Carolyn L. Dean

Author of small town Cozy Mysteries and sweet Romances

You told me something…and I listened!

Hi, everyone!  Hope you’re having a great summer :).   Book 6  SUN, SAND, and SECRETS in the Ravenwood Cove series came out and it was shorter than the other books.  I take readers’ feedback and reviews very seriously, and it was instantly apparent that there were a LOT of people disappointed that book 6 wasn’t as long as they’d hoped.

I’m so sorry.  You taught me a lesson, and I learned from what you told me.

So….I beat myself up a little bit, then went and expanded the book.  I also hired two more professional proofreaders to help me make sure everything was as professional as possible.  Future books will be longer and have more rounds of expert eyes making sure it will be something you’ll LOVE.  I PROMISE.

If you were one of the people hoping for a longer version, you can check for updates on ANY books that are downloaded from Amazon by doing THIS: 

Go to from any computer or your tablet/phone:

  1. Go to Manage Your Content and Devices.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Select Automatic Book Update to expand the section. Select On to receive automatic updates for your book, or select Off to receive an email notification when an update is available to download.

Need more details?  Check out the expanded info HERE:


  1. Well, 2 professional proof readers still missed some things. Succotash does not include squash or peppers.

    • Carolyn Dean

      July 8, 2017 at 12:56 pm

      Hello, Marian! It sounds like we may have grown up in different areas. 🙂 I grew up in Oregon, and my grandmother’s version of succotash was a quick way to use the bounty of summer vegetables she had in her garden. Looking through Google it seems that her version is definitely NOT the only version of succotash. The closest recipe I found for Gramma’s version is something like this: Thank you for your comment, and for reading the Ravenwood Cove books.

  2. Love your books – short or long. Please just keep them coming!!

    Thank you!

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