Thing is, I make up stories. Yes, my mother always said to tell the truth. But, I have an excuse. Characters whisper their stories in my ear, now what else can I do but write them down and share? For the record, my mom listens to my stories, so I guess she's forgiven me for telling a tale or two.
Carol's a wife, mom and grandmother. She's won numerous awards and published in short stories and one novel, A Smoky Mountain Christmas. She lives in the sunny South with her husband who patiently awaits his time away from her writing. Carol has an amazing son, who is a remarkable writer, a wonderful daughter-in-law, and is blessed with two awesome grandchildren.
She loves a great story that makes her think about the problems life throws at us and how we react. She believes in happy endings and thinks they happen with commitment, understanding, forgiveness, love, laughter, giving, sacrifice, and being unafraid to expose one's inner self.
Humor is a big part of her daily routine, because if she can't laugh at herself, then she has a boring day. Yes, she laughs a lot!
Carol is a member of Southeastern Writers, Romance Writer's of America, and Georgia Romance Writers.
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By Carol DeVaney
Published: March 3, 2012.
When Cali's summoned to Crossroads, Tennessee, she breezes into the town to settle her estranged father's affairs. Things begin to happen. Someone is after her. For her safety, she's thrown together with Trace and his seven-year-old son, Dylan. Trouble brews when Trace can't let go of his deceased wife's memory and Cali won't play second fiddle to a ghost.
A Smoky Mountain Christmas
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
By Carol DeVaney
Published: November 4, 2011.
Think Sandra Bullock meets country hunk. Wacky fresh and funny characters are stranded together in a Smoky Mountain snowstorm three days before Christmas.
Until Tina Cole lands on writer Hank Gordon's doorstep, everything she thought she wanted means nothing without love. Hank Gordon has sworn off women, except the sassy Southern princess steals his heart.
Rollicking, passionate, humorous, romance
A Matter of Taste
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
By Carol DeVaney
Published: September 22, 2011.
The sheriff turned a blind eye when young Hannah was violated by her drunken stepfather. Hannah's mother, the one person who should protect her, was dying of cancer, but even in her weakened condition, she offered a way out. After her mother's death, will Hannah be able to protect herself or will she be driven over the edge?
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Smashwords book reviews by Carol DeVaney
- Art of Deception (Contemporary Romance)
on June 11, 2011
I loved this book. The plot, the pace and all its quirky characters. Full of wit, emotion, funny and engaging. Jon has his work cut out for him dealing with Max, who he thinks is a male artist. Hilarious situations. A great read!
- A Fine Line (Contemporary Beach Romance)
on Aug. 11, 2011
I found this book a good and fun read. Loved the sweetness and interplay between Chloe and Dickie. Nicely done. Good luck with your upcoming novels. :)
- A Christmas Card: A collection of Short Stories
on Nov. 02, 2011
Ms. Manderino has written a wonderful collection of stories that are heart warming, inspirational, and engaging. Each one reminds us that Christmas is about helping our fellow man and what Christmas really means. They are light, yet filled with a faith based impact. I enjoyed reading this book and highly recommend it.
- A Snowy Christmas in Wyoming (Contemporary Romance)
on Nov. 25, 2011
Caroline Coleman, a news anchor in Washington, D.C., comes home to Wyoming, to her grandmother's for Christmas. The last person she expects is to see is Andy Coyote, one of the town's Native American bad boys, working as a foreman on her grandmother's ranch. No matter how much she tries to forget Andy's past, she's wary of Andy and wishes he would disappear. Yet, Caroline finds herself bonding with Andy's thirteen month old, little girl, something she had no intention of doing.
A blizzard hits the area and throws Caroline and Andy together to try to save a herd of cattle on the ranch, from starvation and freezing. But, when they find cattle on their land that doesn't belong, the question of cattle rustling surrounds them and the integrity of the ranch.
As suspicions gather, the two must work together to preserve the ranch's reputation, while they both learn lessons in love, understanding and what it means to respect the other.