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Wednesday, August 2, 2017


Are you gasping in the heat or loving it? I’m hiding in my office as much as possible. I’m so not a summer person.

Help, I'm meltingggggggg!

Hero and I just helped—at least. we hope we helped—our youngest daughter move to a better home. Not new, but new to her and recently refurbished. The house is older than she is but fits her so well it’s almost as if it were built for her.

No, her house is nothing like this,
but it's still her private castle.
Who'd want all those stairs?

Our eldest daughter is looking for a house, but in a different area. Fortunately, she doesn’t have a time limit so there’s no rush except her eagerness to get resettled. At present she’s been living with us almost two years while she recovers from six surgeries on her shattered femur. Two surgeries ago she was referred to a trauma surgeon who repaired the damage the first orthopedic surgeon caused. Finally, she’s healing.

What I’ve been doing is completing one series while plotting another. I love the series I’m finishing, the Bride Brigade Series, with the final book, PRUDENCE. That will release on August 25 on Amazon. This has been a fun series to write. Here you are--the first time I've revealed the cover online.

The series premise is seven women are brought to a tiny town in North Central Texas where there is a surplus of bachelors and a shortage of marriageable women. Of course there are too many eligible men for the seven women, but that’s part of the amusement. As usual, I have to throw in mysteries, crimes, weather disasters, and other surprises.

Next I’ll concentrate on DANIEL, book four of the McClintocks. Several months ago I left poor Daniel paralyzed from the waist down. I've had lots of email from readers telling me I have to “heal” the poor guy. That’s one of the fun things about being a writer—we can heal or kill with no consequences. Ah, the power! ☺

Then it’s on to my new series, Delaney’s Daughters. More about that another time.

How is your summer going? Have you had a fun vacation or, like me, a staycation?


I’ll give a print copy of the first of the Bride Brigade Series, JOSEPHINE, to one person who comments today. It’s a trick, of course. I hope you’ll like her story and want to read the others in the series. We writers are so sneaky.

Caroline Clemmons is an Amazon bestselling and award winning author of historical and contemporary western romances. A frequent speaker at conferences and seminars, she has taught workshops on characterization, point of view, and layering a novel.
Caroline and her husband live in the heart of Texas cowboy country with their menagerie of rescued pets. When she’s not indulging her passion for writing, Caroline enjoys family, reading, travel, antiquing, genealogy, and getting together with friends. Find her on her blog, website, Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, Google+, WattPad, Shelfari, and Pinterest.
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  1. Glad to hear your daughters doing better.Can't wait for your new book.Thanks for the chance.

  2. I'd happily put up with all of the stairs so long as I had an army of servants to do the housework.

    1. Mary, it would take an army to clean Neuschwanstein, wouldn't it? I'm not so sure I'd want that many stairs, even with servants. Maybe there's room for an elevator. ☺

  3. I like houses with basements because they take less cooling and heating to be comfortable, but yep, we'd need an elevator. I've checked into them and they're not as expensive as I thought, although more expensive than we want to pay. Cough.

    Josephine was wonderful. Looking forward to reading Prudence!


  4. we have had a staycation as I am severely disabled and can;t really get out and do things. We have been watching our garden and ready to can when we have enough tomatoes. Hubby said also a cheesecake might be in the making so i am excited as i love it . I do love my quiet afternoons to read with the pups on my lap it is so comfortable and they stay asleep! peggy clayton

  5. I like the new cover. I'm currently reading, "Snare His Heart." I'll get a review up when I finish and get a moment.


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