O’Neill’s Texas Bride by Caroline Clemmons

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    Caroline Clemmons is a master storyteller. The story of Finn and Stella is woven in such a way that the reader is captivated from the beginning to the very end. Caroline cleverly builds suspense until the very end when she reveals who the villain is and their motive.

    Finn O’Neill longs for his own ranch, his own horses, his own home and family but thought the lofty dream beyond him. Now the opportunity has arisen but to achieve his dream, he bargains with Grandpa McClintock and his nephew to pose as a miner and seek out the person or persons causing disasters at the Farland Coal Mine.

    Stella Clayton has witnessed the heartbreak and tragedy of a coal miner’s life. Her family came from England to the promise of a better life only to find the same hardships. She is determined that her young brother will never follow in their father’s footsteps. And she vows she will never marry a man who engaged in that work. She fights to resist charms of the handsome Irishman who’s recently come to work in Lignite, Texas.

    When Finn arrives in Lignite, he immediately falls for the beautiful schoolteacher, Stella Clayton. But her father is one of the men suspected of causing destruction. What Finn discovers soon puts him and members of the Clayton family in peril. Can he salvage his dream, fulfill his promise, and protect the woman he loves and her family?

    About Caroline Clemmons:

    Caroline Clemmons
    Caroline Clemmons

    Caroline Clemmons is an Amazon bestselling author of historical and contemporary western romances whose books have garnered numerous awards.

    A frequent speaker at conferences and seminars, she has taught workshops on characterization, point of view, and layering a novel. Caroline is a member of Romance Writers of America, Yellow Rose Romance Writers, From The Heart Romance Writers, and Hearts Through History Romance Writers.

    Her popular Kincaid series won her fans as a bestselling western historical author. Her latest publications include the acclaimed historical Men of Stone Mountain, Texas series. Her audio books from that series are BRAZOS BRIDE and HIGH STAKES BRIDE. Caroline and her husband live in the heart of Texas cowboy country with their menagerie of rescued pets.

    Prior to writing full time, her jobs included stay-at-home mom (her favorite), secretary, newspaper reporter and featured columnist, assistant to the managing editor of a psychology journal, bookkeeper for the local tax assessor and—for a short and fun time before she immersed herself in writing—an antique dealer. When she’s not indulging her passion for writing, Caroline enjoys family time, reading, travel, antiquing (still), genealogy, oil painting, and getting together with friends. Find her on her blog, website, Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, and Pinterest.

    Review by Liette Bougie:

    O’Neill’s Texas Bride is the second book in The McClintock Series. I’ve found it’s a very enjoyable story, well-written and with characters that are engaging – even the villains.

    Welcome to the world of Farland Coal Mine and the daily life of the miners and their families and follow Finn O’Neill’s undercover operation to discover what’s – or rather who’s – behind a series of disasters that are anything but coincidences. Meet young Stella Clayton, the schoolteacher with who our undercover agent will fall in love with.

    However this is not a conventional love story. Yes, romance plays an important role in the book, but what I’ve really appreciated is that a lot is devoted to the mystery surrounding all those so-called accidents and the details of the day-to-day life in the mines. So, meet all the other protagonists – whether they are the main characters or the secondary ones – and as Finn pursues his investigation, try to figure out who is the culprit. Love, mystery, plot twists… What more could you want?

    I believe Caroline Clemmons has put a lot of research in that book and the end result is absolutely great. I’m looking forward to the next book in this series.

    Review by Karen Lucas:

    Caroline Clemmons is a master storyteller. The story of Finn and Stella is woven in such a way that the reader is captivated from the beginning to the very end. Caroline cleverly builds suspense until the very end when she reveals who the villain is and their motive.

    With plenty of mishaps along the way, the reader is on edge wondering who is behind it all. I always look forward with anticipation to the next book by Caroline Clemmons, knowing I won’t be disappointed.