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Hello Romance Lovers, and welcome to spring!

At least I hope you are having spring. I’m afraid Mother Nature has not received the memo about spring arriving. I hope you’re not one of those who are still getting snow. We have cold temperatures here in Oklahoma, lots of wind and horrible wild fires. But we are going in the right direction, and a real spring and summer is in our future.

This month I would like to ask if you’ve read The Pursuit of Mrs. Pennyworth, to please leave a review on Amazon. Did you figure out who the stalker was? Were you surprised? I’d love to know what you thought.

My son (the Twinadoes daddy) is an artist. He doesn’t make his living that way (how many artists do?) but he is quite talented. He is in the process of writing a children’s book using the twinadoes as the main characters. Below is one of the caricatures of the boys he’s drawn. I think it’s so cute.

I would also like to tell you that my book, A Run for Love, the first book in my Oklahoma Lovers series, is now free on all retailers except Amazon (they only allow free if someone reports to them that it’s free on another site). If you haven’t read it, here is your chance to grab a copy.

And finally, I’m excited to announce that my next book, Wagering for Miss Blake, book four in my Lords and Ladies in Love series, will release on June 11th. This book features Mr. Giles Templeton and Miss Suzanna Blake who you met at Bedford’s wedding in Denying the Duke. Included below is a link for the first chapter of the book. By May’s newsletter it should be up for pre-order, and I will then share the 2nd chapter. I hope you enjoy the beginning of Giles and Suzanna’s love story!

Here’s hoping for some nice spring weather coming soon!


Flourless Chocolate Pecan Cookies

April is National Pecan Month so I thought I’d share this gluten-free cookie recipe. Chocolate and pecans – yum!

3 cups powdered sugar

2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa

1/4 teaspoon salt

3 large egg whites, at room temperature

2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 (4-oz.) semisweet chocolate bar, chopped

1 cup toasted chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Sift together powdered sugar, cocoa, and salt in a large bowl.

Whisk egg whites until frothy. Stir egg whites and vanilla into powdered sugar mixture. (Batter will be very thick.) Stir in chopped chocolate and pecans until well combined.

Drop cookies 3 inches apart using a 1 1/2-inch cookie scoop (about 2 tablespoons) on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet lightly greased with cooking spray.

Bake in preheated oven until tops are shiny and cracked, 8 to 10 minutes. Cool on baking sheet 5 minutes; transfer to wire racks, and cool completely, about 15 minutes.





Hi Romance Fans,

Happy March (although it’s almost over). I have exciting news today. For those of you who have been following my newsletter these past few months, you’ve had access to the prequel, and chapters one, two, and three of my very first Historical Romantic Suspense, The Pursuit of Mrs. Pennyworth. You will be able to read Chapter Four today.

Today is release day, and I am very excited. I am offering an awesome Release Day Grand Prize of a dozen red roses, a bracelet, and a box of cookies (All of these items are connected to the book). The link for the contest entry is below. If you review my book and send me the link or a screenshot to, you have a chance to win a print copy of my new release.

I also have a close friend who just released a book, The Marquis and I. Ella Quinn is a fabulous USA Today best selling author. If you would like to have a chance to win a copy of her book, shoot me an email at, and I will pick a winner after noon on March 28th. Good luck!

The twinadoes had their very first soccer practice and game this month. As we stood out in the chilly rain with the rest of the parents and grandparents, I realized how much they’ve grown!

I hope you’ll be a part of my release celebration for The Pursuit of Mrs. Pennyworth. If you post a review or share on your social media, let me know so I can say thanks!

Happy reading!




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Hello Romance Lovers!

Happy Thanksgiving to my U.S. friends. The big Turkey Day is only a week away, and I hope you are prepared and have help. My daughter-in-law will be chasing the Twinadoes and my daughter has to work. Mr. H and my son can both cook, but the demands of Thanksgiving are beyond their skill level. Since I don’t want to do it all myself, I have opted to purchase a complete Thanksgiving dinner from a local supermarket. Makes for a more relaxed, easy day.

I have so many things to share with you this month~

First, one of my favorite books, The Highlander’s Accidental Marriage, is now on sale until November 27th for only 99¢.  You can find it at all retailers. This is one of the books in my Marriage Mart Mayhem series. It’s a road trip story, which I always found to be fun. And it makes for a lot of “interesting” situations. Wink, wink.

Next, I will be sending out a survey to all of you in the next couple of weeks about your reading habits. Everyone who responds will be entered into a drawing for a signed copy of Denying the Duke. This will be a once a year survey, so please don’t think I will be asking you to do this all the time. Your information is valuable to me in that it helps me make decisions about what to write next and how to distribute my books. Thanks in advance for sharing your feedback!

