Hello everyone! Please welcome Caroline Clemmons to my blog today. She is sharing an excerpt from her book, A Family For Merry. A Family For Merry is part of an anthology featuring 8 other authors along with Caroline called Under A Mulberry Moon. Let's find out about Caroline's story.
Former orphan train child now grown, Merry Murphy Bird is convinced she can build a successful life operating the boarding house she and her sister purchased. Rescuing three quirky orphans from a current orphan train was irresistible—if not quite legal. Merry is determined to give the children a better life than she and her sister endured in Nebraska. Boarder Lawyer Blake Woolf has come to town to take over the practice of his late uncle. Blake was the eldest of ten children and forced to care for them far too often. Now he wants nothing more to do with children.
A FAMILY FOR MERRY Excerpt:
Outside [the mercantile], they met Mr. Woolfe. “This looks like a fun outing.”
Abigail tugged at his hand. “Know what? We got new clothes and I got a dolly. It’s nicer than the one I had at the orph’nage. Tammie got a bear because they didn’t have a lamb. I got new shoes, two pair so I can save one for church. Do you go to church too?”
He smiled as if he’d understood her rambling. “Yes, I’ll be going to church. Where are you headed now?”
“We’re going to get a treat from someplace called the con… con…” she looked at Merry for help.
“Bea’s Confectionary a couple of doors down.”
Abigail tugged on his hand again. “Why don’t you come with us? Do you like treats?”
He looked poleaxed but recovered. “I think I will. I’m making the rounds to introduce myself to business owners and I haven’t met Bea yet.”
Merry couldn’t have been more surprised. “You need not feel obligated because Abigail invited you. We understand you’re a busy man.”
He sent her an inscrutable glance. “I always have time for a treat.”
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Through a crazy twist of fate, Caroline Clemmons was not born on a Texas ranch. To make up for this tragic error, she writes about handsome cowboys, feisty ranch women, and scheming villains in a small office her family calls her pink cave. She and her Hero live in North Central Texas cowboy country where they ride herd on their rescued cats and dogs. http://www.carolineclemmons.com.
Thank you, Caroline, for stopping by and visiting.
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7/19/2018 07:36:43 am
What a lovely excerpt!
7/19/2018 12:59:18 pm
Thank you, Pamela. I've long been fascinated by the orphan trains. I appreciate you taking the time to comment. I especially appreciate the blessing and return it to you.
7/19/2018 01:00:45 pm
Joy, I hope this is your kind of story. The anthology offers a diverse range of stories so at least some are certain to entertain and please you. Thank you for commenting.
7/19/2018 02:22:44 pm
Good blog, Carolyn. Great anthology.
7/19/2018 03:20:23 pm
Hi Connie and Caroline,
7/19/2018 04:17:14 pm
Great teaser, Caroline. Connie, wonderful blog and many thanks for hosting our anthology, Under A Mulberry Moon!
7/19/2018 09:25:39 pm
Enjoyed the excerpt. I haven't read this story or all of Polly's story (Merry's sister) yet, but look forward to doing so.
7/20/2018 04:39:39 pm
Enjoyed the excerpt, what an awesome cover. Best wishes and congrats!!!
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