Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Cuppa Cocoa

What am I reading now? The Marriage Mart (Teresa DesJardien)

Annnd . . . what do I think so far? I loved this story and both main characters. I love the writing and the voice. The male love interest has a unique personality that fit with his particular need for self-protection. I couldn't put this down.

Here's the blurb so you can see if it sounds like a good fit for you too.

Fiddlesticks, thought Lady Mary Wagnall, finding a husband couldn’t be that difficult. She knew she was no great beauty, and at the ancient age of 28 she was prepared to settle for an older gentleman, one happy to settle down and start a family of his own. Yet, one glimpse of the incomparably handsome Marquess of Rothayne put every practical plan to rout. Mary would be less than a woman if her heart remained unaffected by such a man, but more the fool for giving in to such folly! 

Nothing intrigued the Marquess of Rothayne more than a challenge, particularly where women were concerned. And Lady Mary Wagnall, with her quick-witted banter and forthright nature would certainly provide enough sport to alleviate his increasing sense of ennui. But as he helped to plot her course to matrimony, he began to wonder if it was to be his sworn bachelorhood which would succumb to her charming nature and lively smile!

One day you'll need this!

Cuppa Cocoa for 1

In a microwave safe 2-cup measuring cup,
add 1 cup half-and-half (or milk, but there is a difference!)
2 tablespoons dark chocolate chips
2 tablespoons milk chocoate chips

Microwave on high for about 2 minutes until hot but not boiling
Stir to mix in the melted chocolate
Add a drop of a flavor--this one has one drop of orange oil, or coconut oil (the flavoring not the shortning substitute) or peppermint oil is nice too.

Top with whipped cream and sprinkles

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