Hope Between the Pages

I hadn’t planned on writing this book. The opportunity came and I took it. (Thank you, Barbour). I hadn’t planned on the way Oliver would swoop into the story and completely win my heart. Or the way Sadie’s strength would find its way throughout the...

Writerly Thoughts & a Giveaway

I’ve heard people often say that writing is a solitary experience. And, I can imagine that before the internet, in many ways it could have been! There are some who may prefer the isolation (and that is TOTALLY fine – we all create differently), but...
The Everyday Romance

The Everyday Romance

I have a wonderful obsession with the BBC series Victoria. Yes, the storyline is great! Yes, the acting is wonderful! Yes, the costuming is superb and the setting is fantastic. But you know what makes it absolutely marvelous to me? The relationships – particularly...
Book Journeys – St. Louis

Book Journeys – St. Louis

Named after the famed king of France, Louis IX, St. Louis is a glittering city on the Missouri River. Most notable for The Gateway Arch, it’s baseball team (Cardinals, in case you don’t know), and, in my opinion, its pizza!! Yum! St. Louis’ history included lots of...

Book Journeys – The Biltmore – Gardens

On this day, 119 years ago, George and Edith Vanderbilt married in a service in France. After their four-month long honeymoon, George brought his bride (called by many of the Appalachian natives ‘a princess’) back home to his estate in the Blue Ridge Mountains of...

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