I have lumps near my collarbone but it wasn't the only reason I made a doctor's appointment. l still have an enlarged spleen and several times a day and during the night, I become severely overheated. I have lost weight too. When I went to the doctor last Monday, he mentioned that I could have cancer. My blood tests showed an abnormal blood count and I'm anemic again. Dr.Chang thinks my spleen is getting rid of my good red blood cells and could be the reason for the abnormal blood count. I might have to have my spleen removed. Tomorrow I have 2 CT scans - one of chest and one of abdomen and pelvis. This waiting is hard but I am thinking positive that I don't have cancer.
Amish Baby Snatched, Book 1 of The Bishop's Daughters Series is FREE now through February 8th!
5.0 ouAmazont of 5 stars Excellent! story
October 8, 2018
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Two pregnant women, one married and the other not, become friends. As Beth deals with a still born birth. Chloe tries to decide who she will choose to be the adoptive parents of her unborn baby. This was an excellent book. The characters are well developed with strong personalities.
Links for Amish Baby Snatched are on the HOME page or here!
I had my Book 2, Judith's Place, free last September because I had a BookBub ad. When I do this it helps to sell my other books in the series. I usually have my Book 1, A Joyful Break, free for my BookBub ads, but this time I decided to submit Judith's Place. I am thankful I did! What a pleasant surprise to receive twenty-seven reviews for Judith's Place in a short period of time. Most of these reviews are four and five stars. It brightened my weekend because I was ill with severe abdominal pain, enlarged spleen, and so much swelling in my stomach that I looked like I was pregnant. Fortunately, I am feeling better now. I've had several episodes with this abdominal issue. I have gone to the GI doctor and he did tests but nothing showed up on my liver and spleen scans. A recent visit still showed an enlarged spleen.
Something I especially love about my reviews is how many readers mention the faith aspect of my book. I'm glad this means a lot to them.
Our daughter, Amanda, turned 29 on January 8th and our grandson, Dillon was born on the 9th. We celebrated his 7th birthday at Red Lobster and Amanda's at CiCi's! Dillon wanted me to bake a carrot cake for his birthday and Amanda requested her chocolate cake that is yummy too!
I don't usually like chocolate cake but this cake mix makes a delicious one! I put white frosting with sprinkles on it. Amanda loves sprinkles on her cakes and donuts!
CARROT CAKE RECIPE
4 eggs, lightly beaten
2 cups flour (I use unbleached flour.)
2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking soda
3 cups finely shredded carrots (lightly packed)
1 1/4 cup cooking oil (I use canola oil or vegetable oil.)
2 teaspoons vanilla
1. Grease or spray 9 x 13 pan.
2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, and baking soda; set aside.
3. In another bowl combine eggs, carrots, vanilla, and oil. Add egg mixture to flour mixture. Stir until combined. Pour batter into the prepared pan.
4. Bake in the preheated oven for 40 to 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
Ingredients for Frosting
1/2 cup butter (1 stick), softened
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
4 cups confectioners' sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
To make frosting: Using an electric mixer at medium speed, beat the butter, cream cheese, and vanilla until smooth. Turn the mixer down to the lowest speed and add the confectioners' sugar a little at a time, until it's completely combined and smooth. Frost the cooled cake.
A big thanks to Teri for taking the time to write a review during the busy Christmas season for my novella!
5.0 out of 5 stars
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December 15, 2018
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Delightful short story. And like all Diane's books beautifully done. This story is mainly about Rachel and Samuel but does catch you up other members of the family from the Plain Daughters series. Set at Christmas time Rachel has to deal with jealously issues. Since it is a short story don't want to give anything away. Has been a great series and would recommend the whole series to anyone who loves reading Amish fiction. As usual Diane, a wonderful job on the story. You have a gift in bringing all the characters to life. Looking forward to your next story coming in 2019.
Rachel Weaver decides to visit her husband, Samuel, at his furniture business and take lunch to him. When she arrives at his store with their daughter in her arms, Rachel is surprised to see a beautiful Englisher, Bridget, laughing and talking with him. Jealousy causes Rachel to consider returning to work part-time at the bakery next to Samuel’s store. She will see Samuel more and can eat lunch with him. Keeping tabs on her handsome husband and baking her famous pies in the Weaver’s Bakery becomes Rachel’s objective. Other characters from the Dreams of Plain Daughters Series make an appearance in this novella. As it gets closer to Christmas, Rachel’s faith is tested, and she is reminded again how fragile life is.
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