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Monday, March 19, 2012

Looking Out the Window: June Foster Talks about Her New Book, Shares a Favorite Scripture Passage, and Gives Us a Yummy Recipe


Jess Colton can earn a PHD in computer science but can’t manage his own life.
Raised by a doting mother and controlling father, Jess battles against his addictive nature. When Jesus comes into his life, he trades one addiction for another—food for alcohol. His doctor warns him of his poor health as his weight soared past 300 pounds. Jess is baffled when the beautiful Holly Harrison comes into his life and declares her affection for him. What could she possibly see in him?
 Holly Harrison has a past. But it catches up with her when she loses her leg and her unborn baby in one night as a result of a motorcycle accident. At this low point in her life, she finds strength through God and a relationship with Jesus Christ while she works as a dental hygienist.  But now, no Christian man would want her so she avoids serious relationships. She doesn’t plan on falling in love with Jess Colton. She sees past his rolls of fat to the godly, tender man inside. When Jess drives a wedge between them, she loses all hope of having a future together.
 Can Holly overcome her handicap? Does Jess find control over his eating and his life? Only God can provide the answers they need.
June says this is sooo easy to make.
Strawberry Cheesecake
1 cup low-fat cottage cheese
1 T. vanilla
3 T. Splenda
12 oz. fat-free cream cheese, softened at room temperature
1 cup egg substitute
1 reduced-fat graham cracker crust
½ cup fat-free sour cream
2 t. sugar substitute
1 cup fresh strawberries, sliced
  Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Spoon cottage cheese into blender and blend until smooth, about 30 seconds. Ann vanilla extract and Splenda; blend for about 15 more seconds.
Add the softened cream cheese and blend for about 30 seconds, scraping down the sides as needed. While blending, gradually add the egg substitute and continue to blend until smooth, about 45 seconds.
Pour cheese filling into crust and bake until set, about 35 minutes.
Remove cheesecake from oven and cool for about 15 minutes. Then cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
Prior to serving, in a small mixing bowl, combine sour cream and sugar substitute.
Slice cheesecake into 8 portions, top with sliced strawberries and sour cream.
June's favorite Bible verse. Romans 8: 28-39
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. For those God foreknew, he also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. And those he predestined, he also called, those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified.
What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. Who is he that condemns? Christ Jesus, who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? As it is written: "For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered."
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels, nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
June Foster is a retired school teacher with an BA in Education and a MA in counseling. She writes full time and travels in her RV with her husband, Joe. June has contracts for four novels with Desert Breeze Publishing. The Bellewood Series, Give Us This Day -- February 1, 2012, As We Forgive -- September 1, 2012, and Deliver Us -- April 1, 2013, and Hometown Fourth of July -- July 1, 2012. June loves to write tories about characters who o vercome the issues in their lives by the power of God. June uses her trianing in counseling and her Christian beliefs in creating chatacters who find the freedom to live godly lives.
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June Foster said...

Gail, If Jess Colton stuck to my Strawberry Cheesecake, maybe he'd wouldn't have had all those problems. (smile) Thank you so much for having me today on your lovely blog. June

Gail Pallotta said...

Hi June,
I thought of the cheesecake for Jess. It's my pleasure to have you.

Danielle Thorne said...

Wonderful interview and interesting new book. Love the cover. Thank you so much for the healthy cheesecake recipe. I'm collecting healthy low fat desserts for this summer and this looks perfect for my goals!

Gina said...

What a fun and informative post! The recipe sounds great and your cover art is...scrumptious! Best of luck with your writing.
Gail, your blog is ever-lovely.
Hugs and blessings,

cbalmony said...

Love that verse. Keeps me going!

Linda Weaver Clarke said...

I like it that you have created a book with imperfect people who must see beyond the physical attraction but see the soul of a person, what is deep down inside. Too many times we read books with only perfect and handsome or beautiful characters. I think this book should do very well. Congratulations!

Miss Mae said...

Sounds like a delicious recipe, and you have a beautiful book cover! The premise of your book sounds so tender and romantic. Wishing you much success!

June Foster said...

Thank you, ladies. I'm so blessed to be on Gail's blog today. Thank you for all your comments and for your encouragement. June