Archives for December, 2007
What a pretty little Filly! Just pretty as a picture. Wouldn’t you like to pinch those cheeks? Choose from Pam Crooks, Geralyn Dawson, Karen Kay, Elizabeth Lane, and Charlene Sands. Those are your choices. Don’t lollygag around–let us know who you think this little filly is!!
The Outsider December 31 10:30 AM ET 10:00 PM ET HALLMARK CHANNEL She’s an unyielding woman born to the righteous laws of God and tradition. He’s an uncompromising gunfighter born to raise hell. In the ever-shifting panorama of the Wild West, human emotions can shift as well, but seldom without a price.
Yessirree. The little darlin’ was Mary. Did you guess her right? We’re halfway done with our Holiday Contest. Five more fillies comin’ up next week, and then we’ll announce the winner of that fine list of prizes. Yee-Haw!
I love writing “preacher” heroes. Even before I made the leap to Steeple Hill Love Inspired Historicals, my Harlequin Historicals all had preachers with grit and purpose. They had faults, too. And courage. And hearts as big as the sky. I can’t think of anything more “alpha” than a man who’s willing to die for [...]
Thank you for asking me to guest blog. I’ve always loved western romances, especially western historical romances. I grew up in Kansas in the middle of what was once a cattle town. My great-grandmother loved to spin stories of the Old West, which included outlaws, gunslingers and of course brave lawmen. Kansas actually has quite [...]
AVENGING ANGEL DECEMBER 29 9PM ET HALLMARK CHANNEL When a preacher (Kevin Sorbo) defends a local town from greedy land-barons, his church is destroyed and his family is killed. Now known simply as “The Preacher,” he picks up his long-forgotten gun, leaves town, and heads out into the desert to begin a new life as [...]
Dear heavens, we not only have one guest this weekend, but two as it turns out! My daddy always called it “two for the price of one.” That meant it was a darn good bargain and you’d best snap it right up before it got away. In addition to Catherine Stang on Saturday, we twisted Victoria Bylin’s arm behind [...]
Here’s an angel if I ever saw one. I do declare I see wings on this child! Which filly do you think it is?
Yep, y’all figured her out right away. Weren’t her leopard print slippers just the cutest thing? Now, with Stacey Kayne, Cheryl St.John and Linda Broday off the list, let me tell you that you can scratch Patricia Potter off, too. We feel real bad about her not havin’ a picture to send us. The good [...]
That’s right! That little snow bunny is Cheryl. Ain’t she a sweetie? Y’all are getting the hang of this, but we want to keep the contest fun and easy (but not too easy!) by helpin’ you along a bit, so keep track of the fillies as we tell you who they are, y’hear? By the [...]
Lord only knows who this little sweetheart is. Wonder if she’s making a call to Santa to thank him for her gifts? It could be Linda Broday, Mary Connealy, Pam Crooks, Geralyn Dawson, Karen Kay, Elizabeth Lane, Stacey Kayne, Charlene Sands, or Cheryl St. John. Go ahead and spit one out. Put your name in the hat for [...]
My stars, what a busy time here for us Fillies. But Christmas is over, the mistletoe is down, and all the eggnog has disappeared. It’s back to business. Catherine Stang is hitching up her buggy and checking the map for the best way to get to Wildflower Junction. She’ll arrive this Saturday and have lots of interesting things to [...]
My, my, my what a little snow bunny! Isn’t that coat and hat the most precious thing? She’ll just plumb melt your heart. Make your choice now. It might be Linda Broday, Mary Connealy, Pam Crooks, Geralyn Dawson, Karen Kay, Elizabeth Lane, Charlene Sands, or Cheryl St. John. Take a guess. You might be right.
Those of us here at Wildflower Junction don’t want to make our new Holiday contest too hard, so we’re going to tell you at the end of each day which little sweetie is who. All you have to do is keep track and keep guessin’. By the time we start runnin’ out of little fillies, [...]
BOTTOM LAYER: 1 1/4 teaspoons butter (no substitutes), softened 2 ounces cream cheese, softened 2 cups confectioners’ sugar 3 tablespoons baking cocoa 1 tsp milk 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 1/4 cup chopped nuts PEPPERMINT LAYER: 2 ounces cream cheese, softened 2 cups confectioners’ sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons milk 1/2 tsp peppermint extract 1/4 cup crushed [...]
Now, isn’t this the cutest little darlin’ you ever laid eyes on? She’s definitely a sweetie. But is it Linda Broday, Mary Connealy, Pam Crooks, Geralyn Dawson, Karen Kay, Elizabeth Lane, Stacey Kayne, Charlene Sands, or Cheryl St. John? Take your best guess.
Here’s a recipe for Oprah’s favorite martini that she shared a while back on one of her Christmas shows. Every time I serve this drink, it’s a huge hit. It’s so-o good!! Not strong at all–unless you want it to be, that is! Enjoy my friends! Oprah’s Pomegranate Martini 1 1/2 cups pomegranate juice 2 [...]
Oh my stars, I’m sure you’ve about chewed every last fingernail down to the quick so I’ll end the suspense. The big secret is: We’re having a Christmas Contest! Yep, we’re doing that just for you because you’ve become like second cousins once removed and we like you a bunch. Beginning Monday the 24th through [...]
HOWDY - I’m filling in for Stacey Kayne today. Hope you all don’t mind! At the end of the year, millions of people across the world make resolutions for the upcoming year so I thought it’d be fun to take a look at New Year’s Resolutions. Here’s what Wikipedia says about New Year’s Resolutions: A New Year’s Resolution [...]
I did my best for you. Finding pics and info about this flick is nigh on impossible! Adam Ruebin Beach is a Canadian actor of Saulteaux descent. He grew up with his two brothers on the Dog Creek Indian Reserve until the age of 8. He is best known for his role in the movie [...]
You already know Lonesome Dove is one of my all-time favorite movies. Even though Dead Man’s Walk didn’t awe me in the same way, I haven’t been as excited about a mini-series or a movie release in a long time as I am about the upcoming Comanche Moon. Val Kilmer, Steve Zahn, Rachel Griffiths, Karl [...]
Hello Darlings! I have a big secret that I’m dying to tell, but you’ll have to hold onto your bloomers until Saturday because I’m busier than Santa packing his sleigh. We’ve got to get this place gussied up and ready for ol’ St. Nick. The Fillies are busy trimmin’ the tree, putting up garland, and [...]
While writing my Christmas novella, McCord’s Destiny, in Western Winter Wonderland, I had to research how the military used homing pigeons to communicate on the frontier. And since this was a Christmas story, I needed to know how the military–and civilians–celebrated the holiday as well. That digging for information led me to a fascinating little [...]
At my age, it’s fair to say I’ve seen quite a few Christmases. One year stands out in particular. I was about six years old. My daddy was in an explosion and had third degree burns on his face and upper body so that Christmas he was in the hospital. My mother stayed nights at [...]
We had the first frost in Memphis this morning. It’s as close as we usually get to snow. It’s naught but a thin layer of white, but at least we have some sign of winter. I know that you in the northeast are being blasted with snow, a little too much snow, but down here [...]