Friday, April 06, 2012


Great reviews thrill authors, and I am so excited about my Top Pick from Night Owl Reviews for BRAZOS BRIDE. Picture me doing a Snoopy Happy Dance around the house. Ouch, I tripped over a couple of cats and a dog. Okay, instead of me dancing, picture me smiling a lot. Really a lot.

Pour your favorite beverage and let's toast to a fabulous review! I'm lifting my Cherry Vanilla Dr Pepper in a happy toast to you readers and to BRAZOS BRIDE and the Men of Stone Mountain trilogy and to the reviewer Barb.

Here’s the review by Barb of Night Owl Reviews:

"I found this book to be very entertaining. I read it in one afternoon because I had to know who was trying to murder Hope, the heroine. Her interaction with Micah and their relationship was the heart of the story. I really got into the story and the characters. The mystery of just who of the many characters were the evil ones kept me reading and turning pages (so to speak) on my Kindle. I was unable to stop reading this book until I finished it. That really says something for the author's plot and cast of characters. I enjoy these types of books, but this one was exceptional. I will be patiently waiting for the stories of Micah's brothers, Zach and Joel. I see the potential for some very good stories following these brothers' lives. Good job in making me want more.
Mar 28, 2012
Top Pick 4.5 stars"

Wasn't that great? And she wants more about the Stone brothers. Oh, thank heavens! I have more stories about the Men of Stone Mountain, two more to be exact. Right now, I’m writing Zach’s story and having so much fun with his heroine, Mary Alice Price. But that’s for another time. Today, help me celebrate my Top Pick review for BRAZOS BRIDE.

And this book is only 99 cents from Kindle. What a bargain! The buy link is:

The book is set on the Brazos River in 1870, hence the name. The ranch is near present day Possum Kingdom Lake. The Brazos River is shown below.

Brazos River, longest river in Texas

Yep, Possum Kingdom Lake is a real place. Actally the ranch from which I modeled that in the book was huge, and part of it would now be under the lake. There's plenty still topside, though, including the historic homesite. 
Possum Kingdom Lake including the cliff
that is part of the original ranch

I changed the actual ranch's home into a haceinda because the heroine is Hispanic. (Besides, I love Spanish architecture.) But the ranch is a genuine working ranch that I was privileged to visit on a Palo Pinto County historic tour a few years back. So glad I was able to see the beautiful Belding-Gibson private ranch and it inspired me. WhooHoo!  

Thanks for stopping by!


Beth Trissel said...

A big high five, Caroline and well deserved!!! Wooo hooo!

Meg said...

WOOOOT!! Congrats, Caroline!

Sherry Gloag said...

Yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wonderful, Great review and I love the pics you've shared too. Have a wonderful Easter.