Jacqueline T. Moore works and plays in Murrell’s Inlet, South Carolina. She says, “Living in the south makes me a sunflower…and a beach bum!” As a writer and educator, Jacqueline surrounds herself with words. She savors the sounds and sense of letters put together to create a lasting memory. Her debut novel, THE CANARY and its sequel THE CHECKERBOARD, are inspired by a most beautiful yellow diamond that rests on her finger and the whispered family secrets about how it got there. THE CORNERPOST is our final visit with Myra, CB and all the children, but if you are hungry for more, take a look at THE CANARY COMPANION COOKBOOK. Visit her at www.jacqueline-t-moore.com and on Facebook at Jacqueline T. Moore for conversations and updates.
You never know when Christmas dreams can turn into terrifying nightmares. Marilee and Jonathon Grant, stranded in a car on the curve of an icy super highway, knew there was no hope in this deep freezing storm. Then there was a knock on the window.
Say Hi For Me is my true story. Jacqueline T. Moore
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RECIPE FOR ADVENTURE: 1 spunky widow, 1 hateful church lady, 2 sailors & 1 checkerboard, 5 little darlin’s + I smarty stinker, Add 1 apron pocket full of jewels, Mix well and bake in the 1890’s Galveston heat. Myra Gallaway, a young widow with five children, supports her family by walking the wharves of Galveston selling homemade sweets. She never imagined she’d be joining forces with husband-hating church society queen, Julia Jameson. Myra’s apron pockets are soon filling up with the unspendables man smuggling sailor friends Sure Foot and Black Jack need to move. The Klondike gold fields are calling hapless dreamers and the boys are all about obliging them, yet everybody knows that a sailor cannot spend what he does not earn. My goodness, those unspendables are one serious problem!
Enjoy vintage recipes from the fabulous books, The Canary, The Checkerboard, and The Cornerpost. Make these dishes as Myra, Aunt Ada, Uncle Harry, and Cookie did. Enjoy new adventures in your galley, er, kitchen as you whip up some fine tasting grub. Your young’uns will smile, and so will you!
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September 8, 1900
Five Thousand Lives Blotted Out
The headlines say it all. Death, destruction, and desolation is everywhere on Galveston Island. The papers don’t mention the survivors.
THE CHECKERBOARD, sequel to THE CANARY, continues the story of Myra Gallaway, her new husband CB, and Black Jack and his new wife, Marguerite, the ‘red-headed colored gal.’ The men showed that, against all odds, a mixed ship sails well. The wives band together in the house in LaPorte to prove the same to their new neighborhood. All seems to go as expected until that crazy gypsy, Lulah Marie, shows up and practically sets the house on fire.
Myra’s eldest, Junior, is in serious trouble and his rebellion landed him in jail on Galveston Island. His only hope for redemption lies in a very unusual punishment. The boy is forced to sail with the man he hates, his step father, CB Ledbetter. This voyage will either make or break Myra’s family. After all, what do you do with a drunken sailor? Only time will tell.
Being crazy rich is one thing. Pretending to be poor in the fancy town of LaPorte, Texas, is altogether different. After all, a sailor cannot spend what he does not earn. THE CORNERPOST, final installment of THE CANARY trilogy, presents huge challenges to Myra and Marguerite, who need to get it through their husbands’ thick skulls that they are done doing without, and a spending plan better be forthcoming.
Building the Galveston seawall after the hurricane of 1900 (THE CANARY), brings new opportunities to old friends. Just when all seems well, tragedy strikes, leaving some to mourn and others to rejoice. THE CORNERPOST is the story of break downs, new beginnings, and choices to be made. Will Myra and Marguerite follow their well-worn path or turn at that corner post?