Carolyne Aarsen: Courting the Cowboy
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It’s been said so many times that it’s almost a cliché. If you want to write for a certain genre then read extensively in that genre. If you want to write for Love Inspired, read Love Inspired. Don’t just read the words, examine the plot. Find out why the characters do what they do when they do it. Read how the book is paced and how the characters interact. I’ve read a number of books by aspiring writers who want to write for Love Inspired and I wonder if they’ve ever truly examined how Love Inspired books are written. You have to respect the genre and understand it if you want to write for it.
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I have a bedroom that was converted into my office years ago. There is a small couch in it, bookshelves and my writing desk of course. The best part is, for my birthday, my husband installed a bay window for me to look out when I’m writing. It’s amazing.
COURTING THE COWBOY
by Carolyne Aarsen
Love Inspired; January 17, 2017
$5.99U.S.; 224 Pages
Looking for inspiration, artist Ella Langton rents a cabin in the isolated Porcupine Hills of Alberta, Canada. She didn’t count on having neighbors, but rancher Cord Walsh and his three children are just a stone’s throw away.
Still healing from a tragic accident, Ella has no plans of reaching out, but she’s having a hard time keeping them out of her yard—and her thoughts. And when little Suzy ropes Ella into helping her with an art project, she can’t help her growing feelings for the girl’s rugged daddy.
With three persistent children, Cord and Ella may find their fenced-off hearts opening up sooner than they thought!
CAROLYNE AARSEN lives in Northern Alberta where she was born, raised and married and has raised four children and numerous foster children. Her writing has been honed between being a stay-at-home mother, homemaker, gardener, crafter columnist and business partner with her husband in their cattle farm and logging business.