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Caroline Clemmons writes historical and contemporary genre fiction. Historical romances, contemporary romantic suspense, mysteries, and paranormals are among her current works. Learn more about her at www.carolineclemmons.com
Friday, September 18, 2015
NEW SERIES, THE BRIDE BRIGADE
starting a new book or story is exciting. Ooh. the possibilities. While I plot
my stories, that plot is like a roadmap on a leisurely trip. There’s still
plenty of opportunity for side excursions.
series is called Bride Brigade. The first, JOSEPHINE, is almost ready to
release. While I’m editing that one, my next story in the series, ANGELINE is
underway. Thanks to Kathy Shaw for thinking of the name Bride Brigade. Skhye Moncrief designed the covers.
Book one of the Bride Brigade series
the name of this town, Tarnation, Texas. If it really existed outside my head,
it would be in the Palo Pinto Mountains just north of where Interstate 20 passes by
today. Of course, in the last quarter of the 1800s, there were no paved highways in
that area. This series actually is set in 1873 to avoid Indian conflict yet
predate the railroad.
series, a lovely young widow named Lydia Jane Harrison (the name of an
ancestor) regrets there are no women her age in town. In fact, there are mostly
men in the area. Other than Lydia, there are only a few married women and
several elderly widows. Many young men are moving away due to the shortage of
Lydia’s good friend
Sophie Gaston prevails on her to do something to solve the problem before
Sophie’s doctor son carries out his threat to move his medical office to Fort
Worth. After all, most red-blooded young men want a wife and family. Lydia
agrees and goes to her former hometown of Richmond, Virginia to recruit nice
young women to accompany her to Texas.
to round up four suitable young women, her compassionate nature means she ends
up with seven. That’s good for the town. At 28, Lydia enjoys having the
companionship of women near her age. Folks in town label the seven women as the
Bride Brigade. Soon the girls are referring to themselves in that way.
are a variety of stories but all promise a happily-ever-after. That’s what we
all want, isn’t it?