Friday, September 03, 2010


Today is the official launch of my latest book, a western historical set in 1885, THE TEXAN’S IRISH BRIDE, from The Wild Rose Press in e-book and in print. How exciting, well, at least it is for me! I've been not-so-patiently awaiting the release. This cover is by far my favorite of any I’ve ever had, and was designed by Nicola Martinez at The Wild Rose Press. To celebrate the book’s release, I’ll be giving away a PDF download of THE TEXAN’S IRISH BRIDE to one person who comments before midnight Saturday.

I love Texas history and especially love this time period. The story is set in Central Texas near Bandera and Medina, and also the Lost Maples State Natural Area. That area appeals to me and is the location of lots of real ranches and some fairly famous dude ranches. Years ago, my family and I stayed at the Mayan Dude Ranch and loved it. But I’ll discuss that trip another day.

For today, let me just say that I am very excited about the release of this book.  Click here to buy a copy, from The Wild Rose Press, or go to one of the other online stores. Here’s the blurb:

Cenora Rose O’Neill knows her father somehow arranged the trap for Dallas, but she agrees to wed the handsome stranger. She’d do anything to protect her family, and she wants to save herself from the Irish Travelers' brutish leaser, Tom Williams. A fine settled man like Dallas will rid himself of her soon enough, but at least she and her family will be safely away from Tom Williams.

Texas rancher Dallas McClintock has no plans to wed for several years. Right now, he’s trying to establish himself as a successful horse breeder. Severely wounded rescuing Cenora from kidnappers, Dallas is taken to her family’s gypsy-like Irish Traveler’s wagon to be tended. He is trapped into marrying Cenora, but he is not a man who goes back on his word. His new wife has a silly superstition for everything, but passion-filled nights with her make up for everything—but what is he supposed to do with her wild Irish family?


rbooth43 said...

Congrads Caroline! Looking forward to reading The Texan's Irish Bride. My dream has always been to tour Ireland.
God Bless You!

Isabel Roman said...

Wow, another release?! Where have I been this summer that I missed it? Congrats, this sounds like another winner.

Caroline Clemmons said...

Thanks RBooth. A blessing is always welcome! I've been to Ireland twice and would love to go back. It's as green as the photos and everyone was very friendly.

Isabel, you forget I can write full time without one of those pesky day jobs taking up my time.

Thanks for your comments!

Celia Yeary said...

Congratulations, Caroline!!! What a gorgeous cover and wonderful story-line. I've read just enough excerpts to know this will be a big seller. How clever of you to write such an intriguing tale. And I know the area in Texas that you used for your setting. Nice job! Celia

Michelle @ The True Book Addict said...

Congratulations on the release! I too just adore that cover...beautiful!