Posted January 30, 2021 by Marsha in Contemporary Romance, NetGalley, Series, Tule Publishing / 0 Comments
She’s looking for a second chance to reconnect with her daughter but finds so much more.
Since her husband’s climbing death a year ago, Maureen Shannon’s relationship with her twelve-year-old daughter has spiraled out of control. Desperate, she resigns from her partnership at a legal firm and moves back to her hometown in Whitefish, Montana, with the hope that family and nature can heal their wounds. Her investment in a heli-skiing and lodge operation makes financial sense, but her attraction to the owner doesn’t. He’s everything she’s come to hate—a man who makes his living chasing adventure.
Jake Hartman knows Maureen Shannon is off-limits. She’s an investor in his company—a silent investor who’s never silent. Worse, she’s a mom who’s beautiful, intelligent, and makes him feel more alive than he’s ever known. A self-confirmed bachelor, he finds himself uneasily contemplating a very different partnership.
But will Maureen be able to let go of her past and build a future with a man who never imagined becoming a husband or a father?
Titles in The Shannon Sisters series include – A Cowboy’s Proposal – A Convenient Christmas Proposal – A Hometown Proposal –
Tags: A Hometown Proposal, C J Carmichael, Contemporary Romance, The Shannon Sisters #3, Tule Publishing
Posted December 24, 2020 by Marsha in Christmas Romance, Contemporary Romance, Modern Western Romance, Series, Tule Publishing / 0 Comments
She’s the Christmas light in a world that seems so dark…
When Patrol Officer Kelly Shannon answers a suspected DUI call that results in the suspect’s death, she has to deliver the grim news to his young family, including his brother—her friend and crush, Mick. Kelly convinces herself that she’s only making amends when Mick begs for help looking out for his niece and nephew as his sister-in-law grieves and neglects her young children. But as Christmas approaches, Kelly admits the truth. She’s falling in love.
Journalist Mick Mizzoni spent his life trying to keep his younger brother out of trouble. When he gains temporary guardianship over his niece and nephew, he crosses the professional line he drew years ago and turns to Kelly Shannon for help. As she embraces him and his new family, she gives him hope that this Christmas could be different.
With their happiness hanging by a thread, Kelly hopes for a Christmas miracle, but Mick, who’s not as jaded as he thought, wants so much more.
Titles in The Shannon Sisters series include – A Cowboy’s Proposal – A Convenient Christmas Proposal – A Home Town Proposal
Tags: A Convenient Christmas Proposal, C J Carmichael, Modern Western Romance, The Shannon Sisters #2, Tule Publishing
Posted September 11, 2020 by Marsha in Contemporary Romance, Mystery, Previously Published, Romantic Suspense, Series, Tule Publishing / 0 Comments
She’s not willing to forgive. He’s unable to forget.
One year ago, Montana cowboy Dylan McLean left the love of his life at the altar and fled town, thinking he was doing the right thing by saving her from a scandal. He’s found success on the rodeo circuit, but his love for Cathleen never faded. Now he’s returned home to clear his name, claim his bride and rebuild his legacy.
Bed-and-breakfast owner Cathleen Shannon has moved on from her broken heart. That is until Dylan shows up at her house one night asking for help and a second chance. Despite Dylan’s betrayal, she promises to assist with his investigation. She doesn’t want an innocent man to go to jail, but her heart is most definitely off-limits.
But Cathleen has forgotten one important fact: Dylan is relentless when he’s going after something he wants. He walked away once, but she won’t let that happen again.
Titles in ‘The Shannon Sisters‘ series include – A Cowboy’s Proposal – A Convenient Christmas Proposal – A Home Town Proposal
Tags: A Cowboy's Proposal, C J Carmichael, Previously Published with some changes, romance, The Shannon Sisters #1
Posted November 23, 2019 by Marsha in Mystery, Romantic Suspense, Series / 0 Comments
Murder in a small town is always personal.
Local longtime librarian, Sybil Tombe, is missing, abducted from her home on the outskirts of the isolated ranching town of Lost Trail, Montana. An elderly neighbor reports seeing a gray-haired, bearded man driving up to Sybil’s house the night she disappeared. Newly-minted Sheriff Zak Waller can’t think of a less likely target for a crime.
When an older man is reported lurking around a young girl at the local grade school, Zak wonders if this man could also be Sybil’s abductor? The descriptions of the men are similar—but what could be the possible link between a young girl and 60-year-old Sybil?
Peeling back the layers of Sybil’s life, Zak discovers Sybil is a master at keeping secrets, especially her own, and these secrets may now be threatening her life as well as the life of an innocent child.
As Zak and his team work to uncover the truth, he also has to deal with issues in his romantic relationship with deputy Nadine Black, and mete justice to a respected town citizen who has been sheltering his criminal past for too long.
Titles in the Bitter Root Mysteries series include – Bitter Roots – Bitter Truth – Bitter End – Bittersweet
Tags: Bitter Root Mysteries #4, Bittersweet, C J Carmichael, mystery, Romantic Suspense
Posted September 19, 2017 by Marsha in Contemporary Romance, Series / 0 Comments
Three weeks ago, Portia Bishop mailed a letter to the father of her baby, Saddle Bronc rider Austin Bradshaw. It’s a letter she should have written a long time ago—like when she first found out she was pregnant, shortly after she ended things with Austin, dropped out of college, and went running to her family in Marietta, Montana.
