Author Jo Huddleston

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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Carole Brown novel


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by Carole Brown

Besides being an active participant of many writing
Carole Brown
groups, Carole enjoys mentoring beginning writers. She loves to weave suspense, tough topics, romance and whimsy into her books, and is always on the lookout for outstanding titles and catchy ideas. She and her husband reside in SE Ohio but have ministered and counseled nationally and internationally. Together, they enjoy their grandsons, traveling, gardening, good food, the simple life, and did she mention their grandsons?

Welcome, Carole. What do you enjoy doing for relaxation?
I love my family and any time my hubby and I can spend with them, is precious indeed. Since God blessed us with grand boys, we continually plan activities and/or fun things to do that center around their interests. We take vacations with our sons (and families), eat out, share holidays, etc.

My husband and I love to travel and have friends across the country. We live simply in the country enjoying our quiet hobby farm--gardens, animals, walking, reading, working together, sharing times out, eating from the grill, etc.

I also love scrap booking, a fairly new hobby, when I can find the time to do it. I’m also considering making beads, paper weights, etc. with dried flowers. Music is a biggie with us, singing and listening to the music we love.

What can your readers expect from you next?
In the fall of 2016, book two of the WWII Spies romantic suspense series will release: A Flute in the Willows. It features the second, red-headed Rayner daughter, Josephine, the rebellious one who eloped during the first book (With Music in Their Hearts). But betrayal of trust, injuries and a revengeful foreign spy all collide to bring Josie and her husband, Jerry, together again . . . and to their knees. 

A mid-spring date will see the third book in my Denton and Alex Davies cozy mystery series release. It’s titled Daffy’s Duck, and along with Denton and Alex, readers will get to meet Daffodil and Jeremy Meadows, owners of a Colorado ski resort. Sister Daffy happens to have a little fame with her duck paintings, and much older brother Jeremy oversees their business and tries to keep Daffodil under control. They have a problem with some long-lost, estranged relatives who are determined to gain Daffy’s trust, er, money. 

What can readers who enjoy your book do to help make it successful?
Three things bring delight to an author’s heart, besides reading and enjoying her books:

Post reviews wherever you can.
Share with others. Word of mouth is the best advertisement!
Follow the author: Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads, blog, wherever! Sign up for their newsletter.
And thank you!

Please tell us a little about your novel, Knight in Shining Apron.
Starli Cameron gave up her career plans to be a

concert pianist to marry the man of her dreams. He turned out to be a nightmare. When he dies in a car accident, Starli takes the insurance money and builds a successful and upscale restaurant: Apply Blossoms in rural West Virginia. Threats from someone determined to ruin her life--or is it win her love?--and the suspicious romantic advances from her new chef force Starli to search her heart and finally turn to God for real healing.

Sir Joel Peterman-Blair, top notch chef from England, is roped by his uncle, into filling in as head Chef at Apple Blossoms. Joel, with his sanguine-personality, has always laughed and flirted his way through life. But now, confronted with and attracted to the most beautiful woman he’s ever met, Joel has to prove his sincerity and depth of character to his icy-cold employer. Can his love for God and for this woman reach out far enough to rescue her from her own mistrust and bitterness? Will he learn that life is not all play?

And can they both work together to find the source of threats that seem to be coming from Starli’s past?

Where can readers find you online?
Personal blog
Amazon Author Page
Word Sharpeners
Stitches in Time

Where can readers purchase Knight in Shining Apron?
Amazon Author Page

Do keep your eye on my Amazon Author Page to find Knight in Shining Apron as soon as it releases--THIS MONTH! Don't miss it!

Any parting comment?
My mother and dad began attending church when I was a preteen. From that moment on, God captured my love--not saying I never strayed, but he was always there wooing me back to himself. From there, I can look back and see how God guided my steps and life. I was engaged, but we separated. I planned on attending a certain school, but felt led not to do so. I finished college with two degrees. I dug deeper into church functions, leading children’s activities, helping with the musical aspects and eventually with private school teaching. When I met my husband, I was captured by his strength, his firm belief, his strong personality, and his love. Every step in my life led me to the moment of our marriage, and then a lifelong love, adventures and travel, and service to the God we love, which, of course, gave me the opportunity to pursue  writing as a career!

Please leave a question you’d like readers to answer.
For fun:  If I (Carole Brown) wasn’t writing what would I love to do? (Commenters are not required to answer.)

Carole, thanks for visiting with my readers and me. I'll draw f
rom among commenters for a winner to receive their choice of an eBook or print (to U.S. mailing addresses only) copy of Knight in Shining Apron, that Carole has offered. Commenters, please leave your email address so I can contact you if you're the winner.

The winner of last Thursday’s blog post for a copy of Second Choice by Ginger Solomon is Kyla. I’ll email you. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.

Till next time … keep on smiling.

Thanks for reading my blog! Recently released book 3 in the West Virginia Mountains series is titled Promise Me. Available in print and eBook at Amazon!



  1. I enjoyed Carole's interview, and I know she'd be writing, BUT, if she wasn't, she'd be traveling and thinking about how to share her exciting travels. Your new book looks great, and obviously has some good plotting, twists and turns. God continue to guide you Carole, as you look to Him in your writing.

    1. Ah, thanks, Diane! You're such a great author yourself. Your praise means a lot. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Oh, and I did join your site, Jo. :)

    1. Diane, thanks for leaving your comment and for joining my site!

  3. If the question is asking what would Carol like to do if she wasn't writing, I'd say traveling. If the question is asking what I'd like to do if I weren't writing, I'd say you were probably at my funeral. :-)

    I love Carol's books and can't wait to read this one.

    1. Pat, thanks for coming by and leaving your comment.

    2. You made me smile, Patricia. Thanks so much for commenting! Appreciated.

  4. Thank you Carole and thank you Jo!

    1. Melanie, you're welcome. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

    2. You're very welcome, Melanie. Thank YOU for stopping by!

  5. From reading your interview, maybe you would be a missionary either here at home or on your travels? Enjoyed reading about you and your book, and would love to win! Becky adult4becky AT aol DOT com

  6. we've done some, but for short periods. Thks so much 4 stopping by.