Deception / Peach Cobbler

The 2020 Election was overwhelming to say the least. Mixed in with all the crazy news stories that still continue to play out, one of my favorite revelations was that Stacey Abrams is also a romance author under the pen name Selena Montgomery. Naturally, her books shot to the top of my to-be-read list. The first one that I was able to obtain was actually the second book in a trilogy called Deception. Despite being book number two, it worked well as a stand-alone novel. It follows the story of Fin Borders, a high stakes professional gambler and Caleb Matthews, an undercover FBI agent. They are both drawn to a small town in Georgia for their own personal reasons but join together to take on a dangerous criminal enterprise.

Despite being a tad melodramatic and far-fetched, I enjoyed reading this book and I will more than likely read the rest of the trilogy. Plus, it gave me an excuse to make my mom’s peach cobbler! It was very fitting for the Georgia setting and to honor Stacey Abrams and the work she is doing in Georgia.

Peach Cobbler


  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 cups sugar (divided)
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 cups sliced peaches
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Pinch of salt
  • Ground cinnamon


Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Melt butter in 13×9 pan in the preheating oven.

Combine flour, 1 cup of sugar, baking powder and milk in a small bowl. Pour into the pan over the melted butter.

Bring peaches, 1 cup of sugar, lemon juice and pinch of salt to boil in saucepan.

Pour over batter. Do not stir.

Sprinkle with cinnamon.

Bake for 40 minutes or until browned and bubbly.

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