Clover’s Giving Away Books!


Several months ago, an old romance writer friend wrote me to tell me she’d written a book with cookie-eating goats, inspired by Clover. I thought right away that this was a book you all would be interested in hearing about and I asked her if she would be willing to give away some autographed copies here. Lucky for us, she said yes, so today I’m excited to tell you that I have three autographed copies of Welcome Home, Cowboy by Karen Templeton to give away to you!

Or, to let Clover give away, actually. It’s her honor. I asked my dearest goat how it felt to have inspired a book.

Clover: “I’ve had stars in the sky named after me. My face has launched ships. So now I’ve inspired a book. Another day, another inspiration. What do you expect?”

I think she was actually pretty excited, but she just didn’t want to say so. You know how she is.

The goats in Karen Templeton’s Welcome Home, Cowboy are angora goats, and she also has her very own Giant Puppy in the story, this one named Bumble.

Back cover copy:

At a crossroads in his career, country singer Cash Cochran only means to make things right between him and an old buddy when he returns to his stomping grounds in New Mexico. Except Lee is dead, leaving behind a debt-ridden, pregnant widow determined to hang onto the small farm carved out of what’s left of Cash’s family ranch. But while Emma Manning does need help, for damn sure the strong, spiritually-grounded redhead doesn’t need pity…and what she has threatens to undermine everything Cash has believed about himself since he was a boy.

The last thing Emma needs is somebody else to worry over. However, when an obviously penitent Cash offers his labor to help with the farm’s spring planting/mending/tending, not only is she not in a position to refuse, but how can she not at least try to mend the deep-seated hurt she sees in those famous silver eyes? Only, once the planting’s done and her baby’s born, will Cash return to the only thing that “saved” him from his father’s cruelty so many years before…or will Emma be able to convince him where home truly is?

You can read an excerpt of the book here.

And you can buy the book now here at eHarlequin. (The book will hit store stands the last week of JUNE.)

And be sure to visit Karen at her website here.

I’m going to leave this contest open for two days to give more people a chance to enter. For a chance to win one of the three autographed copies of Welcome Home, Cowboy: Leave a comment on this post and let me know you want to win. Three winners will be drawn by random comment numbers to each receive a book. Eligible entry cut-off is midnight Eastern (U.S.) time tomorrow night (Wednesday, June 16). This post will be updated with the winner by 9 a.m. Eastern (U.S.) time Thursday (June 17). Return to this post to see if you won.

Okay, who wants the cookie-eating goats book? They’re burning a hole in Clover’s pocket! She’s gotta give ’em away!

UPDATE 06/17/10: The winners, drawn by, are #63, Kim Griggs, # 8, Leah, and #58, Carol. Email me at CITRgiveaways(at) with your full name and address for shipping!



  1. Nancy in Iowa says:

    Dear Clover: I definitely would love a copy of your cookie romance book! Especially autographed! Of course, I expect you to put your hoof mark in the book, too.

    Nancy in Iowa

  2. SuzieQ says:

    Would love to win a copy. Anything inspired by Clover has to be great. :dancingmonster:

  3. Jessica says:

    Way to go Clover!
    I would love to win a book.

  4. Charlotte says:

    Oooo, I want a cookie-eating goat book!! Please, Clover!!

  5. Michelle says:

    I just finished a sheep detective story that I won in a contest, so sure, sign me up!

  6. Richelle says:

    Yes, would love to win a copy!

  7. Leah says:

    Oh that’s great news,for Clover.Hope to win a copy of this bk.

  8. Alison says:

    I would like to enter. It sounds like a fun read.


  9. Rachel says:

    Clover is quite the muse! Who wouldn’t want to be inspired by such cookie-eating loveliness? It would be great fun to win her book!

  10. Mary Murohy says:

    I would love to win.

  11. rara says:

    I loooove goats!!! And a Clover inspired book would be a goat lovers dream! Sign me up!

  12. blueberrylu says:

    Clover would be a grand leading lady for a book—I wanna win

  13. leavesofthefall says:

    Sign me up — and I second that hoof print!

  14. Tracey In Paradise,Pa. says:

    :happyflower: Take me away for the summer Clover my own life is quite overwhelming and could use a vacation with with a goat who likes cookies and a cowboy!! lol
    Hugs Granny Trace :happyflower:

  15. Kelly Walker says:

    I’d love to win a book. And don’t forget that Clover has been immortalized in oil paint. The Farm Animal paintings that I did are at my shop and everyone comments on how much they love them!

