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Tuesday, March 19, 2019


By Caroline Clemmons

Laurean Brooks’ husband is just home and recovering from a frightening time in the hospital. Since Laurean has to be Florence Nightingale for a while, I’m filling in for her this month.


As well as being an author, I’m also an avid reader. I love to find bargains on books from authors I enjoy. I’m a Virgo, but my youngest daughter and I tease that we were born under the Sale sign.

If you love bargains, let me tell you about some great ones I’m offering this week.
Originating for St. Patrick’s Day but lasting through the 21st is a sale for three books with an Irish heroine and each is on sale for 99 cents. Two are western historicals romances.

THE TEXAN’S IRISH BRIDE is set in the Central Texas.hill country. This book is also book one of the McClintock series. Dallas McClintock is a man of honor trapped into wedding a beautiful Irish woman. Cenora O’Neill knows marrying Dallas is unfair, but she’ll do anything to protect her family and to save herself from marrying the brutal man who leads the Travelers. Buy this one at

THE RANCHER AND THE SHEPHERDESS is book two in the Loving A Rancher series. Mail-order bride Gormlaith McGowan arrived in Montana to find the man who’d sent for her had died. Garrett McDonald had no intention of getting a wife when he went to Cottonwood Springs for supplies but the sheriff convinced him to accept the young widow as his wife. This one is 

The third is a contemporary time travel, OUT OF THE BLUE, a romance with suspense. Deirdre Dougherty runs from a mob in 1845 Ireland, jumps from a cliff into the ocean, and lands in a Texas lake over 170 years later. While adjusting to her new life, she helps Detective Brendan Hunter unravel the mystery of who’s framing him for murder. This one is at

Viviana Mackade is hosting a Spring Fair. Historical romances on sale are featured on Wednesday only Although she is featuring historical on only one day, my book, MAIL-ORDER MORIAH, will be on sale for 99 cents on March 29-21. This is the first book in my new Pearson Grove series. I plan for this series eventually to include seven books.  You can buy the book at


All month is the March Madness Romance E-Book Giveaway organized by Constance Bretes. The link is Look about halfway down on her blog and you’ll find the graphic and Rafflecopter. My featured book is GARNET. You can see the cover peeking from the upper left corner of the above graphic. The book is regular price of $2.99 at but there’s a great Rafflecopter giveaway for entry. 

On March 26 I’ll take part in Jacquie Rogers’ Party at the Pickle Barrel Bar and Books. The party will start at 7 pm Eastern time. There will be prizes and/or swag by all the authors participating. Jacquie is a fun person so I’m looking forward to her Facebook party.

Happy Reading! Now for the recipe:


My mom prepared a lot of dishes handed down in her family. One we enjoy is her version of stew. This works well in a slow cooker or instant pot, but usually we use the old-fashioned range-top pan.

1 or 2 lbs. stew meat cut in smaller chunks (the amount of meat depends on your pocket book)
1 can (15 oz.) of diced tomatoes with juice
4 or 5 carrots, sliced in rounds
2 potatoes, cut in chunks
1 small onion, diced
Pinch of salt
Bit of pepper
½ teaspoon chili powder or more to taste (we use more)

Optional: 1 can whole kernel corn.

Add about two quarts of water to a large pan then add stew meat. (Some people sear the meat first, but Mother did not so I don’t.) Add other ingredients and bring to a boil. Cover and lower heat. Simmer for about an hour. Add more water if needed. Stir occasionally to insure meat does not stick to the bottom of the pan. I add parsley flakes about five minutes before taking off the stove. Freezes well, reheats well. We prefer a lot of thick soup, so I simmer it a bit longer than necessary. 

Serve with cornbread muffins or the bread recipe Josie Riviera will post on the 22nd..

(my mother-in-law made this with seared ground beef instead of stew meat.)

1 comment:

  1. I just purchased "The Rancher and the Shepherdess." I'm love your historical covers which are so well done. You are one busy lady!


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