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Charlene began her writing life at an early age, often penning stories where she cast herself as the heroine. It was after college when she dug out her old college typewriter and started her first novel, which came from a spirited dream she’d had the pervious night.
While that book never sold, her second novel did. Tender Touch became a Golden Heart finalist and earned her an agent who signed the book, and two others, in a three book contract with Kensington Publishing. Kensington went onto publish five of Charlene’s western historical romances: Taming Jenna (1994); Tender Touch (1994 Golden Heart Finalist); Forever Mine (1996 Romantic Times Magazine Reviewer’s Choice Award Nominee and Affaire de Coeur Reader/Writer Poll finalist); To Have and To Hold (1997); and as Rachel Summers, The Scent of Roses (1999).
Charlene took a break from publishing, but not from writing. A Kiss and A Dare is Charlene’s first paranormal romance.
Divine Gamble is Charlene’s latest work and won first place in the western historical category of the 2010 Romance Through The Ages
When Charlene isn’t writing, she loves to travel, do genealogy, digital scrapbooking and dyes eggs in the Ukrainian style. And she enjoys camping and fishing with her husband in the Utah wilderness.
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I received this book for a fair and honest review.
This story is a good example of why we should not judge people and assume things about others. You have no idea what their past is like and why they behave the way they do.
While I loved the character of Roselyn, I also found her frustrating. She was so set in her way of thinking she was not letting anyone in. I understand her past but still found it frustrating.
I loved how all of the characters matured by the end of the book. By the end everyone was getting along and working together to solve the murder of Josiah.
There was a twist at the end I did not see coming at all. It left me speechless. At the end of the book you can almost see the lightbulb moment for Roselyn.
I highly enjoyed this book and would definitely recommend it to others.