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Looking Out The Window: Linda Weaver Clarke Talks About One Last Dance And Her Personal Connection To It. Shares Her Mother's Christmas Pudding Recipe

A Warm Welcome to Linda Weaver Clarke

Hi Linda, first, tell us a little about yourself.

I was raised among the Rocky Mountains of southern Idaho and now live in southern Utah. I am the author of 24 books—which includes Historical Romance, Mystery Suspense, Cozy Mysteries, and historical/Adventure Romance. I am also a missionary at the Family Search Center where I help people find their ancestors and learn about their heritage.

Tell us about your latest book.
One Last Dance is a Historical Romance with a mystery to solve. It’s set in 1835. Felicity Brooks is a talented artist but her career is cut short when her father passes away. Realizing the importance of family, she travels home to care for her mother. When Felicity meets their new neighbor, a fine-looking bachelor, she soon discovers that he is hiding his true identity. Nicholas Adams is on a quest. But that is not all. When she finds out that someone is after a valuable heirloom…a precious treasure that her father discovered in hi…
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Looking Out The Window: Celebrating Christmas With Meow Mistletoe, Lisa Lickel's Cozy Mystery Novelette

A Warm Welcome to Lisa Lickel

Lisa will give away an eBook of Love Is...Everything About You. Read about the lighthearted romance below. To enter to win leave a comment and an email address below.
Hi Lisa, tell us about your new Christmas book.

Meow Mistletoe was an accidental story my editor suggested when we learned that a different holiday story I had begun would end up out of order in the series due to the publication schedule. It’s the first time I ever wrote a book based on the title. I’m glad it was always supposed to be novella size, meaning about a quarter the length of a full-size novel, so the amount of time researching and writing was doable in the timeline I had.

The story takes place in one evening and introduces the characters who become the amateur sleuths of the Fancy Cat series. Ivy Preston is a jilted fiancĂ© who, after a lengthy relationship, decides to start over and moves herself and her business, personal tech services, to a new community at the invitation of her …

Looking Out The Window: American Christian Fiction Writers New December Releases

More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website.

Amish Romance:

The Amish Sweet Shop by Laura Bradford, Mary Ellis, and Emma Miller -- It's almost Valentine's Day at Beechy's Sweets, where the Amish gifts of love and faith are even sweeter than the home-made candy. In The Sweetest Courtship by Emma Miller, bachelor Jacob Beechy is a master candy maker whose mother longs for grandchildren, so she sets out to find him an assistant confectioner during the Valentine’s holiday—and a wife. In The Sweetest Truth by Laura Bradford, Sadie Fischer can’t see beyond her scars from a barn fire, but there’s a young man who sees only sweetness when he looks at her, and he’s sending her Beechy’s chocolate and mysterious gifts leading up to Valentine’s Day. In Nothing Tastes So Sweet by Mary Ellis, Pregnant widow Hannah wants to buy her English employer’s hardware store, but ends up following a clue from Beechy’s to clear a man’s name—and finds a pa…

Looking Out The Window: Celebrating The Christmas Season With Carol James And Her New Novella, Mary's Christmas Surprise. Carol Will Give Away an eBook.

A Warm Welcome to Carol James
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Carol shares a Bible verse to nourish our souls and a recipe to whet our appetites. 
One of Carol's favorite Bible verses is Psalm 91:1-2
Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High     will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress,     my God, in whom I trust.”

One of Carol's favorite recipes is her mother’s Cookie Canes
My mother had the gift hospitality. Not only did she enjoy cooking and entertaining, but she was good at both. One of my favorite possessions is her recipe book. I love looking at the stained pages and wondering how old I was when those markings were made.

Some of my fondest holiday memories are the times she and I made Christmas cookies together. My favorites were her cookie canes, maybe because my special job was using a hammer or meat cleaver to crush the peppermint sticks for the topping. (…