Treasured Grace, by Tracie Peterson

Grace Martindale has known more than her share of hardship. After her parents died, raising her two younger sisters became her responsibility. A hasty marriage to a minister who is heading to the untamed West seemed like an opportunity for a fresh start, but a cholera outbreak along the wagon trail has left Grace a widow in a very precarious position.

Having learned natural remedies and midwifery from her mother, Grace seeks an opportunity to use her skills for the benefit of others. So when she and her sisters arrive at the Whitman mission in "Oregon Country," she decides to stay rather than push on. 

With the help of Alex Armistead, a French-American fur trapper, Grace begins to provide care for her neighbors, including some of the native populace. But not everyone welcomes her skills--or her presence--and soon Grace finds herself and those she loves in more danger than she imagined possible. Buy the book HERE. 

Tracie Peterson is the bestselling, award-winning author of more than one hundred books. Tracie also teaches writing workshops at a variety of conferences on subjects such as inspirational romance and historical research. She and her family live in Montana. Visit Tracie's web site at:

March 10, 2017

This Week's Recipes

Here are this week's new additions at Country at Heart Recipes.
The Vogts Sisters return to Homer's Coffeehouse this Saturday in Overland Park, KS. Learn more HERE

Featured Author, Mary Ball, shares her recipe for Corn Casserole.
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