Austin has loved Portia since he first laid his eyes on her in college. A year ago, he convinced her to do something impulsive and very romantic. Now, as he opens her letter, Austin has two reasons to return to Marietta–win back the heart of the woman he still loves and convince her he’s a good bet for a forever man and father.
Titles in the Love At The Chocolate Shop series include: Melt My Heart, Cowboy – A Thankful Heart – Montana Secret Santa – The Chocolate Cure – The Valentine Quest – Charmed by Chocolate – The Chocolate Comeback – The Chocolate Touch – Sweet Home Cowboy – Sweet Summer’s Kiss – Captured by Chocolate – Sweet Dreams Baby
Tags: C J Carmichael, Contemporary Romance, Love At The Chocolate Shop #12, Sweet Dreams Baby
Posted April 25, 2017 by Marsha in Mystery, Romantic Suspense, Series / 0 Comments
Dispatcher Zak Waller prefers working behind the scenes in the Sheriff’s Office of Lost Trail, Montana, but when a newcomer to the sparely populated town is brutally murdered—and the Sheriff is quick to pin the death on an unknown outsider—Zak starts his own private sleuthing.
On the surface Lost Trail is a picture-perfect western town, offering a simple way of life revolving around the local ranches and ski hill, but Zak knows the truth behind the facade. When his old school friend Tiff Masterson, whose family owns a local Christmas tree farm, moves back to town, the two of them join forces to get to the truth about the murder.
Titles in the Bitter Roots Mysteries include: Bitter Roots –
Tags: Bitter Roots, Bitter Roots Mysteries #1, C J Carmichael, mystery, Romantic Suspense
Posted October 29, 2016 by Marsha in Contemporary Romance, Series / 0 Comments
Title: Melt My Heart, Cowboy
Series: Love At The Chocolate Shop #1
Author: C. J. Carmichael
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: October 6, 2016
Publisher: Tule publishing
My Rating: 4.5 stars
Who is the handsome cowboy who comes into small town Marietta’s chocolate shop every week to buy a box of chocolates? More importantly…who is he buying the chocolates for? These are the questions sales clerk Rosie Linn asks herself as she waits for her sadly neglected childhood home to sell so she can pursue an exciting new career in L.A.
Rosie finds out the answers the day rugged ranch hand Brant Willingham introduces himself and asks for her help in managing the care of his younger sister. Brant’s mother has recently died, leaving him the sole guardian of eighteen-year-old Sara Maria–who has been a puzzle to Brant ever since she began exhibiting signs of autism at age two.
Rosie and Brant come up with a plan. She’ll help with his sister if he handles repairs and a new paint job for her old house. It seems the perfect solution, but a new dilemma is created when the couple start spending time together. Brant discovers he doesn’t want Rosie to sell and leave, and Rosie fears she will have to choose between love and her dreams.
Titles in this series include: Melt My Heart, Cowboy – A Thankful Heart – Montana Secret Santa – The Chocolate Cure – The Valentine Quest – Charmed by Chocolate – The Chocolate Comeback
Tags: C J Carmichael, Love At The Chocolate Shop #1, Melt My Heart Cowboy
Posted December 15, 2015 by Marsha in Christmas Romance, Contemporary Romance, Series / 0 Comments
Title: Snowbound in Montana
Series: Carrigans of Circle C #4, Christmas Romance
Author: C J Carmichael
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: October 23, 2014
Publisher: Tule Publishing
My Rating: 5 stars
Source: Owned, Kindle Edition
When Eliza Bramble signs up for a Christmas mountain ski adventure with sexy mountain guide Marshal McKenzie, she’s looking to escape the attention of a two-timing charmer and find some inner peace. Instead, a blizzard traps her in a remote mountain hideaway with Marshall and two other families in need of their own Christmas miracles.
Christmas is looking like a write-off, until Marshall suggests they make the best of what they have, and work together. The avid outdoorsman has a special touch with people…and with Eliza in particular. Soon she realizes Marshall isn’t just fixing Christmas — but her broken heart, too.
Read on for my thoughts on Snowbound in Montana. No true spoilers, promise.
Tags: C J Carmichael, Carrigans of Circle C #4, Christmas Romance, Contemporary Romance, Snowbound in Montana
Posted November 2, 2015 by Marsha in Christmas Romance, Contemporary Romance, Series / 0 Comments
Title: A Bramble House Christmas
Series: Carrigans of the Circle C #6
Author: C J Carmichael
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Christmas Christmas
Published: October 26, 2015
Publisher: Tule Publishing
My Rating: 5 stars
Finn Knightly a.k.a. Finn Conrad wants to know why his recently deceased father left his nurse fifty thousand dollars after knowing her a mere six weeks. So he travels to Bramble House B&B in Marietta, Montana to find answers.
But Willa Fairchild is not the conniving woman he expects to find. Before he knows it, Willa-and her six-year-old son Scout-are stealing his heart. And that’s before he finds out Scout’s secret and the real reason this Christmas is so important.
Read on for my thoughts on A Bramble House Christmas. No true spoilers, promise.
Tags: A Bramble House Christmas, C J Carmichael, Carrigans of Circle C #6, Contemporary Romance