Saturday, October 26, 2013

Carole Brown's Debut book The Redemption of Caralynne Hayman.

The Redemption of Caralynne Hayman
About the book:
How far would YOU go to avenge a daughter’s cruel death? Cara is considered rebellious and inappropriate to befriend. 

Dayne is the apple of Elder Simmons’ eye—until he takes a stand against their teachings. Can his prayers and love reach Cara and show her the way to redemption? Will Cara realize God’s love and forgiveness before she goes too far?

The Redemption of Caralynne Hayman is a novel of hope shining through the darkness with strong elements of suspense and romance. This novel was a semifinalist in the Genesis contest and is receiving raving reviews! Release date is October 21, 2013 from the Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas, an ACFW approved publisher. 


The Redemption of Caralynne Hayman
Carole Brown
Chapter One

Twenty years earlier
   The shadow creatures on the wall shook their wings and legs. Heads with horns nodded. Scary, dark faces watched.
   The little girl clasped her floppy-eared rabbit against her chest and stared into the dark.
   “Mmm …” Mommy’s murmur reached to her through the walls, and the giggles from her mother tiptoed in, shooing the fear away.
   Whoosh. She blew out a breath and squeezed her rabbit tighter. “Mommy has a friend with her, Ramsey. She loves me just like I love you and will give me hugs in the morning after the man leaves.”
   Ramsey said nothing. She ran her fingers over his face and could feel his black button eyes staring at her, trusting her to protect him.
   “And she’ll read to us and I’ll sit on her lap and we’ll snuggle—all of us together.” She nodded and tugged on Ramsey’s left ear then rolled over.
   Real live whispers and laughter floated into the room.
   Opening her mouth in a wide yawn, she patted Ramsey’s tummy and whispered again, “Don’t be afraid. I’m right here.”
   “Please. That hurts.”
   “Mommy?” The little girl frowned but her eyes wouldn't open. Just like they did when she and mommy put cucumbers slices on their eyes. 
   “Stop it—”
   Rubbing at her eyes the little girl sat up. Mommy had never sounded like this before, and neither had any of the men—the men who brought flowers and candy and money. 

About the Author:
Besides being a member and active participant of many writing groups, Carole Brown enjoys mentoring beginning writers. 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? 

Carole is very active on the web. You may connect with her:
as well as these blogs:
You man purchase the book at:
Or have your local library order it in for you!
Carole Brown is giving away a copy of The Redemption of Caralynne Hayman. The giveaway is only available to U.S. addresses.
To be entered in the book giveaway, leave a comment along with your email address. You may enter the book giveaway twice--once on each spotlight post. (It's not too late to go back and leave a comment on yesterday's post)


Rick Estep said...

I love books centered around redemption because I don't think we can wrap our heads around a God that offers that so freely. Looking forward to reading this.

Librarybooks at religious dot com

Susan Johnson said...

This sounds like a powerful book. I would love to read it.

susanmsj at msn dot com

Linda Kish said...

This book sounds wonderful. I'd love to be the lucky recipient.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Cindi A said...

This book looks SO interesting. Please enter my name in the contest to win a copy.

Jackie McNutt said...

Carole has touched on a subject I have not come across recently in a novel. Abuse reaches deep in the soul (no matter what form it takes) and it's victims are left to deal with the pain and memories. I will add this to my reading list because I want to see how she brings her characters through this experience. Thank You.

sm said...

Love to read your debut novel. Love to win it! sharon, CA wileygreen1(at)yahoo(dot)com

Deborah Bates Cavitt said...

Your books sound interesting. I'm havng trouble giving my MC characteristics so my readers will stay in touch with her, I can't wait to read The Redemption so I can get ideas.

cjajsmommy said...

I'm intrigued by the issues addressed in this book and would love to win a copy. cjajsmommy [at] gmail [dot] com

Anonymous said...

Very good interview Sharon. I know this book is good. You can tell by the way it starts. Very sad way for a little girl to grow up. Can't imagine those who live like her mother when they have little ones. No wonder she grows up hating abuse. I would like to win this book. Glad to see Carole on the other side of where I've been seeing her as an interviewer.
MAXIE mac262(at)me(dot)com

Boos Mum said...

Thanks for the excerpt. Would like to read. Thanks for the giveaway.

sweetdarknectar at gmail dot com

Caroline said...

Thank you all for the lovely comments. You touched my heart! I wish I had copies for all of you! Please be sure to stay in touch and let me know how you enjoyed TRofCH!

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