Today, I'd like to welcome Carrie Lofty to my blog. This was the first Carina Press cover I saw and I love it! Thanks for coming to my blog, Carrie :)
Very few things intrigue me as much as trying a new dessert. I'm not an epicurean by any means, but put an unfamiliar piece of cake in front of me and I won't hesitate. It could be make out of sugared leeches and doubt I'd blink.
Luckily, there are no sugared leeches in Austrian cuisine--not that I know of. Instead there exists a veritable feast of sweet treats.
Linzertorte is a short pastry made with lemon zest, cinnamon, and ground hazelnuts, covered with a filling of red current jam or plum butter. It's covered with lattice strips of dough and decorated with almond slices. A holiday tradition in Germanic countries, the torte originated in the city of Linz, which provides its name.
http://carrielofty.com/Song.html). Arie and Mathilda's story takes place in 1804. But if I've learned anything about Austrian cuisine in my research, it's that people living in Salzburg never lacked tasty desserts!
Born in California, raised in the Midwest, Carrie Lofty (http://carrielofty.com//) met her husband in England--the best souvenir! Since earning her master's degree in history, she’s been devoted to raising their two precocious daughters, wrangling the talented authors of Unusual Historicals (http://unusualhistoricals.blogspot.com//), and writing romance. You can find her on Twitter (http://twitter.com/carrielofty), her Facebook fan page (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Carrie-Lofty/115375868486813), and her blog (http://lovelysalome.blogspot.com//).
“Historical romance needs more risk-takers like Lofty.” ~ Wendy the Super Librarian