Author Jo Huddleston

Sweet Southern Romance

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Carol Nemeth, Mystery Romance


Leave a comment on THIS post through Tuesday, October 23, 2018, to be entered in the DRAWING for a copy of the book below. If you mention in your comment that you’re a follower (see right sidebar to follow), I'll add your name a second time in the drawing. U.S. mailing address required to receive a paper book. I may or may not have read books offered for giveaways. The mention and giveaway of books on my blog do not in any way indicate any manner of my endorsement of said books. Read book giveaway details at Disclaimers. To help provide you security, please leave your email address like this: johnATyahooDOTcom. Winner announced in next Thursday's blog post. 


Carol Nemeth
A native North Carolinian, I always loved reading since childhood and making up stories since junior high school. I worked in the National Park Service and served in the US Army where I was stationed in Italy. I met the love of my life, Mark Nemeth, also an Army veteran, while stationed in Italy. After we married, we lived in various locations including North Yorkshire, England. We now live in West Virginia, where in our spare time, Mark and I enjoy camping and sightseeing. We’re active in our church and enjoy our two grown children, son-in-law, and three grandchildren.

Welcome, Carol. What takeaway value do you hope your readers receive after reading your book?
I hope they see my characters grow closer to Christ, either by coming to know Him through salvation or through strengthening their faith in Him. Just as we struggle in real life, my characters struggle at various levels in their walk with Christ.

What’s your favorite place you have visited?
I served in the U.S. Army and was blessed to have traveled to sixteen countries excluding the U.S. I suppose my favorite place would be Scotland. It’s a beautiful and wild countryside with wonderful and strong people and an interesting history. Not so nice weather, but hang around. It’ll change.

Why do you feel compelled to write—in your genre or at all?
When I was a young teen, my mother introduced me to Grace Livingston Hill, and I devoured her books, sometimes one a day. I loved the mystery of her books as well as the romance. So, mystery romance is my favorite genre whether it’s contemporary or historical. I have a hard time writing strictly romance and have to throw in some mystery.

Lightning Round:
Vacation: Beach or Mountains? Mountains

Y’all or You Guys? Y’all – I’m originally from North Carolina – I’m a southern girl

Biscuits or Dinner Roll? Biscuits

Spring, summer, winter, or fall? Fall

Laptop or Desktop? Both

Mug or teacup? Mug – a big one

Please tell us a little about your novel, Mountain of Peril. 
When Molly Walker graduated from college, she was thrilled to be hired on as a ranger at Deep Creek Campground in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. She arrived ready to begin her career and to enjoy all the aspects of her new job, but the one thing she hadn’t counted on was the local poachers and their illegal shenanigans. Molly and fellow ranger Jake Stuart try to put a stop to the escalating poaching problem while protecting the animals. In the meantime, Molly finds that the handsome ranger, who is also a local, is a great partner to have on her side. She also finds that she’s losing her heart to him when she’d planned to stay focused on her career. Can she give her heart and have a career? She and Jake find themselves in a battle against a group of men with a hidden agenda far more sinister than poaching. Can they be stopped before Molly’s life is snuffed out?

Where can readers find you online?
Amazon Author Central
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Where can readers purchase Mountain of Peril?

Any parting comment? 
Thank you for hosting me today, Jo. It’s been a pleasure to be on your blog. 

Leave a question you’d like readers to answer. (Commenters not required to answer question to enter the book drawing.) 
What’s your favorite type of hero? Get specific. (ex. Fireman, cowboy, executive, etc.)

Carol, thanks for visiting with my readers and me. Carol is offering a paperback copy of Mountain of Peril to one commenter to this blog post.

Commenters, to enter the book drawing please leave your comment on this post through October 23, 2018, and remember to 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 When the Heart Sings by Liz Tolsma is Melanie. I’ll email you. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.

Till next time … keep on smiling. 


“Wow, this book starts out strong and keeps getting better. I laughed, cried, tried to warn them, rejoiced and prayed along with them.”—Amazon Reader Review

TIDEWATER SUMMER, set in 1952 on an island off the South Carolina coast. You can read more about the book here, and you can read the Prologue here.


  1. I am always drawn to a doctor for some reason. Although, you can't beat a tough cowboy occasionally.

    1. Thanks for the comment Melanie. Doctors are such strong characters and can range anywhere from a city doctor to the country doc to the doctor in the jungle. He's a versatile man! And the cowboy! Who doesn't love the cowboy?

  2. My favorite hero is the "dad" figure. A good dad is the best example of a hero to me. I follow. Sonja dot nishimoto at gmail dot com

    1. You're so right, Sonja! My father was my hero. He could do it all, and he was such a godly man. He grew up in the depression and learned to do more with less or do without. Thanks for commenting

  3. I guess I would choose a cowboy since I love in Texas. Your book sounds very interesting.
    perrianne (DOT) askew (AT) me (DOT) com
    Perrianne Askew

    1. Thanks for commenting, Perrianne. I've been through the northern part of your great state a couple of times but I know there's so much more to see. I didn't spot any cowboys since we passed through the cotton fields, but I'm sure you have them in the cattle country. I agree the cowboys make amazing characters. Thank you for your comment about my book. I would tend to agree, but then I guess I'm biased. Lol

  4. Carol, best wishes on your new book. I loved meeting you at the ACFW convention.

    1. Hi June! I loved meeting you as well! Wasn't it great! Thanks for the well wishes and the comment! Hugs and blessings!

  5. I have a thing for cowboys lol! Shelia sheliarha64(at)yahoo(dot)com

    1. Sheila, it seems from most of the comments so far that the cowboy is the favored male character! Lol There's just something about that strong, tough man that's appealing! Thanks for commenting!

  6. I've been so busy with writing and grandkids I haven't had a chance to read Carol's books. I'd love to win one.

    Oh, a young, handsome, confused hero is my fav - like my sons. lol

    1. Hi Bonnie! That's an interesting choice for a hero character and opens up a world of ideas. I have a hero son just like that - young, handsome, military and sometimes confused. Lots of character ideas come to mind. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

  7. I like cowboys and law enforcement heroes. This sounds like a great read! smincer10 (at) gmail (dot) com

    1. Thank you very much, Susanne. I'm partial to Park Rangers since I worked in the National Park Service many moons ago. Many of them are law enforcement like the characters in my Faith in the Parks series. The cowboy seem to rank at the top of the list with our commenters though. Must be something about that rough and tough lifestyle and the rugged demeanor. Gotta love 'em! Thanks for commenting!

  8. My hero would be someone in some type of service, even volunteers. While my hubby was a pastor, he volunteered with the fire department in our small rural town. Thanks for the chance. paulams49ATsbcglobalDOTnet

  9. The servant hero is very appealing, Paula. And he could appear in so many roles. My father was an old fashioned preacher right up until he passed away last year at 87. He was my hero. Thanks for commenting!

  10. I like the military heroes. I was reminded of how much sacrifice SEALS make to protect us.

    1. Sonnetta_jones(at)hotmail(dot)com

    2. Amen to that, Sonnetta. My son serves active duty 82nd Airborne and is training for Special Forces. He's my hero. No matter which branch of the service, we like to read about these brave men and women as heroes we can look up to. Thank you for commenting!

  11. Would enjoy reading this book as I have done a lot of camping and hiking and loather poachers. Vivian Furbay jtandviv(at)q(dot)com

  12. My favorite hero is my retired pastor husband! But I find cowboys, policeman, fireman, doctor, lawyer and others as heroes too. I've not read any of Carol's books, so it would be an adventure!