  16. Michelle Willingham says:

    Karen writes some wonderful books. Yay for Clover’s literary debut!!

  17. Dawn says:

    Me! Me! I want one. Oh, pick me! :snoopy:

  18. Charlene says:

    What fun to win a signed copy of this book! Looks like a great summer read, too :> Love those cowboys…*sigh*

  19. Cathy says:

    Sign me up please, love romances.

  20. Stefinity says:

    I would love a book Clover!!

  21. Snapper says:

    How fun! I’d like to win one. :wave:

  22. Shelley says:

    Yay! I would love to win one!

  23. Amber says:

    I sooooo want this book!

  24. jean says:

    Oh Clover I was so hoping that there would be a picture of you on the cover of this book. Maybe next time?

  25. CindyP says:

    Clover you’re an inspiration to many! But who wouldn’t love to be starred in a cowboy romance?!?! Love me some cowboy romance — sign me up!

  26. Becky says:

    Sounds like great summer reading! I’d love to win!

  27. Sally says:

    How cool. Does it make you miss that world? I would love a copy. Thanks

  28. Celia Allen says:

    :snoopy: I’ll take one Clover as reading is a passion of mine…..any cookies come with this book?

    Mrs. Turkey 😆

  29. Johanna says:

    Clover, pick me! Pick me! (The cookies are in the mail!)

  30. Judy says:

    Oh Clover! You are the sweetest and what a thoughtful goat you are. If I win your book then I will treasure it always!! Maybe I’ll send you some cookies?

  31. Amy P. says:

    Clover, I would be honored to win a book inspired by you! Pick me please!!!!!0 :shimmy:

  32. Peggy says:

    I love the stories about Clover and the eating of cookies. I would love to win a bock inspired by Clover.

  33. Diane says:

    Wonderful!!!! Clover is an inpiration to many. 🙂

    I would love to win a copy of this books.

  34. CT says:

    Oooh, pick me!!!! Romance AND Clover? My favorites!

  35. AnnMarie says:

    Clover, I would love to win a book about goats. Or a romance novel that happens to have them in it. AnnMarie

  36. Deanna Jones says:

    Clover, I have a little goat named Peaches who I am sure you would be friends with if you could meet her! I would love to win your book – then I could read it to Peaches.

  37. Glenie says:

    I would love to read a good love story.

  38. Connie of Ohio says:

    I would like to enter the drawing for the book.

  39. Tabitha says:

    ooh, i would love to be entered for a chance to win!
    i don’t know any other goats in books 🙂

  40. bubbashome says:

    I’d love the book, please!

  41. Kathy Weisz says:

    :sheepjump: I would love to win this book, please enter me thank you

  42. Nita in South Carolina says:

    Pick me! Pick me! Clover says to pick me!!

  43. Susan Knotts says:

    That’s awesome to have a book written in honor of your barnyard residents. What a cool thing!

  44. Annie says:

    If I can’t have a book, could I have some Clover cookies?

  45. Kim says:

    I love your books & it would be awesome to win! :happyflower:

  46. Kathleen H in Indiana says:

    What a great give away! Count me in Clover!!!!!

  47. marymac says:

    I would love to win one of these books!!!!

  48. SkippyMom says:

    I would love to win a Clover inspired book. Thank you.

  49. Joan says:

    A book inspired by Clover? Who wouldn’t want that?!

  50. Melinda says:

    throw my name in the hat please

  51. Cheryl says:

    I would LOVE a copy of the book with cookie eating goats inspired by Clover 🙂

  52. Susan says:

    I would love to win the book inspired by Clover! I use to read Harlequin’s all the time.

  53. Nancy S. says:

    Sounds like a good read! Count me in.

  54. Rossann says:

    I want to win!

  55. Carol says:

    Hey Clover: I’d like to win one of those books. Sounds like a good read.

  56. Jeannie says:

    Please enter me to win! Thanks!

  57. Farmer says:

    Please enter my name in the contest!

  58. heidiannie says:

    If you inspire the characters (or pets) in other writer’s books do you get a mention in the acknowledgments?LOL! That is quite an honor for Clover even if she is all nonchalant about it!
    I’d love to win a book, thanks for the opportunity!

  59. Gerry says:

    Oh Clover, please pick me! I will send you cookies if your do!

  60. Kim Griggs says:

    Love Clover and would love to read Karen’s book!

  61. Cheryl says:

    ME, ME, ME! I want one! There is nothing wrong with a cookie every now and then. Whether consumed by goats or humans. I would love to read of Clover’s inspired adventures in New Mexico.(LOL)

  62. Jane says:

    I would love to win a book!

