Posted by: Karen Cogan | 07/07/2016

No Rent for My Tiny Guests


This summer gave us the repeat gift of tiny guests on our front porch. A mother hummingbird returned to the nest that we left last year. She reclaimed the top rail of the metal trellis that goes from the brick planter to the roof of the porch.

Last year, she buzzed us any time we stepped onto the porch and even when we were in the front yard. She’s tiny, but armed with maternal instinct. This year, we haven’t been buzzed once, even when we sneaked peaks of the babies. The small fuzzy creatures grow fast. In no time, they were big enough to see without climbing onto the planter. Two little beaks protruded above the nest from twin bookmark heads. They didn’t move when we watched them. Then mid-July one baby disappeared from the nest. When my husband checked on the remaining chick, he was privileged to the maiden flight from the nest to the tree. There, the tiny bird found his twin and they began a raucous game of chase.

I hope they hang around. I’d love to see them drinking from my flowers. Hopefully, next year, the nest will be full again of tiny, round baby birds.


Hummingbirds can flash their bright colors, as well as hide them when needed.

Hummingbirds are very smart and they can remember every flower they have been to, and how long it will take a flower to refill.

Hummingbirds can hear better than humans

Hummingbirds can see farther than humans.

Hummingbirds have little to no sense of smell.

A hummingbird will take about 250 breaths per minute while at rest.

A hummingbird’s metabolism is roughly 100 times that of an elephant.

Hummingbirds have very weak feet and can barely walk. They prefer to fly.

Hummingbirds spend most of their life perching.

The hummingbird’s body temperature is around 107 degrees Fahrenheit.

Females lay a clutch of two eggs.

Baby hummingbirds will remain in a nest for three weeks.

Hummingbirds are the only birds that can fly both forward and backwards.

Hummingbirds can also hover in mid-air, fly sideways and even upside-down.

A hummingbird’s wings will rotate in a full circle.

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Posted by: Karen Cogan | 29/03/2016

The Prodigal Heart: an inspirational romance

I have been working on a new offer. The Prodigal Heart, a sweet inspirational romance that battles an abusive grandmother is on sale at Amazon for .99. An offer for a free book is inside. I hope you can check it out…/…/B002KAP7O2

In this inspirational novel, Rachel thinks she has her life under control. She has succeeded in starting a business and she tells herself all her dreams have come true. But there is one dream that lies buried in her past, so painful that she tries never to think of it. She tries to erase all memory of her heart-stopping first love…until Jonathon walks back into her life.
Posted by: Karen Cogan | 24/03/2016

Posted by: Karen Cogan | 20/02/2016

Author Interview: Karen Cogan

This was so much fun to do this interview with Jessica.

Coffee with Architects of Worlds Afar

Karen Cogan joins us today! Karen has penned more books than can–or, rather, than should–be made to fit into a single sentence, so allow me to present you with a list of her titles instead. *Clears throat*

Books by Karen Cogan:

  • “The Secret of Castlegate Manor”
  • “A Flame in the Wind”
  • “Fragile Dreams”
  • “A Relative Matter”
  • “The Prodigal Heart”
  • “The Mysterious Marquis”
  • “Heart of the Mountains”
  • “Her Own Sweet Time”
  • “Prisoner of the Pearls”
  • “An Artful Deception”
  • “Lover Never Lies”
  • “Forget-Me-Not”
  • “Stolen Dreams”
  • “Runaway Hearts”
  • “The Secret of Holly Green Manor”

You can find Karen on Twitter, Facebook, and Amazon. Also, be sure to check out her website and blog.

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Posted by: Karen Cogan | 20/02/2016

Author Interview: Karen Cogan

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Posted by: Karen Cogan | 29/01/2016

Random God Thoughts

In the Bible study I was attending, we discussed how hardships might be allowed in our lives for the benefit of others. It is easy to believe God has forgotten us or not answered our prayers. The apostles suffered to spread the gospel. They were under great hardship, yet their endurance made an made an impact on many and turned lives to Christ. Perhaps some of our hardships might do the same.

Posted by: Karen Cogan | 26/01/2016

Random God Thoughts

Failure in the Christian Walk

Ever feel like you fail time and again to live up to the Christian ideal you have for yourself? I know how that feels. I take encouragement from the Biblical accounts of failure in the lives of everyone from Adam and Eve to the apostles. It they had been perfect men and woman of God, I would think myself hopeless. Last night, I was reading John 21:15-25 in which Jesus restored Peter,  who had denied Him, yet went on to become a strong leader of the early church. Peter failed. We fail. Yet, failure does not have to be permanent unless we let it. Like Peter, we can accept forgiveness and move onward.

Posted by: Karen Cogan | 05/01/2016

Betrayal by Karen Cogan

Betrayal cover from John

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In this sweet Regency romance, life in India is idyllic for Anne Tyler and her younger brother, Jeremy until the deaths of their parents shatter their world. They are sent to England to live with a grandfather that neither remembers. However, as the years pass, the kindly man proves a balm for their wounded hearts. His death, when it comes, is a cruel blow.
Though his will leaves the estate to Jeremy, the boy is not yet of age. His grandfather’s nephew, a man with a mysterious past, is named guardian of the property
and soon arrives to take up his duty. Unfortunately, the man has a son who is both evil and cunning. Since he stands to inherit the estate should Jeremy die, he will stop at nothing to get his hands on the property.
Murder and threats of murder soon haunt their every move. Standing between them and disaster is the handsome Lord Westerfield, a man who promises to defend Anne and Jeremy, even at risk to his own life.

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Posted by: Karen Cogan | 28/11/2015

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