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Saturday, March 28, 2015

How to Marry a Cowboy!

Sometimes folks ask me to name my favorite book! That's difficult because I have a favorite because it was my first cowboy book; a favorite because I loved the first line; a favorite because of the children in the story; a favorite because of the elderly ladies who were quite sassy. But I have to admit I did love writing about a set of twin girls who wanted a mama for their birthday in How to Marry a Cowboy! Thought I'd share some of the quotes and reviews about that book with you today!

From New York Times and USA Today-bestselling author Carolyn Brown comes a contemporary Western romance filled to the brim with sexy cowboys, gutsy heroines, and genuine down-home Texas twang.
Texas rancher Mason Harper's daughters want a new mama in the worst way, and when a beautiful woman in a tattered wedding gown appears on their doorstep, the two little girls adopt her-no ifs, ands, or buts about it. Mason isn't sure about taking in a complete stranger, but Lord knows he needs a nanny, and Annie Rose Boudreau stirs his heart in long-forgotten ways...
Annie Rose is desperate, and when a tall, sexy cowboy offers her a place to stay, she can't refuse. After all, it's just for a little while. As she settles in deeper, her heart tells her both Mason and her role as makeshift mama suit her just fine. But will Mason feel the same way once her nightmare past catches up with her?
Fans of Linda Lael Miller and Diana Palmer will thrill to this moving story of a lonely cowboy and his two little girls finding the family of their dreams.
Cowboys & Brides Series Order:
Billion Dollar Cowboy (Book 1, Cowboys & Brides)
The Cowboy's Christmas Baby (Book 2, Cowboys & Brides)
The Cowboy's Mail Order Bride (Book 3, Cowboys & Brides)
How to Marry a Cowboy (Book 4, Cowboys & Brides)
Praise for Bestselling Contemporary Western Romances by Carolyn Brown:
"Sizzling... Brown imbues her lively story with lots of heart."-Publishers Weekly
"Hilarious...a great, entertaining read."-Fresh Fiction
"Writing so expressive I could almost hear the country drawl."-Night Owl Reviewer Top Pick, 4 stars
My readers' favorite quotes!
“Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted.”

“It's her privilege to say or think whatever she wants. It's mine to ignore her.”
Carolyn Brown, How to Marry a Cowboy 

“It’s this thing between us. The thing that we’ve been sidestepping all around rather than talking about it.”

“Kind of hard to talk about something that neither of us can even define.”

Annie Rose stood up, walked over to him, wrapped her arms around his neck, rolled up on her toes, and kissed him hard right on the lips. It didn’t feel strange and there was nothing but a tingling feeling in the pit of his stomach when she pulled away.

“Now we’ve talked about it,” she said. “Good night, Mason. See you at breakfast.”
Carolyn Brown, How to Marry a Cowboy  

"I said that it would be easy to fall in love with you,” he repeated.

“But would it be wise?”

He cocked his head to one side and their eyes locked in the short space between them. Slowly his chin went up and down in a nod. “I believe it might be the wisest thing I could do in this lifetime.”

“Then you have my permission.”
Carolyn Brown, How to Marry a Cowboy

 “One hand went around her shoulders and the other one tipped her chin up. For several seconds he lost himself in her blue eyes and then his lips found hers in a lingering kiss and both her arms went instinctively around his neck.“I’ve wanted to do that all morning,” he said. “I’ve wanted you to do that all morning,” she whispered. “I guess we don’t need to talk about this thing anymore now.” “I’m ready to do lots of things, Annie Rose. Talk is not anywhere on the list.” Carolyn Brown, How to Marry a Cowboy!

If you've read the book, tell me what you liked best? Did you giggle when Lily and Gabby baptized the goats?



  1. I have to say this was one of my favorites too! Lord the trouble these two could get into with earrings! I won't give away anymore and spoil the story.

  2. OMG! I loved this book and those two little girls! Lily and Gabby were a hoot, I laughed until I cried over the earring scene. What one didn't think of the other did.