Happy Monday, readers. Today we welcome Carole Brown to Home Thoughts along with her brand new book about cults.
Here’s a summary: Caralynne Hayman is angry and bitter over the abuse and death of her eleven-year-old daughter at the hands of a radical religious cult—The Children of Righteous Cain. So when her husband, a founding member of the cult, suffers a massive heart attack, Caralynne allows her husband to die. Caralynne’s secret seems safe until Dayne MacFarland returns, determined to learn the truth about the cult. His investigation and his rekindled love for Caralynne lead the
pair toward a confrontation with the group’s elders. Can Dayne’s love for Caralynne bridge the gulf of anger and bitterness that divides the community? Or will Caralynne’s deadly secrets prove too high a price for her redemption?
What was your motivation to write The Redemption of Caralynne Hayman?
My husband and I love to keep up with interesting current events. Awhile back, the cult in Texas caught our eyes. We began a “what if” session. What if a woman rebelled against the teachings of the cult? What would make her determined enough to go against the doctrine she’d been taught about all her life? How could I show her anger and bitterness and yet make her likeable and sympathetic? What kind of cult would it be?
Answering these questions helped develop the plot and captured my inspiration to write this novel. I hope it stirs many hearts with sympathy toward those who suffer abuse. We ministered and encouraged those with differing degrees of abuse in their lives so we know some about the topic, and our hearts are always tender to the hurting. It’s a tough topic, but a good one for me to write about.
What are you working on now?
I’ve been busy marketing, editing two different books and working on a Companion book for The Redemption of Caralynne Hayman, besides planning and plotting a sequel. I want to finish a historical set in the late 1800s, a fun, lighter story than TRofCH. I also continue to write on the second books in two different suspense series, one set in Montana–a contemporary and the other, a suspense set in WWII. I never run out of ideas!
Nor should you, Carole! I am eagerly awaiting my print copy of The Redemption of Caralynne Hayman, which I cannot wait to read. If you prefer your books on Kindle, it is available for 2.99 at Amazon. Here’s the link: http://www.amazon.com/Redemption-Caralynne-Matchbook-Contemporary-ebook/dp/B00FY2ZH66/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1382989739&sr=1-1&keywords=the+redemption+of+caralynne+hayman
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