Feature Friday Block Party Blog Hop - Week 2


Thanks for stopping by - Today I'm participating in Week #2 of the Feature Friday Block Party Blog Hop, which is co-hosted this week with author MJ Shciller! Please Twitter #FF me with @RohnFederbush. I'm sharing a delicious Chicken Souvlaki with Tzatziki Sauce and a little bit about my book LOVE'S TRIUMPH.


INGREDIENTS:

1/4 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cut into bite-sized pieces 


SAUCE:
1 (6 ounce) container plain Greek-style yogurt
1/2 cucumber - peeled, seeded, and grated
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 teaspoons white vinegar
1 clove garlic, minced
1 pinch salt
6 wooden skewers, or as needed

DIRECTIONS:

1. Combine 1/4 cup olive oil, lemon juice, 2 cloves minced garlic, oregano, and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a large resealable bag. Add chicken, coat with the marinade, squeeze out excess air, and seal the bag. Marinate in the refrigerator for 2 hours.

2. Mix yogurt, cucumber, 1 tablespoon olive oil, vinegar, 1 clove minced garlic, and 1 pinch salt together in a bowl. Refrigerate tzatziki sauce for flavors to blend, 1 to 2 hours.

3. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate. Soak wooden skewers in a bowl of water for about 15 minutes.

4. Remove chicken from marinade and thread onto the soaked skewers. Discard unused marinade.

5. Cook the skewers on the preheated grill, turning frequently until nicely browned on all sides and chicken is no longer pink in the center, about 8 minutes per side. Serve with tzatziki sauce.




Abigail Breckenridge is studying to become Ann Arbor’s second female attorney, but a scandal interrupts her studies and sends her off to Europe to avoid the town gossips.

Charles Van Aker, a 6' 5" poet, is the oldest of eight and at the age of 18 helps run his father’s furniture company. Charles and Abigail have been friends since grade school, so when the scandal surrounding Abigail violently erupts, Charles and his large family of brothers and sisters stand by Abigail.

Through scandal, distance and lost faith, the love between Abigail and Charles grows steadily, but can it survive the tragedies that a typhoid epidemic buries them under?

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Feature Friday Block Party Blog Hop!


Thanks for stopping by - Today I'm participating in the very first Feature Friday Block Party Blog Hop! Please Twitter #FF me with @RohnFederbush. I'm sharing a delicious Strawberry Short Cake and a little bit about my book FLOATING HOME.


INGREDIENTS:

3 pints fresh strawberries
1/2 cup white sugar
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
2 tablespoons white sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup shortening
1 egg
2/3 cup milk
2 cups whipped heavy cream

DIRECTIONS:


1. Slice the strawberries and toss them with 1/2 cup of white sugar. Set aside.

2. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Grease and flour one 8 inch round cake pan.

3. In a medium bowl combine the flour, baking powder, 2 tablespoons white sugar and the salt. With a pastry blender cut in the shortening until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Make a well in the center and add the beaten egg and milk. Stir until just combined.

4. Spread the batter into the prepared pan. Bake at 425 degrees F (220 degrees C) for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool partially in pan on wire rack.

5. Slice partially cooled cake in half, making two layers. Place half of the strawberries on one layer and top with the other layer. Top with remaining strawberries and cover with the whipped cream.


It’s 1841 and after three years of potato blight on the Ring of Kerry, fiery seventeen year old Irish lass, Angela McGovern leaves behind family and friends to follow her destiny in America. Meeting the tall and handsome Englishman, Michael Halliday on the crossing was an unexpected adventure, and Angela’s courage and character will be tested in ways she never imagined during the passage.

Michael (Bumble) Halliday has secured his dream job as a lighthouse keeper for Lake Superior’s Strawberry Island, and he’s determined to follow through with his plan of living a quiet, hermit’s life . . . No matter how attractive he finds Angela.

Will Michael’s stubbornness destroy the chance of true happiness for both of them?


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Bonds of Affection - My Newest Release!

I'm happy to announce that my latest release, Bonds of Affection is now available on Amazon in e-Book and Print! Don't you just love the cover art? The artist is my friend, Kathleen Kelley.

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Tied together as hostages in a bank robbery, an ex-race-car driver, Gina Branson, shares the shock of the bank guard, Thomas Woods, as he witnesses the murder of his twin brother. 


Once freed, the roller coaster of Tom’s grief and rage alienates them on issues of retribution and clemency. Bound to each other from their first flicker of interest, the couple weathers both the bank-robbery trial and the death of Gina’s ailing mother to a final testing of their faith, trust and affection.

Cover Reveal - Bonds of Affection

Bonds of Affection is my next book, which will be published July 1, 2014! 
The cover art was created by Kathleen Kelley.

The Sally Bianco Mystery Series

The Legitimate Way {Book 1}
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Part 1:
Recently widowed and retired as a university administrator, Sally Bianco is bitten by the detective bug to clear an innocent friend of a murder charge. She travels to her hometown seeking the abused woman, only to be courted by a high school acquaintance. John Nelson, who never married.

Part 2:
Sally and John start an agency in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Sally's painter friend's husband dies. The chemistry professor worked on a failed drug cure. The artist's stepson links his hate-filled motives with those of an art dealer, a pawn of the dead professor's scheming boss.

The Appropriate Way {Book 2}
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Sally and her husband, John move back to St. Charles, Illinois. At their wedding reception, they are invited to the local renovated Dunham Castle. When they arrive, the father of the hostess announces his home next door has burnt down. The body found inside is not tall enough to be his wife. A crazed villain targets Sally, but it's John who pays the price.

The Recorder's Way {Book 3}
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Back in Ann Arbor, detective Sally Bianco invites a retreat participant to confide in her. The young woman had been a nurse when three patients died from their doctor's neglect. She joined the army, served in Iraq and rescued an attack dog. She's blackmailing the three doctors involved to feed a diet pill addiction. Unwilling to cease the financing of her habit, she attempts to have her dog dispatch Sally.

Monday's Thoughts From Rohn


Chapter 15:5 “I am the vine, ye are the branches: he that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.”

Saturday's Thoughts From Rohn



John 14:6 “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”

Io son la via, la verita, e la vita; nessuno viene al Padre se non per mezzo di me.

John 14:14 “If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.”
Se chiederete qualche cosa nel mio nome, io la faro.

Friday's Thoughts From Rohn


John 12:46 “I am come a light unto the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness.”

Io son venuto come luce nel mondo, affinche chiunque crede in me, non rimanga nelle tenebre.

Monday's Thoughts From Rohn


Ecclesiastes - Chapter 9:2 “All things come alike to all: there is one event to the righteous and to the wicked.”

Sunday's Thoughts From Rohn


Ecclesiastes:

Chapter 7:13 - “Consider the work of God: for who can make that straight, which he hath made crooked.

Saturday's Thoughts From Rohn


Ecclesiastes: Chapter 5:12 - “The sleep of a laboring man is sweet, whether he eat little or much: but the abundance of the rich will not suffer him to sleep.”

Friday's Thoughts From Rohn



Ecclesiastes: Chapter 4:6 - “Better is an handful with quietness, than both the hands full with travail and vexation of spirit.”

Thursday's Thoughts From Rohn



Ecclesiastes: Chapter 3:1 - To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven:”

Per tutto v’e’ il suo temp, v’e il suo momento per ogni cosa sotto il cielo