Friday, October 13, 2023



By Caroline Clemmons

Perhaps you’ve noticed I’ve participated in numerous multi-author series over the years. One that proved less like a series and more like a single title was CHARLOTTE’S CHALLENGE. In this sweet western historical romance, widowed Charlotte Dunn struggles to save her ranch from a vicious neighbor.

Usually in a multi-author series, the releases are set in a clearly defined time schedule with the series’ authors cross-promoting each release for multiple benefit. Something went wrong with this series and that didn’t happen. So, poor Charlotte has sat on the book shelf all alone. Bless her heart.

Now you have a chance to rescue her from loneliness by taking advantage of this limited time 99¢ sale. I believe it’s a good story that you’ll enjoy.

Here’s the blurb:

A widow determined to save the family ranch…

A man who inherited cursed pirate gold…

They must combine efforts to defeat an evil man.


Bret Craig is a wealthy descendant of one of the crew of The Golden Fleece. Over a century ago the merchant ship had prevailed against pirates carrying a treasure of cursed Inca gold. The legacy promises retribution against anyone who misuses the treasure. Bret has heard the story all his life, but he believes the tale is a myth and that he’s in no danger if he spends the money selfishly. Ignoring his sister’s warning, he sets out for a grand adventure heading west.

Widowed former mail-order bride Charlotte Dunn is in danger of losing her family's ranch. She lost her husband to a rustler’s bullet when the rustlers stole half her cattle and killed both ranch hands. When she and her stepsons rescue a man who fell from his horse, they soon learn the man has amnesia. From his saddlebags, they discover his name is Bret Craig. Charlotte nurses Bret, manages the ranch, and cares for her three stepchildren she loves. No sooner does Bret regain his memory than they learn the remainder of the herd has been rustled. Bret must reconsider his priorities, especially in light of the romance gently blossoming between Charlotte and him.

Can Charlotte and Bret save the ranch and recover the stolen cattle?

To take advantage of this limited time offer, click on the url below:


Don’t forget that PATIENCE, BRIDE OF WASHINGTON will be available at 99¢ for a few more days.



This time of year, I crave comfort food. One of my favorites is the following recipe given by a great cook at our church.

Corn Casserole

(also called Corn Pudding)


1 can creamed style corn

1 can whole kernel corn, drained

3 eggs

1 cup milk

1 stick butter (1/4 pound)

2 Tablespoons butter

1 teaspoon salt

½ cup corn meal

1 small can chopped green chillies

1 small onion, minced


Place stick of butter in the casserole dish or pan. Place in a 250 degree F oven, just until the butter is melted. Set aside.

In a medium bowl, slightly beat the eggs; add all the ingredients and mix. Pour into the hot butter and bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes at 350 degrees.

 Stay safe and keep reading!


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