Charlene Raddon

Charlene Raddon fell in love with the Old West as a young child and though she grew up in Metropolitan Los Angeles, always dreamed of living on a farm. Her writing career, however, didn't begin until she woke from a vivid dream in 1980 and knew she had to put that dream in a book. She's been writing ever since. Her first book became a Golden Heart Finalist in 1991 under the tital of Brianna. It was published as Tender Touch in 1994 by Zebra Books, a Kensington Books imprint. Zebra went on to publish five of her historical romance novels, the last one under a pseudonym. She now has all her rights back and is publishing her backlist as e-books through Tirgearr Publishing. At present, she has three e-books available.

Forever Mine, Charlene's first e-book, was her most popular paperback and received a Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award Nomination. It was published in 1995 to rave reviews and has special meaning for her as the setting is one she loves and is quite familiar with. It was released as an e-book in 2012

A mail-order bride from Cincinnati, Ariah Scott had traveled all the way to Oregon to marry one man…only to lose her heart to another. What would become of her now? Ever since her father died at the hands of a vengeful relative, Ariah’s life had been shadowed by dark secrets. And now her forbidden desire for Bartholomew Noon filled her with uncertainty—and a secret longing that could never be fulfilled.
From the moment Bartholomew Noon saw Ariah standing alone in the Portland Station, the keeper of the Cape Meares Light was lost. Hopelessly in love with this angelic beauty who was fated to live beside him at the isolated lighthouse as another man’s wife, Bartholomew never dreamed that destiny would someday bring them together. Would Ariah truly be the woman he could cherish…forever?

 Tender Touch, a Golden Heart Finalist, was published in paperback in 1994, and released as an e-book in October 2012.

Three nightmarish years of marriage had shattered Brianna Wight’s sheltered world. Faking her own murder, she fled St. Louis… harboring terrible secrets that could mean her death.

The tragic loss of his Indian wife left Columbus Nigh a wanderer; necessity made him a wilderness guide. But now he found himself drawn to the enigmatic woman who’d hired him to lead her westward. Her gentle strength stirred his lonely heart…her tender beauty aroused his deepest passions.

But the perils of the Oregon Trail paled beside the murderous wrath of the man who tracked them across the harsh frontier. Brianna knew the only way to save herself and Columbus was to risk their tender love. Only then could she free herself from the horrors of the past—and embrace a rapturous future.

To Have And To Hold, released January 2013, is one of Charlene's favorites and takes place in a Utah canyon that abounds with ancient Indian petroglyths and ruins. 

A woman without a prayer…

A widow with two children, Tempest Whitney 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 death bed promise has brought him to Tempest’s dugout. A man without roots, he doesn’t plan to stay—or to feel so fiercely protective of this feisty beauty he saves from a forced marriage. Suddenly, Buck yearns for a home, a family, a lasting love. But what can he offer Tempest? The surprising answer lies in the forbidden canyons of an ancient Anasazi tribe, where fortune and danger await—along with a passion more precious than gold…

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