LINDA FORD grew up devouring books and making up stories in her head, often late at night when she couldn't sleep. But she hadn't planned to write. Instead, she dreamed of running an orphanage. In a way, that dream came true. She married, had four homemade children, adopted 10, and lived her dream. She lives on a small ranch in western Alberta, where she can see the mountains every day. She and her husband continue to enjoy their children and grandchildren. Linda also provides care for a paraplegic, double-amputee man. She still finds a great deal of enjoyment and satisfaction in creating imaginary worlds only now she does it on paper, or rather, at the computer.
Bon Appétit and a Book
Several family members are gluten-intolerant so I was thrilled to find this delicious treat.
NO BAKE COCOA BARS
1 cup peanut butter
2/3 cup honey
½ cup coconut oil (do not substitute)
2 cups old-fashioned, gluten-free oats (not the quick kind)
1 ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips.
I add a handful of sliver almonds.
Melt together peanut butter, honey and coconut oil. Remove from heat and add oats and chocolate chips. Stir until combined and the chips are melted. Spread in a 9X13 pan lined with foil. Refrigerate until hardened (1-2 hours). Cut into bars and store in the fridge.
Love Inspired Historical; January 3, 2017
$5.99 U.S.; 288 pages
$5.99 U.S.; 288 pages
After discovering one of her young students and his sisters have been abandoned, schoolteacher Sadie Young whisks them away to the safest place she knows—her own home. And when handsome cowboy Logan Marshal vows to assist her in caring for the children, she isn't sure she wants his help…but she needs it. If she lets Logan get too close, though, he may discover the secret she's convinced will be her ruin.
Logan Marshall isn't looking for a family. But with the parentless children and their unflappable teacher tugging at his heart, it appears he has one—at least temporarily. The kids would like nothing better than to have a real mother and father, and with Logan slowly falling for Sadie, their deepest wishes just might come true…
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