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The Single Dad: Ex-military man Derrick Richmond. Solitary and satisfied…until little Timmy was dropped into his lap and Derrick had to learn to be somebody's daddy.

The Single Woman: School teacher Anna Maxwell. Fate might have denied her a family of her own, but Anna still had plenty of love to give, if only someone would notice.

The Solution: Anna would teach Derrick all he needed to know about kids. Father and son would give Anna some precious memories. Then the school teacher and the single dad would go their separate ways. Unless one little boy had other ideas!

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"This was a wonderful romance about conquering deep set fears and apprehension...An entertaining read full of emotion." 

"The situations with the students in the classroom setting were like many I have had while teaching. The children's dialogue was realistic, witty, and honest. Donna's descriptive language paints vivid pictures of her characters' feelings, and draws you into the story."


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News Flash! #Route1Reads Features RECLAIM MY HEART - Thank you, @DELibraries

I am so honored to announce that Route1Reads.org is featuring my book, RECLAIM MY HEART, as part of their 2018 Reading List. This year's theme is "must-read romance" and my book is representing the state of Delaware. I am giddy with excitement!

I'd like to thank Patty Langley, Program Coordinator for the Delaware Center for the Book. She's from the Delaware Division of Libraries and she contacted me to let me know RECLAIM MY HEART is on the Route1Reads 2018 Reading List. She also said that copies of my book have been ordered and will be added to the Delaware Library Catalog. I am so pleased with this news! If you use the Delaware Library system, please check out my book. Happy Reading!



Cocoa Cake #Recipe for Dessert Lovers and #Foodies


My last blog post brought you a dozen or so snacks under 100 calories. Today, I present a decadent cocoa cake that is moist, delicious—and I’m sure—full of calories! Am I going to apologize? Absolutely not! Because that’s how I roll. :)

Moist Cocoa Cake with Peanut Butter Drizzle

For the cake:

2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
2/3 cup cocoa
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups buttermilk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla

1.      Preheat oven to 350ยบ F. Lightly coat a 13” x 9” baking pan with cooking spray.
2.    Beat all ingredients in a large mixing bowl until combined. Do not over beat.
3.    Pour batter into prepared pan and spread evenly. Tap pan lightly on counter to remove any air bubbles.
4.    Bake 35-40 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
5.     Cool before serving.

For the topping:

1/2 cup PB2
2 Tablespoons water
2 Tablespoon honey

1.      Mix together the PB2, the water, and the honey until smooth.
2.    Drizzle over cake slices.

Note: PB2 is powered peanut butter, a great product that has 85% less fat than regular peanut butter. You can find it in your grocery store or purchase it on Amazon. If PB2 doesn’t interest you, simply measure out a half cup of your favorite peanut butter and thin it with 2 tablespoons honey.

I hope you enjoy this delicious cake!

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12 Snacks – 100 Calories or Less #HeathyEating #Wellness #LifeStyle


I attended a family gathering yesterday and I ate like a pig. So today, I’m trying to get back on track. Here’s a list of my go-to snacks when I’m focused on sticking to 1200-1400 calories per day:

1. 1 cup frozen seedless green grapes – 65 calories
         
2. 1/4 cup wasabi peas – 100 calories

3. 2 stalks celery (about 7” long) and 2 tablespoons hummus – 100 calories

4. 30 goldfish crackers – 100 calories

5. 2 tablespoons PB2 spread on 1/2 granny smith apple – 90 calories
          (PB2 is powdered peanut butter. Mix 2 tablespoons PB2 with 1 tablespoon water. Packed with flavor but very little fat.)

6. 2 Tablespoons PB2 spread on 2 stalks celery – 66 calories

7. 1/2 banana (sliced) dipped in 2 teaspoons dark chocolate chips (melted). Freeze! – 100 calories

8. 1/3 cup Greek Gods Vanilla Honey yogurt – 96 calories

9. 3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce sprinkled with cinnamon – 75 calories

10. Banana smoothie – blend 1/2 a banana, 1/3 cup nonfat Greek yogurt, and a handful of crushed ice – 100 calories

11. 2 pretzel rods dipped in 2 teaspoon yellow mustard – 77 calories

12. 1/2 cup steamed edamame (shelled) with a splash of soy sauce – 100 calories

And here’s one more for good measure:

13. 16 cherry tomatoes sliced in half, 1/8 cup crumbled feta cheese, and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice – 95 calories

What are YOUR go-to snacks when you’re trying to get your diet and your weight back on track?

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Ocean City Boardwalk Series, Books 4-6 is now available!

New 3-Book Bundle!

Over 8 million people visit Ocean City, Maryland every year—now that’s a lot of opportunity for romance! This 3-book bundle is chocked full of emotional, romantic reads that include tragedy, suspense, yearning, a bit of fluffy fun, and always, always a happily-ever-after.

The first book brings you Christy Cooper, a pediatric nurse who agrees to help Aaron Chase create a perfect family holiday for his precious little girl in An Almost Perfect Christmas. This book has earned nearly one hundred reviews and 80% of them are 5-stars, so the story has obviously touched the hearts of readers.

In Grown-Up Christmas List, Dina Griffin is a young woman who sees a horrific crime and flees to Ocean City during winter in an attempt to keep herself safe. Police officer Gav Thomas suspects Dina is hiding something and he decides to stick close to the vulnerable beauty.

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How To Disable Apps on #Facebook


This morning I watched an interview with Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg and learned that there was a huge breach of information back in 2015 in which the personal information of millions of Facebook users was handed over to third party app developers. Due to this mega-breach of personal information, I decided to check out which apps were connected to my Facebook account. OH, WOW! That’s all I can say. I found dozens of apps attached to my account… apps that I don’t even remember ever using. I deleted 90% of them. Here’s how you can do the same.

1. Log into your Facebook account and click on the small triangle icon located in the blue bar across the top (pictured below).

2. In the box that appears, choose “settings.”

3. On the settings page, look at the list on the left hand side. Find and click “Apps.”

4. Hover the cursor over each app to see: a) a small pencil icon with allows editing of settings and b) an “x” that, when clicked, will delete the app.

We have to do whatever we can to protect our personal information. Any time you use one of those fun apps—you know, the ones that entice you with “how old do you look?” or “what kind of friend are you?” or “can you pass this history quiz?” etc.—you are agreeing to give app developers access to your Facebook information. All of us need to periodically delete these apps. Stay safe on the internet!

How do you protect your information when you're on the internet? Let's share our knowledge so we'll all be safer. Thanks!

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Look for my newest release! DANGEROUS MEMORIES is a romantic suspense that has a Hallmark Mystery Movie feel to it. After a horrific accident, Keira Rhodes awakens in the hospital with amnesia and learns that two men claim to be the father of her unborn child. Keira is left to wonder...

What kind of woman am I?


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