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WELCOME AUTHOR CAROLE BROWN
Saturday, February 3, 2018 by Patti Shene

FEATURED BOOK:  A Flute in the Willows

AUTHOR’S NAME:  Carole Brown

PUBLISHER:  Story and Logic Media Publishing

GENRE:  historical romantic suspense

STAND ALONE OR SERIES:  Book 2 of The Spies of WWII

TARGET AGE:  16-100

 

IT IS MY PLEASURE TO WELCOME AUTHOR CAROLE BROWN TO PATTI’S PORCH. CAROLE SHARES THE ELEMENT THAT LIGHTENS THE TONE IN HER SUSPENSE NOVELS.

 

CAROLE IS OFFERING A GIVEAWAY! SIMPLY LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW TO ENTER THE DRAWING FOR A COPY OF A FLUTE IN THE WILLOWS.

 

I'M A DREAMER OF SORTS

 

 

by

 

 

Carole Brown

 

My husband has always told me that reading makes me want a fairy tale life. I snicker because I know he's right. I suppose reading from an early age and my own romantic nature tends to pull me that direction of my romantic loves.

 

I love music.

 

I wanted some form of music as subplots in The Spies of WWII. Warm, inviting, and a romantic pull would give a lighter tone in the midst of the suspenseful feel of the book. Take a look:

 

Scene from With Music in Their Hearts

Chapter 14:

Emma Jaine listened, her breath bated, her eyes on his chiseled face. A lump rose in her throat and she had to blink several times to force down the tears filling her eyes.

“And all the time you knew it…you made me happy.”

Smoldering with laugher and light and something else, his green-eyed gaze rested tenderly on her face, caressing it, loving it, stroking it.

“Give me, give me what I cry for…”

Emma Jaine swallowed and blinked again.

“You made me love you.”

The warmth in his voice sent shivers coursing down her spine. It was winter so why did the wild thought send heat through her body? Shaking her head, she let her hands drop into her lap, careful to avoid his eyes. Her heart thumped like a sprinter running toward a goal. She drew in a long breath. He’d done enough damage to her heart today. She couldn’t afford any more.

 

In With Music in Their Hearts, I used voice and piano as the musical subplots.

 

Scene from A Flute in the Willows:

Chapter 17

She’d fallen in love with the flute then. From that day forward, she’d not looked back, but had coaxed and begged and nagged for a flute of her own, until—finally—for her seventh birthday, she’d unwrapped the long package and gazed upon the most gorgeous gift she’d ever received. It had been her prized and beloved treasure.

Now, she lifted it and polished until the wood gleamed with beauty. Then, slowly she lifted it to her lips and sat silent a moment. Her gaze drifted to the tall willow tree outside her window. Wouldn’t be as good as sitting beneath it, playing for the birds in the branches...or Jerry sitting close by, as they’d done several times before he left, but close enough.

She tucked her flute beneath her arm and hobbled to the window.

The first notes became second ones, and then the song was pouring from her flute. When the last note ended, she allowed her arms to lower and smiled at her image reflecting from the glass window.

She’d not forgotten.

 

In A Flute in the Willows, I kept to one musical instrument. Given Josie's athletic abilities and ambitions, creating her with a love for a “delicate” instrument provided the balance she needed. I also gave her an emotional passion while playing that also balanced her slightly-less professional talent.

 

Music is definitely part of my “loves,” and it's proven to be a valuable resource in The Spies of WWII.

 

Do you, as readers, enjoy subplots such as music in the books you read?

 

Blurb for A Flute in the Willows:

Both rebels in their own way, Josie and Jerry Patterson must figure out how to keep the other's love...and keep the German enemy at bay.

She has two loves—her skating and Jerry, her husband. But when he returns home looking like a skeleton trying to return to life, she's scared. What happened in Germany to change a man so much? Has another woman captured his heart?

Jerry has vowed to let Josie live her own glamourous life...especially after what happened in Germany. But when his wife's life is threatened, Jerry realizes he can't stand by and do nothing. Jerry has to risk all for the very soul and life of himself—Josie.

These two damaged, rebellious people learn the hard way that leaning on God instead of their own selves and abilities is the only true way to love and happiness.

 

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DON’T FORGET TO LEAVE A COMMENT TO BE PLACED IN THE DRAWING TO WIN A KINDLE COPY OF A FLUTE IN THE WILLOWS BETWEEN NOW AND TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13TH AT MIDNIGHT MST.

 

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? Visit Carole online:

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Comments

Rose From Blog At 2/14/2018 6:14:56 PM

Love the cover and the book sounds great!

Reply by: Patti Shene

Hi Rose.Thanks for stopping by.

Joyce Smith From Republic, MO At 2/13/2018 5:04:56 PM

Carole, I enjoyed reading about your book, A Flute in the Willows. I love music and am interested to see how you have used it in the book.

Reply by: Patti Shene

Hi Joyce. I found Carole's post about the use of music in her work to be quite interesting. Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a comment.

Carole Brown From Ohio At 2/3/2018 8:20:59 AM

Thanks so much for allowing me to visit, Patti. It's always a pleasure!

