Because of a love for romance novels and the Wild West, her primary genre is historical romance. At present, she has five books originally published by Kensington Books and now with Tirgearr Publishing.
In May, 2016 Charlene became an Indie, self-publishing her ebooks with new covers. Charlene also designs book covers and other graphic materials for authors.
Today, Charlene is sharing with us how she did her research for To Have and To Hold. She'll be giving away two copies of the eBook so be sure and leave a comment with your email.
|Nine Mile Canyon|
Nine-Mile is a fabulous, high-cliffed, twisted, rugged slit of a canyon that runs forty miles to dead-end at the juncture of Nine-Mile Creek and the Green River. Fremont Indian ruins and petroglyphs abound there. It is a country of sagebrush and sandstone, carved and shaped by water, and inhabited by the native people who lived and died there as well as the pioneers who later settled the land.
|Another shot of Nine Mile Canyon|
A widow with two children, Tempest Whitney has had to mortgage everything to repay the money her husband had stolen. But even as she struggles to hold onto her Utah homestead, a scheming rancher buys up her debts, demanding she either get off his land or marry him. Then a dark-haired stranger shows up, claiming to be her dead husband . . .
A man without a past . . .
Buck Maddux spent two years in jail for a crime he didn't commit. Now a deathbed promise has brought him to Tempest's homestead. A man without roots, he doesn't plan to stay—or to feel so fiercely protective of this feisty beauty he saves from a hated marriage of convenience. Suddenly, Buck years for a home, a family, a lasting love. But what can he offer Tempest? The surprising answer lies in the forbidding canyons of an ancient Anasazi tribe, where fortune and danger await—along with a passion more precious than gold…