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Carole Brown's Fruit Salad

Besides being an active participant of many writing groups, Carole enjoys mentoring beginning writers. She loves to weave suspense, tough topics, romance and whimsy into her books, and is always on the lookout for outstanding titles and catchy ideas. She and her husband reside in SE Ohio but have ministered and counseled nationally and internationally. Together, they enjoy their grandsons, traveling, gardening, good food, the simple life, and did she mention their grandsons? Learn more about Carole HERE.

Carole's latest book release: Undiscovered Treasures 

Caroline Gibson is co-owner of Undiscovered Treasures, a shop of antiques, collectibles, and junk in rural West Virginia. Inside the shop is a music box that Caroline particularly relates to, believing that her own life is similar: forever spinning and never going anywhere. She dreams and prays for the right man to turn up. But when family and friends hint that the local artist could be the guy, Caroline forgets about trusting God and takes matters into her own hands. Besides, she could never love a man who paints such depressing pictures. 

Andrew Carrington, painter of said depressing pictures, insists there’s always one redeeming trait to each of his works. He’s loved Caroline since they were kids and thinks he’s not handsome enough, strong enough, or rich enough to impress this woman. But when God—or is it?—suddenly sends contracts begging for his signature, Andy thinks this just might be the way to win the only woman he can ever love. But there’s a hitch in their plans. Someone is stealing Andy’s pictures, and why would they do that when he’s an unknown--so far? Do they know something Caroline and Andy don’t know? Is it mischief? Or something deeper that neither understand? Andy gets the chance to work with Caroline, and she must put aside her on-going battle to avoid Andy and his art so they can discover the art thief in Appleton before Andy loses the chance of a lifetime to ‘make it big. Buy the book HERE.


Carole's Recipe for Fruit Salad

This is a super easy, super delicious dessert that works for holidays or summer. I'm sharing my standard recipe, but be creative (hint example: Christmas: include lots of cherries and kiwi for the color!!)
Lots of tropical fruits including kiwi, papaya and pineapple - If you use cans of fruit, do not drain. Include the juice in your mixture. I also add Mandarin oranges, bananas and whatever else I happen to have in the fridge that's suitable. 

1 small box of instant vanilla pudding (french is extra rich/extra good!)

Mix fruit and pudding together in a large bowl and refrigerate.

This is really good over slices of pound cake, sponge cake, or even cookies.
Try it with seasonal fruit, like peaches, apples, strawberries and/or melons.
Add your own touches to it to suit your taste, like a dab of (light) whip cream on top
Or spread it over pancakes, etc. Most of all, enjoy!