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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Favorite Beach Towns with Margaret Brownley of A Match Made in Texas + #Giveaway




Margaret Brownley’s Favorite Beach Towns


Being a California gal, the beach and ocean take top priority with me. Some of my favorite beach towns include:

Cambria—This little town is nestled among Monterey pines. Our favorite place to watch the sunset is on a bench that sits atop a cliff overlooking Moonstone beach.  Once, while my husband and I were sitting there and enjoying a glass of wine, a bagpiper appeared and played Amazing Grace for us.

Ventura—This seaside town is only an hour away from my house, so it’s a perfect place to spend a weekend or summer day.  August is county fair time and the Ferris wheel offers great views of the ocean.  If you’re into antiques, Ventura is the place to go.  I found a beautiful iron gate there that had been ripped out of an old house.  It now adorns my wine cellar.  This town also has great museums, bookstores, restaurants and wineries.   You can even see Erle Stanley Gardner’s law office where he wrote the drafts for his first Perry Mason novels.

Morro Bay—The scenery is beautiful and the weather nearly always perfect. There are shops and museums to explore and of course our favorite Art in the Park event which takes place every Memorial Day weekend. It’s also fun to watch the antics of sea lions and otters, but the real attraction is the dining.

For a change of pace, sometimes we head for the mountains.  Our favorites include:

Mammoth—The is mainly a ski resort, but we enjoy going there in the summer in our RV and relaxing by the lake.  The mountain air is good for the soul, and fishing and hiking is great.  Before going, you might want to make sure your health insurance is up-to-date.  My husband once fell out of a boat and hit his head, my son fell off a bicycle and I had an unpleasant encounter with a bee hive.  In case you’re wondering, Mammoth also has a great ER.

Big Bear—We once rented a cabin on the lake for a week.  It had a large wooden enclosed porch that seemed like the perfect place for the two grandbabies to play.  Big mistake; We ended up having to pull hundreds of splinters out of their little legs and hands.  On a brighter note, Big Bear has miles of bicycle paths to explore and a great night life.  They tell me the rock climbing is out of this world, but I’m too chicken to try.  The village offers some great shopping and dining.  Just watch out for those wooden porches.




32470583A Match Made in Texas 
(A Match Made in Texas #2)
by Margaret Brownley 
Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
Expected publication: June 6th 2017 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
ISBN 1492608165
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?



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About the Author:
Margaret Brownley
New York Times and CBA best-selling author MARGARET BROWNLEY has penned nearly forty novels and novellas. Her books have won numerous awards, including Readers' Choice and Award of Excellence. She's a former Romance Writers of American RITA® finalist and has written for a TV soap.  She is currently working on a new series.  Not bad for someone who flunked eighth grade English.  Just don't ask her to diagram a sentence.  




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4 comments:

Jodi Marinch said...

I am not far from all the beaches in nj so I would pick point pleasant

MichelleCat said...

I live near a beach are but, my favorite beach town be far would be Cabo San Lucas ~ would love to do the Greek Isles one day though

Glenda said...

It's not the prettiest beach in the world, but my family has had several wonderful vacations on the Mustang Island beaches in and around Port Aransas, Texas.

Joanne B said...

My favorite beach town is a toss up between Cape May and Wildwood Crest, both in New Jersey.