By Patricia Davids

Fannie Erb isn’t looking for a husband – especially if it means she has to leave behind her beloved horses to go find one. What she needs is a way to assure her parents that she’s not hopeless when it comes to love. And her family friend, Noah Bowman, might just be her solution.

A fake relationship would free them both from unwanted matchmaking plans, but how could Fannie predict that pretending to date the handsome boy next door would awaken genuine emotions? By summer’s end, they’ll be free to go their separate ways, but Fannie’s growing feelings are transforming her neighbor into the only man who might ever reign in her adventurous heart.

PATRICIA DAVIDS is a USA Today Bestselling author who grew up in Kansas. She began her career as a nurse, and put her dreams to write a book on hold as she raised a family and worked in the 
NICU. After forty years, she began writing seriously in 1996. Today, she enjoys crafting emotionally satisfying romances where love and faith being two people together forever.

Bon Appétit and a Book:

In Their Pretend Amish Courtship, my heroine Fannie offers the hero Noah some cinnamon raisin biscuits she’d made when they returned home from their first date. When she asks him how they are, his response is, “They won’t choke me.” These won’t choke you, either.

Glazed Cinnamon Raisin Biscuits
·         2 1/2 cups Original Bisquick™ mix
·         1/2 cup raisins
·         2/3 cup milk
·         2 tablespoons granulated sugar
·         1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Vanilla Glaze
·         2/3 cup powdered sugar
·         1 tablespoon warm water
·         1/4 teaspoon vanilla
·         Heat oven to 450°F.
·         In medium bowl, stir all biscuit ingredients just until soft dough forms.
·         Place dough on surface generously dusted with Bisquick mix; gently roll in Bisquick mix to coat. Shape into ball; knead 10 times. Roll 1/2 inch thick. Cut with 2 1/2-inch cutter dipped in Bisquick mix. On ungreased cookie sheet, place biscuits 2 inches apart.
·         Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown.
·         While biscuits are baking, in small bowl, beat all glaze ingredients with spoon until smooth. Spread glaze over warm biscuits.

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