Friday, December 15, 2017

SPENDING ALL DAY WITH FAMILY


Please welcome Lynn Winchester, a wonderful author I met through the Montana Skies Kindle World in which we each write. Lynn is also a successful editor for fellow authors.

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What is your favorite childhood Christmas memory?

I loved waking up in the morning and tearing into the presents. As a single mom, my mother couldn’t afford too many gifts, but what we did get, we loved.



What is your favorite adult Christmas memory?

I love watching my children open their gifts; the squeals of delight, the gasps of surprise, and the “thank you, Mom” will always make me smile.

Is there a Christmas song that’s your favorite?

A.   Secular – Any Christmas song sung by Michael Buble
B.   Religious – “O’ Holy Night”

Tell us about your family’s Christmas traditions.

Every Christmas morning, we have the in-laws over for a breakfast of homemade quiche. After breakfast is consumed, we open the gifts, one at a time. We take turns watching each other open our presents. Once presents are opened, we clean up the wrapping paper shrapnel, and enjoy the rest of the morning. Around lunch time, we head to my in-law’s house where we prepare Christmas supper, then eat it! We spend ALL day together, and I love that.

What about Christmas do you most enjoy?

Spending time with my family.

Is there something about this holiday that drives you crazy?

The commercialism.

What do you hope for this Christmas?

My husband is on-call for his job. I hope that he doesn’t get called out, I would hate for him to miss the day with his family.

Do you have a treasured Christmas food? Would you share the recipe?

I REALLY love green bean casserole! I use the Campbell’s recipe from the can, LOL.






CAMPBELL'S GREEN BEAN CASSEROLE

Ingredients
·        1 can (10 1/2 ounces) Campbell's® Condensed Cream of Mushroom
·        ½ cup milk
·        1teaspoon soy sauce
·        1dash black pepper
·        4 cups cut green beans
·        1 1/3 cups French's® French Fried Onions

Directions
Step 1
Stir the soup, milk, soy sauce, black pepper, beans and 2/3 cup onions in a 1 1/2-quart casserole.

Step 2
Bake at 350°F. for 25 minutes or until the bean mixture is hot and bubbling.  Stir the bean mixture.  Sprinkle with the remaining onions.
Step 3
Bake for 5 minutes or until the onions are golden brown.

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HEARTSONG Summary:

After years of living in her vibrant twin sister's shadow, shy and awkward Henrietta "Rhetta" Hanlon is ready to spread her wings, and that means heading north to Morgan's Crossing, Montana. Maybe she'll be able to be herself in the wide open spaces...

The child of a Lakota woman and an American Army Colonial, Mahkah "Mac" Soloman is caught between two worlds, seeking a place of his own, a place where he can find that one thing his heart is missing. Working at the Wheeler Hills ranch, his heart yearns for something more, and he finds it when lovely, sweet Rhetta comes to visit.

Unused to any man's attention, Rhetta can't seem to shake her growing interest in the handsome, brooding ranch foreman. His rare smiles light her afire, and his gentle touch makes her soul sing. But is it her he's really interested in, or the woman who looks like her?

Though wary of her own feelings, when her sister is kidnapped, Rhetta must depend on Mac to help save her sister's life. When these two burdened spirits are thrown together, will they find love under the big blue sky or will they allow their fears to silence the song of their hearts?





Lynn Winchester, Author


Lynn Winchester is the pseudonym of a hardworking California-born conservative, now living in the wilds of Northeast Pennsylvania. Lynn has been writing fiction since the 5th grade, and enjoys creating worlds, characters, and stories for her readers.

When Lynn isn't writing she is running a successful editing business, reading whatever she can get her hands on, raising her four children, making sure her husband is happy, and binge watching shows on Netflix.



3 comments:

Sharon Guagliardo said...

Thank you Lynn, my son and I both love Green Bean Casserole too! And Caroline, meeting all these new authors, to me, has been a lot of fun.

Mary Preston said...

Christmas memories are precious!!

Carnola said...

Hello Lynn I loved the description of your book I'm definitely going to download it. I also love spending all day with my family for Christmas and I can definitely relate to having a single mother as a child but Christmas was always awesome.