Aunt Dovie is known by some family members to pick up boarders quicker than a dog picks up fleas. Dovie’s house in Winston- Salem, NC (home to Krispy Kreme donuts) is always open to those in need of some good nutrition and love. Women move in for as long as they need a place to stay, enjoying her company and care. Along with raising butterflies and hens, Dovie bakes oatmeal bread. She serves it at meals with a mound of fresh butter. At each meal her prayers end with “Amen and Amen!” Then she’s been known to dance around the kitchen with a tea towel. The fact that she can’t dance to the music’s beat never stops her. Dovie believes in being jovial. Her bread recipe is full of warmth, and will make your mouth and tummy smile.
Dovie’s Oatmeal Bread
1 cup old fashioned oats (not instant)
1 1/2 cups boiling water
3/4 cup molasses
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 teaspoons salt
2 cups warm water
1 tablespoon active dry yeast
4 cups bread flour
4 cups whole-wheat flour
It’s hard to concentrate when the past keeps shoving its way into your
After returning home from teaching in a refugee camp in the Philippines, Samantha Bravencourt enjoys her quiet life working at her mother’s clothing boutique near Washington, D.C. When she receives an invitation to her friend’s wedding in Winston-Salem, NC, she’s excited to reconnect with her college pals.
But the wedding turns out quite differently than Sam expects. A chance encounter leads to a reunion with Carson Brylie, a fellow teacher and the man who once broke her heart, and Lien, a young Amerasian girl who desperately needs Sam and Carson’s help.
But working with Carson might put Sam’s tender heart at risk once again. Is she willing to forgive the past and take another chance on love?
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