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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
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Thursday, July 19, 2018
UNDER A MULBERRY MOON #UAMM
I'll give away a copy of UNDER A MULBERRY MOON to someone who comments on this post.
you spent time planning and implementing a project that seems far in the future
only to be surprised when presentation day arrives? That’s what happened to me
with the anthology that has been released today.
a while, our progress seemed like herding cats. Once authors were gathered for
the venture, we had to choose the title, make certain our stories were not the
same as the other eight authors involved, choose a cover, and get the tales
written. Finally, the endeavor is ready for your reading pleasure.
A MULBERRY MOON anthology offers Adventure!
Mystery! Romance! Nine award-winning and bestselling authors present sweet
western historical stories to ignite your imagination and feed your passion for
reading. Let us sweep you away from your daily cares and entertain you with our
sigh-worthy novellas set between 1865 and 1900. What a line-up we have for you!
This anthology includes a cover photo with each title.
A FAMILY FOR MERRY, by Caroline Clemmons
A FAMILY FOR POLLY, by Jacquie Rogers
ADA AND THE TEXAS CAVALRYMAN, by Carra Copelin
COMES A SPECTER, by Keta Diablo
MATTHEW'S FREEDOM, by Cissie Patterson
MILLWRIGHT'S DAUGHTER, by Zina Abbott
THE LADY LASSOS AN OUTLAW, by Charlene Raddon
THE WIDOW BUYS A GROOM, by P. A. Estelle
WORTH THE WAIT, by Patricia Pacjac Carroll
Orphan train, children, and guardians
Jacquie Rogers and
I wrote about two women who had been adopted at age eight from the orphan train
by Joe and Ruby Bird, an awful couple in Nebraska. Jacquie’s heroine in A
FAMILY FOR POLLY is Polly Friday Bird, so named because the Children’s Aid
Society authorities found her on a Friday. Mine in A FAMILY FOR MERRY is Mercedes
“Merry” Murphy Bird, who went to the orphanage after she was old enough to know
her last name was Murphy. Now that Polly and Merry are grown, the sisters own a
successful boardinghouse in Mockingbird Flats, Texas.
When the orphan
train comes to Mockingbird Flats, Polly and Molly can't resist the five children least
likely to be adopted. Molly selects two girls and a boy while Polly chooses a
girl and a boy. Problem is, children are only supposed to be adopted by married
couples. Merry and Polly hoped authorities wouldn’t notice that neither of them
is married. About a month later, the Children’s Aid Society lawyer comes to
check on the children. Oops. Merry and Polly must each find a groom within a
week or lose her children.
Excerpt from my story, A
FAMILY FOR MERRY:
Outside the mercantile, they met Mr. Blake Woolfe. “This looks
like a fun outing.”
Abigail tugged at his hand. “Know what? We got new clothes
and I got a dolly. It’s nicer than the one I had at the orph’nage. Tammie got a
bear because they didn’t have a lamb. I got new shoes, two pair so I can save
one for church. Do you go to church too?”
He smiled as if he’d understood her rambling. “Yes, I’ll be
going to church. Where are you headed now?”
“We’re going to get a treat from someplace called the con…
con…” she looked at Merry for help.
“Bea’s Confectionary a couple of doors down.”
Abigail tugged on his hand again. “Why don’t you come with
us? Do you like treats?”
He looked poleaxed but recovered. “I think I will. I’m
making the rounds to introduce myself to business owners and I haven’t met Bea
Merry couldn’t have been more surprised. “You need not feel
obligated because Abigail invited you. We understand you’re a busy man.”
He sent her an inscrutable glance. “I always have time for a
Mulberries on the tree
I hope you’ll snap up UNDER A MULBERRY MOON while it’s
available at the bargain price. Of course I’m biased, but I believe you’ll
enjoy reading this anthology. If you do, please leave a review on Amazon.