‘A Match Made in Texas’: Meet Margaret Brownley + a Giveaway

You know those authors whose books you know you’ll love, just because they were written by that author? Margaret Brownley is one of those authors for me. While I have barely scratched the surface (unfortunately!), I look forward to reading each and every one of her books. So I am very excited to have her visit with us today! Margaret’s newest novel, A Match Made in Texas, sounds so fun! Here’s a quick peek. (This post may contain affiliate links for your convenience. You can view my full disclosure policy here.)

Love humor in your historical fiction? Don't miss this interview with Margaret Brownley about her new novel, A Match Made in Texas. Plus she's offering a giveaway!A Match Made in Texas

 

Welcome to Two-Time Texas:
Where tempers burn hot
Love runs deep
And a single woman can change the course of history:
There’s a new sheriff in town.

 

Amanda Lockwood gets more than she bargained for when she’s elected Two-Time Texas’s first female sheriff. Anxious to prove herself, she sets out to stop crime in its tracks—taking down wanted man Rick Barrett in the process. But there’s something special about the charming outlaw. Common sense says he must be guilty…but her heart keeps telling her otherwise.

 

So what’s a sheriff to do? Gather an all-female posse and ride to save the day.

 

Things sure don’t look good for Rick. If he doesn’t convince the pretty sheriff to let him go, he’ll soon be pushing up daisies. But his plan to woo her to his side backfires when he’s the one who falls head over heels. Now he must choose between freedom or saving the woman he loves…and the clock is ticking.

 

Who knew A Match Made in Texas could be such sweet, clean, madcap fun?

You can find A Match Made in Texas at Amazon, and Barnes & Noble.

“Are you’re askin’ if your virtue is safe with me?” She blushed, but refused to back down. The man didn’t mince words and neither would she. “Well, is it?” “Safe as you want it to be,” he said finally. -A Match Made in Texas by Margaret BrownleyWelcome back, Margaret! Do you have a favorite character from A Match Made in Texas? Why is this character your favorite?

The heroine, Amanda Lockwood, is one of my all-time favorite characters. She is the middle sister. I loved her when she first popped up in Left at the Altar. She was always in trouble and her father claims she demanded equal rights the moment she was born. This time, around, she’s in way over her head.

She sounds like a character who will keep us in stitches! Who is your favorite secondary character in this latest novel, and do you think you’ll include that character in a future story?

That’s easy. It’s got to be Deputy Sheriff Hobson. He’s always citing words of wisdom from his Grandpappy and is so enthusiastic about his job that no one is safe from arrest.

That’s quite a combination in one office… Did you have a favorite story/book as a child? Why was it a favorite?

One of my favorite books was Little Women by Louise May Alcott. The story was the inspiration behind the three Lockwood sisters, whose names are Amanda, Josie and Meg. Sound familiar?

Little Women is such a good story, and what a fun “nod” to it! If you could live during the time period of your novel, would you? Why or why not?

I’ve often thought it would be fun to travel back to the Old West during the 1880s for a short—very short—time. I don’t think I could be away from modern amenities for more than a day or two. I’d be curious to see if I captured the true essence of the times.

So many of us have romanticized that era. It might be a bit shocking to discover reality. But I agree, it would be tough to do without the technological advances we enjoy. You’ve accomplished a lot, and have many things to be proud of. What accomplishment means the most to you?

Being a wife and mother

It’s certainly hard to beat that. <3 Can you give any hints about what you’re working on now?

Yes, I’m working on the first book in my Shotgun Brides series. The title is Stop the Wedding.

A new series! Yay! 😉 What is one thing you wish you had known before you began writing/publishing?

I was going to say I wish I’d known how hard it would be. But now that I think about it, maybe it’s better I didn’t know.

Some things are indeed better discovered later. Would you say it’s gotten easier or more difficult to write and publish over the years?

It’s more difficult. I try to stay fresh, but after writing more than forty books, that’s not easy to do. There are only so many ways to describe blue eyes, for example. Publishing has gotten more difficult. There are less bookstores than when I first started writing and shelf space is limited. There are also more entertainment choices. You hardly see people reading in a waiting room, any more. Now they’re talking on the phone, playing games or on social media.

They don’t know what they’re missing! But that’s true and somewhat discouraging. In light of that, if you could offer a word of encouragement to an aspiring author, what would you say?

Enjoy the process of writing and laugh at the rest.

Thankfully we have your books to help with that! 🙂 Thanks so much for taking the time to visit with us, Margaret!

Your turn! Are you a Little Women fan? If so, which sister is your favorite?

