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Harlequin Spotlight…Her Mistletoe Cowboy by Marie Ferrarella

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HER MISTLETOE COWBOY

By Marie Ferrarella

Synopsis:

Kimberly Lee isn’t sure what she’ll find when she comes to Forever, Texas, to do a story on a groundbreaking program that could put this small town on the map. It certainly isn’t the warm, friendly community that makes the roving reporter feel instantly at home. Or the accident that lays her up at Garrett White Eagle’s ranch, where the blue-eyed rancher awakens feelings she long ago gave up.

Giving people hope again is the goal of the healing ranch Garrett started with his brother. And the lovely, hardworking writer is no exception. Doesn’t Kim realize how much good they can do—together? Her future is here with him if she’s willing to trust in a love that could fulfill the promise of forever.

 

Holiday Bon Appétit and a Book:

I think Christmas and everyone I know thinks of my mint chip brownies and my marzipan bundt cake. The brownies are more or less a standard recipe, except doubled (so the brownies are nice and thick) and add in lots of mint chips.  Here’s the marzipan cake:

Marzipan Cake

 

INGREDIENTS:

1 (18.25 ounce) package moist white (or yellow) cake mix

1 (5 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix

1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

¾ cup of vegetable oil

¾ cup of Amaretto

4 eggs

½ cup of almond slivers

1 tube of almond paste (marzipan)

 

DIRECTIONS:

 

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 10 inch bundt pan with Pam (with flour)

 

  1. Cut almond paste into approximately 14 slices, then put into blender (or something that resembles coffee bean grinder). Object is to break up the slices into tiny pieces to distribute the flavor throughout the cake.

 

  1. In medium bowl combine all the above ingredients then beat with an electric mixer for 5 minutes.

 

  1. Bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes (insert knife in center, cake is done when knife comes out clean) Let cake cool in pan for 10 minutes, then invert and remove cake from pan (with luck!). Let cake cool completely, then drizzle with powder sugar.

 

  1. Enjoy.

 

 

Writer’s Space:

I write anywhere, any time I can find. I do a good deal of my writing in the first floor back bedroom which is half order, half chaos. I have a large desk I put together from Office Max that houses two printers, my desk top computer (I have worn out at least 10 computers), a landline and lots of notes. It’s buffered by two bookcases stocked with my books, research books plus an old fashioned record player (with a CD player) because music is important to my process.

 

About the author: 

MARIE FERRARELLA’s first romance was bought by Second Chance at Love in 1981. She has also been published by Silhouette, Harlequin, Zebra, Harper, Bantam and Berkeley. She has received several RITA nominations from the Romance Writers of America Association over the years with one win for Father Goose in the traditional romance category. She has also been nominated several times in various categories by Romantic Times Magazine.

 

 

 

 

 

Comments

  1. Thanks for the intro, Jilly…this one sounds like fun to read….the recipe is a bonus!

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