The Strawberry Hearts Diner

Author: Carolyn Brown

Publisher: Center Point

ISBN: 9781683246343

Category: Fiction

Page: 500

View: 9940

"A sweet romance set in the tiny town of Pick, Texas, about finding a place to truly call home"--

What Happens in Texas

Author: Carolyn Brown

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1492638757

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 4527

Carolyn Brown brings her unique voice to this tale of twin sisters finding love in a small Texas town Cathy Andrew's biological clock has passed the ticking stage and is dangerously close to "blown plumb up". While her twin sister Marty thinks settling down with one man is just a waste of good cowboys, Cathy wants it all: the perfect husband, the baby, and a little house right there in Cadillac. But even as the town is laying bets on whose wedding will be next, Cathy doesn't see happily-ever-after happening anytime soon. Fortunately, Cathy and Marty have best friends who aren't afraid to stir up a ruckus-and if it means Cathy's got to bust out and set the town on its ear they'll back her up-no matter how hot things get. (Originally published as The Blue-Ribbon Jalapeno Society Jubilee.) "Carolyn Brown's storytelling is humorous, heartwarming, and full of sass and spunk...the chemistry sizzles." -RT Book Reviews "Ms. Brown has written some of the best dialogue I've read in a while...completely believable." -Fresh Fiction "I know when I read a book by Carolyn Brown, I'm in for a treat." -Long and Short Reviews

Toughest Cowboy in Texas

A Western Romance

Author: Carolyn Brown

Publisher: Forever

ISBN: 1455597430

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 3480

A sassy, laugh-out-loud second-chance romance from USA Today bestseller Carolyn Brown, author of The Strawberry Hearts Diner and The Ladies' Room . The last time Lila Harris was in Happy, Texas, she was actively earning her reputation as the resident wild child. Now, a little older and wiser, she's back to run her mother's cafe for the summer. Except something about this town has her itching to get a little reckless and rowdy, especially when she sees her old partner-in-crime, Brody Dawson. Their chemistry is just as hot as ever. But he's still the town's golden boy-and she's still the wrong kind of girl. Brody hasn't had much time lately for anything other than ranching. Running the biggest spread in the county and taking care of his family more than keeps him busy. All that responsibility has him longing for the carefree days of high school-and Lila. She may have grown up, but he still sees that spark of mischief in her eyes. Now he's dreaming about late-night skinny dipping and wondering how he can possibly resist the one woman he can never forget... "Carolyn Brown makes the sun shine brighter and the tea taste sweeter. Southern comfort in a book." -Sheila Roberts, USA Today bestselling author More in the Happy, Texas series: Long, Tall Cowboy Christmas Luckiest Cowboy of All

Hidden Secrets

Author: Carolyn Brown

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781612186610

Category: Fiction

Page: 242

View: 8200

"Kim Brewster's annulled marriage left her with a wedding gift she can't return: a baby on the way. Worried about what the news will do to the other women in the Brewster family, whose lives seem so perfect, Kim catches a break when her great-grandmother, Hannah, beats her to the punch with a shocking announcement of her own. She's selling her Morganton, West Virginia, hotel and moving to Oklahoma - and all the Brewsters are coming with her. Kim is sure her grandmother and mother won't go along with the plan, but Hannah can be very convincing. Soon the women are working the farm, emptying the skeletons from their closets, and finally feeling like a family. For Karen, the fresh start comes with another shop at love-- though her new suitor may have some secrets of his won."--P. [4] of cover.

The Principles Behind Flotation

A Novel

Author: Alexandra Teague

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1510717293

Category: Fiction

Page: 328

View: 5550

A lighthearted coming-of-age debut echoing novels like Karen Russell’s Swamplandia! and Carol Rifka Brunt’s Tell the Wolves I’m Home. A.Z. McKinney is on the shores of greatness. Now all she needs is a boat. When the Sea of Santiago appears overnight in a cow pasture in Arkansas, it seems, to some, a religious miracle. But to high school sophomore A.Z. McKinney, it marks her chance to make history—as its first oceanographer. All she needs is to get out on the water. And when a cute, conceptual artist named Kristoff moves to town, A.Z. realizes she may have found a first mate. Together, they make a plan to build a boat and study the Sea in secret. But from fighting with her best friend to searching for a tourist-terrorizing alligator (that may or may not be a crocodile), distractions are everywhere . . . With her self-determined oceanic destiny on the line, A.Z. finds herself at odds with everything she thought she knew about life, love, and the sea. To get what she wants, she’ll have to decide whether to sink or float . . . But which one comes first? “Beautifully written, equal parts hilarious and poignant, this insightful, and stunningly imaginative, novel is a miracle in itself.” —Skip Horack, author of The Other Joseph, The Eden Hunter, and The Southern Cross “Teague’s debut novel masterfully chronicles the friction, contradictions, and emotional tsunamis of being an intelligent 14-year-old girl.” —Booklist, starred review

