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New Horizon Ranch SERIES
HER TEXAS COWBOY
Book 1 New Horizon Ranch
Cowgirl Maddie Rose has never belonged anywhere but she’s just inherited part of the fabulous Horizon Ranch—along with four heart-stopping, extremely capable cowboy partners. In awe of being included, she’s out to prove herself worthy of the honor of her inheritance. Loving her new life in the small Texas town of Mule Hollow, she’s determined that for the first time in her life, she’s going to finally belong somewhere… Professional Bull Rider Cliff Masterson has been chasing his dreams for years—or has he been running from his past? Searching for more in life, he’s ready to dig his spurs in and put down roots deep in the heart of Texas. Rescuing a beautiful cowgirl from being trampled by a bull has him dreaming of romance, home, hearth, and that first kiss… But Maddie’s had enough people in her life leave and she’s not willing to risk her heart on a cowboy with wanderlust in his veins—Sparks fly as this cowboy is determined to prove to the feisty cowgirl that the only thing he’s chasing now is wedding bells with her… Can the Matchmakin’ Posse of Mule Hollow help this couple find their happily ever after?
Book 2 New Horizon Ranch
When runaway bride, Sadie Archer’s car breaks down on the outskirts of Mule Hollow, Texas, she’s not exactly dressed to fix the blown tire. Then again, she hadn’t planned on this road trip or her life falling apart a week before her wedding. But now that she’s hit the road, destination unknown, Sadie’s decided it’s time to disappear for a while and find out exactly what it is she wants out of life. But first she needs to change her flat tire and that is easier said than done when one is wearing…
A bunny suit!
Ex-cowboy star Rafe Masterson thinks he’s seeing things at first but yes—that is definitely a female head sticking out of the furry white bunny suit, tangling with a spare tire. A cowboy who guards his heart carefully, he’s still always willing to help someone in need…even one wearing white fur from top to bottom. Completely captivated by the unusual woman, Rafe senses she’s in trouble in more ways than the flat tire. He’s part owner of the New Horizon Ranch and offers her a job as cook—even though they don’t need a cook.
Sadie accepts even though she can’t really cook but this is the perfect answer to her needs right now…and how hard can it be anyway?
These two might be down-on-love but love hasn’t given up on them and the Matchmaking Posse of Mule Hollow has just gotten them in their sights…
Book 3 New Horizon Ranch
Being a bridesmaid at her best friend’s wedding in the sleepy town of Mule Hollow Texas is the perfect place for Amber Rivers to lay low to avoid a stalker hot on her heels back in Houston. She loves her job and her city life and isn’t looking to stay long in the country-but she’s blindsided by her attraction to the self-assured rancher, Chase Hartley…
Chase agrees to watch over socialite Amber while his partner heads off on his honeymoon but despite the high voltage sparks lighting up between them he has no intention of getting any closer to Amber than necessary to keep her safe. But he soon realizes there’s a whole lot more to Amber than he first assumed and keeping his distance is becoming harder with every passing moment they’re together.
An outside threat plus a little friendly tampering from the meddling Matchmakin’ Posse of Mule Hollow puts this couple on high alert as they try not to fall in love.
Book 4 New Horizon Ranch
Best friends forever…happily ever that is…Christmas wedding bells will be ringing if the Matchmakin’ Posse of Mule Hollow can get this stubborn cowboy and cowgirl together under the mistletoe for the most anticipated kiss of the holiday.
Will Ty Calder, mild mannered partner in the New Horizon Ranch, get his secret Christmas wish and heal his lonesome heart this season? Find out in Book 4 of the New Horizon Ranch/Mule Hollow series.
Horse trainer Ty Calder did the right thing four years ago and sent his best friend, Mia Shaw off with a hug and best wishes in her quest for her rodeo dreams to come true. But now she’s back for the Christmas holiday and he’s not sure he can send her off again without revealing his true feelings…
Mia is back in Mule Hollow healing up from an injury that could end her run for the championship. But, lately her heart’s not been completely committed to her rodeo dreams and Ty has her thinking he might just be the reason.
Suddenly, tensions are running high between Mia and Ty…sparks are flying and have been spotted by the Matchmakin’ Posse. Now these two are dodging mistletoe, matchmakers and the kiss they’re both fighting to avoid and longing for.
