She has been on the ECPA and CBA Bestseller lists, Publisher’s Weekly bestseller list, and several Amazon Bestseller lists as well as a reviewers Top Ten Books of 2011. Her awards include: Will Rogers Medallion Awards, the Selah Award, Reader’s Choice book award, a Reader’s Choice blog award. She has finaled in the Can Golden Scroll Award, and finaled three times in for the Carol Award.
In addition to her writing,
Lena is a frequent
speaker at women’s groups, writers groups, and at both regional and national
conferences. She has spoken in six states and internationally. She hosts “The
Lena Nelson Dooley Show” on the Along Came a Writer blog radio network.
Because of an earlier betrayal, Franklin vows never to open his heart to another woman. But he desires an heir. When Lorinda is finally out from under the control of men who made all the decisions in her life, she promises herself she will never allow a man to control her again. But how can she provide for her infant son? Marriage seems like the perfect arrangement until two people from Franklin's past endanger Lorinda. How can he save her? And how will this affect the way they feel about each other? Buy the book HERE.
Lena's Recipe for Christmas Cookie
1 bag Angel Flake coconut
1 - 12 oz bag semi-sweet chocolate chips (can use any baking chips--white, milk chocolate, cinnamon, peanut butter, butterscotch, etc.)
1/2 cup finely chopped pecans (could use other nuts, if preferred)
1 can Eagle brand milk
Preheat over to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper. Mix all ingredients together until well blended. Drop by tablespoon onto parchment paper. I use the back of the spoon to slightly flatten so each cookie will be the same thickness. Bake 10 minutes. Check to see if the coconut has barely started to turn golden brown. If not cook a little more, but watch closely. These will darken very fast. Cool on the parchment paper. Peel off the paper and store in sealed container with waxed paper between layers.