September 29, 2014

Book Preview ~ Captured by Love

Captured by Love, by Jody Hedlund

Michigan Territory, 1814
A voyageur and a young woman swept up in a time of upheaval and danger
discover firsthand the high price of freedom.

The British Army has taken control of Michilimackinac Island and its fort, forcing the Americans to swear an oath of loyalty to the crown in order to retain their land. Pierre Durant is a fur trader who returns after being away from the island for years, only to find the family farm a shambles and those he cares about starving and at the mercy of British invaders.

Torn between the adventurous life of fur trading and guilt over neglecting his defenseless mother, Pierre is drawn deeper into the fight against the British--and into a relationship with Angelique MacKenzie, a childhood friend who's grown into a beautiful woman. She now finds herself trapped by the circumstances of war and poverty, and the cruelty of her guardian, Ebenezer Whiley.

As tensions mount and the violence rages on, Pierre and Angelique must decide where their loyalties rest and how much they'll risk for love. Buy the book HERE. 

Jody Hedlund is the author of Rebellious Heart, Unending Devotion, The Doctor's Lady and
The Preacher's Bride,winner of the 2011 Award of Excellence and a finalist for the 2011 Carol Award in First Novel. She received her BA from Taylor University and her MA from the University of Wisconsin, both in social work. Currently she makes her home inMidland, Michigan, with her husband and five busy children. She can be found online at

September 26, 2014

This Week's Recipes

Here are this week's new additions at Country at Heart Recipes. Tomorrow The Vogts Sisters will be performing at Artist Alley from 12:30-2:30 PM in Chanute, KS. If you're in the area, stop by to say hello! 

Featured Author, Tiffany Amber Stockton, shares her recipe for Strawberry Cheesecake Cookies

September 24, 2014

Fall Concert Dates ~ The Vogts Sisters

 The last few months, we've been busy traveling to music concerts most weekends. Here are upcoming performances for The Vogts Sisters. If you enjoy Americana, Folk, or Bluegrass music, we invite you to join us at one of the venues below. Mark your calendars so you don't forget! Learn more at their Website HERE

September 22, 2014

Book Preview ~ The Lady and the Officer

The Lady and the Officer, by Mary Ellis

Serving for a brief time as a nurse after the devastating battle of Gettysburg, Madeline Howard saves the life of Elliot Haywood, a colonel in the Confederate Home Guard. But even though Maddy makes her home in the South, her heart and political sympathies belong to General James Downing, a soldier from the North.

However, Colonel Haywood has never forgotten the beautiful nurse, and when he unexpectedly meets her again in Richmond, he is determined to win her. But while rubbing elbows with army officers and cavalry generals and war department officials in her aunt and uncle's palatial home, Maddy overhears plans for a Confederate attack in northern Virginia. She knows passing along this information may save the life of her beloved James, but at what cost? Can she really betray the trust of her family and friends?

Maddy's heart is pulled between wanting to be loyal to those who care for her and wanting to help the man she believes is on the right side of the conflict. Two men love her. Will her faith in God show her the way to a bright future, or will her choices bring a devastation of their own? Buy the book HERE.

Mary Ellis is the bestselling author of many books, including A Widow's Hope, An Amish Family Reunion, and Living in Harmony. She and her husband live in central Ohio, where they try to live a simpler style of life. Learn more about Mary and her writing HERE.

September 19, 2014

This Week's Recipes

Here are this week's new additions at Country at Heart Recipes. Enjoy your weekend! 

Cookbook Preview ~ The Lodge Cast Iron Cookbook

September 17, 2014

Roses and Kittens

"Raindrops on Roses and Whiskers on Kittens...These are a Few of My Favorite Things"

This summer we were having a terrible problem with mice in the barn. So, we decided it was time to get some kittens. 

We started with three. The oldest and wildest one "split" the first night, leaving us with two.

Out of the two darlings, we now have one. She might be small but she's a mighty huntress--and our mice problem has diminished considerably! 

She's even grown quite fond of our dog, Luther. They take care of each other... 

I love roses. My Peace Rose smells so good! 
What are some of your favorite things? 

September 15, 2014

Book Preview ~ Driftwood Tides

Driftwood Tides, by Gina Holmes

When Holton lost his wife, Adele, in a freak accident, he shut himself off from the world, living a life of seclusion, making drifwood sculptures and drowning his pain in gin. Until twenty-three-year-old Libby knocks on his door, asking for a job and claiming to be a friend of his late wife. When he discovers Libby is actually his late wife's illegitimate daughter, given up for adoption without his knowledge, his life is turned upside down as he struggles to accept that the wife he'd given saint status to was not the woman he thought he knew.

Together Holton and Libby form an unlikely bond as the two struggle to learn the identity of Libby's father, the truth about Adele, themselves, and each other. Buy the book HERE. 

Gina Holmes is the founder of Novel Rocket, regularly named as one of Writers Digest’s
best websites for writers. Her debut, Crossing Oceans, was a Christy and Gold Medallion finalist and winner of the Carol Award, INSPY, and RWA’s Inspirational Reader’s Choice, as well as being a CBA, ECPA, Amazon and PW bestseller. Her sophomore novel, Dry as Rain was a Christy Award finalist. Her latest novel, Wings of Glass has been named as one of the best books of the year by Library Journal and was a SIBA Okra pick and a finalist for Romantic Times’ Reviewers Choice Award. She holds degrees in science and nursing and currently resides with her family in southern Virginia. She works too hard, laughs too loud, and longs to see others heal from their past and discover their God-given purpose. To learn more about her, visit
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