Shannon here: Carole Brown shares insight into her characters’ romance from her latest Historical (Western) Romantic Suspense, Caleb’s Destiny. Comment or answer the question in this post to enter the drawing for an e-book copy. Deadline: June 20th, 11:59 pm central time. Here’s Carole:
Interview with Destiny McCulloch:
Carole: Hi, Destiny. It feels as if I know you personally after all the contact we’ve had for the last three months. Thank you for agreeing to this interview to help promote the book, Caleb’s Destiny.
Destiny: I’m glad to do it.
Carole: Let’s get started. Why did you come to the wild west? I mean, you had it nice back in Boston.
Destiny: Why? Ever since I was sent east, I’ve wanted to come back west and find a little boy I knew years ago. He was such a good person who cared for me like no one else ever has. We lost touch, so I figured if we were going to unite, it was going to come from me.
Carole: That’s interesting. I understand you’re engaged. Can you tell me a little bit about your fiance?
Destiny: Hmm. What to tell? We’re not actually engaged, just almost there. He’s very good-looking and well liked in Boston. Many parents there wanted him to notice their daughters. Oh, yes. He’s a minister too. So very proper.
Carole: What did your fiance, excuse me, the man back east think of you traveling west?
Destiny: He really didn’t say much. I know my own mind, so I don’t usually ask for permission. But he didn’t protest too much. (Under tone): It wouldn’t have done any good if he had.
Carole: So, do you think you know what you want in a man?
Destiny: Well, I’m not thinking I’ll get married any time soon. I like my freedom too much.
Carole, smiling: I guess we’ll see how that goes, won’t we? But if you were choosing a man for marriage, what would be the character traits you’d like to see?
Destiny: Since you insist, I would say I like to see a strong man—not just in bodily strength, but in knowing his mind. A man who is also gentle and not afraid of what others think, but will do what he thinks is right. Of course, I’d like him to be handsome, but the other traits are more important.
Carole: So, have you met anyone lately that attracts you? That tempts you to open your heart?
Destiny: Maybe. There’s Bert Bottoms who’s handsome and has a very good job as president of the town bank. Then there’s Mr. Michael, who makes me angry, but I know he’s a really good man. And he can be charming if he tries.
Carole: You’re saying you have three men to choose from, is that right?
- Richard, who is a minister, and loves you, and will probably give you a good and safe life
- Good-looking, financially stable Bert Bottoms, and
- Mr. Michael, who makes you angry, but can be charming and you think is a good man.
So who will you choose?
Destiny: Oh, I can’t say. If readers of your book want to know, they’ll have to read my story in Caleb’s Destiny. I think they’ll love it. It’s very romantic, if I do say so myself.
Carole: Well, then, if you won’t tell, I want to thank you for sharing just a bit of your life, Destiny. I’ll be sure to encourage everyone to read your story. Thank you, Shannon, for allowing us to visit!
About Carole: Besides being a member and active participant of many writing groups, Carole Brown enjoys mentoring beginning writers. An author of ten books, she loves to weave suspense and tough topics into her books, along with a touch of romance and whimsy, 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? Learn more & connect:
About the book – Caleb’s Destiny:
Mr. Michael, Destiny Rose McCulloch, and Hunter have a mysterious history.
Why were three fathers, all business partners, murdered under suspicious circumstances while on their quest to find gold?
Hunter is determined to protect his boss and the precocious young lady who he suspects holds a key answer to his questions.
Mr. Michael wants only to be left alone to attend to his property, but what can he do when Destiny refuses to leave and captures the heart of every one of his employees?
Destiny almost forgets her quest when she falls in love with Mr. Michael’s ranch and all the people there. And then Mr. Michael is much too alluring to ignore. The preacher man back east where she took her schooling tried to claim her heart, but the longer she stays the less she can remember him. She only came west to find a little boy she knew years ago. A little boy all grown up by now…unless, of course, he’s dead.
Three children, connected through tragedy and separated by time, are fated to reunite and re-right some powerful wrongs.
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Question for Readers: What traits attract you to the opposite sex?