Monday, May 26, 2014


Please welcome my friend, Susan Horsnell, to the blog. You may remember that Susan has been here before with others of her many titles. Her books have received notable professional reviews.

Susan is a retired nurse who lives in Australia, but more about that later in the post. I’m happy to say she and her husband will be visiting the U.S.A. in late winter of 2015 and has included a visit with my husband and me on her trip.Hooray! Her latest release is CAPTURING CHARLIE.


One week before he is due to marry, Charlie leaves the family who had given him a second chance at life. Orphaned at the age of 10, when his parents and sister are killed in a botched bank robbery, Charlie is taken in by his father’s best friends.

After being deceived by his fiancé, Charlie sets out on his own. He encounters an abandoned dog and the two become close companions as they travel over the mountain range in search of a new home.

After being shot at and thrown from his horse, he suffers a life threatening head injury. Josephine Platt takes responsibility for his care, after all, it was her crazy Grandmother who shot the poor stranger.

Will Charlie recover and lose his heart to the feisty girl or will past experiences leave him unforgiving and bitter?


Charlie came in early from riding the fence line. The day was hot, the air thick with moisture, and he looked forward to a swim in the nearby creek. It would wash off the dirt and grime of the day as well as bring relief to his tired, aching muscles. Fixing fences was back breaking work and the only job on the ranch that he hated. The chore needed doing too damned often thanks to one very amorous bull.

He sighed as he dismounted near the barn and led his horse, Shadow, inside. Giggling and chatter reached his ears as he entered. Sounds like Lois. Wonder who she’s with? He led his horse into the nearest empty stall, patted his nose and closed the stall door.

Charlie strode towards the tack room at the end of the stable block, the area the sounds had come from. A smile graced his face. Maybe Lois will come swimming with me.

He pushed open the door to the tack room and froze. Lois squealed as she sat upright in the small bed, attempting to clutch the sheet to her breasts. Her top half was bared for Charlie to see. Her creamy white skin, small perky breasts and dark rose coloured nipples drew his eyes. The man she was with lay as naked as the day he was born, Lois was obviously the same.


Author Susan Horsnell

I was a Nurse, a career that spanned more than 35 years. During my career I specialized in caring for people with Alzheimer’s type Dementia, an area that fascinates me despite how heartbreaking it can be. My dear father-in-law is unfortunately afflicted with this disease and now resides in a Nursing Home. In the not too distant future I am hoping to pen a novel incorporating some of the stories I have heard from these amazing people. Part of my career was with the blind and I also cared for severely disabled children for a while too.
When I retired 4 years ago I decided it was time to get the stories out of my head and onto paper. From there I just hoped my stories were interesting and well written enough to attract readers.
I am married to the love of my life, we have 2 wonderful adult boys, and 5 amazing grandchildren. We also play substitute Mum and Dad to a beautiful, adopted young lady. We reside in sunny Queensland, Australia in the midst of a Blackbutt Forest. We are surrounded by the peace and quiet of Mother Nature and wildlife abounds. It is a dream come true location for us.  
For more information about me, I can be found at:
Twitter: @susanhorsnell

Thanks for stopping by!


Unknown said...

Caroline, what a beautiful blog page you have! I just followed your link directly from Facebook.

I enjoyed reading about Susan Horsnell's book. I have one of her books and am looking forward to reading it!

Thank you for reaching out to your readers! The internet is such a wonderful tool! I have found numerous authors and books that suit my eclectic taste in reading materials. I found tremendous gems that are not the least bit cookie cutter style, that so many well known authors appear to resort to. This reader, who loves well written mysteries, hard sci-fi, espionage and crime novels is now enjoying books about the south, the civil war, slavery as well as westerns. As my horizons expand, I am learning about American history in a most wonderful way. It is quite a treat for a city girl, born and raised in Germany!

Margaret Tanner said...

Hi Caroline and Sue.
Great post. I love your blog also, those purple/blue flowers are gorgeous.I have read Charlie's story and it is a great read.



Caroline Clemmons said...

This book sounds like another great read, Susan. thanks for sharing with us today.

Susan Horsnell said...

Hi Claudia, Margaret and Caroline. The site won't allow me to reply to your comments individually. Thank you for visiting, I hope you enjoy my book, Claudia. Thank you for having me Caroline. Thank you Margaret for your ongoing support.