  63. sandy smith says:

    :wave: i would love to have the book. I used to have 100 goats, they were such fun.

  64. JenW!~ says:

    Oh How lucky for Clover to inspire a book. I would love to win a copy.

  65. monica says:

    Oh I could really use some romance in my life! Please add my name to the drawing. :clover:
    BTW: When is the movie hitting the theaters?

  66. Dianne says:

    You are one of a kind, Clover!! Have to have your book!

  67. Tobey says:

    Oh, I would love to have a book including a cookie eating goat.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  68. hollygee says:

    WooHoo! Free romance! I’m stoked — to use an ancient expression.

  69. Linda T. says:

    Include me as well, please!

  70. claudia w says:

    I would love to win a copy!
    Thank you!

  71. vachickenfarmer says:

    I have a magazine article inspired by one of my chicken, and I really need a book inspired by Clover (with her hoofprint in it of course!) Oh please, pick me Clover and Suzanne!!! :wave:

  72. Pam Glidden says:

    I would love to receive a copy of Karen’s book. I’ve been reading her books for years.

  73. CasieD says:

    I’d love to win!! Looks like a great steamy novel to read out on the patio this summer!!

  74. Amy Manwell says:

    I would love to win one of these books. I love to read!!!! I need a great summer romance.

  75. Bethany James says:

    I would love to win! Thanks for arranging such a nice give away, Clover. 🙂

  76. Gabrielle says:

    I’d love to have a book, Clover–sign me up.

  77. Patty says:

    I ‘d love to win a copy! :snoopy:

  78. Brittin says:

    Please enter me to win! I love romance books!

  79. DebrafromMD says:

    How can I not want a a book inspired by Clover. Sign me up!

  80. Nancy says:

    Romance novels are my favorite bedtime stories…thank you Clover! I would love to win a copy!

  81. Mary says:

    Clover, you know I’m your biggest fan and I would love to win one of the books. Perhaps you could autograph it alongside the author’s name. P.S. I love Clover.

  82. Aggiemom says:

    Me 2, please Clover, me 2!!

  83. Suzanne says:

    I would love a copy of your book Clover. Will you please tell Suzanne that I love her blog?

  84. Miss Becky says:

    Clover has the most beautiful ears I’ve ever seen. I love those ears, and that nose, and those eyes :heart:

  85. CrystalGB says:

    Karen is a great writer. I want to win this book. It sounds wonderful.

  86. Marianne says:

    I sure would like a copy of the book, especially if Clover would autograph it! Thanks for the giveaway Suzanne!

  87. Rose Thompson says:

    Clover – It would truly be an honor to win your contest. Pick me, pick me!

  88. vachickenfarmer says:

    I’d LOVE to take one off of Clover’s hands……uhh, paws………uhh, hooves! :dancingmonster:

  89. tsmith says:

    Oh, how I love a good romance novel.

  90. Mandy says:

    I would like to be entered in the drawing. Thanks.

  91. Jen Gunderson says:

    Sounds like a good summer read, thanks Clover and Suzanne!!

  92. carrie says:

    I would love a copy of Clover’s book!

  93. Gena says:

    I would LOVE to have one of Clover’s…I mean Karen’s books!

  94. Deanie says:

    Ohhhh, pick me–but if not, I am buying one come July! Thanks for
    sharing info on your friend’s book as I’m always on the look out for a good read!

  95. Nichole says:

    I would love a cowboy book and i don’t have goats but i love cookies too…

  96. DonnaTN says:

    Sounds like a great book. I’d love to be included in the drawing!

  97. Host says:

    Oh beautiful Clover, please pick me! ME!!! :fairy: Sounds like you are the star of this book not some cowboy, not indeed…

  98. Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage says:

    CLOVER…YOOOOHOOOO….please pick me!!!! Chic :hungry2:

  99. margaret rusnak says:

    Me, Me, Me! I want to win a copy! Put my name in the drawing, please!

  100. Katie says:

    Clover is the cleverest of goats. Please enter me in the giveaway.

  101. Marianne Arkins says:

    Holy smokes… I love Karen Templeton’s books!!! And to have a goat AND a giant puppy in it? :snoopy:

    So, yeah, I want to win.

  102. LisaAJB says:

    Nothing would add more to my summer reading list than a book staring Clover. Thanks Suzanne!

  103. Debbie in Memphis says:

    I would LOVE to win a copy!! Please, please random number pick me!!

  104. bonita says:

    Oh Clover, I would dearly love a copy of your book. The last book I read that featured goats was The Three Billy Goats Gruff!

