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Carol Z
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Her Secret
Fans of Amish novels, there is a new series in town, The Amish of Hart County.  Written by Shelley Shepard Gray , author of the Charmed Amish Life Series, Her Secret is the first book in the new series. Her Secret introduces Hannah Hilty, a charming and eng...

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Breaking News: Buttercupland to Participate in the 2017 A to Z Blogging Challenge
This year is zipping by and it's almost time for the A to Z Blogging Challenge.  The challenge -- blogging every day (except Sunday) with post titles in alphabetical order -- is one of my favorite blogging activities. It requires discipline and resourcefuln...

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The Elusive Miss Ellison
I know I do review romance fiction often in Buttercupland, but it's not my favorite genre. I've come to read it, and have more appreciation of it because of my association with  Litfuse Publicity Group. Because I especially enjoy reading historical fiction,...

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Dreaming of Orlando
After a few weeks of spring-like weather, winter returned on Tuesday. It wasn't the giant blizzard that was predicted, but it still looks and feels like winter here. The forecast was for fifty degrees today, but it doesn't look like that will be the reality...

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Ancient Persia in the Morning...
...and Antarctica tonight. It's not time travel, just multiple posts in the same day.  We fly through centuries and across miles. Stars in the Sky by Harriet Goren This morning we're celebrating Purim, a Jewish holiday which began last night and concludes ...

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Pink Saturday Patagonia
I'm not the only one drowning in the sea of penguin pictures. My iPad had a bad bout this morning while I was deleting and downloading and totally froze. A quick trip to the Apple store and the care of the extraordinary Danny restored it to good health. I'v...

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The More of Less
This is a long overdue post. It's actually the post I meant to write the first week of January when I was contemplating the year ahead. Now the year is almost one-twelfth finished, but the thoughts that Joshua Becker shares in The More of Less are certainly...

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Happily, the Weather Outside Isn't Frightful...
And our first giveaway of the season is delightful!     My friends at Fathom Events have given me the opportunity to share a giveaway for tickets for Mickey's Big Celebration.  For every Mama and Grandma who has little ones with cabin fever -- and I expect ...

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The Cottonwoods Will Always Whistle
I think I sang the song, Tammy, a thousand times when I was growing up. With a few of my neighbor friends we would put on talent shows on my front steps. I can't remember almost any of the other songs, but "Tammy" was always in the lineup. I loved Debbie Re...

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Pray A to Z
The words "I will pray for you," are often part of my posts on Facebook or when I'm visiting a friend in Buttercupland. But there are times when I am beyond words. Amelia Rhodes' Pray A to Z  gives us the words when we are struggling to find them. Each lett...
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