I am so excited to welcome author Carolyn Brown to Book Reviews & More by Kathy. I am a HUGE fan of her books and I am tickled pink she took the time to answer my “get to know you” questions for today’s interview. Oh and be sure and stick around, because you’ll get the chance to win print copies of the first 3 novels in Ms. Brown’s fabulous Cowboys & Brides series AND a cute cowboy charm.
Kathy: What book do you recommend everyone should read? Do you have a comfort read?
Ms. Brown: First I wanted to say Hello all y’all. It is so exciting to be here today. I brought Emily and Greg with me so if you’ve got any comments or questions for any of us; we’ll be around most of the day. Pull up a rocking chair and let’s visit!
As for the question: Oh, my goodness! I’m not sure I could pick just one but if I had to pick one book to take with me if I was going to be stuck on an island it would be the Bible. It has so many fantastic stories in it and it is my comfort read. But then I could also recommend Gone With the Wind. There are so many personalities in there, so much going on in the wake of a way of life changing more drastically than any other time in history. I’ve read it over and over and find something new to appreciate each and every time. But if it was one of my own books, I’d take The Blue Ribbon Jalapeno Society Jubilee, because Agnes makes me laugh. Or if I could sneak a second book into the mix it would have to be The Cowboy’s Mail Order Bride because it blends the old and the new together.
Kathy: What is your guilty pleasure?
Ms. Brown: Donuts with maple sugar icing or any kind of cookies. Diet Coke is my ultimate guilty pleasure but alas my doctor (I’m sure he talked to Lucifer before he told me) said I can’t have it anymore. I didn’t tell him about donuts and cookies or he’d probably ban them, too!
Kathy: Favorite meal?
Ms. Brown: Oh, that’s easy—fried chicken, hot yeast rolls, mashed potatoes, sawmill gravy, corn on the cob, green beans with lots of ham and bacon cooked in them, and pecan pie (or if the pecans aren’t fresh, lemon meringue pie will do quite nicely). Emily (The Cowboy’s Mail Order Bride) likes good food, too, and she’s quite a cook which she proves at a domino game.
Kathy: If you weren’t a writer, what would you be?
Ms. Brown: I can’t imagine not being a writer. It’s always been my dream but if I hadn’t sold that first book, I’d probably still be working in a newspaper company writing stories, making ads and putting pages together each week. In a world where I could be what I could imagine instead of what was necessary, I’d probably be a race car driver or a lazy beach bum.
Kathy: If you could time travel, what time period would you visit?
Ms. Brown: That would be the pre-Civil War area. I’d like to go have a long talk with Scarlett O’Hara. Of course I wouldn’t want to stay long because I’m very spoiled to indoor plumbing and air conditioning but it would be fun to go to one of those parties and to wear one of those beautiful gowns just one evening.
Kathy: I really enjoyed your answers and I had to laugh at your guilty pleasure answer! Now I positively adored The Blue Ribbon Jalapeno Society Jubilee and I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series. And, wow, race car driver or beach bum-talk about opposite ends of the spectrum! Again, thank you so much for chatting with us today and congratulations on your new release, The Cowboy’s Mail Order Bride!
Title: The Cowboy’s Mail Order Bride by Carolyn Brown
Cowboys & Brides Series Book Three
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Genre: Contemporary, Romance
Length: 384 pages
She’s Got Sass…
Emily Cooper promised her dying grandfather that she’d deliver a long-lost letter to a woman he once planned to wed. Little does adventurous Emily know that this simple task will propel her to places she never could have imagined…with a cowboy who’s straight out of her dreams…
He’s Got Mail…
When sexy rancher Greg Adams discovers his grandmother Clarice has installed Emily on their ranch as her assistant, he decides to humor the two ladies. He figures Emily will move on soon enough. In the meantime, he intends to keep a close eye on her—he doesn’t quite buy her story of his grandmother as a mail-order bride.
A lost letter meant a lost love for Clarice, but two generations later, maybe it’s not too late for that letter to work its magic.
Read my review HERE.
Carolyn Brown is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author with more than sixty books published. She writes bestselling single title cowboy and country music mass market romances as well as women’s fiction. Born in Texas and raised in southern Oklahoma, Carolyn and her husband now make their home in the town of Davis, Oklahoma. For more information, please visit www.CarolynLBrown.com.
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