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In Healing Hearts, the heroine, Stella, makes an unusual roast beef sandwich using slices of sauerkraut rye bread. The dark German bread is moist and flavorful and goes great with soup, or stew. It’s also yummy when toasted. Definitely, a family



Sauerkraut Rye Bread


2 1/2 teaspoon yeast

¾ cup warm water

2 tablespoons brown sugar

Mix above ingredients together in a small bowl and let sit for 10 minutes.

2 1/2  cups whole wheat flour                                            1 cup rye flour

1 tablespoon cocoa                                                               1 tablespoon molasses

1 teaspoon salt                                                                      dash of cooking oil

1 tablespoon butter (softened)

2 tablespoons caraway seeds

2 tablespoons sunflower seeds

1 cup sauerkraut (drained, but not rinsed)


  1. Mix the above ingredients in a large bowl. Add the yeast mixture and stir. Knead for ten minutes.
  2. Spread a little cooking oil in a large bowl, and place dough in bowl. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and a towel. Let rise in warm place for 2 hours.
  3. Shape dough into a long loaf and place on a cookie sheet. Slash dough crosswise three times with a knife. Cover with plastic wrap and towel. Let rise 1 hour.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 to 50 minutes. Cool bread on a rack. Slice into thin slices when cool.


Reeling from loss and heartbreak, Stella King is desperate to escape painful memories. The position of nanny on an isolated ranch in British Columbia’s rugged Chilcotin Plateau seems the answer to her prayers.

Cattle rancher, Dawson Wheeler, has worked hard to overcome grief and build a predictable world for his young daughter. The last thing he needs is the all-too-attractive Stella disrupting the smooth running of his ranch, especially now that disturbing incidents are happening on his property.

Defending his land against those who want to gut it will be a challenge, but the biggest threat of all may be to his heart.



The back of his neck itched. “You’re Stella King?” Of course she was. Who else would be waiting here at this time of night? Once again he glanced at the photograph clenched in his hand—gray curls, thick glasses, sixty years old. This was the Stella King he’d hired. The itching amped up to a full-out assault.

She stood and held out her hand. “Nice to meet you, Dawson.”

He stumbled back a step, his worst fears confirmed. This gorgeous woman was the nanny he’d hired to look after Deirdre.

Her light blue wool sweater did nothing to hide the rounded mounds of her breasts. Her legs looked a mile long in the white denim, skin tight, designer jeans tucked into a pair of knee-high, high-heeled, black leather boots. Her perfume wafted on the evening breeze, a heady mix of spring flowers and something subtle but decidedly feminine.

He struggled to swallow, but his throat was parched, his tongue as dry as old leather against the roof of his mouth.

Silence stretched between them. An owl hooted from a nearby tree, crickets chirped in the tall grass lining the ditch, and still he didn’t move as the ramifications of what he’d agreed to engulfed him.


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Meet C. B. Clark

Award-winning author, C.B. Clark, has written six romantic suspense novels published by The Wild Rose Press. She has worked as an archaeologist and an educator, and enjoys hiking, canoeing, and snowshoeing with her husband and dog near her home in the wilderness of central British Columbia.


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