But Ty can’t believe Mia is ready to give up on her dreams when she’s so close…he knows it means more to her than most people realize. No matter how much he wants a life with Mia he refuses to stand in the way of her dreams even if it means losing her forever…
It may take his four partners at the New Horizon Ranch and the town of Mule Hollow to get these two believing Christmas is especially the time that love can conquer all.
This is going to be one Christmas these two will remember forever…
Book 5 New Horizon Ranch
Dalton Borne is a cowboy who keeps his past closed up inside. He’s watched his partners at the New Horizon Ranch find love and he’s happy for them and even envious. But his past prevents him from believing he deserves a future that includes a love of his own. But then one stormy night he rescues a very pregnant Rae Anne Tyson from floodwaters and ends up delivering her baby on the side of the road. Suddenly Dalton’s life is turned upside down and no matter what he believes he does or doesn’t deserve—he can’t walk away from helping Rae Anne.
Don’t miss book 5 in the New Horizon Ranch series…Dalton Borne is one Texas cowboy you’ll never forget.
Book 6 New Horizon Ranch
Former special ops soldier Treb Carson has returned to his ranching roots joining up with the New Horizon Ranch. Afghanistan and the loss of his brother have him ready to move forward into happier times-he’s looking for love and to start a family. He’s not expecting to be captivated by Megan Tanner, the completely wrong woman for his plans. The workaholic, new veterinarian in town doesn’t have marriage on her agenda and she’s made that clear, but he can’t get her or the kiss they share off his mind.
Megan Tanner has her personal reasons for not believing in happily-ever-after, but now she’s moved to the hometown of the Matchmakin’ Posse of Mule Hollow. Avoiding their antics is easy for now, its calving season and that means no time for anything but work and building her vet practice. But then she’s blindsided by the smokin’-hot, ex-military cowboy and the immediate sparks she can’t deny or the kiss she can’t forget.
Treb knows all the reasons why Megan isn’t the woman for him…but he can’t seem to stop himself. Now he’s determined to find out why Megan is so against falling in love and proving to her that she can trust him with her heart.
And he’s got a certain three, nosy ladies on his side…can the “Posse” help this couple find their happily-ever-after?
Four of Hearts Ranch Romance Series
BETTING ON HOPE
Book 1 On Sale Now
“Filled with humor, romance and a great sense of reality… the writing is moving and masterful… each character comes alive through her words…” ~RT Magazine
Book 1 of my new FOUR OF HEARTS ROMANCE series A bet gone wrong. A small town’s meddling. And a cowboy intent on saving his ranch. Maggie Hope is an advice columnist whose background leaves her with little advice to give . . . and it’s beginning to show. When Maggie fills in at an interview with champion horse trainer Tru Monahan, the on-camera chemistry between them is undeniable. Maggie’s bosses know this is the opportunity she's been looking for to launch her career—and their bank accounts. In order to save her column, Maggie takes Tru up on the bet that he can teach her to ride a quick-stepping cutting horse like any cowgirl, despite the fact that she has never been on a horse. And in the meantime, she can get the scoop on the man under the cowboy hat.
Tru has been on the competition circuit for longer than he’d like, but he knows it's the only way he can afford to keep the Four of Hearts Ranch that means so much to his ailing grandfather. So when his sponsors see the opportunity for Tru’s fans to get to know the star on a more intimate level, he knows he must oblige. To his dismay, Maggie not only invades his small town of Wishing Springs, but she also invades his heart, and that is something he cannot let any woman do—for her own good.
