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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Cranberry Scones - Enjoy While Reading The Nightingale

This is a sponsored review, I received a free copy of The Nightingale from SheSpeaks.


I love reading, wish I had more time to do it, but when I do find time I make sure that I read a book that I cannot put down!  Don't you love books like that?  Well, I am happy to tell you, I found one that you must add to your reading list today!

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Introducing The Nightingale By Kristin Hannah. Wow, just wow. This historical fiction book is one that will have you feeling all the feels. I adore historical fiction because while I would never consider myself a history buff I do enjoy feeling like I am living through some of the well known pasts when reading.

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When I first received this book I knew I was going to love it and I could not wait to jump in.  Recently, here in Colorado we have had summer like weather but over the last couple of weeks have had some grey, rainy days.  That was fine with me because personally I think that kind of weather is the perfect reading weather.  I decided to take some time to myself on one of those rainy days and make some fresh Cranberry Scones and brewed my very favorite earl grey tea.  Ahhh...time to curl up and enjoy a great story!

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah:

This book is full of emotion, I found myself coming to tears through out the building story line. A historical fiction set in World War II, showing the horrors of the Nazi occupation of France. While you feel like you are living through the horrifying events, I found myself uplifted as I read of the heroic actions by the French resistance, specifically the woman!  

This novel follows two sisters, Isabelle and Vianne, through out their own resistance of the Nazi occupation.  Some of their troubles are so hard to read.  I honestly cannot imagine being in their shoes. Kristin Hannah’s descriptions just take you right into their lives. I felt like I was living in a desperate time, making decisions that could affect the lives of people all around me.

My review of this book is - BUY IT NOW or enter to WIN it below!  I loved the way this book was narrated.  It was told in a modern day story line and you do not know which sister is telling the story until the very end.  Brilliant authoring!  This novel is perfect for adults of all ages.  Historical fiction with a splash of a thriller. 

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Make sure you take some time to make these super easy Cranberry Scones.  I was really surprised how easy they were to make and they are so good!  Not too sweet and perfect to enjoy with a hot cup of tea and a good book. 

Cranberry Scones with Buttermilk

Free printable recipe here. 

Ingredients:
3 cups flour
1/3 cup sugar
1 tsp salt
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
3/4 cup butter, cold/cubed 
1 cup buttermilk
2 cups dried cranberries

Directions:

1.  Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Prepare two large baking sheets with cooking spray. 

2.  In a large mixing bowl combine flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, and baking soda. Carefully mix all dry ingredients together.  

3.  Add cubed butter to mixing bowl.  Cut in butter with a pastry cutter or a fork. The butter and flour will create little balls in the mixture - this is exactly what you want!

4.  Carefully pour buttermilk into mixing bowl. 

5.  Mix until just combined, do not over mix!  Add in cranberries and combine well. 

6.  Take mixture out of bowl and place on wax paper or a heavily floured surface.  Create two equal parts of dough. 

7.  Carefully kneed dough into a flat circle and place onto the baking sheets. 

8.  Cut each round piece into 8 wedges.  Spread the wedges out on the baking sheets. 

9.  Bake for 10-13 minutes or until slightly browned on top.  

10.  Enjoy warm with butter and jam!

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Can you see why I couldn't put this book down?  These sisters became my sisters.  I worried as they tried to survive.  I am adding this book to one of the best books I have read, the emotions I felt through out were so real and genuine which can only be because of the great story and writing.  

This great read comes out in paperback on April 25th! You can find it at Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

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This is what Christina Baker Kline, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Orphan Train said about The Nightingale:

“In this epic novel, set in France in World War II, two sisters who live in a small village find themselves estranged when they disagree about the imminent threat of occupation. Separated by principles and temperament, each must find her own way forward as she faces moral questions and life-or-death choices. Haunting, action-packed, and compelling.” ― Christina Baker Kline


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61 comments:

  1. I like to eat popcorn or sugar wafers when I'm reading a book. Thanks.
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  2. Gosh these scones would be the best treat with a hot tea and a great book! I haven't read this one before, I will have to check it out.

