Cowboys and romance, what a pleasant combination!
Cowboys need love too – and C H Admirand is a pro at writing about Western love – enjoy!
Thanks so much for inviting me to guest blog today, Sue! It’s so exciting to be back at R@R, chatting with everyone. There are bits and pieces of my life that I like to include in all of my stories: my Irish heritage—by using family names in all of my books; my love of family—writing trilogies that usually include sisters, brothers or cousins; my love of baking—I try to have my heroes or heroines cooking or baking something at one point or another in my books; my love of gardening –I like to have my heroines or heroes playing in the dirt; and with the release of my 12th book—sharing a piece of me that goes bone deep…motherhood. I’ve only written one other book that had a child in it, and that was the 2nd book in my Medieval trilogy—The Saxon Bride. I loved writing that story too.
For those readers who have read the first two books in my series: Tyler and Dylan, it’s no secret that the Garahan brothers love to eat. They’re delighted when Emily comes to stay out at the Circle G with Tyler—but Dylan Jesse are disappointed that Emily’s specialty is brownies out of a box mix—but Tyler doesn’t seem to mind at all. He appreciates her other qualities! LOL. When Ronnie starts cooking for them in exchange for the carpentry work Dylan does for her, the guys know they’ve tapped in to a valuable resource. Tyler and Jesse are praying things work out between their brother and Ronnie because the woman can cook! I got to share my love of cooking more in this book than the first.
Now it’s Jesse’s turn and when he brings Danielle Brockway and her little girl to the Circle G, the brothers aren’t sure what to make of the situation, but they soon realize that the ready-made family are perfect together and fit right in at the Circle G! While Danielle can cook, Jesse’s beholden to her Uncle Jimmy once the man sends over half a dozen pies as his way of mending fences that had been broken when the much, much-younger Garahan brothers stole a pie off his window sill.
My inspiration for Danielle’s Uncle Jimmy came from my favorite memories of my great-grandfather, who in his time was a tavern keeper, brush-maker, chiropractor, and storyteller. One of our favorite desserts was my great-grandfather’s chocolate pie. What’s not to love about a chocolate custard pie with meringue or whipped cream topping?
I’m delighted to share that in my upcoming Small Town USA series, I have recipes! In the first book, A Wedding in Apple Grove, I get to share my Buttered Pecan Pie and Cream Scone Recipes; and in book two, One Day in Apple Grove, I get to share my Buttermilk Pie and Blueberry Pandowdy recipes.
When I had my website re-designed, I decided to go with the theme that best described me: Romance, Family, Hearth and Home…when you visit my home page, scroll down beneath the snippets about the latest books, reviews, etc., past the adorable pics of our darling grandbaby Handsome Jack (aka Jackie-Blue-Eyes) to the Hearth section…right now I’m sharing the recipe for Irish Soda Bread. Taste-tested by my family.
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