Margaret BrownleyMore about Margaret:

Bestselling author Margaret Brownley has penned more than forty novels and novellas. Her books have won numerous awards, including the National Readers’ Choice and Romantic Times Pioneer awards. She’s a two-time Romance Writers of America RITA finalist and has written for a TV soap. She is currently working on her next series. Not bad for someone who flunked eighth-grade English. Just don’t ask her to diagram a sentence.

You can connect with Margaret online:

Website: www.margaret-brownley.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MargaretBrownleyAuthor/

Also by Margaret:

Left at the Altar by Margaret BrownleyLeft at the Altar

 

Welcome to Two-Time Texas:
Where tempers burn hot
Love runs deep
And a single marriage can unite a feuding town
…or tear it apart for good

 

In the wild and untamed West, time is set by the local jeweler…but Two-Time Texas has two: two feuding jewelers and two wildly conflicting time zones. Meg Lockwood’s marriage was supposed to unite the families and finally bring peace. But when she’s left at the altar by her no-good fiancé, Meg’s dreams of dragging her quarrelsome neighbors into a ceasefire are dashed.

 

No wedding bells? No one-time town.

 

Hired to defend the groom against a breach of promise lawsuit, Grant Garrison quickly realizes that the only thing worse than small-town trouble is falling for the jilted bride. But there’s something about Meg’s sweet smile and determined grit that draws him in…even as the whole crazy town seems set on keeping them apart.

 

Who knew being Left at the Altar could be such sweet, clean, madcap fun?

You can find Left at the Altar at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

‘A Match Made in Texas’ Giveaway:

Margaret has generously offered to give away a copy of A Match Made in Texas. Giveaways are subject to the Giveaway Policy. (This includes: No one under 18 can enter the giveaway. No purchase is necessary.)

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24 thoughts on “‘A Match Made in Texas’: Meet Margaret Brownley + a Giveaway

  1. Love “Little Women”, I liked Jo. Thank you for the chance to win a Margaret Brownley book that is on my wish list.

    wfnren at aol dot com

    • You’re welcome, Wendy! 🙂

  2. Debbie Clatterbuck

    I don’t know that I’d call me a fan of Little Women, but I do like the book and I like Jo the best. Wish I was more like her.

    • I love finding characters who grow and stretch us. Thanks for sharing, Debbie. 🙂

  3. Janet Estridge

    I read that book in high school. The character that sticks out in my mind is Jo or is it Meg?
    Bear in mind that I graduated almost 50 years ago.

    • I suspect you’ve read a few books in the meantime. 😉 It’s been a while since I read it, too…

  4. Paula S.

    I’ve got a few of Margaret’s books and thoroughly enjoyed them . Count me in!

  5. Paula S.

    My favorite sister is Jo! She is responsible and determined!

  6. Sabrina Templin

    I am a Little Women fan and Jo was my fave.

  7. Becky Smith

    I like Little Women, and watch it often, as well as read the books. Meg is my favorite, although I also like Jo.

  8. Evangeline

    Love Margaret’s books!

  9. Jeanie

    It’s been a long time since I’ve read it! Not sure that I have a favorite sister as each one has characteristics I appreciated. Thank you for the chance to win; I am looking forward to “meeting” Amanda!

  10. Jo was my favorite sister.

  11. Pam K.

    It’s been a long time since I’ve read Little Women or even watched the movie, so I can’t tell you which sister is my favorite. However, Margaret Brownley is one of my favorite authors. I just love the humor in her books and her strong women characters (not to mention the hunky men). Thanks for this interview with her and the book giveaway.

  12. Deana

    I loved reading Little Women. My favorite is Jo.

  13. I loved the book, but it’s been so long since I read it – I can’t remember having a specific favorite character.

  14. Lori Smanski

    I remember reading little women and loving it. it has been so long. but I do remember Jo. she stands out above the rest

  15. Trixi

    I’ve never really read Little Women books, so I would have no idea who’s my favorite sister. I do, however, like family saga series books 🙂
    Thanks for the fun interview and giveaway for one of Margaret’s books…I have a few on my shelf 🙂

  16. Martha Peace

    Would love to win

  17. Gail Hollingsworth

    Read Little Women many many years ago and Meg stands out in my mind for some reason.

  18. Joan Arning

    I honestly do not think I have ever read Little Women! I need to correct that!

  19. Winnie Thomas

    This book looks like so much fun! I haven’t read any of Margaret’s books, but I’ve heard great things about them. I need to put this one on my wish list.

  20. Pam Potter

    Looks like an awesome book Going on my TBR list.

  21. Deanne Patterson

    It has been awhile since I read Little Women but Jo is my favorite.

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