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Happy Thanksgiving!! One potato is worth a thousand words…

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Today we give thanks to our families, significant others, and all the wonderful readers. Without you guys, well, we wouldn’t be writers.

Thank you for believing in us. You’ll never know what it means to us.

And yes, writing is just as hard as peeling all those potatoes.

But just think about those yummy, garlicky potatoes and oh my…

The gravy!

It doesn’t get better than that.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

~Jina

 

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#Thanksgiving is for giving thanks..and boy, do I have a big thank you to you guys for LOVE ME FOREVER!!

 

I so enjoyed putting together this pretty graphic for Thanksgiving. My two favorite rivals, Liberty and Pauletta Sue, wouldn’t be here…and neither would I…without you guys.

Thank you for voting for me during my Kindle Scout campaign and for reading and reviewing LOVE ME FOREVER. It’s been a long journey to bring my Civil War time travel romance to readers. Years of research and writing and rewriting…574 pages.

Here is a fun excerpt to celebrate Thanksgiving.

When Liberty Jordan travels back to 1862 during the reenactment of Antietam, she falls in love with a handsome Union Army major…she writes to him about a great battle that will take place.

Fredericksburg.

She also can’t resist celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday, which wasn’t declared a national holiday until 1863 by President Lincoln:

I find the eerie quiet echoing through Rosebriar overwhelming, so intense is the notion we may witness a great battle. When I see the sad faces of the servants, I cannot let them despair, so I have undertaken to show them how to celebrate Thanksgiving. A day which I discovered is fixed at a specific date each year at Berkeley House plantation, replete with turkeys & partridges. To make Rosebriar more festive, Bedelia & I added branches of fine spruce to the mantel above the fireplace in the main receiving room, as well as streamers of colorful ribbons and two flags handsomely draped over the mantelpiece. The effect is inspiring when the gas lights are turned on. I believe in my heart the whole nation will embrace this local tradition and celebrate a national day of Thanksgiving before this terrible war is over.

Thank you for all your support and kind words!!

~Jina

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Love Me Forever is on sale for $1.99 — A Civil War time travel romance

LOVE ME FOREVER is on sale until November 30th.

Love Me Forever is now available in Print for $19.99
Makes a great holiday gift for your favorite Civil War buff!

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Featured Image -- 2069If you love Civil War romance and time travel and TWO hunky military heroes, check out my Kindle Scout winner:

LOVE ME FOREVER

She wore gray.
He wore blue.
But their love defied the boundaries of war.
And time.

Oh, Baby, it’s cold outside, but who cares? Time to go shopping! #ShoppingReminderDay

Low temps here . . . clouds, rain comingKS_sale_part_6 . . . but nothing stops me from shopping!!

I’ve got last minute stuffing…I mean stuff to get for Thanksgiving, but I’ve had my eye on a few things at the mall.

Fendi purse . . . I wish . . . but a new sweater is something I can use.

So after I post this,  it’s off to go shopping. First online, then hit the stores.

If you’re shopping for a story to cozy up to in front of the fireplace, hot cocoa in hand, check out my Civil War time travel romance, LOVE ME FOREVER

It’s on sale for $1.99 until November 30th.

~Jina

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Love Me Forever is on sale for $1.99 — A Civil War time travel romance from Jina Bacarr on Vimeo.

Love Me Forever is now available in Print for $19.99
Makes a great holiday gift for your favorite Civil War buff!

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Featured Image -- 2069If you love Civil War romance and time travel and TWO hunky military heroes, check out my Kindle Scout winner:

LOVE ME FOREVER

She wore gray.
He wore blue.
But their love defied the boundaries of war.
And time.

Why a Thanksgiving turkey is like buying a pair of shoes

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Buying a Thanksgiving turkey is like buying a pair of shoes…

It has to fit!

In your refrigerator.

Right now I’ve got an 18-pounder cozying up to my OJ and milk ready for tomorrow.

I don’t know about you, but I can already smell the turkey cooking in the oven and it’s only Wednesday. I love turkey with homemade dressing, gravy, and all the yummy trimmings. And who the heck cares about the calories?

Not me. I love each and every one of them.

But the holiday is about more than enjoying a great meal.

It’s also about remembering all those great meals we had many Thanksgivings ago…and being thankful for each and every one of them.

I’ll never forget the Thanksgiving dinner I made for the troops. I was part of U.S. Army Special Services in Italy and we had Army and Air Force where I was stationed on a base near Florence. I swear the entire Southern European Task Force showed up when they found out I was cooking turkeys at the Service Club.

We started out with two turkeys and I ended up requisitioning more supplies for dressing and veggies. I can’t tell you the craziness of that day—and night—running back and forth between my little kitchen in the service club with my big, ole clunker stove and the mess hall (two of my Army guys jumped in and cooked a turkey for me in their big oven along with a giant pot of mashed potatoes); I even got the Officers Club in on the action and they cooked a turkey with their fancy dressing.

We served turkey and dressing, mess hall-style mashed potatoes with bucketloads of gravy and peas to the troops who wandered in from the afternoon till midnight. Every one of the guys came in hungry and left a happy man.

And that was the best Thanksgiving of all.

 

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

Jina

PS: My time in Italy inspired my holiday novella: “A Soldier’s Italian Christmas” (O’Casey Brothers in Arms 1): a soldier and a nun fall in love in war torn Italy in December 1943.)

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