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Who doesn’t love gifts, right? And from where do all good gifts come? I teach Sunday School for our little church, and this month, I’ve been teaching the Holy Spirit, which slid into the Fruit of the Spirit. Each week, I try and present a simple truth, and I pray for God’s direction. I’m always … Read More about Just what I’ve always wanted!
“Chris pulled into the Manière Sisters Restaurant’s paved driveway, and whiffs of seafood gumbo filled the air. Melanie remembered coming here as a child. In fact, every Friday night, when she lived in Mississippi, her dad brought the family there for dinner, but back then, there was no all-you-can-eat pasta. Initially, the Manière Sisters were … Read More about Manière Sister’s Restaurant
“Quaint Affairs was so much different. Most importantly, it wasn’t a bridal gown store but a showcase for her wedding consultant services. When customers walked into Quaint Affairs, they often gasped. Melanie knew it took their breath away. She’d planned it that way. When guests opened the antique door, they were greeted with twinkling lights, … Read More about Quaint Affairs
“Max owned the florist shop a few doors down, The Pink Rosette. Melanie breathed deep when she entered. The scent of sweet flowers filled the air. He came out around the counter to greet her. His round, wire-rimmed glasses and flowing, thin, white hair made him look like an old rock star. The smeared green … Read More about The Pink Rosette
“The thrift store, Second Chances, was more like a small, upscale vintage boutique. Carol, the owner, created stunning outdoor displays. A wooden tea cart lined with crocheted doilies held a porcelain teapot and a few delicate china cups. Tiny silver spoons scattered about complemented the flowered, decoupage wood grain on the cart. Off to the … Read More about Second Chances
Every novel has a coffee shop in it, right? Well, every contemporary story does, and Shattered Guilt has the Mockingbird Café. It’s an actual establishment in Bay St. Louis. I’ve never been there, but it was on our schedule to visit when I planned our trip back in March of this year. We were all … Read More about The Mockingbird Café