Now, for the big announcement! My new, very special book is coming out in March 2018. The Pursuit of Mrs. Pennyworth is the first historical thriller/suspense romance book I’ve written, and I’m very excited about it. I’ve written a prequel to the story which is only available to my  subscribers and is included in this newsletter.Starting next month, I will feature a chapter from The Pursuit of Mrs. Pennyworth until it releases in March. Be sure to read the newsletter each month to be the first to enjoy my brand-new story.

The only way to read the prequel and the first four chapters is by subscribing to my newsletter, so invite your friends to sign up. Here’s a convenient link to share with them:

Now for other fun stuff, including my famous Christmas Crack recipe.

Exclusive subscribers-only Prequel

The Pursuit of Mrs. Pennyworth is a historical romantic suspense story.

About the Book

Charlotte Pennyworth’s well-ordered life is about to explode. Someone is leaving ‘gifts’ on her doorstep. The flowers were fine, but now the ‘gifts’ are becoming more improper and finally, sinister. When Scotland Yard turns her away, she hires Elliot Baker, a private investigator.

Elliot is willing to help the beautiful widow, but based on a past experience that wrecked his life, he is distrustful of women. And he knows Charlotte is hiding something. But her lure is too strong, so he takes on her case by posing as her suitor.

In the year that Scotland Yard is chasing Jack the Ripper, women all over London are nervous. But Charlotte has a real reason to be anxious. Can Elliot put aside his suspicions of his client, or has their ‘pretend’ courtship turned into something he swore he would never do again?

Or perhaps Charlotte’s past has caught up with her.


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On sale for $.99

She never intended to take a husband…

Scotland, 1817

The Duke of Manchester’s sister, Lady Sarah Lacey, always abides by the rules of etiquette. Fate, however, has no such confines. On a journey to the Scottish Highlands, Lady Sarah is set upon by misfortune-leaving her without carriage or chaperone, and left to the mercy of a kind and handsome gentleman. Whom (in order to secure a room at an inn) she announces is her husband.

When she proclaims they’re married in public, Professor Braeden McKinnon can’t bring himself to correct the lovely Lady Sarah. After all, her reputation would be ruined. Nor can he tell her that her proclamation is not only legally binding in Scotland, but sharing a room is considered to be an act of consummation…

Now they are bound together until death do they part-even if Sarah has no intention of becoming any man’s wife.


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Christmas Crack

Every year I get requests for my Christmas Crack recipe. I decided to share it with you now so you have plenty of time to whip up several batches to enjoy with family and friends and give as a gift.

40 saltine crackers (approx. 1 sleeve)
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
1 cup dark brown sugar
2 cups chocolate chips
1 cup chopped pecans (optional)

Boil 1 cup of butter with 1 cup brown sugar, about 3-5 minutes until it pulls from the sides.

Line a cookie sheet with foil and spray it with pam. Line the sheet with 1 sleeve of saltines.

Pour the butter/sugar mix on top and bake in a 375 oven for 7 minutes. Take it out and put chocolate chips on top and return to oven (oven off) just to melt.

Spread the melted chips with a knife. Cool, then put it in the fridge for 3 hours to set. Then crack it up with your hands.

Delicious and very addicting!

Prisoners of Love: Becky now available

Hi Romance Fans,

I can’t believe it’s almost November already! Of course, based on what I’ve seen in the stores lately, one would think it was almost December. Honestly, putting out Christmas items before Halloween seems a bit much for me.

The Twinadoes and I, along with my wonderful daughter, made a visit to a local pumpkin patch—where only Halloween was celebrated, thank you very much—along with their cousin, Ady. Below you will see a picture of the three of them once they had their faces painted—Wonder Woman, Captain America, and The Hulk. We had a lovely time, and I’m looking forward to seeing them in their Halloween costumes soon.

Have a great November, and keep thinking turkey, not Christmas trees!

New Release ~ Prisoners of Love: Becky

Becky Davidson has been on her own since she was thirteen years old. The last three years she has been travelling the country with Dr. Snodgrass who sells elixir for all sorts of medical problems. They are generally run out of town by the third or fourth day. Their last stop was Dodge City, and this time Dr. Snodgrass took all the money and ran. But left Becky behind.

In jail for running a scam, Becky agrees to travel with three other female prisoners, and Miss Nellie, a former brothel owner who is chaperoning them, on a wagon train to Santa Fe as a mail order bride. Before they leave, Becky is befriended by Mace Jensen, the Santa Fe County sheriff who is escorting three recently captured outlaws to Santa Fe.

Once they arrive at their destination, friendship grows between Becky and Mace, as she works with him in the jailhouse and dodges every man Miss Nellie presents to her as a potential husband.

