Shawna K Williams Recipe for Romance – Part 1 of 1

Historical fiction author, Shawna K Williams shares a recipe for pumpkin bread. Yummy! Comment on this post for a chance to win a download of her novel, Orphaned Hearts and a pair of snowman earrings. Deadline: Nov 24th, 11:59 pm central time. Here’s Shawna:

Sadie’s Pumpkin Bread

1-2/3 cups all-purpose flour

1-1/2 cups sugar

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

3/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Directions: In a large small bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking soda cinnamon, salt, baking powder, nutmeg and cloves. In a small bowl, whisk the eggs, pumpkin, oil, and water. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in walnuts and raisins if desired.

Pour into a greased 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pan. Bake at 350° for 65-70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pan for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack. Yield: 1 loaf (16 slices).

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 coming in Dec. 2012: A Hand to Hold. All books are available as ebooks. No Other is also in print, In All Things releases in print in November 2012, and all other books will be available in print in 2013. Learn more:, and

About the book – Orphaned Hearts: Pastor David Langley understands six-year old Caleb Holsheyer — what it feels like to be damaged and alone. His family killed in a fire, and his body severely burned, David grew up in an orphanage, ridiculed and shunned. He couldn’t let that be Caleb’s fate.

When adoption plans fall through, David is desperate to find Caleb a new home. But in the midst of the Great Depression, most families are barely getting by. No one seems willing to take on the responsibility of an extra mouth, especially one belonging to a crippled child.

Except for Sadie Miller, the town spinster. In Sadie, David sees the answer to Caleb’s needs. But Child Welfare doesn’t agree, and demands other arrangements be found, or the boy be returned to the orphanage.

David and Sadie team up, determined to find a home for an orphaned child, but while searching, might they find a family instead.

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

  • Patty says:

    Sounds good! I usually bake pumpkin bread at least once if not more around the holidays. I bought a kindle earlier this year, so would love to win a free download of this book!

  • Shannon…you know i prefer printed version, but this novel sounds awesome! My heart is breaking for David and Caleb already! Thanks for the ebook giveaway. i’d love to win!

  • Jo says:

    This sounds like quite a story. It is so sad and heart-breaking to see a little one end up in a orphanage but feels good knowing that there are two people teaming up that want to see better for the little guy.


  • Jan says:

    Wonderful recipe and heart touching story.

  • KayM says:

    I’m sure I would enjoy the pumpkin bread. I had been thinking of making pumpkin muffins, so I might give this recipe a try. This books of Shawna’s sounds like a good one.

  • Janet Estridge says:

    Thanks for the pumpkin bread recipe, I can’t wait to try it. I love the cover of your book. I can’t wait to read it either.
    Thanks for entering me in the contest.

  • Jes says:

    I had to go see what pygmy goats look like. They look quite cute! 🙂 Orphaned Hearts sounds great! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Veronica says:

    This sounds so cute! Would love to win.

  • I have a winner! Jan won the drawing for Shawna’s book and the earrings. I appreciate Shawna for being here and everyone else for stopping by.

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