So Mary, welcome! It's lovely to have you here. I have just a few questions, then of course we'll sample some of your sweet treats!
1. How old were you when you first heard/felt God in your life? (I'll admit, I was in my teens and I pushed Him away - as well as the person who was witnessing to me...while I was at a "Christian retreat"! But praise God, He gave me another chance - 30 years later!)
That's wonderful! I love hearing about people who have stayed close to God all their lives. What a wonderful walk it's been, I'm sure!
Ok - well you can have that flat, grassy land, but I need forests and mountains and beaches. LOL I want it all! (I guess that's why I stay in New England!)
Sounds wonderful! I can definitely understand that!
Oh I certainly understand about those characters. Mine write their own stories. I just type what they tell me to!
7. Just one more question, did anything in particular inspire the Sweet Treats series? a love of baking - growing up with a baker...just love bakeries...I actually DREAMED the Sweet Treats bakery series! I was working on a collection idea, and went to sleep one night with idea whirling through my head. That's when Kate, Grace. Tessa and Mattie were born, and Sweet Treats came to be. It's one of the coolest things that's ever happened to me!
Well thank you for chatting, Mary, now let's have a peek at those stories!
Broken dreams...shattered hearts...a special recipe...
Following the tragic, sudden death of her parents, Kate Spencer broke off her engagement from high school sweetheart Logan Daniels, just weeks before their wedding. She chose, instead, to remain in Mount Ridge, Tennessee to raise her younger sisters and help keep the family together. Now, with her sisters grown, she spends her days at family-owned Sweet Treats Bakery, hiding a wounded heart in the sweet confections she creates.
Logan Daniels left town when Kate broke his heart, but now he's come home to claim what he lost four years ago, and he won't stop until he gets what he came for...Kate's kisses.
smiled, heat flared in her belly. To her utter dismay, her insides melted into a puddle of hot paraffin. She felt paralyzed as his gaze wavered between her and Mattie.
sudden appearance had Mattie just as nervous, but Mattie seemed to dismiss the anxiety as she turned toward the stairs that led to the storage room. She waggled her fingers at Kate. “It’s…well…you two have a nice little chat. I’ll…be upstairs.”
Brent Peterson returns to Mount Ridge, Tennessee with a single goal-to win back Grace Spencer. He's loved her since kindergarten, and should have told her how he felt, but Dan Turner swooped in and stole Grace away before Brent had the chance. Now Grace is a widow with a young son, and while it's been three years since her husband's death, Brent isn't sure he should make his feelings known.
When Brent comes around the family bakery, Grace longs to restore their friendship, but the thin gold wedding band on her finger-and memories of Dan-stand between them.
Can Brent's gentle patience coax Grace to let go of her memories...and the ring, or is it time for Brent to move on alone, and leave Mount Ridge forever?
Brent couldn’t pull his gaze from Grace as she spooned lemon‐scented batter into a greased bread pan. Blonde hair spilled over her neck in a sassy blunt cut that kissed her shoulders as she moved gracefully between the counter and oven. Blue eyes sparkled in sunlight that cascaded through the front window of the bakery, but a hint of sadness lurked beneath. Brent knew she still thought of Dan, the husband she’d lost in a construction accident three years ago—Adam’s
And he aimed to change that. A pre‐dawn ride through cool mountain air in the Cove had cleared cobwebs from his head and strengthened his resolve. As the sun had risen over the horizon to kiss a clear blue morning sky, a need intensified that could no longer be denied.
He wanted Grace.