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Rick Copp

by Cynthia Chow
& Rick Copp



A bit actress in television roles until she retired from working in Hollywood twenty years ago, Poppy Harmon had settled into life as a mother and wife to a businessman in Palm Desert, California. So it was a shock to discover that after Chester’s recent death, his gambling addiction has completely bankrupted her, leaving her with multiple mortgages and a depleted savings account.

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by Cynthia Chow


Although Hayley Powell may have finally settled into her position as the food and cocktails columnist for Bar Harbor’s Island Times newspaper, she is suffering from empty-nest syndrome while her two children are off at school. So it’s the perfect time for her to be offered a weekend trip to New York to appear on The Chat, a big-time nationally televised talk show. For their celebration of Bacon Week, Hayley will be demonstrating her signature dish of Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeño Stuffed Chicken Thighs.

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