Charlotte Perkins Forty Niner - Charlotte Perkins, upperclass proper Bostonion, wife and mother of a grown married daughter, decides to go to the gold fields of California at a time when women had few rights in general and a woman traveling alone was seen as highly suspect.
Running Away to Santa Fe - Aurora, wife and mother of a grown son, realizes after her beloved sister's death, just how short life can be and decides to run away to Santa Fe and follow her own dreams.
Chez Tulips Stories and Recipes - My parents owned a bar/cafe in a small town. My brother and I were always being admonished not to eat up the profits, especially candy bars because, according to my father, if you ate one bar, the profits were lost for the whole box. It also is a result of my work as a professional food taster for a large corporation. It was part time work because of something called "mouth fatigue." Check out the chocolate truffle recipe. It's simple and delicious.