In Wishing Springs, Maggie finds what she has always been looking for: a community and a home. But when her past catches up to her, it threatens everything, even the tender hope that this town holds all of her heart’s desires. “Hope and faith come in many different forms in Clopton’s contemporary cowboy romance… amusing secondary characters and an intriguing side plot mix with humor… ” ~Publishers Weekly
COUNTING ON A COWBOY
Book 2 On Sale Now
After losing everything dear to her, Abby never wants to love again. But a certain cowboy spurs her to wonder if maybe love is worth the risk. Running from a past that haunts her, Abby Knightly is drawn to the homey town of Wishing Springs, Texas, after her favorite advice columnist found love and a home there. Maybe this small town could offer hope and healing and a future for Abby too . . . if she’s brave enough to reach out and take it. Bo Monahan isn’t interested in the new romantic destination his little town has become—or the women who might be looking at him like he’s their next Mr. Right. Between taking care of his Pops and his growing stirrup business, he isn’t looking for serious romantic commitments. But unexpectedly the young child he never knew about appears on his doorstep and Bo’s world is turned upside down. This confirmed bachelor might not need a wife, but he sure needs a woman . . . and newcomer Abby Knightly is definitely a woman. When she comes to his rescue to help him navigate fatherhood, he slowly uncovers her own history. And suddenly Bo’s thinking maybe, just maybe, together they can help each other work through the problems of the past to create a future of their own.
KISSED BY A COWBOY
Book 3 Coming Feb 2016
Having lived through her parents’ divorces, Cassidy Starr knows when the stakes are not in her favor. Divorced herself and humiliated, her faith on rocky ground Cassidy is done with love. Finished. So over it. …Instead, she’s returned to Wishing Springs Texas and the rundown farm she’s inherited from her great aunt Roxie. She’ll reopen the organic strawberry farm and a Bed & Breakfast– follow in her aunt’s footsteps and remain forever-independent, happy and single…
Rancher Jarrod Monahan’s hands are full running the ranch, helping to look after his ailing grandfather and track rustlers on the loose. He’s pushed all longings for a family of his own right off of his list of priorities. Besides he was in love once and ran scared and lost his shot. But suddenly the regret of his life has moved in next door with a wounded, closed up heart determined to become a spinster…and that’s not happening on his watch.
Suddenly sparks are flying as Jarod has one thing taking priority and that’s breaking down the walls around Cassidy’s stubborn heart. He’s going to prove that being kissed by this cowboy comes with a lifetime commitment and the matrimonial bliss she’s given up on.
And the good folks of Wishing Springs have decided that falling in love has never been so fun to watch.
Fun Wedding Novella from the Summer Brides collection
AN AUGUST BRIDE
A Year of Weddings Novella Book 9 ebook only
I'm thrilled to be involved in the Harper Collins' A YEAR OF WEDDINGS novella collection! Each month starting the day after Thanksgiving Denise Hunter kicks off a the year with her novella and then each month after that one very talented author's novella will be released as an ebook release during the year of 2014. Then in 2015 the novellas will be released in seasonal collections. My novella AN AUGUST BRIDE, releases in August 🙂 Aren't the covers gorgeous? And all of you MULE HOLLOW fans will be happy to know that AN AUGUST BRIDE features the notorious Matchmaking Posse of Mule Hollow–though the story takes place on the gorgeous shores of Corpus Christy, Texas.
OR~in a PAPERBACK anthology 3 books in 1:
Happily ever after begins today. The honor of your presence is requested at three summer weddings . . .
A June Bride by Marybeth Whalen : Wynne Hardy never thought she’d get engaged on a reality TV show, but when she met Andy the two of them hit it off. Now he’s asked her to marry him, and they’re all set to wed on live TV in a seaside ceremony. But just as Wynne thinks all her dreams are coming true, her ex-boyfriend walks back into her life at the worst possible time. Steve broke her heart years ago, and she’s still sorting through her feelings for him. Will Wynne go through with her televised wedding and be the perfect June bride the network is looking for? A July Bride by Beth Wiseman: It was the happiest day of her life when Alyssa Pennington walked down the aisle to be united with the man of her dreams. But when Brendan left her at the altar, Alyssa was consumed by humiliation, embarrassment, and a broken heart that wouldn’t allow her to trust anyone. Brendan Myers knows he will spend the rest of his life regretting what he did to Alyssa, the only woman he’s ever loved. Now he plans to win her back. But winning back his bride might prove much more difficult than he can imagine. An August Bride by Debra Clopton : After a cowboy broke her heart, Kelsey Wilcox traded in her boots for flip-flops and a bistro on the beautiful sandy beach of Corpus Christi. Two years later, still not believing in happy endings, she is about to endure a weekend of torture at her cousin's beach wedding. Brent Corbin has had his share of bad luck with women and isn't looking for love or looking forward to the weekend of wedding festivities as a groomsman for his friend, but his attention is instantly captured by Kelsey. Thrown together through the weekend and with the meddlesome encouragement from some matchmakers, Brent is determined to pursue Kelsey and change her mind about cowboys.