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  3. Well these scones are a much better option then the junk I usually eat while reading/relaxing!! I have bookmarked this recipe so I can easily come back to it!!

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  4. A piece of homemade chocolate chip banana bread warmed in the microwave!

    Erin Knack

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  5. I usually read at night so I don't eat anything

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  6. I love cranberry scones! Will run and get buttermilk so I can make these this week.

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  7. I listened to the audio version of The Nightingale last summer .. and it was one of the best books ever. Stories from WW2 are so incredible. I can't imagine what it would have been like to have lived through some of them.

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  8. Y U M. Those look like the perfect food to eat while having a nice relaxing day and reading a book outside. I wish it was nice enough weather to sit outside and read a book but we have spring snow :)

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  9. I like trail mix or popcorn.

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  10. Those scones look absolutely delish! I've never made them before, but they look so easy to make! Thank you for sharing not only the recipe, but those books. I'm on the look out for new books to read and these sound perfect!

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  11. Your cranberry scones are perfect for a cup of hood tea or coffee. A good food to eat when reading or just relaxing.

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  12. The novel seems like an easy read, one that I can finish off in one seating or before going to sleep. The cranberry scones look so good and even better with buttermilk. Love it!

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  13. Oh I would love to make these Cranberry Scones,I enjoying reading a good book when I can!

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  14. You know I dont think I ever had a scone before. This looks like it would be a good treat while curled up to a great book. Thanks also for the book review too!

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  15. Wow! I love history and this sounds like such an emotional read. It has been a while since I allowed myself time to read a good book

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  16. These look so delicious! I've never made my own scones, but I really want to! I love the flavors you chose too. And this book sounds so great, have to try it!

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  17. I love grabbing a chocolate chip cookie when I'm reading.

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  18. Anything chocolate or popcorn!

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  19. Dark chocolate in any form is what I most enjoy when reading.

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  20. A warm cup of coffee or some iced tea!

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  21. I like to enjoy cookies and a warm cup of coffee while I'm reading a nice book!

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  22. I love to have a cup of green tea while reading!

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  23. Hot tea or cocoa are great treats to accompany reading a wonderful book.

    Nancy
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  24. Chocolate covered fruit and tea are my go tos when it comes to reading.

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  25. I love to have wine and cheese while reading a good book. It's very relaxing!

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  26. Just a great cup of coffee for me.

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  27. I like popcorn except that its hard to eat it and not get stuff all over my book.

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  28. I like to eat chocolate covered almonds while I read.

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  29. I like some hot cocoa of coffee.

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  30. I am addicted to frozen grapes!

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  31. I love tea and homemade bread while I read.

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  32. I like to have a diet cherry Pepsi when reading, thanks!

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  33. I enjoy coffee or tea with a book. And chocolate chip cookies!

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  34. Tea and lady fingers cookies.

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  35. cake. or ices. or potato chips. such delicious moments.

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  36. I can't wait to make these scones.

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  37. A nice cup of tea

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  38. I like enjoying a nice piece of cobbler with a book

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  39. I always go for chocolate.. but these scrones loik yum

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  40. Chocolate chip cookies and milk.

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  41. Dove chocolate is the best reading snack.

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  42. A nice cup of tea actually, I don't think I have a snack food preference outside of dark chocolate when I am reading LOL

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  43. French vanilla cappuccino it's my sweet and my conform fir book reading

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  44. A blueberry muffin with a cup of coffee

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  45. I love to eat cool granola bars, while I am reading an interesting book.

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  46. I really like to snack on pretzels and popcorn when I read a great book.

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  47. I can't do without cheese cubes and crackers, when I sit down to read a marvelous book.

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  48. Grapes and dried fruit are just wonderful to eat when I read a good book.

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  49. My fabulous Gummy Bears and Worms candy are my companions, as I absorb my favorite book.

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  50. Awesome cupcakes are the best snack to eat when reading an amazing book.

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