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Saturday, November 26, 2011

Guest Post by Kat Flannery: Cowboys and Love

 
Romance author Kat Flannery is joining us today to talk about . Her new book, "Chasing Clovers" was released in October and is a historical romance about a mail order bride and her potential husband.

Kat has loved writing ever since she was a girl. She is often seen jotting her ideas down in a little black book. When not writing or in school, Kat enjoys snuggling on her couch with a hot chocolate and a great book. Kat has had her writing published in numerous periodicals. Her first novel, Chasing Clovers, was released by Imajin Books this Fall. She is now hard at work on her next book. When not focusing on her creative passions, Kat is busy with her three young boys and doting husband. 

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History has always fascinated me, but I am especially fond of cowboys. This could be from my parents over indulged love of John Wayne westerns. Family movie night often consisted of similar choices, Big Jake or True Grit. It wasn’t so much the gun fights and the Indian raids that intrigued me, but the characters these films were created around.

I’d stay up late watching re-runs of the Lone Ranger, and wondered if there was more to Tonto than the half hour episode every week. Just like my own characters, I explored their personalities—what their reactions would be to an action. Half way through the novel, they began to speak for themselves. Their expressions came naturally because I knew who they were. 


Chasing Clovers is a story of hope, faith and love. It is set in the west where Mail Order Bride, Livy Green is grieving the loss of her only child while running from an elusive past. I chose to write this story from an emotional perspective. I placed myself in Livy’s shoes. How would I deal with losing a child? How would I react to other children? And how would I treat a man I’ve never met who I agreed to marry? 

Livy is angry and resents those around her. She doesn’t think she deserves a second chance at life, or at love. But John Taylor changes all of that. He demands that Livy, distant and cold, fit into his family and raise his two children.  


In Chasing Clovers, Livy and John’s story is an adventure filled with laughter, sorrow, and forgiveness. It is a tender tale woven solely for you, the reader, to enjoy and fall in love with. 

2 comments:

  1. This sounds like a wonderful book. I have not read her book so I will check into it as I like learning about new authors and reading there books. Thanks for sharing her story with us.

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  2. I know the feeling of the choices of Westerns. I bought my Dad the full set of John Waynes work which he still loves. It reminds him of going to the cinema with his Dad to watch them. (The ones from the 50's onwards that is.)

    ANd he shared that experience with me. It was magical. I think it might be time to rewatch The Quiet Man. "He'll regret it to his dying day, if ever he lives that long." LOL

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