HER RANCHER BODYGUARD
by Brenda Minton
Bodyguard Boone Wilder isn’t keen on his latest mission: watching over a pretty politician’s daughter. Boone is from quiet Texas Hill Country, and Kayla is a showy city gal. But once safely settled at the Wilder Ranch, Boone watches Kayla enjoy cooking with his family, caring for his relatives and bottle-feeding calves. There’s more to her than he ever knew. Still, the former soldier’s wounds are way too deep to let Kayla close. But when he discovers that someone wants to hurt Kayla, Boone must risk his heart to protect what he cares about most.
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“One of our favorite recipes for a light lunch, a snack, or appetizer is Smoked Tuna Dip. Since I tend to make up recipes as I go, this is ‘too taste.’”…. Brenda Minton
SMOKED TUNA DIP
4 cans Albacore tuna, drained
6 ounces softened cream cheese. (must be soft to blend)
½ cup Miracle Whip
2-3 teaspoons liquid smoke
A few dashes of garlic powder
Creole Seasoning, several dashes (too taste)
A dash or two of salt
Mix and serve with crackers. Even my kids love this recipe
About Brenda Minton
Brenda Minton lives in the Ozarks with her husband, three children, a horse, a few cats and a couple of dogs. What she says about herself probably isn’t as important as what others say. Her daughter says she is “coffee crazy.” She isn’t afraid to share that news with complete strangers. Her middle son thinks she is really embarrassing when she wears fuzzy pink slippers to pick him up at school. Her oldest son doesn’t comment. He’s a smart kid.
Brenda is a country girl who loves to travel. Her dream home is a house on the beach, waves crashing against the shore and a deck where she can have coffee and watch the sun come up.
What does she do when she’s not writing? Her kids say she talks on the phone a lot. That’s probably true. She’s looking into a twelve-step program, but unfortunately she has a lot of enablers who also like to talk on the phone.
She does have other hobbies. She loves to canoe, camp and hike. And of course, drink coffee on the front porch. You can e-mail her at Brenda@brendaminton.net.