She's always on the lookout for catchy titles and suspenseful plots.
The Redemption of Caralynne Hayman, her debut inspirational novel:
2015 EPIC's eBook Awards, Romantic Suspense
2014 Selah Debut Fiction finalist
2014 Genesis semi-finalist
2014 Clash of the Titles, Laurel Awards finalist
2014 Oklahoma RWA International Digital Awards, 2nd place
The Denton and Alex Davies Series
- Hog Insane--was released in November 2013 and is receiving great reviews.
If you are looking for a clean, fun, entertaining whodunnit, this is the book you should read. Hope to see more of Denton & Alex Davies
- Bat Crazy, Book two released in August 2015
RV mysteries - or even books with RV's - are one of my vices. Who can resist the call of the open road - the thrill of adventure? Certainly not Alex and Denton! But when their borrowed RV breaks down in an odd little town - think some of those spooky movies again . . . the shivers are real. There's no place to stay until a mysterious man offers to lend them his cabin. Okay . . . does this seem a little odd to you? Yup, it did to the Davies too! Guess the mystery man forgot to tell them there were odd bat-like creatures building fires and arguing in a clearing near the cabin. Oh, and then there's the cave.
Alex and Denton go on a cave tour . . . and you know if they are involved something HAS to happen. It does and a young woman is clinging to life. Trust the Davies to try to help the young woman - what else can they do stuck in this weird, uncooperative town? And as they get deeper and deeper into just what is going on in town, they come closer to the mystery of the giant bats - with glowing red eyes and . . . well - you don't want me to spoil the whole story do you? You'll just have to read it for yourself! But maybe you'd better not read at night . . . or with the shades up . . . or out in the country . . . just saying. :)--Donna
- Daffy's Duck, the third book, is scheduled for release in 2018.
- With Music in Their Hearts, the first book in her WWII Spies series, released early November 2014.
This is a classic 1940s scenario that brings to mind all of the memories from that era in time. On US home turf the war revolves around the residents who share the same address, but that's where the similarities end. This is a lively, fast-paced adventure that gives away no secrets, takes the reader on a few tangents, and produces a dollop of angst and a tidbit of comedy. The list of characters seems endless, varied and perplexing, and at times a lot to absorb, but there's never a dull moment in this dramatization. This is a treasure to enjoy!--Nancee
Set during WWII, With Music in Their Hearts captures the imagination and soul of the time and brings the reader into the spirit of the 40’s. While the war rages overseas, times prove challenging for folks at home as well. And just as on the battlefield…the trick is to discern friend from foe.
Who’s the enemy, the daughter who has caught his eye, the father of the house? Who’s a friend, the banker he can’t stand?
Carol Brown weaves an intricate story with a message of trust in the Lord which is unmatched. Well done, Ms. Brown. I give this book five stars.--Anonymous
- A Flute in the Willows, book two, is available on Amazon
World War II and its affects on our world especially Germany and the United States, figure skating, spies, and military life in general. I absolutely love history and love learning more about our world and this book did not disappoint. I learned more about WW II.
- A Sabotaged Christmas, Book One
I will be anxious to receive the next book.--Tim
- Knight in Shining Apron, Book Two
Sir Joel Peterman, an actual British knight who is a bonafide gourmet chef, is mistaken for a new hire dishwasher and gets off on the wrong foot with Starli Cameron, the owner of Apple Blossoms restaurant in West Virginia.
Starli has a lot of issues. She was severely abused by her deceased husband and as the novel opens is being stalked and threatened by her police officer brother-in-law. P.O. Roland Stratton, well respected in the town, blames her for his drunken brother's deadly car crash. Then there's the sulking assistant chef, the scheming kitchen worker, and the cloying banker who is in love with her. There are more twists and turn and red herrings than you can shake a spatula at.
The novel captures small town business rivalries to perfection. The culinary aspects of the novel ring true. After a break in at the restaurant where the freezer has been deliberately left open, Joel knows exactly how to save the meat. I particularly liked his menu ideas and wanted to eat dinner at Apple Blossoms.--Nike
- Undiscovered Treasures, Book Three
Undiscovered Treasures part-owner Caro (think of a youthful Miss Marple) tries to ignore her shop’s partner and brother Toby’s artist friend Andy, even though he’s handsome enough for all other females to ogle. But Caro can’t ignore a mystery solving opportunity when Andy’s paintings begin to get stolen just as he receives some career vaulting offers. It’s believable romantic mystery done with a light Christian persuasion, perfect for a lazy day of reading in the hammock. Even better if you have a lush West Virginia mountain view, the setting for “Undiscovered Treasures.”
If you like good cozy romantic suspense, then you’ll be glad to hear the next in this series is promoted with a chapter at the end of this book. Next we get to hear of Undiscovered Treasures other partner’s adventures in “Toby’s Troubles” And I also suggest looking at the beginning of Appleton WV mysteries with:
- Toby's Troubles, Book Four is scheduled for release 2018.
Carole has written her whole life as a newspaper reporter, editor of journals and newsletters, and research manuscripts. When not penning her own novels, she enjoys mentoring beginning writers and founded a writer’s group called Circle of Pens where she can mentor to her heart’s content. Her passion for serving continues in her secretarial work and coordinator for the state of Ohio with ACFW.
She and her husband have traveled extensively throughout the United States ministering and counseling. They have particularly enjoyed the western states where they’ve labored with the Native Americans. They've:
- sampled some special foods like fried intestines, mutton stew, and a special stew prepared by the local medicine's wife, so hot tears rained down her cheeks.
- She's also tried learning how to make fry bread as the Native Americans do and
- gave a very poor attempt at learning how to weave. At least it was fodder for a laugh!
- Panning for gold in a mountain stream and
- checking out a mountain ghost town,
- eating fresh catfish so delectable she had trouble sharing, and
- visiting the local hogans
Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia, Washington provided lots of memories and along with many other specific places, she's gathered folder for her writings.
In brief and in fun, Carole loves:
- writing and books,
- dogs and cats,
- babies and grandsons,
- real cheesecake and fruit,
- country scenes and cities at night,
- chocolate and nuts,
- fireplaces and hot tubs,
- flowers and trees,
- Christmas trees and Christmas--period,
- research and editing,
- eating and hanging with my best buddy--hubby,
- stories that intrigue me and stories that enchant me,
- words of wisdom from the ancients and words of wisdom from children,
- and certainly not least: God and his mercy