Sheriff Jensen is the man she wants, but he feels they would scandalize the town should they marry. He is a black man, and she a white woman. Can love overcome the problems the sheriff sees for them, or should he be sensible and let the woman he loves marry another man?

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Read the rest of the series ~ Adelaide on sale for 99¢

Dodge City, Kansas, 1877 ~ Adelaide Markham is one of four female prisoners sitting in Dodge City Jail. The sheriff offers them a choice. Either sit in jail until the circuit judge sobers up enough to hear their cases, or get on the wagon train traveling to Santa Fe as mail order brides.A recent widow who just lost her child, Adelaide prefers marriage to jail, but wants no part of motherhood. The pain is too great.Miles Ryan has been threatened by the wagon train master that he and his two recalcitrant daughters will be left behind at Fort Dodge if he doesn’t find a wife to control the girls.Miles takes one look at Adelaide and decides she’s for him. Unfortunately, it’s not until the deed is done that she learns she is a mother once again.

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In 1877 saloon girl, Cinnamon O’Brien, sits in Dodge City jail with three other women charged with various crimes. Her charges, of course, are totally unfair since she only hit the mayor over the head with the pitcher of beer because he grabbed her lady parts. Now the marshal gives the four women a choice: join up with the wagon train in Fort Dodge and head to Santa Fe as a mail order bride, or when the judge sobers up, he’ll be so ornery he’ll probably sent them to the state prison.Before they even leave, childhood friend, Jedediah Nelson, newly ordained preacher headed to Santa Fe, and in need of a wife, proposes to Cinnamon. A preacher and a saloon girl? She’s about to give him a wild ride.

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“Adelaide’ Giveaway

I’m celebrating the release of Becky by giving away a signed copy of Adelaide. This giveaway is exclusively for my newsletter subscribers so enter for a chance to win.

Just hit reply or send an email to with your favorite thing about fall. I’ll randomly select one lucky winner and contact them by email. Good luck!

Invitation to Read & Review

Some of my readers know I offer review copies of my books, but until now, the process has been clunky and informal. I’m happy to announce I’ve streamlined the process and this is your formal invitation to participate.

To request a review copy of any title from my back list, just fill out this form. As soon as you’ve read and reviewed that book, provide a link to your review and you can request another book.

This is just my way of saying thanks for the time, energy and enthusiasm you share as one of my readers!

Trick and Treat Halloween Recipes for Kids

1 can (235 g) crescent rolls
2 1/2 slices processed cheese slices, quartered
10 hot dogs
Non-stick cooking spray
Mustard or ketchup

Heat oven to 375°F (190°C). Unroll dough; separate at perforations creating 4 rectangles; press perforations to seal. With knife or kitchen scissors, cut each rectangle lengthwise into 10 pieces, making a total of 40 pieces of dough. Slice cheese slices into quarters (1/2 slice cheese, cut in half).

Wrap 4 pieces of dough around each hot dog and 1/4 slice of cheese to look like “bandages,” stretching dough slightly to completely cover hot dog. About 1/2-inch (2 cm) from one end of each hot dog, separate “bandages” so hot dog shows through for “face.” On ungreased baking sheet, place wrapped hot dogs (cheese side down); spray dough lightly with non-stick cooking spray.

Bake 13 to 17 minutes or until dough is light golden brown and hot dogs are hot. With mustard, draw features on “face.”

Frosting (orange or white)
Mini-chocolate chips (optional)

Open up the Oreo.

Break 4 pretzel sticks in equal halves.

Place 4 pretzel legs on each side of the Oreo into the filling.

Replace the cookie on top again.

Use frosting and/or mini chocolate chips to make eyes.

What I’m Reading Now

After years of reluctantly living the wild life in Haskell, Wyoming, all Rose Rawlins wants is to settle down into a quiet position as a maid for the Bond family in Brynthwaite, England. She takes her position as nurse for charming and irascible Mr. Bond, and confidant of adventurous Miss Elaine Bond, seriously, vowing that nothing will get in the way of her duty to her new friends.

Until handsome and tempting Dr. Isaac Newsome comes along.

Widower Isaac Newsome doesn’t feel as though he has anything to offer a woman, but from the first moment he lays eyes on Rose, that belief is challenged. Rose’s refreshing, American ways breathe new life into what was becoming a stale existence. But in spite of the fiery attraction between them, Rose is holding something back.

It takes a trio of mischievous young men from Brynthwaite Municipal Orphanage, all of Mr. Bond’s wiles, a mysterious and regal bookseller, who is also new to town, and a daring boat race to bring Rose and Isaac together, but even then, will a sudden tragedy pull them apart?

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Take care and happy reading!


Callie Hutton




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