  105. rain says:

    :snoopy: Clover dear little goat–I would so love to win one of your give away books !! :fairy: Fondly, Rain–with cookies and flowers!! :duck:

  106. Joy Taylor says:

    would love to have a book with clover and giant puppy in it! sounds like fun.

  107. Sharon Gosney says:

    I would like to win the book about the cookie eating goat….and naturaly with Clover autograph to.

  108. Janet Smart says:

    I would love to win the book. I think I love cookies as much as Clover does!

  109. DarleneS says:

    It would be an honor to have this wonderful book to read inspired by Clover. Maybe there will a movie also.

  110. mommy2jj says:

    Oh please Clover pick me! I will send cookies shortly.

  111. Amy says:

    Count me in…would love to win!

  112. catslady says:

    I’m surprised Clover didn’t want to eat them but then again she gets your homemade cookies lol. I’m always looking for new authors so enter me please.

  113. Liz says:

    :wave: Hello Suzanne~ It would be an honor to win a book about CLOVER! After all I’ve watched her grow up to a Sweet Cookie Lovin’ Mama Goat!
    ……..and maybe I’ll even bake CLOVER some …Sugar Cookies!
    CLOVER has such a sweet smile!

  114. MMT says:

    Would like to be in the drawing for the book. Thanks Clover!

  115. Bay says:

    A book inspired by Clover – I’d love one.

  116. patrice says:

    Clover, I would love to win. You are so good to give these book away. My goats would eat them!

  117. lavenderblue says:

    Cowboys and goats? I didn’t think that was legal out on the range. Any book that was Clover inspired has to be a winner.

  118. Margaret says:

    Cookie eating goats? Sounds like a great book. I’d love to win it!

  119. Kelly says:

    I would love to read the book you have inspired, Clover.

  120. susan a. says:

    Pick me, pick me. I would love to have one of these books to read. I am a sucker for some romance.

  121. Darlene says:

    Count me in! Clover is such a sweetheart, bet she would love to do pick the winnter.

  122. Paula Bogdan says:

    I’d love to own a cookie eating goat book!

  123. chickypez says:

    I’d love to win a copy!

  124. Estella says:

    I would love to win this book!

  125. Brenna says:

    I’d love a copy!

  126. Cheryl S. says:

    How can I pass up a chance at a read like that? Count me in, please.

  127. Ashley says:

    Oh oh! Pick me! Pick Me! I wanna win! :wave:

  128. sondra says:

    You had me at New Mexico! thanks!

  129. mary beth says:

    Got the book, love the book, thought of Clover when the kids gave the goats cookies!

  130. The Retired One says:

    How wonderful that Clover gave her inspiration to write an entire book! I would love to win a copy!~

  131. Fran P. says:

    Clover, I would love to read the book you inspired! I promise to donate the book to the library where I work after I’ve read it, so that many more can read it.

  132. Deborah in Michigan says:

    Thank you Clover, for a chance to win this book! :hug:

  133. mommafox says:

    Thank you Karen, Suzanne, and Clover. Please include me in the drawing for a book.

  134. Megan says:


  135. Vicki says:

    Since I can’t have a goat, I should at least be able to read about one, shouldn’t I?

  136. West Coast Bonz says:

    Pick me! Pick me!

  137. Karen B says:

    I’d love to have a cookie-eating goat, giant puppy book! Thank you Clover – and Karen and Suzanne – for being so generous! :yes:

  138. Julia says:

    Please include me in the drawing

  139. kathy says:

    😀 Please count me in. Love the contests.

  140. Cheryl Shaver says:

    Oh I want one SO bad!! A goat, a dog, and a cowboy…who could ask for more?

  141. Agnes from Antigo says:

    I’d be happy to win one of the books . . . I need a good book to read right now.

  142. Kelly Markham says:

    I want to win a book!

  143. Banana says:

    Clover, pick me! Pick me!

  144. Mary from Baton Rouge says:

    I would love to win the book. It sounds like a great read! How can it not be if it was inspired by Clover!!

    Count me in.

  145. MousE says:

    Oh, I’d like to win!

  146. Alberta Price says:

    I would love to have a copy of this book. I also try to read your blog every day and have passed the url on to a friend of mine who reads it every day with her husband. I saw her today and she said that she had tried one of your wild rice recipes and she and her husband really enjoyed it. Iam glad.

  147. tabbimama says:

    AAaaagh. I think it’s past time. But…..I wanted to win.

  148. Window On The Prairie says:

    Such a humble goat Clover is.

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