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Thursday, November 7, 2019

AUTHOR CAROLINE CLEMMONS EXPLAINS MAPS (NOT THE KIND THAT TAKE YOU FROM ONE PLACE TO ANOTHER!)

Today we're joined by bestselling and award-winning author of romance, time travel, and mystery, Caroline Clemmons, here to talk about her two recent holiday MAP projects. Don't know what a MAP is? Read on to find out. Learn more about her and her books at her website.

Recently I have joined several multi-author projects (MAPs). In case you’re unfamiliar with the term, that’s when several authors each a book within the guidelines of the series organizer. Each book is a stand-alone but reading the entire series enhances the pleasure.  I’ve enjoyed these MAPs and want to share two with you today.

Melody
Angel Creek Christmas Brides, Book 7

This series is set just after the Civil War when most of Charleston, South Carolina was in ruins and no marriageable young men were to be found. The year before—the fall after the war—five women answered an advertisement for mail-order brides to a small Montana town. That turned out well and many of the remaining bachelors prevailed upon the brides to recruit more Southern Belles to come to Angel Creek. Six more agree to travel there by train to St. Louis, then by riverboat up the Missouri River, then by stage to Angel Creek.

These young women knew each other from school before the war and have remained friends. Melody Fraser is twenty-two and fears remaining a spinster. In addition, she has threats against her fueled by vicious rumors. She is happy to escape Charleston’s destruction and peril for a chance at life in a place untouched by the war. The problem is, she might have stretched the truth a tiny bit. 

Nicholas Walker is the new doctor in Angel Creek. He has big, big plans for his clinic and practice as the town grows. He is very efficient and expects to combine a skilled nurse with a wife.  When he learns Melody has only nursed an elderly grandmother, he feels cheated. 

They’re in for adventure and excitement. But, will the two grow fond of one another before Christmas or will they apply for an annulment?


Christmas Wishes: Wishes Do Come True
Available for pre-order now and releasing November 13th, this is a limited-time offer of only .99 cents for a 15-author box set comprised of all new stories. With a combination of historical and contemporary stories set in small town Hopeful, Colorado and ranging from sweet to sensual, there’s something for everyone’s taste. 

Legend says the wishing well in the center of Hopeful makes wishes come true if the wish is made under a full moon. What could making a wish hurt? 

Be careful what you wish for!

My story is the first one, Winter Wish. Serena Winters longs for a man who makes her feel loved. She yearns for her own home and children. Until a couple of months ago she had nursed her mother, who had consumption. She lives with her aunt and uncle above their mercantile store. In spite of what her aunt says about wishes being foolish, Serena wishes for a special man.

Brent Adams slips into town hoping no one saw him deliver the load he’d packed in on his mule. He has to wait in Hopeful until he receives funds from the bank. When he meets Serena, he longs to take her with him when he leaves town. But, what will she think when she learns his secrets?

3 comments:

Judy Ann Davis said...

Both books have a wonderful story to tell. Best of luck with you new release on November 13th--just in time for the holiday!

Alisab8888 said...

Best of luck with the releases. I'm definitely interested.

Caroline Clemmons said...

Alisab8888 contact me with the rest of your email so I can send you a free e-book.