The Palo Duro Canyon Series





A sassy redhead with an axe to grind…

After catching her husband kissing another woman in the barn, Loretta Sullivan Bailey left Lonesome Canyon Ranch and swore she’d never come back. But when her daughter threatens to drop out of college to become a rancher’s wife, Loretta refuses to let her baby make the same mistake she did. She returns to the ranch, determined to get her daughter back in school by the summer’s end…and resolute on ignoring her feelings for her ex-husband.

A bullheaded but oh so sexy cowboy…

A cowboy from his hat to his boots, ruggedly handsome rancher Jackson Bailey is none too pleased that his feisty—and gorgeous—ex-wife has suddenly shown up seventeen years after their divorce. But despite all their fighting and fussing, the two stubborn former lovers soon discover that old flames burn the hottest. Can they finally put aside their differences and find happiness together…forever?

Advanced Reader Reviews for Long, Hot Texas Summer:

BOOK OBSESSED CHICKS: Books like LONG, HOT TEXAS SUMMER by Carolyn Brown are the very reason I read romance. They lift my spirit and make me run a gamut of emotions. In one word, LONG, HOT TEXAS SUMMER is perfection to me. Books like LONG, HOT TEXAS SUMMER by Carolyn Brown are the very reason I read romance. They lift my spirit and make me run a gamut of emotions. In one word, LONG, HOT TEXAS SUMMER is perfection to me (Kimberly Radicy Rocha)

CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE REVIEWS: I highly recommend this read for anyone and everyone that enjoy a good old fashioned second chance romance read full of spunk, crazy humor, lots of entertainment and sweet and sexy heat, written by one of the most remarkable authors ever. A book so hot it beats even the hottest of hot Texas summers! 5/5 star review " (Desere Steenberg)


She’s here to claim her birthright…
Ex-army sergeant Abby Malloy feels no loss after the father she never knew passes away. Still, part of Ezra Malloy’s ranch belongs to her, and if the stubborn blonde has to live there for a year with two half-sisters who are strangers to her, so be it. Nothing could stand in the way of her inheritance…except a local sheriff wrapped in snug blue jeans and a sexy grin.

He’s here to claim her heart…
Cooper Wilson, the local sheriff and rancher next door, is having his world turned upside down. Abby is all straight talk and sweet, lush curves—the kind of woman who gets under his skin in just the right way. Whereas Cooper has roots in Palo Duro Canyon, Abby’s got wings. But he knows she belongs here. If she can stop running from her past, he’ll happily lead her to a brighter future, one hot cowboy kiss at a time.





'Tis the season for...

All he wants for Christmas is peace and quiet...
After two tours in Afghanistan, retired Army sniper Finn O'Donnell believes his new ranch outside the sleepy little town of Burnt Boot, Texas, is the perfect place for an undisturbed holiday season. But before he can settle in, an old friend shows up looking for protection and a place where nobody knows her name.

But that's going to take a miracle...
Callie Brewster must relocate to protect her young nephew, Martin, and the only person she trusts is her old Army friend, Finn. Burnt Boot seems like the perfect place to be anonymous, but it turns out a small town with big drama is no place to hide...


ONE COWBOY TOO  MANY (Summer, 2015)



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The Blue Ribbon Jalapeno Society Jubilee (March 2013)

The Red Hot Chili Cook Off (April 2014)

The Yellow Rose Barbecue Ball (April 2015)

The Vintage Carolyn Brown Romance Books

Late Summer(2014)


An Old Love's Shadow

Don’t Mess with MercyMercy Spencer is a tall blonde dynamite with a short fuse that just got lit. She’s on a charitable mission, by damn, and that rowdy cantina next door is drowning out her gospel singing. The clash with the sexy-as-hell man who runs the cantina hits with enough force to burn down the small Mexican town.

What happens in MexicoIs supposed to stay in Mexico but Hunter can’t get that blonde with the ice blue eyes out of his mind when he goes home to Texas. Finding her isn’t the problem.

Convincing her that he’s interested—well, that’s another story.

Mercy tried to get over Hunter, especially when she found out about his past. She had two choices: move on or give him one more chance because no other man should have to live in an old love’s shadow.

Bride For A Day

Damsel in distressCassie O’Malley qualified for sure. She was on the run with a sheriff coming right at her and a handsome farmer close enough that she could touch him. She only wanted his help for a few minutes but that damned sheriff insisted on helping them.

Get marriedTed Wellman didn’t go to town to get hitched but that sweet girl with her big green eyes looked desperate when she asked him to help her. Then suddenly he was married to the girl and he knew nothing about her. 

Rather than rushing to help him get ride of his bride for a day, his crazy family seemed determined to keep him and Cassie together. What were they thinking? That there was a chance of thawing Ted’s heart?

Honky Tonk Angel

Time doesn’t heal all woundsNot when they are deep within the heart like Angel Conrad’s wounds. Ten years ago Clancy Morgan broke her heart and even though she’s made a successful life for herself, she’s never gotten over that pain.

He made a big mistakeBut now he can mend it, if only she’ll let him. Her friends hate him with good cause but he’s hoping that he can turn that around on the crazy scheme they’ve worked up to make Angel get over him. If he has his way, he’ll win them over and Angel will see how sorry he is and how much he still loves her.

It’s a crazy scheme Angel’s friends cook up to throw her and Clancy together so that she’ll see he’s definitely not the man for her and move on past her ten year infatuation. Then a hurricane slams into the beach resort and all bets are off. They just want her home safe, with or without Clancy tagging along.

Red River Deep

One fight ended it allAnd now Tracey has a secret, and bittersweet memories that she keeps close to her heart. Maybe a brand new start in a brand new town would help erase the memories. It was worth a try.

Building a new lifeIs what Austin is planning when he takes the position at Oklahoma State University. He planned on forgetting the past not rekindling an old love with Tracey Walker. But maybe a person has to put an end to the past to move on to the future. 

He loved her Red River deep. With their shattered past and present responsibilities it won’t be easy for either of them to learn to trust and love again, but miracles do happen.




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