The PMS Club

Author: Carolyn Brown

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781477813058

Category: Fiction

Page: 198

View: 784

Dixie Nelson arrived in Florida with a mad spell sitting on her shoulders. Her two friends Faith and Jill could flirt with the tanned and gorgeous men on the beaches all they wanted. She wasn't going to do anything but try to get over her anger and enjoy a perfect summer... one with no men allowed in her heart. Not even the good looking T-shirt painter who employed her right after he accused her of shop lifting. Boone Callahan spent all his summers in Florida, painting and selling T-shirts to the tourists. How was he supposed to know the woman running out of his shop with three tee shirts tucked under her arm wasn't trying to steal them? Or that when he hired her as part-time help she would wind up stealing his heart? Dixie and her friends, all school teachers from Arkansas, have endured wars and rumors of wars, true PMS, men problems, school problems, and shared the joys and sorrows of life for five years. Nothing could possibly destroy their friendship. But during the wonderfully hot summer, the very roots of the Sisterhood are shaken. Will it survive? Can Dixie and Boone find a future together? Is "happily ever after" a myth or does it really happen?

The Ladies' Room

Author: Carolyn Brown

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781612186429

Category: Fiction

Page: 220

View: 5800

Secrets told in the church ladies' room are supposed to stay in the ladies' room. But that doesn't mean that what Trudy overhears there during her great-aunt Gertrude's funeral won't change the rest of her life. Trudy has a daughter in the middle of a major rebellion; a two-timing husband who has been cheating for their entire married life; and a mother with Alzheimer's residing in the local nursing home. She doesn't really need a crumbling old house about to fall into nothing but a pile of memories and broken knickknacks. Billy Lee Tucker, resident oddball in Tishomingo, Oklahoma, lived next door to Gert, and in her will she leaves him the funds to help Trudy remodel the old house. That's fine with Billy Lee, because he's been in love with Trudy since before they started school. And just spending time with her is something he'd never ever allowed himself to dream about. A beautiful home rises up from the old house on Broadway, and right along with it rises up a relationship. But is Trudy too scarred from what she heard in the ladies' room to see a lovely future with Billy Lee?

The Lilac Bouquet

Author: Carolyn Brown

Publisher: Montlake Romance

ISBN: 9781503943551

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 701

Come hell or high water, Emmy Jo Massey will have a wedding. After three generations of Massey women with children out of wedlock, she wants the whole town of Hickory, Texas, to witness the legitimacy of her union with Logan Grady. But dream weddings aren't cheap. So she accepts a highly lucrative stint as a home health assistant to retired realtor, and town recluse, Seth Thomas--a decision her great-grandmother Tandy is dead-set against. Seth isn't happy about it, either. The eighty-two-year-old doesn't want a "babysitter"--much less a Massey--something he makes clear when Emmy arrives at his house, an empty mansion built for the woman who broke his heart. But as Emmy stays and the two eventually open up to each other, she learns the reason behind a feud between Seth, Tandy, and Logan's grandfather Jesse Grady that goes back six decades. She also uncovers a secret that forever changes how she sees her past and her future...

Morning Glory

Author: Carolyn Brown

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781477811221

Category: Fiction

Page: 246

View: 2029

Clara Anderson has her routine, and she likes it that way. But oil has brought change to Healdton, Oklahoma, and she doesn't like it one bit. She might not have the means to stop history in the making, but that doesn't mean she has to rent rooms in her boarding house to oil well riff-raff. Needless to say, her temper flares when she discovers that while she was out shopping, her help rented a room to Briar Nelson, a roustabout for Rose Oil. Briar just wants a place to sleep and eat and if the lovely, crazy woman has a problem with that, she can take it up with a lawyer. He signed the contract for three months and paid the rent in advance and nothing is going to make him leave. Besides, he already has two women in his life and doesn't need another. Can a woman who was jilted ten years ago fight the past and fall in love with the very kind of man she vowed to have nothing to do with? Changes more personal than the discovery of oil take place in the Morning Glory Inn as Clara and Briar fight the past and fear the future.

