Sunday, March 13, 2016

The Dust Bowl, and The Promise of Forgiveness

Today I've got author Marin Thomas on the blog, sharing a delicious drink recipe that goes perfectly with her latest book!

The Dust Bowl is the perfect cocktail to sip while you read The Promise of Forgiveness, which takes place in the Oklahoma Panhandle famous for its blowing dust and wicked thunderstorms. Be sure to use Old Overholt rye whiskey. The Overholt brand dates back to around 1810 in the Old West and is still sold today. It's rumored that Old Overholt was a favorite whiskey of gambler and gunman Doc Holiday.

The Dust Bowl (from
created by mixologist Ian Winget

1.5 oz Rye Whiskey
.5 oz (Peaty) Scotch
.5 oz Sweet Vermouth
.5 oz Benedictine Liqueur
1 tsp each fresh squeezed orange, lime and lemon juices
1 dropper full of Napa Valley Bitters - Wild West Whiskey Bitters

orange wedge (1/4 orange wheel)


Add all ingredients into a cocktail shaker full of ice. Shake hard and strain into a chilled cocktail coupe. Garnish with wheel.

About Marin Thomas:
Marin Thomas writes series romance for Harlequin Books and is an award-nominated author of more than twenty-five novels, including the Cash Brothers series. She grew up in Janesville, Wisconsin, and attended college at the University of Arizona in Tucson. She and her husband are recent empty nesters living in Houston, Texas. The Promise of Forgiveness is her first women’s fiction novel.

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And check out her latest book:

A novel of love, forgiveness, and the unbreakable bonds of family from award-nominated author Marin Thomas . . .

When it comes to family, Ruby Baxter hasn’t had much luck. The important men in her early life abandoned her, and any time a decent boyfriend came along, she ran away. But now Ruby is thirty and convinced she is failing her teenage daughter. Mia is the one good thing in her life, and Ruby hopes a move to Kansas will fix what’s broken between them.

But the road to redemption takes a detour. Hank McArthur, the biological father Ruby never knew existed, would like her to claim her inheritance: a dusty oil ranch just outside of Unforgiven, Oklahoma.

As far as first impressions go, the gruff, emotionally distant rancher isn’t what Ruby has hoped for in a father. Yet Hank seems to have a gift for rehabilitating abused horses—and for reaching Mia. And if Ruby wants to entertain the possibility of a relationship with Joe Dawson, the ranch foreman, she must find a way to open her heart to the very first man who left her behind.

Vicki Lesage, Author