Shawna K. Williams – Recipe for Romance – Part 1 of 1

Inspirational author, Shawna K. Williams shares a yummy sounding Christmas recipe, plus a chance to win her e-book, A Hand To Hold & a set of snowman earrings (pictured). Comment on any post dated Dec 3 -7 to get your name in the drawing. Deadline: Dec 15th, 11:59 pm central time. Here’s Shawna:

Sadie’s Cinnamon Bread

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 cup white sugar

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon salt

1 cup buttermilk

1/4 cup vegetable oil

2 eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

2 tablespoons white sugar

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

2 teaspoons margarine


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease one 9×5 inch loaf pan.
  • Measure flour, 1 cup sugar, baking powder, baking soda, 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon, salt, buttermilk, oil, eggs and vanilla into large mixing bowl. Beat 3 minutes. Pour into prepared loaf pan. Smooth top.
  • Combine 2 tablespoons white sugar, 1 teaspoon cinnamon and butter, mixing until crumbly. Sprinkle topping over smoothed batter. Using knife, cut in a light swirling motion to give a marbled effect.
  • Bake for about 50 minutes. Test with toothpick. When inserted it should come out clean. Remove bread from pan to rack to cool.

About Shawna: Having never considered becoming a writer, Shawna K. Williams’ path changed in a single night all because of a dream. Her early writings were a mere attempt to fill in gaps within the dream and satisfy her curiosity, but later became the inspiration for her first two novels. She is a content editor for Desert Breeze Publishing and Solstice Publishing, acquisitions editor/social media specialist for The Wordsmith Journal Magazine, speaker, homeschooling mom and multi-published author of twentieth century historical fiction. Shawna enjoys books in almost any genre as long as they contain strong characters tackling real-life grit. She also has a thing for dogs and pygmy goats, and believes the world would be a better place if people aspired to be the person their pet believes them to be.

Shawna’s books: No Other, In All Things, The Good Fight, Orphaned Hearts, and A Hand to Hold. All books are available as ebooks. No Other is also in print, In All Things releases in print in early 2013, and all other books will be available in print later that year. Learn more:,,, and

About the book – A Hand to Hold: Having come to Brady Hill as an orphan, Caleb Langley cherishes his memories of growing up in a place where he was embraced, nurtured and loved. With the zinc mine closed and the town in near ruin, he agonizes over what can be done to save his home.

Sarah Sheldon, the little girl Caleb adopted in his heart as a sister, has lived life in the shadows of a once glorious town. She resents those around her being held captive by old memories, refusing to let go and move on. To Sarah, the demise of Brady Hill may be the best thing that ever happened.

Caleb is dismayed that Sarah’s view of growing up in Brady Hill differs so much from his own. In his determination to save the town, he also sets out to alter her perception. In doing so, might he learn to see Sarah in a new light as well?

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5 Responses to “Shawna K. Williams – Recipe for Romance – Part 1 of 1”

  • shelia hall says:

    Bread recipe sounds yummy! your book sounds great too! Love to win it!

  • Jasmine Augustine says:

    That recipe made me hungry! I live in a town that is slowly dying too so this book would be quite interesting to read.

  • Jasmine Augustine says:

    Is there a lucky winner?

  • Good news, Jasmine. You won the drawing for Shawna’s book and the earrings. I appreciate Shawna for being here and everyone else for stopping by.

  • JACLYN says:


    I’m looking for an editor with the name of Shawna Williams who is working for Gail Delaney of Desert Breeze Publishers. Gail has informed me that my new editor is a young lady by the name of Shawna Williams. I am waiting for her to get in touch with me to go over my manuscript, AUTUMN LOVE. It is a rewrite.

    I noticed you are also an antique dealer. I have been for many years. Also my daughter makes and sells jewelry. Small world. 🙂



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