Monday, November 13, 2017

5 apple facts you may not know and great holiday books

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Hi all, it's a time of cool weather, beautiful colors and wonderful autumn fruit. When I can, I like to get a hot cup of decaf coffee or tea, a piece of warm apple pie and a good book. I'm excited because there are so many new releases to choose from this year. I'm making my list from Amazon.  

No food acknowledges the conflict between a man and a woman better than the iconic apple. When I needed an idea for a farm in Her Country Heart Christmas Edition, an organic apple farm fit the criteria. The apple signifies the struggle between the male and female and the temptation of being drawn to the opposite sex when you know it’s only going to cause trouble in your life. How many of us have been attracted to someone and thought, “I shouldn’t go there, but…” The apple stands between my characters and sparks fly because they have different goals.

What is your favorite apple? Leave a comment for a chance to win an eBook novella.  
Here are five facts you may not know about the apple:

1.The Adam’s apple was named that because when, in the bible, Adam was tempted by Eve and took a bite from her apple, he choked and couldn’t swallow it. According to the myths, that’s why a man’s larynx is larger than a woman’s.

2. Johnny Appleseed born John Chapman (September 26, 1774 – March 18, 1845), was an American pioneer nursery man who introduced apple trees to large parts of Pennsylvania, Ontario, Ohio Indiana, and Illinois as well as the northern counties of present-day West Virginia (Citation Wikipedia).

3. An apple a day keeps the doctor away. According to research on the internet the saying came from a Pembrokeshire proverb c1866. “Eat an apple on going to bed, and you'll keep the doctor from earning his bread." Other variations can be found from 1913 onward.

4. Apples varieties, there are over 7,000 varieties from as far away as New Zealand, Australia and Japan. BTW, the Crab Apple in from the US and the Macintosh Apple is from Canada.

5. Vitamins in the apple, there are many including A, C, K,  among others. One apple can supply much of the needed vitamins, so saying to eat one every day is close to the mark.

My next blog talks about favorite holiday films, hope you will join me.

New Her Country Heart Christmas Edition Sierra Creek Book 1  Amy Long needs a home for Christmas. She was downsized and then lost her apartment in the city. Hoping to find a fresh start, Amy returns to the small town of Sierra Creek.
Cowboy Wyatt Cameron knows Amy belongs in the city. She’s in the way of his plans and he has the power to send her back. What can she offer to change his mind? Sparks fly when opposites attract.

NEW His Country Heart Sierra Creek Book 2 AVAILABLE ON PRE-SALE. Her new life in Sierra Creek is planned, men and marriage not needed. Then she finds the perfect man in gorgeous rodeo champion Wyatt Cameron and promises to marry him. Is it happening too fast? If she makes the wrong decision she could lose everything. RELEASE DATE 12-11-17

NEW A historical novella With Glowing Hearts

An air force pilot and a nurse meet in London during the Blitz. She doesn’t date fly-boys.
He’s looking for fun not a long-lasting relationship.
Can love be found in unexpected places?

Money Power and Poison A billionaire is dead. A woman on the run,
Kathryn is accused of murder and in the cross hairs of a killer.
If Holt s using her she’d be a fool to trust him.
If Kathryn is a murderer he’d be crazy to fall in love with her.

Shattered Rules If your doorbell rang late at night would you answer?
Kelly did. Now she’s on the run with a killer close behind. Will an FBI agent help or does he have another agenda? Can she trust the man she once loved?
Does love deserve a chance when you've shattered the rules? 


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