All the Way from Texas

Author: Carolyn Brown

Publisher: Montlake Romance

ISBN: 9780803494145

Category: Fiction

Page: 182

View: 4375

The Barefoot Summer

Author: Carolyn Brown

Publisher: Montlake Romance

ISBN: 9781503941281

Category: Fiction

Page: 298

View: 8938

New York Times bestselling author Carolyn Brown returns with a heartbreakingly hilarious novel about three women who had nothing in common, except their husband. Leaving one widow behind is unfortunate. Leaving three widows behind is just plain despicable. Oil heiress Kate Steele knew her not-so-dearly departed husband was a con man, but she's shocked that Conrad racked up two more wives without divorcing her first. The only remnant of their miserable marriage she plans to keep is their lakeside cabin in Bootleg, Texas. Unfortunately, she's not the only woman with that idea. Fiery, strong-willed Jamie wishes Conrad were still alive--so she could kill the scoundrel herself. But for their daughter's sake, she needs that property. As does Amanda--twenty-eight, pregnant, and still weeping over the loss of her true love. On a broiling July day, all three arrive in Bootleg...with a dogged detective right behind who's convinced that at least one of them conspired to commit murder. One momentous summer filled with revelations, quirky neighbors, and barefoot evenings on the porch offers three women the chance to make the journey from enemies to friends, and claim a bright, new beginning.

Small Town Rumors

Author: Carolyn Brown

Publisher: Montlake Romance

ISBN: 9781503902350

Category: Fiction

Page: 302

View: 4229

From New York Times bestselling author Carolyn Brown comes a funny heartache of a novel about overcoming the past, confronting the future, and defying all expectations. Everyone is talking about Jennie Sue Baker and the mess she made of her life in New York. The former high school queen bee--and wealthy darling of Bloom, Texas--has returned home after all these years, riding on a common bus and bearing two bounced alimony checks. In a town that thrives on gossip, Jennie's fall from grace has shamed her mother, set the town buzzing, and caused old, jealous enemies to whisper in delight. They say she's taken a job as a housekeeper, gotten a garage apartment, and might be crushing on Rick Lawson, a simple farmer with modest dreams. As romance starts to bud, Jennie relishes what it means to follow her heart, find real new friends, and finally be herself--regardless of all the lying town chatter. But fate has another twist in store. Rumor has it that Jennie now stands to lose what matters most...unless she can convince Rick of one true thing--and that's love.

In Shining Whatever

A Three Magic Words Romance

Author: Carolyn Brown

Publisher: Montlake Romance

ISBN: 9780803474673

Category: Fiction

Page: 204

View: 4440

Hart Ducaine was the love of Kate Miller's life, but why should she trust him now? He broke her heart fifteen years ago, and neither of them are willing to take chances anymore. Then Kate's Cajun grandmother and some of her relatives abandon the two on a primitive island in the bayou-- no phones, no electricity, no one to talk to but each other...

The Lullaby Sky

Author: Carolyn Brown

Publisher: Center Point

ISBN: 9781683242604

Category: Fiction

Page: 500

View: 1786

"After seven years of misery and abuse, Hannah O'Malley is officially divorced with full custody of her five-year-old daughter. With the help of her close-knit circle of friends--including her high school crush, Travis Wilson--Hannah begins turning her spacious old house into a safe house for other women who've endured the pain she's known"--

My Give a Damn's Busted

Author: Carolyn Brown

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1402257910

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 7302

Book 3 of the Honky Tonk series From New York Times and USA Today-bestselling author Carolyn Brown comes a contemporary Western romance inspired by the hit country music song, featuring the romantic adventures of the feisty new owner of the Honky Tonk beer joint and the hot, hard-headed cowboy who is out to steal her heart. Larissa Morley is already rich beyond reason, but buying the Honky Tonk beer joint is her dream come true-until a rich teetotaler tries to take it away from her. If any dime store cowboy thinks he's going to get the best of Larissa-or her Honky Tonk-then he's got another thing coming... If Hank Wells thinks he can dig up dirt on the new owner of the Honky Tonk beer joint for his employer, he's got no idea what kind of trouble he's courting. The two face off like a longhorn bull looking at a red tablecloth and their big clash ends up having less to do with everybody's favorite beer joint and everything to do with the fiery attraction between the hard-headed lovers. As secrets emerge, and passion vies with ulterior motives, it's winner takes all at the Honky Tonk... Honky Tonk Series: I Love This Bar (Book 1) Hell, Yeah (Book 2) My Give a Damn's Busted (Book 3) Honky Tonk Christmas (Book 4) Praise for My Give a Damn's Busted: "Packed with snappy dialog, salty language, and little twists that make it an immensely enjoyable book... Carolyn Brown simply has a way with words." -Fresh Fiction "Brown's wit and humor shine... [a] zany and fast-paced tale and lovable characters." -RT Book Reviews "You won't want to miss this boot scootin' contemporary full of sexy cowboys and sassy women." -The Romance Studio

Honky Tonk Christmas

Author: Carolyn Brown

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1402242018

Category: Fiction

Page: 376

View: 5900

Determined to finish her mystery novel once and for all, Sharlene Waverly arrives in Texas where she decides instead to write a hot-and-heavy romance novel, basing her research on ruggedly handsome cowboy Holt Jackson. Original.

