Say hello to Bestselling Historical Romance writer, CINDY NORD…the USA Today Lifeblog ‘Recommended Read’ author of NO GREATER GLORY, the #1 Civil War Romance at Amazon for one full year, and book one in her four-book ‘The Cutteridge’ Series. WITH OPEN ARMS, book two, debuted in August, 2014, and zoomed strait to a #1 Bestselling Western Historical Romance. Book three, AN UNLIKELY HERO, made its’ debut on July 1st, 2016, and by evening had hit the ‘Top 100 list of Romance Books’ at Amazon. Book four in the series, BY ANY MEANS, is set for release the winter of 2017.
Cindy is also honored to be a contributing author alongside notable NY Times writers in the delightful SCRIBBLING WOMEN & THE REAL-LIFE ROMANCE HEROES WHO LOVE THEM. All proceeds from this non-fiction anthology go straight to charity. She is a member of numerous writers groups, and her work has finaled or won countless times in competitions — including the prestigious Romance Writers of America National Golden Heart Contest. A luscious blend of history and romance, her stories meld both genres around fast-paced action and emotionally driven characters.
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Indeed, true love awaits you in the writings of Cindy Nord.

An Unlikely Hero


He’s a hard-as-stone man with a broken past…and she only reminds him of all he’s lost.

Rugged army scout Dillon Reed has met his match in spoiled Boston debutante Alma Talmadge, but an unwanted assignment escorting the beauty across the wilds of America soon evolves into a journey of monumental change for them both. With killers hot on their trail, the odds of staying alive are stacked against them…and yet, falling in love was nowhere in their plans for survival.


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No Greater Glory

Amid the carnage of war, he commandeers far more than just her home…
When a Union Army officer drenched in obligation collides with an unyielding southern widow locked inside her daily routines, not even the war raging around them is as explosive as the unexpected passion that erupts.
NO GREATER GLORY (book one of The Cutteridge Series). An RWA National Golden Heart finalist, a USA Today Lifeblog ‘Recommended Read’, & for nearly one full year, the #1 Civil War Romance at Amazon.

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We all scream for ICE CREAM!

Posted Jul 20 2016, 9:12 pm

ice creamIt seems that summertime was made for Ice Cream! Yep, ’tis my favorite treat of all!

ice cream TangBut, did y’all know the “origin” of this sweet treat dates all the way back to China, circa AD618 when King T’ang of Shang had slaves haul ice to his palace to make a ‘slushy dish’ called koumiss ice cream koummis[heated, fermented milk, flour & camphor]? In 1744, a Scottish colonist described in his journal, & I quote, “…a Dessert treat…Among the Rarities of which is compos’d some fine Ice Cream which, with the Strawberries and Milk, eat most deliciously.”


ice cream Mt. Vernon

And in 1782, even George Washington mentioned in HIS journal, the delights of owning “a cream machine for ice” at Mount Vernon. 



ice cream Nancy M. Johnson

BUT, it wasn’t until September 9, 1843, when Nancy M. Johnson [of Philadelphia] got her tub, cylinder, lid, dasher, & crank she called her “artificial freezer” patented. ice-cream -freezer-patent






ice cream jacob_fussellEven Baltimore dairyman Jacob Fussell [who spearheaded the very first commercial ice cream factory in 1851], didn’t make any changes to the process. ice cream fusselAnd by the 1930s, grocery stores and vendors all across America began selling the creamy treat. ice cream vendor

ice cream 1862






But, in all this time, Klatchers, NOBODY has changed Mrs. Johnson’s design. Nope, guess she knew a good thing when she ‘patented’ her cylinder/dasher method which is still crankin’ out tubful’s o’ the good stuff today. So, who wants ice cream? Yummmmm!!…Oh, & cheers to summer! I’ll have a scoop o’ vanilla, please.  ☺






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