Mar 10, 2016

Amanda's Rancher comes on #Thursday13 with #MFRW Author Caroline Clemmons

#MFRW author 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.


                                  AMANDA'S RANCHER 

Genre Historical 
Publisher Kindle World 



Blurb
One desperate young woman.
A chance meeting.
A life-changing outcome.

Growing up in a brothel, Mara O'Sullivan battled public disdain and contempt, but always remained kind-hearted and gracious. After testifying against vicious bank robbers, her life is threatened and Mara must find sanctuary far from everything she knows.

One train ride changes her life as she fatefully meets a half-sister and a niece she never knew existed. But when circumstances end her sister's life, Mara makes a promise that she'll raise her niece as her own and take her sister's place as Preston Kincaid's mail-order-bride. As Mara and Preston grow closer, their marriage no longer seems like a ruse, but a relationship of love, passion, and desire.

Mara's past comes back to haunt her and she finds herself in danger—will her new husband forgive Mara's deceit and protect her as his own?
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 Thirteen books that influenced me:
TALE OF TWO CITIES, Charles Dickens - the hero doesn't always get the girl
PRINCE CHARMING, Julie Garwood - I reread this about once a year
FOR THE ROSES, Julie Garwood -- I also reread this once a year
Anything by Louis L'Amour - what an amazing author
THE PROMISE OF JENNY JONES, Maggie Osborne --the heroine doesn't have to be petite and ladylike
LORD PERFECT, Loretta Chase - For her descriptions as well as the story
LOVE RELEASED, Women of Courage, Geri Foster - I thought I hated serials until I read this powerful series with emotional impact
Brides of Beckham series, Kirsten Osbourne - what a great concept for a series
THE SWEETHEARTS KNITTING CLUB, Lori Wilde - the power of a secret even when it's not really one
THE TEXAN'S TOUCH, Jodi Thomas - loved the book and author and the concept of western historical romance
Nancy Drew series, Carolyn Keene - opened me to the idea of an ongoing series
IRISH THOROUGHBRED, Nora Roberts - Made me think I might be able to write my own book even if it wasn't as good as hers
SWEET LULLABY, Lorraine Heath - made me want to write like her



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