2 Fun Historical Novella Collections
FOUR WEDDINGS AND A KISS, my novella is A Cowboy For Katie
WHAT REVIEWERS ARE SAYING about FOUR WEDDINGS AND A KISS:
ROMANTIC TIMES TOP PICK! This amazing group of authors shares how love is sparked under unfamiliar circumstances. The tidy way these novellas are bound together makes this one of this reviewer's all-time favorite anthologies. The most unexpected matches will make readers laugh and cry. The authors manage to draw our attention and deliver each love story in a quick, easy read. This collection is extremely entertaining and will make readers think back to their first kiss.
CBA-REVIEWERS-DISTRIBUTORS Four stories from four wonderful authors about the unpredictability of life, the amazingness of the Lord, and the wonderful ways He works within our lives to find that special someone He's picked out for us.
Four best-selling romance novelists bring tales of feisty heroines, stubborn heroes, and unlikely love in the Wild West. Get lost in Four Weddings & a Kiss today.
“A Cowboy for Katie” by Debra Clopton Katie Pearl is uninterested in men and love. But she needs help on her ranch and hires Treb Rayburn, a wandering cowboy looking to make a buck. Will Treb change Katie's mind?
“Spitfire Sweetheart” by Mary Connealy Maizy Place is an unruly tomboy. When she causes an accident, injuring neighbor Rylan Carstens, she becomes his unlikely caregiver. Rylan has never noticed how pretty his infuriating neighbor is, and he never expected to fall in love.
“Love Letter to the Editor” by Robin Lee Hatcher Molly Everton is the outspoken daughter of the town newspaper's owner. When her father brings in an outsider to be editor, she tries to drive him out of town. But Jack Ludgrove is not intimidated. He's resolved to change Molly's mind about him–as an editor and as a man.
“Courting Trouble” by Margaret Brownley Grace Davenport is either the unluckiest woman alive–or a killer. When her third husband is found dead, Grace is arrested. Attorney Brock Daniels isn't interested in the case–until he meets Grace. Only a miracle will prove her innocence, but the joining of two lonely hearts may be their saving grace.
A COWBOY FOR KATIE can also be bought by itself
A Four Weddings and A Kiss Novella
Katie, who has chased off half a dozen suitors with her shotgun, hires a rambling ranch hand who's finding Katie may change his wandering ways. Everyone in town knows Katie Pearl has no interest in getting hitched. She likes living on her own out on her departed Pa's big ranch, turning down suitors left and right—with a pistol by her side. But when she needs a strong hand to help with rebuilding her house, Katie hires wandering cowboy Treb Rayburn, knowing he's just in town to make a quick buck and then he'll be off for parts unknown. But Treb's got a heart big as Texas. Their blossoming friendship may change her loner status and his wandering ways for good. “A charming story filled with humor and hope that's sure to please her many fans.” —Irene Hannon, best-selling author of the Guardians of Justice series (on “An Ever After Summer” in A Bride for All Seasons)
A BRIDE FOR ALL SEASONS Mail Order Bride Collection, my novella is An Ever After Summer
The Mail-Order Bride Collection
From Thomas Nelson Publishing, award winning author Debra Clopton is joining with best selling authors Mary Connealy, Margaret Brownley and Robin Lee Hatcher to bring you 4 fun, 1800's mail order bride stories in one collection that are sure to warm your heart and make you smile! Read More
AN EVER AFTER SUMMER
A Bride for All Seasons Novella
Ellie has no idea she's not what Matthew ordered. And what's wrong with being a “Bible thumper” anyway? She's determined to show him she's tougher than she looks–and just the girl he needs. A born killer, Melvina Eldora Smith killed three people before the age of one: her mother giving birth, her father of a broken heart, her drunk uncle in front of a bar with a runaway buggy–her father and uncle she's not sure about, but Ellie's aunt assures her all three deaths were Ellie's doing. Determined to leave her bad luck behind, Ellie answers a Wife Wanted Ad: lonely widower looking for love and mother for his baby… This is purely business and Mathew's ad left no room for misunderstanding–widowed rancher looking for a practical woman to raise his baby. So what's he to do with the beautiful mistake who gets off the stage clutching a Bible in her delicate hands! Believing her bad luck has turned and God's got a plan, Ellie aims to prove it to Mathew–if her good luck holds out and she doesn't kill him first of Mule Hollow–though the story takes place on the gorgeous shores of Corpus Christy, Texas.
