Thursday, February 28, 2013

*Welcome Author CHARLENE RADDON*

"TO HAVE AND TO HOLD"~~~Historical Romance


~~Author of Taming Jenna; Tender Touch; Forever Mine; To Have And To Hold; and writing as Rachel Summers, Scent Of Roses~~

Charlene began her writing life at an early age, often penning stories with herself cast as the heroine. Usually, once she'd vented her spleen, she threw out these stories. Her first serious writing attempt came in 1980, when she awoke one morning from an unusually vivid and compelling dream. Deciding that dream needed to be made into a book, she dug out an old portable typewriter, and went to work.

While that book never sold, her second one did. 'Tender Touch' became a Golden Heart finalist, and earned her an agent. A short time later, she signed a three book contract with Kensington Books. Five of Charlene's western historical romances were published between 1994 and 1999: Taming Jenna; Tender Touch(1994 Golden Heart finalist under the title Brianna); Forever Mine(1996 Romantic Times Magazine Reviewer's Choice Award Nominee and Affaire de Coeur Reader/Writer Poll finalist), To Have And To Hold Affaire de Coeur Reader/Writer Poll finalist); and writing as Rachel Summers, The Scent Of Roses. Forever Mine, Tender Touch and To Have And To Hold are now available as ebooks.

When not writing, Charlene loves to travel; needlepoint; research genealogy; create digital scrapbooks; and dye Ukrainian eggs. She also enjoys camping and fishing with her husband, spoiling her grandchildren, and playing with her very neurotic cat.

~~About The Book~~ "To Have And To Hold"

A widow with two children, Tempest Whitney is confronted with a desperate choice between an unwanted marriage or losing her Utah ranch, until a mysterious and protective stranger arrives, claiming to be her long-lost and presumed-dead husband...

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