Reply by: Patti Shene

It's always a delight to have you visit, Carole. I so enjoyed your post about how you weave music into your novels.

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WELCOME AUTHOR LEE CARVER
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WELCOME AUTHOR VALERIE COMER
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WELCOME AUTHOR MARIAN MERRITT
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WELCOME AUTHOR AMBER STOCKTON
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WELCOME AUTHOR CONNIE ALMONY
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WELCOME AUTHOR JAMES CALLAN
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A MODERN DAY MIRACLE
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WELCOME AUTHOR CONNIE PEASE
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PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART SEVEN
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AUTHOR GINA WELBORN RETURNS
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WELCOME AUTHOR SUSAN ANNE MASON
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WHAT DOES ADVENT MEAN TO YOU?
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WELCOME AUTHOR PEG PHIFER
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WELCOME AUTHOR JANET K. BROWN
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AUTHOR H. L. WEGLEY WRAPS UP PURE GENIUS SERIES
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PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART SIX
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WELCOME AUTHOR BILL GARRISON
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WHAT DO YOU MISS?
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WELCOME AUTHOR CAMILLE EIDE
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PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART FIVE
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DINOSAURS AND THE BIBLE
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WELCOME AUTHOR GINA WELBORN
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POINT TO POINT TO POINT
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PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART FOUR
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WELCOME AUTHOR ANE MULLIGAN
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BY THE NUMBERS
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WELCOME AUTHOR ADA BROWNELL
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WELCOME AUTHOR JENNIFER SLATTERY
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PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART THREE
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WELCOME AUTHOR REBECCA DeMARINO
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SITTING IDLE
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It's Hot Out Here! by CHERI SWALWELL
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PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART TWO
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WELCOME AUTHOR CAROLE BROWN
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WHY DO WE DO WHAT WE DO?
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AUTHOR H. L. WEGLEY RETURNS
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PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART ONE
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WELCOME AUTHOR AVA PENNINGTON
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UNEXPECTED ACTS OF KINDNESS
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REVIEW OF THREE NON-FICTION BOOKS
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AN INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR RENEE BLARE
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SEVEN WAYS TO STRETCH SPIRITUALLY BY ADA BROWNELL
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WHEN FINE IS NOT REALLY FINE
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MOMMY MEMOIRS BY ANN VAN DE WATER
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PLAY BALL!
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JOE THE DREAMER BY AUTHOR A. B. BROWNELL
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ON THE PINEAPPLE EXPRESS BY H. L. WEGLEY
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THE THIEF BY STEPHANIE LANDSEM
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HUMOR AT THE HOSPITAL
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HEAR NO EVIL BY MARY HAMILTON
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WHEN THE ROAD GETS LONG AND LONELY
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INTRODUCING RYAN'S FATHER BY JUNE FOSTER
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WHERE ARE YOU THE MOST VULNERABLE?
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INTERVIEW WITH WRITER BROOKE COX
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Patti's Porch Welcomes Author Rebecca Carey Lyles
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Flying for Jesus by Lee Carver
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Putting Out the Fleece by Paula Mowery
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What We Can Learn From the Olympics
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Hush, Little Baby by Deborah M. Piccurelli
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Baby, It's Cold Outside!
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A Matter of Perspective
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Introducing The Pure Genius Series by H. L. Wegley
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Monopoly!
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welcome author Cheri Swalwell
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What Did You Mean By That?
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Wildlife Video
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My Best Reads of 2013
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The Dumbest Kid in School
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Good-bye to 2013
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Focusing on What Christmas Really Means
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One Spectacular Christmas Display
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Where are You Going This Advent Season?
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Shared Experience
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Facing the Monster
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Review of Reign by Ginger Garrett
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I'll Be Happy When...
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Sing Praises - Whether You Can Sing or Not
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I Can't Do This!
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BREAKING THE RULES
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WELCOME AUTHOR TINA PINSON
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Vulnerability to Fear
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Faith and Fear
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Those Temporary Interruptions
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Grand Prize Winner at Int'l Wildlife Film Festival
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Starsongs Giveaway Contest
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Taking Stock
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Welcome Author Janet K Brown
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Winter - Bah Humbug!
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Welcome Author Tanya Eavenson
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Welcome Author Margaret Brownley
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Travel Writing = Nearly Shooting Peacocks
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Water, Water Everywhere - or Maybe Not
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The last Day of the Christmas Season
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Accountability in the Extreme
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The day after Christmas
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It's Dec 22nd - And We're Still Here!
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The Next Big Thing - Blog Hopping
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Vanquishing the Christmas Blues by Linda Rondeau
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Christmas Rayne by Joi Copeland
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The Christmas Stalking by Lillian Duncan
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News From Nashville & Beyond
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Author Susan Sleeman offers great advice about wor
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Welcome Home!
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Confessions of a first book editor
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Going Home
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GPCWC in Restospect
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Vacation in the Adirondacks of New York
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I am pleased to welcome author Staci Stallings
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Meet Award-Winning Journalist And Author Ada Brownell
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An Interview with Author Eddie Jones
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Nano Day 11 - um - day 1?
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