Sunday Dinner with Marlene Grandinetti — Part 2

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Welcome to part two of our Sunday Dinner conversation with my mom. If you missed part one of our conversation, you can find it here. This week, my mom continues the stories of life growing up on her family’s dairy farm.

Spotlight | To Stand in the Breach

1920s-1930s, Historical Fiction, Holidays, Novellas, Romantic Suspense, Spotlight, To Stand in the Breach, Writing Spot, Written by Danielle

This month, 89 years ago, Wisconsin dairy farmers debated a coordinated strike to protest the low milk prices. The day after Valentine’s Day, the first of three strikes began. The day before, I take readers to fictional Eagle, Wisconsin in To Stand in the Breach. Read on for an excerpt from the first chapter.

Sunday Dinner with Marlene Grandinetti — Part 1

Family, Sunday Dinner, Writing Spot

For this first Sunday Dinner, I invited my mom to join us. I grew up on some of the stories she’s about to tell you, so I’m excited for her tell you about life on a dairy farm. Especially since those stories helped inspire A Strike to the Heart, the story of a dairy farmer’s daughter who must decide whether to trust her family or the man who saves her life.

Top Ten Tuesday | Books Set Outside the United States

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Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday!
Today’s prompt is Places In Books I’d Love to Live, but because of my love of all things intercultural, I decided to do a slight twist on the topic by listing books set outside the United States. Most of these stories are historical romance, some are romantic suspense, and all are set across four different continents.

Book Review | A Tapestry of Light

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A Tapestry of Light JustRead Blog Tour Welcome to the Blog Tour for A Tapestry of Light by Kimberly Duffy, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

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When I taught Intercultural Communication, this principle is one I always hoped my students would take to heart by the end of the class because traveling to three different continents than the one I was born on gave me first hand experience in how vital a lesson this is. Martin Luther King, Jr. says it best: