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Behind the Scenes: Ruthless Boss, Hired Wife

Cormac Douglas is a hero who came to me in a slightly different form many years ago—a man who is perfectly charming and yet utterly ruthless. What happens when that kind of man encounters goodness? Love? Lizzie Chandler was just the woman to show him…

Ruthless Boss, Hired Wife is set in the Dutch Antilles. I’ve been to the Caribbean three times, and nothing beats their beaches—at least so far in my travels. I enjoyed researching a bit of the Caribbean’s colorful colonial history for this story.

Here is a recipe that I’ve tried which comes from the Caribbean:

Arroz con pollo (chicken with rice)


  • lime juice
  • 3 minced garlic
  • teaspoon of cumin
  • 2 tablespoons of oil
  • 1 chopped large tomato
  • 1 tablespoon of parley
  • a few drops of tobasco
  • 1 small can of pimento
  • 2 chopped sweet peppers
  • 1 diced stalk of celery
  • chicken bouillon cubes
  • sliver of hot pepper or 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric
  • 2 cups of long grain rice
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • -1/2 lb. of chicken parts
  • 1 finely chopped large onion
  • ne 16 oz. can of sweet peas
  • 1/2 cup of stuffed chopped olives
  • 1 tablespoon of worcestershire sauce
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons of tomato paste


Remove the fat from the chicken then cut into pieces, wash well with lime juice and season with salt & pepper.

Now add the onion, sweet peppers the garlic, celery, parsley with the hot pepper and let it stand for about an hour or so.

Saute chicken with vegetables in oil until golden brown, add tomato, then tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce and cumin.

adually add 1/2 cup of water with 1 bouillon cube dissolved in it and let simmer.

January 2008