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Saturday, June 19, 2010

Rebound by Heather Justesen - Countdown to Summer 2010

2 days left until the
first day of summer!

Heather Justesen was addicted to books even before she could read, and almost always had a story of her own playing in her head. Though she hadn't planned to be a writer when she was growing up, it was inevitable that she'd eventually start writing the stories in her head.
After getting a Bachelor's degree in English Lit at Southern Utah University, she worked for the Provo Daily Herald and its sister papers for several years.

Ten years after she started writing, her first book,
The Ball's In Her Court was released in October 2009, and her second book, Rebound, was recently released.

She lives in Central Utah with her husband and a menagerie of pets where they both volunteer with the local ambulance department.

Visit Heather's website: www.HeatherJustesen.com and blog: Heather Justesen.

LDSWBR: What activities do you and/or your family participate in every summer? Do you have plans to try something or go somewhere new this year?

HEATHER: Every summer my family gets together for a reunion in July with lots of cousins, and my sister comes up from Mexico with her family and I get to hang out at the lake or under a shady tree and chat or read for days without feeling guilty about all of the things I'm supposed to get to at home.

LDSWBR: Do you have a favorite summer food or drink? If so, are you willing to share the recipe?

HEATHER: Every summer whenever we go camping we make Dutch oven cobbler--usually peach, but you can use nearly any fruit. Here's the link to the recipe: Dutch Oven Peach Cobbler.

LDSWBR: What books are on your summer reading list?

HEATHER: I'm bound to add titles to my list of books this summer, but they'll definitely include Josi Kilpack's newest culinary mystery, Devils' Food Cake, Sierra St. James' Time Riders, Julie Wright's Eyes Like Mine, all of Traci Hunter Abramson's back list (because now I've read one of hers, I have to check out the rest of them), and whatever books by Janette Rallison that I can get my hands on, starting with Just One Wish. And that's just a fraction of my to-be-read pile!

LDSWBR: Thank you so much, Heather!

Rebound by Heather Justesen (Cedar Fort; May 2010) is available for purchase at Deseret Book, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble.

Dutch oven cooking is some of the best tasting food I've ever eaten. Do you cook in a Dutch oven during the summer? What's your favorite thing to cook in a Dutch oven?

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***Countdown to Summer 2010 Contest***

LDSWBR will hold a drawing on June 26, 2010 for a $25 Amazon Gift Card, as well as a variety of books being offered by some of the LDS authors that will be featured on the blog.

Book prizes generously donated by the authors:

  • Abish: Daughter of God by K.C. Grant
  • TRAPPED by Ronda Gibb Hinrichsen
  • The Road Show by Braden Bell
  • Awakening Avery by Laurie Lewis
  • Courting Miss Lancaster by Sarah M. Eden
  • Summer in Paris by Michele Ashman Bell
  • Hometown Girl by Michele Ashman Bell
  • Alma the Younger by Heather (H.B.) Moore
  • Queen in Exile OR The Guise of a Gentleman by Donna Hatch (winner's choice)
  • The Silence of God by Gale Sears (book or audio- winner's choice)
  • Dangerous Connections by Julie Coulter Bellon
  • Blink of an Eye by Gregg Luke
  • Critique of three chapters (up to 30 pages) from Nichole Giles

How to enter:

  • Post a thoughtful comment on the Countdown to Summer 2010 author posts. Comments can be added on any of the author posts anytime during the contest period (June 1, 2010 through June 21, 2010). Only one comment per person per "Countdown to Summer" author post will be entered into the drawing. Feel free to comment more than once per post if you'd like, but only one comment will be accepted as an entry.
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Please join us in counting down to summer with some great reads!


  1. We don't have a dutch oven, but I do love dutch oven cooking. I love cheesy potatoes, and BBQ chicken the most.:)

  2. I haven't done dutch oven for a loooooog time, at YW camp. We don't do much camping now either. The last time,I think they did some BarQ chicken at a Ward Cookout a few years back.

  3. We LOVE dutch oven cooking. A few favorites: cherry chocolate cobbler, cheesy potatoes, stew, rolls.
    *what are we having for dinner, dear??*

  4. Cheesy Potatoes are a family favorite, and upside down pineapple cake is the prettiest :)

  5. About once or twice a year we do dutch oven and I absolutely love Pineapple Upsidedown Cake in the Dutch Oven... It's delicious!

  6. When I was younger there were a few families in my area that loved to do dutch oven cooking. I loved eating cobbler the most. I don't own a dutch oven, but might think about getting one int he future.

  7. My favorite is a dutch a oven dessert. It has pie filling with dry cake mix and soda on top for moisture. It is so yummy!

  8. I love Dutch Oven! My favorite has to be Apricot Chicken