Sherri Stewart


Let’s take a field trip to Calgary, Alberta!

May 2021 Newsletter
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I need reviews, so I’m offering a free copy of my ebook A Song for Her Enemies to the first 12 people who reach out to me at I only ask that you read and write an honest review on Amazon in the next 30 days.
Let’s take a field trip to Calgary, Alberta!
Sherri Stewart
What a fun city! Home of the Calgary Flames Hockey Team. That’s my husband in the white sweater with someone’s hand in front of his face. An hour away from the Canadian Rockies.
Five  Six Things that Will Shock You about Calgary!
1. An arch in the west can change the weather from winter snows to spring puddles in a matter of hours. The Chinook is a hot, dry wind that comes from the west over the Rocky Mountains. The wind can raise the temperature in the winter so much that you can be shoveling snow in the morning and soaking up the sun in a t-shirt by the afternoon.
2. Only in Calgary can you walk 18 kms (11 miles) throughout downtown without having to step outside. Connecting over 100 buildings, the Plus 15, consists of a series of bridges 15 feet above the ground. It’s a great way to get around when it’s -30 Celsius.
3. Calgarians enjoy more days of sunshine than any other major Canadian city - 333 days per year in fact!
4. Personally, I think Calgarians are the most hospitable people in the world. But did you know Calgary has more volunteers per capita than any other city in the world?
5. The Calgary Stampede, held every year for 10 days, is the largest outdoor event in the world.
6. Host of the Winter Olympics in 1988, Calgary was the site of the Jamaican bobsled team, made famous by Cool Runnings, and Eddie the Eagle.
Ginger Beef: My Favorite Calgarian Food
  • 2 pounds flank steak or sirloin, approximately sliced thinly against the grain
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 cup corn starch
  • 2-3 cups oil for deep frying
  • 1 large carrot finely julienned
  • ½ green bell pepper finely sliced
  • 2 tbsp cooking oil * I use olive oil
  • 2 tbsp fresh ginger, minced
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • ⅓ cup soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons red Chinese vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Chinese cooking wine or dry sherry
  • ½ cup water
  • ⅓ cup white granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon crushed chilies
  • ¼ cup plum sauce *add more for additional sweetness
  • Slice beef into thin strips
  • Combine all batter ingredients and coat beef in batter.
  • Add oil to a deep frying pan and heat on medium.
  • Deep-fry coated beef, about 6 pieces at a time, until crispy, about seven to ten minutes.
  • Remove meat with a slotted spoon. Set meat aside on paper towel to drain. Repeat with remaining meat, frying in small batches of 6-8 pieces (depending on the size of your frying pan.
  • Add sauce ingredients (except plum sauce) in a bowl and whisk together. Set aside
  • Julienne carrots by using a grater
  • In a wok, over medium - low heat, sesame seeds, carrots, and half the ginger in oil for about 3 minutes.
  • Add sauce. Bring to boil for 1 to 2 minutes and cook until reduced for 5- 7 minutes on medium heat. Add plum sauce, whisk and cook for 1 additional minute.
  • Add beef to sauce; stir to coat with sauce.
Serve over white or basmati rice. Add additional plum sauce for extra sweetness, if desired
A Song for Her Enemies E-book only 99 cents on Amazon from June 13 to 20. A big savings! And write a review, please.

She has the voice of an angel,
but the devil is listening

After Nazi soldiers close the opera and destroy Tamar Kaplan’s dream of becoming a professional singer, she joins the Dutch Resistance, her fair coloring concealing her Jewish heritage. Tamar partners with Dr. Daniel Feldman, and they risk their lives to help escaping refugees. When they are forced to flee themselves, violinist Neelie Visser takes them into hiding.
Tamar’s love for Daniel flowers in hardship, but she struggles with the paradox that a loving God would allow the atrocities around her. When Tamar resists the advances of a Third Reich officer, he exacts his revenge by betraying the secrets hidden behind the walls of Neelie’s house. From a prison hospital to a Nazi celebration to a concentration camp, will the three of them survive to tell the world the secrets behind barbed wire?  

A Song for Her Enemies is the story of a talented young opera singer and the bittersweet love that grows amid the tyranny and fear of World War II. Set against the backdrop of neighbors willing to risk their lives in the German-occupied, war-torn Netherlands, A Song for Her Enemies is an inspiring and beautiful novel celebrating the resilience of the human spirit and the determination of Christians in the face of persecution. It is a novel for everyone seeking to understand the pain of the past and be inspired to embrace hope for the future.
From Ruins to Romance: Only 99 cents
Meet Jo Huddleston
Award-winning and bestseller Jo Huddleston is the author of eighteen books. She writes stories inspired by her fascination with the 1950s and the love of her native American South. Her readers describe Jo as a great storyteller whose books will inspire and entertain you. Novels in Jo’s endearing Caney Creek series, her West Virginia Mountains series, and her stand-alone release, Tidewater Summer, are sweet Southern mid-20th-century romances.
How much of you went into the characters in your chosen book?
My new book, Just You and Me, is set at Panama City Beach, Florida, in 1958 before the location became a favorite destination for spring-breakers. Any beach is my special vacation spot. In the story, Allison’s and her friend Ginny’s happy attitudes while at the beach are indeed a mirror of my own. A quote from the book: “Ginny convinced Allison that being unhappy without Jim at the beach was better than being unhappy without him in Auburn.” That’s something I would say. In fact, I’ve often said I’d rather watch it rain at the beach than watch it rain at home.
How did you choose the setting of your book?
I write sweet Southern romance stories. My books are set in the American South with a few exceptions when characters live in the south, and travel to another location. Just You and Me was scheduled to release in late spring, so I chose a summer setting—a beach—for the story. My stories take place in the 1950s, and as with any historical romance, research is essential. You don’t want your characters to wear flip-flops if they haven’t been invented yet. And you certainly don’t want to have them wearing a bikini when they were not the fashion. For research, I explored the internet and used my own experiences being in a beach environment.
Tell us what you like about your town? What should readers visit when they are there
Of course, Panama City Beach, Florida’s main attraction, is its beach with the sugar-white sands. The place also offers total relaxation—not living by the clock and delighting in fresh seafood dinners every evening.

What is Just You and Me about?
It’s a Christian beach story of love, forgiveness, and divine providence.
In this sweet mid-20th-century romance, a magnificent mistake brings Allison and Jim together, each at the beach with a buddy. An unfamiliar instant attraction tugs at both their hearts. But when Jim gives Allison a compliment, she misunderstands it as a pick-up line. When Jim subsequently falls silent, Allison determines to find a way to get him to love her. Jim has spent half of his adult life in the Air Force and will soon leave the military. He wants Allison by his side to help him with the challenges his new lifestyle will bring. But after a horrible accident at the airfield, Jim keeps his diagnosis from Allison for fear she may not want to spend their lives together.
Shrimp Boil Anyone??
1/2 cup vinegar
1/2 cup water
1 TBSP Old Bay Seasoning
1 TSP salt
1 LB shrimp
1 lemon cut up
6 cobs of corn cut up into thirds
In a saucepan, combine the first 4 ingredients. Bring to a boil. Add shrimp, lemon slices, and corn, stir gently. Cover, steam until tender, about 5 minutes. Drain, remove shells and vein on back.
I usually remove the shells/vein and then steam them.

Author, Glenn Goree, was supposed to be featured in this month’s newsletter, but sadly, he passed away a few days ago. Our prayers are with his family.

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