The last thing that writer Katherine Vaughn expects when she flees California for her native Arkansas is to fall in love, especially not with a former Navy SEAL and her cousin’s widower. Nor did she expect that the thugs seeking retribution for her late husband’s drug debts would follow her back to Arkansas.
As she and Ben Hatfield fall in love, their happiness faces trials that include an unexpected illness and his grandfather’s death. After Ben’s , Katherine has little time to mourn after the California drug lord’s minions kidnap her in a final effort to collect on the debt. Her life is in jeopardy as she wonders if there is any hope left in her heart.
Kinfolk is a novel about the power of love.
And recipe....since Katherine loves to cook old-fashioned, down home country food, here is her :
2 cups sifted flour
2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 soft shortening
1 cup buttermilk
Sift flour into large . Add baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
Cut shortening into the dry mixture using either a pastry knife or two forks. Make a hole in the center and pour the buttermilk into it. Blend gently until a soft dough forms.
Turn dough onto a large floured surface (cutting board, platter, etc.). Kead about a dozen times until dough becomes pliable and then roll out to about a 1 inch thickness. Cut with a bsicuit cutter and place on a prepared cookie sheet or biscuit pan. Bake 10-12 minutes in a 400 degree Fahrenheit oven or until brown.
In the Kitchen with LeeAnn Sontheimer Murphy
To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting. ~e.e. cummings, 1955