Thursday, June 18, 2020

CALEB'S DESTINY - Carole Brown - One Free Book

Welcome back, Carole. Why did you become an author?
I'm not sure I ever felt a sudden realization. I just always felt it inside me, although I might not always have realized what the feeling was. From childhood up, I was an expressive child with an imagination. My classmates clapped when I presented my speech in elementary grades. Study Halls (way back when) were spent writing dramatic and heart-wrenching poems with a best friend. Life happened, marriage, two children, played around with writing more poems, articles, short stories—and suddenly I realized if I was going to write seriously, I needed to get at it.

I'd always been great at English, but I found out quickly enough, I needed to re-learn a lot of things when developing a story. I studied, joined a critique group, went to conferences and learned, learned, learned. With time, I created one novel, then two and many more. Writing is my life, being an author is a dream come true, and I couldn't ask for a better career. I love being an author!

If you weren’t an author, what would be your dream job?
Photography. I love taking pictures and preserving memories with my camera.

If you could have lived at another time in history, what would it be and why?
Probably the WWII era. I know it was a horrible war, but the romance, the bravery and courage, the clothes and styles, men's hats, the slang. It all impresses me as a wonderful period—in spite of a terrible war.

What place in the United States have you not visited that you would like to?
Alaska. Not in the cold months, but when it's warmer, I'd love to see some of the sights and animals from there. I want to soak in the atmosphere, learn the history of this state.

How about a foreign country you hope to visit?
Ireland, Scotland, or maybe Australia. My father's ancestors, I think, came from Ireland. We were invited to work in Australia at one point of our lives. And Scotland is just so downright fascinating! I've always been interested in those three countries. The accents and customs interest me tremendously. Their legends and history are magical and create in me a desire to maybe, someday, use what I can learn about those countries.

I’ve always been interested in Australia and Scotland. And my husband’s family came from Ireland. I’ve actually had both Irish and Scottish characters in several of my novels. What lesson has the Lord taught you recently?
To trust him fully. Sometimes you go through a lot of things that hurt badly. I can't solve most problems, but I know he is a powerful God. He can get me through the worst! If I trust and believe.

So true. Tell us about the featured book.
Mr. Michael, Destiny Rose McCulloch, and Hunter have a mysterious history. Why were three fathers, all business partners, murdered under suspicious circumstances while on their quest to find gold?

Hunter is determined to protect his boss and the precocious young lady who he suspects holds a key answer to his questions.

Mr. Michael wants only to be left alone to attend to his property, but what can he do when Destiny refuses to leave and captures the heart of every one of his employees?

Destiny almost forgets her quest when she falls in love with Mr. Michael's ranch and all the people there. And then Mr. Michael is much too alluring to ignore. The preacher man back east where she took her schooling tried to claim her heart, but the longer she stays the less she can remember him. She only came west to find a little boy she knew years ago. A little boy all grown up by now...unless, of course, he's dead.

Three children, connected through tragedy and separated by time, are fated to reunite and re-right some powerful wrongs.

Wow, interesting. Please give us the first page of the book.
Every bone in her body was broken.

Or at least, she was pretty sure they were, because that’s the way her body felt.
Destiny Rose McCulloch clenched her fingers together, swayed with the motion of the stagecoach, and ignored the leering stare of the man seated across from her.

She would have liked to give the man a piece of her mind, but that action would defy every etiquette lesson instilled within her at Miss Harriet’s School for the Genteel Lady. Besides, Reverend Richard Burke back in Boston would definitely not approve, and she wanted his approval very much. To be honest, she was trying her best to behave in a Christ-like manner. In spite of her tendency to speak her thoughts. In spite of the hot temper that refused to be dampened.

Destiny sighed. In spite of the twinge of temptation to stick out her tongue, she’d restrain herself and keep ignoring the rude gentleman—er—creature.

How can readers find you on the Internet?

Thank you, Carole, for sharing this book with my blog readers and me. I’m eager to read it.

Readers, here’s a link to the book.

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Paul Duncan said...

Hello! I was very interested in Carole's journey to becoming an author. I have known her for a while and then our paths went separate ways. It's great to see that she has succeeded at her dreams!

Caroline said...

Thank you, Paul Duncan. It has been quite a journey, but God's hand has guided me and given me both the talent and inspiration to write the words. Thanks for stopping by!

Anonymous said...

The book sounds interesting. I would love to be added to the drawing for a free book.
Connie in Texas


The book sounds awesome I would love to be enter for a print copy Thank you and Blessing SARAH TAYLOR in Ohio

Alicia Haney said...

Caleb's Destiny sounds like such a Good read, I love the cover, it is beautiful with his horse. Thank you for sharing about this book and the author. Thank you for the chance. aliciabhaney(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

Alicia Haney said...

Oops I forgot to say that I live in Texas.

Caroline said...

Alica Haney, good luck! I love the cover too. My editor did a great job. Thank you so much for commenting!

Caroline said...

Sarah Taylor, fellow-Ohioian!, thank you so much for commenting! I hope you get the chance to read the book! Blessings.

Caroline said...

Annonymous, Connie, Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Hope you get a chance to read the book. I really appreciate you reading my interview.

Sharon Bryant said...

Enter me in your awesome giveaway!!
Conway SC.

Caroline said...

Sharon Bryant, I'm sure Lena will! Thank you so much for stopping by!

Connie Porter Saunders said...

Thanks for sharing this book and interview. Please enter my name.
Connie from Kentucky

Cinda said...

This book sounds so interesting, can't wait to read it.

Caroline said...

Cinda, I'm so glad you stopped by! Let me know how you enjoy the book! Thanks!

Caroline said...

Connie Porter Saunders, thanks for commenting and reading the post. I hope you get the chance to read Caleb's Destiny!