October 24, 2016

Book Preview ~ Long Way Gone

Long Way Gone, by Charles Martin

"No matter where you go, no matter whether you succeed or fail, stand or fall, no gone is too far gone. You can always come home."
At the age of eighteen, musician and songwriter Cooper O’Connor took everything his father held dear and drove 1,200 miles from home to Nashville, his life riding on a six-string guitar and the bold wager that he had talent. But his wager soon proved foolish.
Five years after losing everything, he falls in love with Daley Cross, an angelic voice in need of a song. But just as he realizes his love for Daley, Cooper faces a tragedy that threatens his life as well as his career. With nowhere else to go, he returns home to the remote Colorado mountains, searching for answers about his father and his faith.
When Daley shows up on his street corner twenty years later, he wonders if it’s too late to tell her the truth about his past—and if he is ready to face it himself.
A radical retelling of the prodigal son story, Long Way Gone takes us from tent revivals to the Ryman
Auditorium to the tender relationship between a broken man and the father who never stopped calling him home. Buy the book HERE. 
Charles Martin is the New York Times bestselling author of 12 novels. He and his wife, Christy, live in Jacksonville, Florida. Learn more about him at  charlesmartinbooks.com. 

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 . . . 
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