Karen’s Killer Fixin’s **Author Special** with Jean Jacobsen


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Welcome to my Friday bonus feature called Karen’s Killer Fixin’s **Author Special**!! Today, in lieu of one of my own recipes, I’m going to introduce you to a new author who will share one of her favorite recipes. Not only will you and I occasionally learn how to make something new and delicious, but we’ll get a chance to check out some wonderful authors. Introducing author, JEAN JACOBSEN, and her favorite recipe for FRUIT SMOOTHIE.


Chronicles of the Hudson River Valley


Tragedy. Sacrifice. Love.

Clarissa Tanner is carefree and joyous until the sudden death of her parents. Forced to pay off family debts, she’s given one choice: auction off her beloved horses or reluctantly enter 1830s New York Society to face the dreaded marriage market.

Nicholas is a man on a mission. The artist is hunting for his missing brother who got mixed up with the wrong crowd at the wrong time. To pay his way, Nicholas takes a position as a dance instructor, providing refresher lessons to the beautiful but distracted Clarissa.

As Clarissa trains her thoroughbreds and Nicholas continues his search, the two find a connection through grief and movement. With the auction looming, Clarissa wonders if she could possibly lose her parents and the man of her dreams in rapid succession.


The Reluctant Debutante is an American historical romance set in New York’s Hudson River Valley in the 1830s. If you like strong female characters, 19th century historicals, and sizzling chemistry, then you’ll love Jean Jacobsen’s stunning debut novel.

Chronicles of the Hudson River Valley

“Oh, Baines-why is this happening to us, now, just before the auction?”

“Coincidences don’t just happen. Someone or something set this attack in motion and I won’t rest easy until I find the cause. You can count on that, lassie.”

About Author Jean Jacobsen… JeanJacobsen

American Historical romance author, lover of chocolate, coffee, fragrant flowers and amazing food.

Links to Jean’s Website, Books, & Social Media:

Amazon: http://amzn.to/249u9en

Email: JeanJacobsenAuthor@gmail.com

Website: https://jeanjacobsen.com/

Twitter: @jjacobsen9648

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/public/Jean-Jacobsen

Pinterest: https://it.pinterest.com/jeanjacobsen/

I hope you enjoy the recipe Jean is sharing with us today on Karen’s Killer Fixin’s. Happy eating!


P.S. We’re at 261 recipes and counting with this posting. Hope you find some recipes you like. If this is your first visit, please check out past blogs for more Killer Fixin’s. In the right hand column menu, you can even look up past recipes by type. i.e. Desserts, Breads, Beef, Chicken, Soups, Author Specials, etc.



1/2 C. crushed ice
3/4 C. water, milk or Almond milk
1/2 C. fresh or frozen fruit
5 oz. Yogurt
Protein powder

In blender combine all ingredients; cover and process for 1-2 minutes. Serve immediately. Enjoy!

TheReluctantDebutante**SPECIAL GIVEAWAY**:
Jean is offering a giveaway! Comment on this blog for a chance to win one of FIVE (5) free e-book copies of THE RELUCTANT DEBUTANTE. Thank you, Jean, for sharing your story and recipe with us.

Don’t miss the chance to read this book!

21 thoughts on “Karen’s Killer Fixin’s **Author Special** with Jean Jacobsen”

  1. I liked what I read In the blurb. This sounds like a book I’d love to read. The fact that Clarissa raises horses adds to my interest in the book. I do love horses! This just sounds like a very interesting book.

    1. Hi Judy-
      Thanks for stopping by today. Clarissa is a smart young lady, way ahead of her times in terms of bucking the traditions of a male dominated world at that time.
      She sets her mind to something and goes for it.
      Happy reading!

    1. Hi Rose-
      If you like strong female characters in 19th century, I think you’ll find Clarissa to be just that.

      I follow a Weight Watcher’s eating plan and have smoothies for breakfast on occasion or sometimes lunch. With all the fresh fruit coming into season from California, we in Colorado have a wide variety to choose from.
      Enjoy the read and a smoothie!

  2. Good morning, Jean, and welcome to Karen’s Killer Fixin’s! Thanks for sharing your book with us, as well as your favorite smoothie recipe. Love smoothies and can’t get enough of those recipes! 🙂

    1. Karen-
      I’m excited to be here with you today. From the comments I’ve seen, looks like we have a great group of readers and smoothie lovers.

    1. Kathleen-
      Thanks for stopping by. As I write my historicals, I sprinkle in just enough historical sites and/or events to place you in that world. Certainly not a boring history lesson.
      Enjoy your next read!

    1. Colleen-
      Thanks for stopping by.
      Clarissa is a character who popped into my head and would not leave me alone until I told her story.
      Now I’m working on her best friend,Laura, to tell her story. Working title “Laura’s Story”, what else!
      Happy reading,

    1. Hi Glenda-
      I love to hear from you about the fruit you use in your smoothie. Would you do me the favor of posting a review on Amazon after you read the book?
      Enjoy the smoothie and the read!

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