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Good morning friends, happy Friday Favorites No. 519!
This is going to be a busy weekend, places to go and people to see. The big game is Sunday and my husband will be glued to the tv cheering on his hometown KC Chiefs. I will be supporting him by rating the commercials.
Tuesday is Valentine’s Day, do you have plans? There is still time to make your family and friends one of my Valentine’s Candy favors. Thank you to all who have pinned, emailed and messaged me. I appreciate you letting me know how much you enjoyed making them. Of course if you want to make an even sweet treat I recommend these cupcakes .
I have lots to share today so lets’ get too it!
FRIDAY FAVORITES NO. 519
Sunday is the big game and although I am not so interested in the game I love the food! Here are a few recipes that caught my eye.
Game day nachos. with chili , guacamole and lots of cheese.I could eat this entire pan.
Ham and cheese croissants, a twist on the traditional Hawaiian roll sandwiches.
5 Minute Reeses snack mix will be a crowd pleasing favorite, sweet, salty and filled with peanut butter snacks.
Everyones favorite snack mix, Chex Mix!
It’s not a party unless there is dessert and chocolate chip cookies are easy to make and are delicious!
Amanda Grayson had a happy marriage, a beautiful home, and a successful career—until she didn’t. Starting over in her forties was the last thing she expected to be doing. That’s when she discovers a once-grand historic house that takes on a talismanic power the moment she sees it. The nearly two-hundred-year-old, abandoned brick manor, surrounded by the crests of Virginia’s old Blue Ridge Mountains, calls to her. It needs saving—and she wants to save it—but how?
That’s also when she finds herself in the middle of an improbable attraction at work. As emotions evolve, Amanda realizes she is either in the safest relationship imaginable, or she has taken a course that could destabilize her career and what’s left of her heart. Either way, she senses whatever is happening is key to helping her regain her devastated vivacity, but at what cost?
And, that’s when a career-breaking project heats up, keeping her on the road and attracting unwanted attention from the highest levels of her federal agency in Washington, D.C. This unexpected twist leaves her balancing a tightrope of department politics, personal agendas, and turf guarding that threatens to destabilize her plans and her future. Can she control the chaos, or will it control her?
It is September 1940 – a year into the war – and as German bombs fall on Britain, fears grow of an impending invasion. Enemy fighter planes blacken the sky around the Epping Forest home of Susan Shepherd and her grandfather, Bertie. After losing her parents to influenza as a child, Susan found comfort in raising homing pigeons with Bertie. All her birds are extraordinary to Susan – loyal, intelligent, beautiful – but none more so than Duchess, who shares a special bond with Susan and an unusual curiosity about the human world.
Thousands of miles away in Buxton, Maine, a young crop-duster pilot named Ollie Evans has decided to travel to Britain to join the Royal Air Force. His quest brings him to Epping and to the National Pigeon Service, where Susan is involved in a new, covert assignment. Codenamed Source Columba, the mission aims to air-drop hundreds of homing pigeons in German-occupied France. Many will not survive. Those that do make the journey home to England can convey crucial information on German troop movements – and help reclaim the skies from the Luftwaffe.
The friendship between Ollie and Susan deepens as the mission date draws near. When Ollie’s plane is downed behind enemy lines, both know how remote the chances of reunion must be. Yet Duchess’s devotion and her singular sense of duty will become an unexpected lifeline.
Don’t forget to pre-order Kristy Woodson Harveys’ new book! Coming out in July it will be the perfect beach read.
Nearly thirty years ago, in the wake of a personal tragedy, June Moore bought Camp Holly Springs and turned it into a thriving summer haven for girls. But now, June is in danger of losing the place she has sacrificed everything for, and begins to realize how much she has used the camp to avoid facing difficulties in her life.
June’s niece, Daphne, met her two best friends, Lanier and Mary Stuart, during a fateful summer at camp. They’ve all helped each other through hard things, from heartbreak and loss to substance abuse and unplanned pregnancy, and the three are inseparable even in their thirties. But when attorney Daphne is confronted with a relationship from her past—and a confidential issue at work becomes personal—she is faced with an impossible choice.
Lanier, meanwhile, is struggling with tough decisions of her own. After a run-in with an old flame, she is torn between the commitment she made to her fiancé and the one she made to her first love. And when a big secret comes to light, she finds herself at odds with her best friend…and risks losing the person she loves most.
But in spite of their personal problems, nothing is more important to these songbirds than Camp Holly Springs. When the women learn their childhood oasis is in danger of closing, they band together to save it, sending them on a journey that promises to open the next chapters in their lives.
Looking for more books to read? You can find most of the books I have recommended on the blog in My Bookshop on Amazon.
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Have a great day friends, I hope you found something to read, make or enjoy on Friday Favorites No. 519. If you make one of the featured recipes come back and let us know how you liked it! I will let you know how the enchiladas turned out!
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