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Sunday, April 1, 2018


My book, THE SOMETIMES SISTERS, has been nominated for Cover of The Month at All Author! Please take a few seconds to vote for me and help me win this thing! 

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Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Huge Giveaway!

As you may or may not know,
The Sometimes Sisters released last week.
To celebrate I'm hosting a contest!

Enter to win an exclusive
signed print copy of a Carolyn Brown book
a Sometimes Sisters Mug
a Sometimes Sisters Tote Bag,
$25 Amazon Gift Card and
a Kindle Fire!

Use the link below to enter!��

A bittersweet inheritance reunites three estranged sisters in a novel of family, trust, and forgiveness from New York Times bestselling author Carolyn Brown.
When they were growing up, Dana, Harper, and Tawny thought of themselves as “sometimes sisters.” They connected only during the summer month they’d all spend at their grandmother’s rustic lakeside resort in north Texas. But secrets started building, and ten years have passed since they’ve all been together—in fact, they’ve rarely spoken, and it broke their grandmother’s heart.
Now she’s gone, leaving Annie’s Place to her granddaughters—twelve cabins, a small house, a café, a convenience store, and a lot of family memories. It’s where Dana, Harper, and Tawny once shared so many good times. They’ve returned, sharing only hidden regrets, a guarded mistrust, and haunting guilt. But now, in this healing summer place, the secrets that once drove them apart could bring them back together—especially when they discover that their grandmother may have been hiding something, too…
To overcome the past and find future happiness, these “sometimes sisters” have one more chance to realize they are always family.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018


to all my family, friends and fans and
to my amazing Montlake team
for making this happen.
You are all near and dear to my heart,
and I appreciate every one of you.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

The Sometimes Sisters is here!

The Sometimes Sisters!
from Night Owl Reviews!

The Review:

The Sometimes Sisters

Carolyn Brown has never disappointed me, whether it be sweet and sexy cowboy romance or contemporary fiction. "The Sometimes Sisters" is beyond a doubt my absolute favorite of hers. My heart was broken and then each piece was put back a little differently than before I had begun reading this story. It became a part of me. I loved the emotions, the authentic relationships, the harsh realities of life, the secrets and above all the successes. Each sister appealed to me in her own unique way and I relished learning about their triumphs and tragedies. Annie’s granddaughter was the lovely mixture of old soul and teenager and I loved how she seemed to be the glue holding the siblings together at first. This was a truly beautiful story. Uncle Zed is the kind of influence everyone deserves in their life. I only wish I’d been able to meet Granny Annie. The location was perfect, almost a major character itself but it never overwhelmed the story, just added to it. If you're looking for a fabulous read, that will leave you feeling not only content, but happy with the world, I urge you to pick "The Sometimes Sisters" up. It is a feel good story. We can all use one of those in our lives.
The Story: Granny Annie may no longer be here, but with the help of her lifelong friend Zed she is determined to bring together her granddaughters who have been estranged from one another for a decade. All three granddaughters and a great-granddaughter loved Annie and Uncle Zed and they will do anything for them even if it means pretending to be a family. But what happens when it’s not all pretend?

Monday, February 26, 2018

The Sometimes Sisters will be here tomorrow!

Tomorrow! Tomorrow! It's only a day away and then The Sometimes Sisters will be on the shelves!!
A little excerpt from the beginning of the book...

Time stopped as he hugged her closer to his chest. One heart beat steadily as it silently shattered. The other heart that had kept perfect time with his for decades had entered into eternity without him.
“Why, God!” he moaned. “I was supposed to go before her.”
Stop it! Annie’s voice was so real in his head that he watched her lips to see if she might start breathing again. I told you that there would be no mourning. We’ll be together again before long—remember when we were separated while you were in the military. You’ve got work to do now. So suck it up, Zedekiah, and call the girls.
They’d talked about this moment for three months and gotten all the pieces in order. Even though they’d argue about things sometimes, the plan was in place for the next step, as she called it. And now it was up to him to make sure that her wishes were carried out. But dear sweet Jesus, he’d never thought about the pain when he’d have to let her go for good.
He laid her gently on the pillow, laced his darker fingers with her paler ones, and bent to kiss each knuckle. “Oh, Annie, life without you isn’t life at all.”
The girls will help, the voice in his head said sweetly. Now let me go, Zed. You’ve got things to do.
“I can’t,” he groaned.
He sat with her for half an hour before he made the call to the doctor, who was also the coroner for the county. When they came to get her, he accompanied the gurney to the van with his hand on hers.

Thursday, February 22, 2018


NEXT TUESDAY, FEB. 27, The Sometimes Sisters, Harper, Dana and Tawny will all meet up together at the resort for the first time in ten years. A little excerpt about when Harper first arrived:
Harper slowed down at the liquor store but didn’t stop. Her sisters, Tawny and Dana, would judge her as it was. If she came in with a brown paper bag under her arm, they’d have a field day. First right-hand turn before the bridge and there it was—twelve cabins located behind the combination convenience store and café. Then just a short distance from the cabins was a small white two-bedroom house. That’s where Granny Annie lived and where Harper and her two sisters had come to visit for a month every summer—but that all came to a screeching halt the summer before Harper’s sixteenth birthday in August.
 Beer, bait and bologna--what Granny Annie called her store. It did offer a little more than that, with bread and other snacks and a shelf of over-the-counter medicine like sunblock or sunburn lotion, for those folks who forgot to bring those items with them. They also had milk and soft drinks in the refrigerator section, a big minnow tank, and a special fridge to hold stink bait, plus two gas pumps out front to keep the boats as well as the cars and trucks all fueled up and ready to go.
She could see each shelf in her mind’s eye as she drove around the back of the store to the café entrance. Uncle Zed cooked up the best food in all of North Texas at the café, and Flora took care of the cleaning. Three old folks had kept the place going for decades, and now one of them was gone.
She parked her truck and leaned her head back, shutting her eyes. She’d made it. No spare tire and the gas tank, as well as her wallet, were empty. “On fumes and prayers,” she whispered as she inhaled the pungent aroma of the lake water along with the smell of freshly mown grass and the first roses of summer, all mixed together with cigarette smoke. Lake Side Resort, as the faded sign above the door proclaimed, had not changed a bit.
Uncle Zed rounded the end of the porch and waved. His green eyes looked out of place in that ebony-black skin. His curly hair, once black as coal and cropped short, now had a heavy mixture of white sprinkled in it and was a little longer, but he would be at least seventy by now—maybe even seventy one or seventy two. He and Harper’s grandmother and late grandfather were all the same age. He still looked like he needed rocks in his pockets to keep a spring breeze from blowing him into the lake, but he’d always been a beanpole and he’d always worn bibbed overalls. Some things didn’t change with time—thank God.