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Kindness, Part 2

Recently I posted a story from my dad about German prisoners of war coming to his father's farm to work. Now I want to share a story written by my mom. I hope we all remember kindness instead of anger, judgment, or blame: One year, when I was a teenager, my dad had a good crop of alfalfa.  Because of the extra money he made from selling it, he was able to buy a new tractor for the farm. Up to...
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A Little Kindness Goes All the Way Across the Ocean

There is so much unkindness in the world. People act like bullies online, with no consideration that there might be a human being on the other end. We've lost the ability to discuss our disagreements in a civil and kind manner, and it makes me so sad. But good people all over the world can change that if we just take the time to understand each other and choose kindness instead of judgment and...
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Beautiful End-of-Summer Flowers

"The Earth laughs in flowers." Ralph Waldo Emerson Last week I visited the Thanksgiving Point Gardens in Lehi, Utah to catch the summer flowers before they're gone. Thanksgiving Point is a beautiful spot about an hour from my home. Some very generous people donated the money to make it a treasure for families and the community. Here are some of the photos I took while I was there. One of my...
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The RITA Awards!

The last week of July, I went to New York for the RITA Awards Ceremony at the Romance Writers of America Conference. The RITA Award is the highest honor a romance novel can receive, and just being nominated was humbling and so exciting. Home on Huckleberry Hill was my book that was nominated. Though I didn't win, I had a wonderful experience in New York. Here are some highlights.  
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Like Audio Books? You’ll Love Home on Huckleberry Hill!

Do you love listening to audiobooks? Home on Huckleberry Hill, Book 9 in The Matchmakers of Huckleberry Hill series, was recently released on audiobook, and I think you're going to like it. :) Click here to listen to a sample. I'd love to know what you think.
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Summer Easy Key Lime Pie

I hope you are having a wonderful summer. I am! With family and friend get-togethers, it seems I'm always trying to think of something delicious to fix. I've shared a similar recipe before, but this one is super, super easy and delicious. The perfect summer dessert! You can find the original recipe here. And yes, we ate half of it before we remembered to take pictures. :)
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Jessie and James is here! Join the Party!

My first Western historical romance is now available on ebook and paperback! You can get it here on Amazon for only $2.99 in ebook and $8.99 in print! Jessie Madsen is up to her eyeballs in trouble. A fast-talking con man, a pair of bandits, and a persistent claim jumper are only a few of her problems, and newcomer James Kelsey is too handsome by half. What's a girl to do but start pointing her...
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The I-Spy Picnic Quilt

| by Allison Sharp,Jennifer's sister | Have you ever wanted a picnic quilt that looked bright and inviting on one side, but had durable, water-resistant fabric on the other? I have, so I decided to make one with a pieced top, polyester batting to resist water, and backing made from heavy-duty, water- and sun-resistant fabric. For the quilt top, I found a great pattern, Twisted Happy Blocks, by...
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