New York Times bestselling author RaeAnne Thayne finds inspiration in the beautiful northern Utah mountains where she lives with her family. Her books have won numerous honors, including four RITA Award nominations from Romance Writers of America and a Career Achievement Award from RT Book Reviews. RaeAnne loves to hear from readers and can be reached through her website at www.raeannethayne.com.
Praise for RaeAnne Thayne
“Thayne’s magical Christmas tale has wonderfully realistic, perceptive characters. It’s the perfect balance of heartrending drama and a refreshingly chaste romance.”
–RT Book Reviews
“Every book of RaeAnne Thayne’s I read just proves to me why she is one of my go-to authors for small town charm and realistic, solid romance.”
“With a warmth in her storytelling, Thayne accurately captures the emotions and thoughts of her characters as they struggle through heartbreak, loss and love, all set within a well-crafted plot.”
–Debbie Haupt, The Reading Frenzy
“There are very few authors who consistently land on my keeper shelf, or become an auto-buy, and RaeAnne Thayne is one of them. Her stories are wholesome with real life dilemmas in a place where family is number one and the people in town truly care for one another.”
–The Zest Quest
Luxurious Hot Chocolate
4 cups of milk (whole is best)
8 ounces of high-quality chocolate … I like Guittard semisweet chips. White chocolate works too, for a different taste.
3 teaspoons of powdered sugar
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract (pure, not imitation)
1/8 teaspoon salt
Finely chop the chocolate. Even if using chocolate chips, the smaller the pieces, the better it will dissolve in liquid. On low heat in a medium saucepan, bring the milk to a low boil, whisking occasionally to keep from scorching. Add the vanilla, powdered sugar, salt and chocolate and whisk vigorously until the chocolate has melted. Heat for another 4 minutes, constantly stirring. Serve with a dollop of real whipped cream.
You can add lots of things to this recipe: Mint, vanilla bean, cinnamon stick. Whatever your preference. Just add herbs or spices to the milk while simmering. After it boils, remove from heat and let the milk steep for 10 minutes then strain off your add-ins and return to simmer before adding the chocolate and other ingredients.
Sparkle In The Snow Leads To So Much More...
Celeste Nichols has always preferred to keep to herself in her hometown of Pine Gulch, Idaho…until she becomes an instant celebrity! When one of her children's stories becomes a major success, she's suddenly the talk of the town. Celeste should be gloriously happy…but something, someone, special is still missing from her life. Could the return of her childhood crush be the answer?
Flynn Delaney has moved back home for his daughter's sake. Yet all the millionaire's resources can't help the little girl heal from the tragic loss of her mother. Shy librarian Celeste and her stories do hold some indefinable magic, though. Flynn came home looking for support—can he find that, and true love, in the one who got away?
A COLD CREEK CHRISTMAS STORY
By RaeAnne Thayne
Harlequin; November 17, 2015
240 pages; $5.50
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