8 oz of sour cream; 8 oz. of cream cheese (softened)
1/2 cup mayo
1/2 cup milk
2 small cans diced chiles
2 cups shredded cheese
1/2 tsp garlic powder; 1/2 tsp onion powder
salt and pepper
Bruchko by Bruce Olson. Another amazing story written by Olson about his experiences with South American Indians. He began in 1961, so this story is more current.
There are so many more biographies/autobiographies written by those who have been an amazing example of perseverance and faith in Christ. They put their lives on the line to share with others the truth of Christ. Once again, it is definitely a challenge and encouragement to me.
May we all be challenged to pray for those who are persecuted around the world!
By virtue of her profession as a midwife, Tabitha Eckles is the keeper of many secrets: the names of fathers of illegitimate children, the level of love and harmony within many a marriage, and now the identity of a man who may have caused his wife's death. Dominick Cherrett is a man with his own secret to keep: namely, what he, a British nobleman, is doing on American soil working as a bondsman in the home of Mayor Kendall, a Southern gentleman with his eye on a higher office.
By chance one morning before the dawn has broken, Tabitha and Dominick cross paths on a misty beachhead, leading them on a twisted path through kidnappings, death threats, public disgrace, and . . . love? Can Tabitha trust Dominick? What might he be hiding? And can either of them find true love in a world that seems set against them? (taken from Amazon.com)
This is the first book written by Laurie Alice Eakes that I've read and I really enjoyed it. I'd like to read more of her midwife's series. This story was filled with questions that I really wanted to read on to have the answers! The romantic tension was great. I wanted the hero/heroine to be together, but I didn't see how they could be. That definitely made things interesting. The early American setting was one that I also enjoyed.
There have been a few other books that I've enjoyed lately which include:
When All My Dreams Come True by Janelle Mowery--a story set in the wild west. Bobbie McIntyre gets a job working at Jace Kincaid's ranch. Jace is surprised to see a woman ride up for work instead of a man. He soon sees that Bobbie is a hard worker and good ranch hand...but will she be able to show her femine side as well as help Jace find who is trying to sabotage his ranch? I love westerns : ).
No Place for a Lady by Maggie Brendan--another western book set in Colorado. Our heroine, Crystal, is from Georgia, leaving behind hardship to visit her Aunt Kate's Colorado ranch. We're taken on a journey of friendship, tragedy, and even romance. I really enjoyed Crystal's spunky, determined character!
And right now I'm reading Jane Eyre...for about the third time. I love it. The movie versions are great, but through the book you see the faith of Jane, the intensity of the love she and Rochester had for one another, and her inner thoughts as the story is told from Jane's perspective. I think I'm going to go back and watch the movie again after I read it as I'll be seeing it through different eyes.
Books I hope to read soon:
A Lasting Impression by Tamera Alexander....I love this author! Not just for her brilliant writing, but also for her sweet spirit that she pours out through her blogs and facebook. This book begins a new series for her. I've loved her books set in the west...this one is set in the south. I look forward to seeing what she does with a new setting. I've signed up to receive this one to review through Bethany House...but I'm still waiting to get it! I hope it comes soon!
The Merchant's Daughter by Melanie Dickerson....I love this author, too! Melanie and I have been able to communicate a lot over the course of this year and she is so neat! A very gifted writer as well. I read her first book, The Healer's Apprentice, earlier this year and it was great. Even though it is categorized as a Young Adult book, I still thoroughly enjoyed it as an adult. Her new book, a take on the fairy tale Beauty and the Beast, looks wonderful! I'm thinking... Christmas gift to me! : )
If you have any good recommendations, let me know! I've still got several more freebies on my Kindle that I haven't read yet. I'm excited about that! : ) The site Inspired Reads has some great posts on Kindle freebies and reduced Christian fiction books. You can find it on facebook or (I believe) at www.inspiredreads.com.