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Happy Holidays from Joan

This month I’m hosting four holiday parties with a few of my favorite Crockpot recipes. Beginning with my new favorite, beef bourguignon, that I’m pairing with a yummy Pinot Noir, I’ll also be making pork tenderloin with cranberry and clove sauce, good old spaghetti and…


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Joan’s Recipe for Turkey Dinner with all the Fixin’s…

My son is visiting from Seattle to work as the sound engineer while I read THE LONER for Audible, so we’re going to celebrate Thanksgiving early. I’ve invited a few friends to join us at the table, since the more food–and friends–the merrier. My kids…


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Heading Into the Holidays

Fall is suddenly here, and I’ve just finished setting the table for my October dinner party, which I’ve kept simple and elegant. I do have a few tricks up my sleeve to entertain my unsuspecting friends! THE TEXAN and THE COWBOY for Audio Now that I’ve…


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Cool Off with a HOT New August Read!

BLACKTHORNE’S BRIDE is now available in stores and online. Be sure to pick up your copy today! (Publishers Weekly Starred Review) A Daring Rescue and Revenge Undone By Romance A rogue nobleman, a rescued lady, and revenge undone by romance all play a part in New York Times bestselling author Joan Johnston’s irresistible…


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Happy 4th of July!

I’m celebrating the completion of SURRENDER by taking a dinner party break this month to make time for summer travel. I’ll be speaking at Thrillerfest in New York (July 11-16), and at the Romance Writers of America conference in Orlando (July 26-29). If you’re at either of…


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Hooray for Summer!

My dinner table this month has a lush tropical theme. When the spring rains turn the grass bright green and the wildflowers start to bloom in an explosion of color, I feel inspired to share that glorious feeling with my guests. The Texan Has A…


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Sailing into Summer

  This month is all about finishing up SURRENDER, which I’ve been working on since January. I’m going to stop work long enough to have my monthly dinner party, for which I’m planning a “fishy” menu, which should be fun. I want to have a…


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Happy Easter from Joan

  Spring is Here! Spring is in the air and my table’s set for my Easter dinner party. My guests will be surprised to learn that this is no ordinary gathering. I plan to have them color eggs and wear bunny ears, something they probably…


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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

I’m German, Irish, English, and French, so I enjoy celebrating St. Patty’s Day. My table is set for my Irish-themed party, but I can’t decide what to make. If any of you have a special Irish family recipe you’d be willing to share, click here to…


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Happy Valentine’s Day from Joan!

My table’s set for my Valentine’s Day dinner party, and I’m looking forward to talking about my favorite subject: romance! We’ll have a lot of fun discussing subjects like, “Where was your first kiss?” and “How did you know you were in love?” Joan Johnston…


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