I Love This Bar

Author: Carolyn Brown

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1402254326

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 6748

Book 1 of the Honky Tonk series From New York Times and USA Today-bestselling author Carolyn Brown comes a contemporary Western romance inspired by the hit country music song, featuring the romantic adventures of the feisty new owner of the Honky Tonk beer joint and the hot, hard-headed cowboy who is out to steal her heart. Daisy O'Dell doesn't need anything but her bar. She has her hands full with hotheads and thirsty ranchers, and she's determined to run the Honky Tonk until they drag her cold dead body through the swinging doors. But when a damn fine cowboy walks in one day, her whole life is thrown into turmoil. Jarod McBroy was looking for a cold drink and a moment's peace. Instead he found one red hot woman. She's just what Jarod needs to deal with his ornery Uncle Rural, who won't listen to a damn thing he says until he brings home a good woman. Now if only he can convince her to come out from behind that bar, and come on home with him... Honky Tonk Series: I Love This Bar (Book 1) Hell, Yeah (Book 2) My Give a Damn's Busted (Book 3) Honky Tonk Christmas (Book 4) Praise for I Love This Bar: "This book will make you kick up your heels and holler for more!" -Cheryl's Book Nook "Chock full of colorful characters with just enough sass to keep you entertained page after page." -Fresh Fiction "Guaranteed to leave you countrified and satisfied!" -Love Romance Passion "Brown's fans will be pleased to reconnect with her trademark cast of quirky characters." -Booklist STARRED Review

The Wedding Pearls

Author: Carolyn Brown

Publisher: Center Point

ISBN: 9781628999549

Category: Fiction

Page: 500

View: 6149

"Tessa Wilson agrees to take a month-long trip around Texas jammed in a '59 Cadillac with a drama-loving teenager, two elderly spitfires and her biological mother. When cowboy Branch Thomas crosses into her lane the ride gets even crazier"--

The Yellow Rose Beauty Shop

Author: Carolyn Brown

Publisher: Montlake Romance

ISBN: 9781477830604

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 5660

Stella's mama never should've put Stella on the church prayer list. With Stella's twenty-seventh birthday coming up fast, Nancy desperately wants to see her daughter married and giving her grandbabies. Petitioning heaven seems like a surefire way to get it done. But in Cadillac, Texas, where the gossip's hotter than the city's famous jalapeño peppers, it isn't long before all hell breaks loose. Heather, the bossy leader of the church's Prayer Angels, thinks a summer ball will get Stella and the town's other single gals paired off. But nobody can tell redheaded spitfire Stella what to do—not her mama, not Heather, and not even the sexy beau Stella's been seeing in secret. Together, Stella, her best friends Charlotte and Piper, and the loyal customers of the Yellow Rose Beauty Shop hatch a good old-fashioned scheme to sabotage the ball. But will it wreck Stella's relationship with her mama forever? And what will the church folk think when Stella reveals the identity of her mystery man?

Maggie's Mistake

Author: Carolyn Brown

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781477831731

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

View: 9179

Maggie vowed to never marry a man who can't laugh or dance, but when she and the dull new doctor in town, Everett Dulanis, wind up spending the night together in an abandoned dugout house, all that changes. Her father is the best man and his shotgun is the bridesmaid at the wedding where a union has been made, but there's certainly no unity. Everett was engaged to Carolina Prescott, a southern lady in Atlanta, Georgia. But that, too, comes to an end when he awakes with nothing but a blanket around him and the cold barrel of a shotgun pressed against his forehead. Maggie, simple-minded and fun-loving, is as far removed from what he wants and needs in a wife as a hog straight from the wallow. Even though he keeps protesting that nothing happened in that dugout shack, he has no choice but to marry the woman. Somewhere in the middle of undoing the knot that had been tied by mistake, Maggie and Everett find they've fallen in love and don't want to end their marriage. But will either of them ever admit it?