Thursday, January 15, 2009

Sometimes Something Sweet is Just What the Soul Ordered

It seems African American readers sho' do like themselves some drama! My goodness. It's evident in our best sellers list. Bring the drama and keep it rolling till I close the book. I guess we like what we like, but don't we all want a little down time, a little hiatus from the roller coaster sometimes? I know I do.

I love romance. Love a good romance book and a good romantic movie. Makes me feel all good inside like I've eaten a half dozen homemade chocolate chip cookies (okay, the whole dozen, but who's counting), and I never forget the milk. Which brings me to the current book by author, Cecelia Dowdy. I love Cecelia's writing. Always have. Ever since I read one of her novels seven years ago in a collection titled Promises to Keep she sold to me at a writer/readers retreat. She's been giving me that cookies and milk feeling every time she has a new release, and on that note here's a little about my latest journey into the euphoric splendor.


Running a dairy farm is a big job, but doing it alone is almost impossible.When her dad dies, Emily must work hard to save the family farm, but she manages. Until the day the CPA pulls in her drive and announces he’s there to do an audit on the place.

Franklin Reese is appalled at the lack of interest the Cooper women have in the financial end of their livelihood, but he dives in, determined to help them learn. The further he looks into Mr. Cooper’s dealings, however, the more uncomfortable he becomes. Can he uncover the truth of the situation and still earn the love of the amazing Emily Cooper? Will issues in Franklin’s own life keep them apart, even after the farm is taken care of? Only God can heal hurting hearts and repair broken lives. Will these two let Him in?

Learn more about Milk Money and Cecelia's other novels at her website http://www.ceceliadowdy.com/. She also has a great blog where she gives away books every month. You can also read the first scene from Milk Money and more at http://ceceliadowdy.blogspot.com/2008/08/milk-money-first-scene.html

Thanks Cecelia for giving me that warm feeling without the calories.

9 comments:

Cecelia Dowdy said...

Thanks a bunch for featuring me on your blog! Plus, love the analogy...cookies and milk! Do you know how much I love a big stack of good cookies along with a glass of milk and a good book?! Pure bliss...

Kandy Kane said...

Nice write-up! Thanks for sharing!

bookloverangie1 said...

Great article! Milk Money is a good book to read with some coffee and cookies!

Michelle Stimpson said...

Okay - this is making me hungry! God Bless, Cecelia!

cyndea31 said...

Rhonda, I couldn't agree with you more. I've enjoyed each of Cecelia's stories and find a wonderful escape reading about characters whose lives are so grounded by their faith. For sure I will be keeping an eye out for her next!

Ty said...

I love cookies, not so much a milk person. I am looking forward to reading "Milk Money" and "John's Quest." I have both of them coming up soon on my TBR pile.

Thanks for posting Rhonda!

booklover said...

Sounds like a simply sweet, satisfying read!

Ausjenny said...

have just received this book and will be reading it very shortly it sounds really good.

Wendy said...

Great book! All of her books are good reads!