by Franky Brown
Book 1: Pride and Butterflies
Caralyn Sharp has a demanding job and a love life that just walked out the door. She barely has time to be her best friend’s Maid of Honor. Right when she thinks things can’t get any worse, she brakes hard to avoid a turtle and is rear-ended by Alex Garrison. He’s a military officer with an attitude and the owner of the most amazing pair of blue eyes she’s ever encountered. As they continue to cross paths, she can’t decide what she wants more: to scream at him or stare into his dreamy eyes.
“This is my favorite Franky A. Brown book so far.”
“This book made me laugh out loud, it was easy to relate to, and the ending was perfect.”
“Lovable characters, great setting, fun plot, and an overall great novel. Clean read. I would recommend to anyone looking for a romantic getaway.”
Book 2: None But You
Anna never expected to see Erick Walsworth again. Breaking off their engagement eight years ago was the worst decision of her life. But her bitter regret is nothing compared to pretending she’s not still in love with him. Especially while having to watch a perfect girl like Piper Ashley hang on his arm.
With circumstances throwing them together and a best friend insisting on playing matchmaker, Anna can’t escape the one question she fears most: What happens if she can’t convince her first love to give her a second chance?
“There is everything you want in a clean romance novel. It has family drama, it has conflict and love triangles and it has a lot of humor.”
“Franky uses heart-felt emotions to draw the reader into a fantastic story that will leave you laughing, grinning, and holding your breath as you wait to see what happens next.”
“I love the self-discovery that Anna must go through as she decides what she wants and who she wants to be.”
Book 3: Emma’s Match
Emma Wallace has a plan up her sleeve to save her struggling design business, but not a clue what do to about the man who has her heart.
Stealing a kiss from Will Knight years ago ended in an embarrassment she didn’t want to repeat. But when a popular new designer in town starts taking her clients and has eyes on Will, too, Emma decides it’s time to fight for what she wants. The perfectly irritating designer she wants to shove into a hole isn’t the only one who can be down-to-earth and likable. After all, Emma’s never failed at anything … except walking the line between friendship and love. Crossing it again could mean losing Will’s friendship for good.
“Another great book in the Austen Inspirations series! I couldn’t put it down and it kept me up WAY past my bedtime!”
“I love the hypochondriac father, sensible sister Olivia, and deliriously happy Anna. Emma is courageous, misinformed, and a little kooky. Southern charm at its finest, this is a crazy story of zany antics, close friendships, and love that never dies.”
“This might be my favorite of the Austen Inspirations series. The spirit of the original Emma was captured throughout, the characters well drawn, and the flow of the story consistent. And of course those covers still draw me in – gorgeous!”
CIR: What inspired Pride and Butterflies?
BROWN: This is a little inspired by Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. It’s not a modern re-telling of the novel, but it borrows the idea of love forming between two people who have had horrible first impressions of each other. It’s a rocky road to travel, and pride definitely gets in the way. The location in Charleston, South Carolina was inspired by my recent trip there.
CIR: What did you enjoy most about writing this book?
BROWN: I enjoy my characters so much and loved writing about Charleston with a hint of Jane Austen. Caralyn and Alex are perfect for each other, but they just don’t realize it for a while. It’s a lot of fun to write a humorous love story.
CIR: What is Caralyn like?
BROWN: I love Caralyn’s character. She’s successful, stubborn, prideful, a little silly sometimes, but she can laugh at herself and has the courage to ultimately change what she doesn’t like about her life.
CIR: You mentioned that you’d had a recent trip to Charleston, the setting for the story. Did you do any research, and what kind?
BROWN: Yes, I did some research on Ghost Tours in Charleston and some of the history. This isn’t a historical novel, but Caralyn does some touring around town in the historic district with the guy she’s trying hard not to like.
CIR: Besides some great laughs and the happy feeling you get from a romantic comedy, was there any message you hope your readers will get?
BROWN: First, I hope it helps people see that first impressions can be completely wrong. If someone met us at our absolute worst, what would they think? Second, it’s a story about accepting and making change in your life. Caralyn decides she can change and goes from being a caterpillar to a butterfly.