Feature – How to Marry a Cowboy by Carolyn Brown

HOW TO MARRY A COWBOY – On sale July 1, 2014

About the book

Rancher Mason Harper’s two little girls want nothing more than a mama of their own. So when a pretty woman appears on his front porch in a tattered wedding dress, while Mason’s looking for a nanny, he can’t help but wonder if it’s fate.

Annie Rose Boudreaux is in a downright hellish mess. She’s just a few steps ahead of the low-life ex who’s been hot on her heels, but she’s tired of running, and nannying Mason’s two sweet girls may be just what she needs. As her days on the ranch fly by, and the night’s with Mason get hotter, Annie Rose decides that she’s going to stay…for a lifetime.

Interview with Carolyn Brown

Hello, all y’all, and thank you for interviewing me for your site. I’m so excited to be here and now that I’ve got coffee and a chocolate donut in my hands I’m ready for the questions, so ask away.

How did you get to know Mason and Annie Rose?

I knew Mason from the first three books. Not well, but I’d met him at the Angus Association dinners and parties and I’d heard about his ornery twins, Lily and Gabby. But it wasn’t until their story started to unfold that I really started to understand their personality traits. When Annie Rose woke up on the porch with two little girls jumping and squealing about their daddy bringing home a new mama, that’s when Annie became real. After that she and Mason were in my head (Shhhh! Don’t tell anyone that I have voices in my head!) until the story was finished.

What first attracts Mason and Annie to each other?

Annie realizes that Mason is sexy and attractive the moment she wakes up to the sound of Lily and Gabby screaming about having a new mama. But she doesn’t trust her own judgment when it comes to men. Not after her last major mistake when it came to picking out the right man. No sir, she isn’t going to let those good looks, that sculpted body or even those mesmerizing eyes put a dent in her armor.

Mason is still in love with his deceased wife and he’s not looking for a wife, even though his girls are looking for a mama. But the heart, it will have what it wants! The attraction starts in small things and grows into larger things and soon, they have trouble telling the heart no.

Both Mason and Annie Rose have been hurt. What makes them ready to love again?

Mason’s wife died suddenly when the girls were just babies. Then Annie Rose fell out of heaven right on his porch. Annie Rose’s last relationship turned out to be an abusive one. Then she wrecked her car and landed on a porch to sleep for a few minutes. It is fate, pure and simple that brings them together, however, trusting needs a little extra nudge.

What was the most romantic scene in the book?

There are several romantic scenes in the book but my favorite one is when Mason takes Annie out to the creek with a blanket for a date under the stars. Cowboys have the best ideas for dates! They don’t always take their women out to dinner at a fancy restaurant or a movie or even a play. Sometimes, a sexy date involves a willow tree, a blanket, roses and a sky full of stars.

I loved the twins. Will they be in any future books?

Not right now but they could show up in a few years. One never knows when they might come knocking on my virtual door, maybe with a story about how they were now on a music tour and they’ve found a couple of cowboys that have really taken their eyes and hearts. I did enjoy writing about them and we had a great time the day they pierced the goat’s ears and baptized them.

Now let me ask y’all a question—do you like to read about children in romance books? Do they make the story come alive when you see how the adults react to their antics?


About the author
Carolyn Brown is a New York Times bestselling author with more than sixty books published, and credits her eclectic family for her humor and writing ideas. Carolyn was born in Texas but grew up in southern Oklahoma where she and her husband, Charles, a retired English teacher, make their home. They have three grown children and enough grandchildren to keep them young.

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5 Responses to Feature – How to Marry a Cowboy by Carolyn Brown

  1. Hello, everyone! Come right in and visit with me…if you’ve got questions, I’ll do my best to answer them. If you’ve got comments, I’ll sure be glad to visit about them!


    • ov099 says:

      Hi, and thanks for stopping by! 🙂 And sure hope you get some questions too! 🙂

      As for me, I don’t look for books with kids in them per se, but sure don’t mind them. And do they come alive… well, I’d probably go with sometimes they could take over the story because they are just too fun! 🙂

      As for a question from me… is there a location, time period, setting, whatever the case might be that you have always wanted to write a story with, just haven’t gotten to yet?



      • Lois: Thank you for stopping by. I love writing stories set in Texas and I’ve written historical romance and contemporary romance set in other places. I’d still like to write more women’s fiction and maybe dabble my toes into historical cowboys someday but then I’d most likely set them in Texas or Oklahoma because that’s where my voice seems to go back to every time I sit down to write a story..


  2. zippykim314 says:

    Hey Carolyn thanks for stopping by! Life is not whole without children in your life, whether they are your own or adopted. My children are my life and are the result of the romance I shared with my husband. Happy release day Miz Carolyn


    • Good afternoon Miz Zippykim! Funny story about children…for about 14 years I wrote a weekly newspaper column about whatever funny thing happened in my life that week…my poor children dreaded going to school on Wednesday because that was the day the paper came out. I’m sure that Lily and Gabby in How to Marry a Cowboy are very happy that Annie Rose doesn’t write a column, however, I can sure see a funny one coming out of the day they pierced the goat’s ears.

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