COWBOYS OF SUNRISE RANCH Trilogy
HER UNFORGETTABLE COWBOY
Book 1 of the Sunrise Ranch Series
Cowboys of Sunrise Ranch: These men have hearts as big as Texas.
A New Beginning
Everyone in Dew Drop, Texas, is thrilled that Jolie Sheridan has returned to Sunrise Ranch. Everyone except Morgan McDermott. Eight years ago, Jolie left the ranch–and Morgan–for a career as a competitive kayaker. Now after an accident has sidelined her, she's back as a teacher for the ranch's foster boys. Morgan knows he can't risk getting his heart broken again. But watching Jolie's gentle ways with the boys opens his eyes to the truth: he's never stopped loving her. Can a “family” of foster kids help give this couple a second chance at love?
HER UNEXPECTED COWBOY
Book 2 of Cowboys of Sunrise Ranch (Rowdy)
Falling For The Cowboy Rowdy McDermott has a plan. Stay on the straight and narrow, help the foster boys on Sunrise Ranch and forget about love. The last thing he expects is his pretty new neighbor falling literally into his arms. Lucy Calvert is glad the handsome cowboy broke her fall, but isn't ready for the feelings he's stirring in her heart. She's heard rumors about his past, and is steering clear from the kind of man he used to be. With a little help from his boys, can Rowdy show her that people— and hearts—can change?
Cowboys of Sunrise Ranch: These men have hearts as big as Texas.
HER UNLIKELY COWBOY
Book 3 of The Cowboys of Sunrise Ranch (Tucker)
Suzie Kent will do anything for her troubled teen son. Even if it means turning to her late husband's best friend for help. Rancher Tucker McDermott is convinced that the fresh air and hard work of Sunrise Ranch will do Abe and Suzie a world of good. But Suzie's not so sure that the man she blames for her husband's death knows best. Soon, spending time with the strong, handsome cowboy revives Suzie's spirits—and her heart. Can they heal their past sorrows and build a future as a family together?
Two classic stories from the early days of the Mule Hollow Saga have been re-released by Love Inspired Classics!
NO PLACE LIKE HOME and DREAM A LITTLE DREAM
Mule Hollow Matchmakers
NO PLACE LIKE HOME was first published in September 2006.
Someone’s In The Kitchen With Dottie When her ancient RV caught fire, candy maker Dottie Hart was stranded in Mule Hollow. So much for her promise to help her brother with his women’s shelter. She would never make it to California now!
Help arrived in the nick of time, in the shape of handsome sheriff Brady Cannon. And though Dottie made it clear she was just passing through, the local matchmakers had another agenda. No single woman had yet encountered them without leaving happily married… a sticky situation for the lovely confectioner. Perhaps Brady could convince her that love was its own sweet reward….
Excerpt from: No Place Like Home, © 2006 by Debra Clopton. Published by Love Inspired-Steeple Hill September, 2006. ISBN: 0-373-87393-X
DREAM A LITTLE DREAM was first published in February 2007.
Extra, Extra: Wedding-Ready Rancher!It was just a local newspaper column, right? But when reporter Molly Popp touted the marraige-worthiness of local rancher Bob Jacobs, would-be wives descended on his Mule Hollow ranch by the busload. Molly felt guilty for the ruckus she'd caused — especially when Bob was injured rescuing an overzealous admirer from a bull. There was nothing else city-slicker Molly could do but pitch in and help Bob out. That is, until word of her column brought the job offer she'd been praying for and a choice she never thought she'd have to make: a Manhattan byline or Mule Hollow's most eligible bachelor.
Excerpt from: Dream a Little Dream, © 2007 by Debra Clopton. Published by Love Inspired-Steeple Hill February, 2007. ISBN: 0-373-87422-7.