Novels & Novellas



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To Be Continued 

Elizabeth Malone wakes up the morning after an amazing night of passion with her husband of forty years to find a note: Dear Lizzie, it’s not you, it’s me. Abandoned by her husband, disappointed in daughter Susie’s casual attitude Dad’s having a mid-life crisis, Beth decides to re-establish herself as the winner she once was. When Frank Malone returns, he’s in for a big surprise!



Starting Over

Starting Over 


Each morning, Emily Kendrick runs on the hard-packed sand of St. Augustine Beach to clear her mind and heal her heart. From the widow’s walk of the house perched high on the dunes, a man trains his binoculars on Emily…



Now What?

Now What? 


I held his cooling hand and asked the two words spoken many times during our years together. “Now what?” This time there was no response. I was on my own for the first time. When my fingers touched his wedding ring, I slipped it off and held it in my fist. The gold band was warm. I clung to him. “Come back to me, dearest.” Sometimes what you wish for is more than you can live with.



Reconstructing Charlie


Charlie Costigan has a secret. Home life gone from bad to the worst when she protects her mother from another vicious attack by her drunken father. Midnight. Clothes thrown into an old suitcase, she races for the bus with a letter to an unknown aunt and uncle. “This is my daughter. Embrace her as if she were your own.” Determined, Charlie begins again. Alone with her secret.




Sin of Omission by Charmaine Gordon

Sin of Omission 


A twist of fate intervenes when Shelley keeps a secret that threatens to break apart the Costigans and her future. A mysterious client, Deanna Rose, enters Haven, victim of a savage beating under strange circumstances. Shelley investigate and finds Ms. Rose has an unsavory past. With the reputation and safety of Haven at stake, Shelley is at risk to lose everything and everyone she cares about.




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The Catch 


Tom Donnelly, once known as The Catch – every woman’s dream guy, has fallen down every rung of the ladder he once worked so hard to climb. On New Year’s Day, he realizes just how far he’s fallen, and makes a list of resolutions to change his life. He vows to regain the trust lost from his family, his law firm, and his friends – and maybe even find the right woman this time.



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Farewell, Hello


That first kiss… that first incredible, agonizing, bellyache-making first kiss. Soon, Joy and Danny are inseparable, planning a future – a life, together. A kiss goodbye couldn’t prepare the highschool sweethearts for all that lay ahead. A family crisis, a tornado, and the Korean War brought their plans to a screeching halt, and changed their futures… but maybe not their forever.

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Three more stories from the small town with a big heart!
by Charmaine Gordon

Now in Print and All Ebook Editions!

Three more stories in the Charmaine Gordon series River’s Edge, combined in one volume. Breaking New Ground; Bridging the Gap; and Spreading Her Wings. These Charmaine Gordon stories of love, passion, and suspense set in River’s Edge, the small town with the big heart, are also available as singles in all ebook editions

Breaking New Ground
River’s Edge comes together to protect Celia Brown’s property when the CEO of a major construction company claims a part of her property… and he has no idea who he is messing with. The elderly widow and her six year old granddaughter prepare for battle. Romance, suspense, and more.

Bridging the Gap
Anna Youngblood and James Chandler have problems. His little daughter overheard his ex say she never wanted kids; Anna must make amends for breaking rules of her tribe; he has a serious concussion… and she’s pregnant. Can this couple find happiness in River’s Edge?

Spreading Her Wings
Kindness to Strangers in River’s Edge rubs off on all who live there. Sally Kirkwood responds to an emergency call from a friend one early morning. A daughter is missing and with Sally’s skill as a reporter, she finds her at an audition in NYC. Thus begins an adventure of show business, unfaithfulness, forgiveness and success.

Also Available as Singles for all Ebook reading devices!

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Now in Print and All Ebook Editions!
Three stories in the Charmaine Gordon series River’s Edge, combined in one volume. She Didn’t Say No, Book 1; Housebroken, Book 2; and Help Wanted, Book 3. These Charmaine Gordon stories of love, passion, and suspense set in River’s Edge, the small town with the big heart, are also available as singles in all ebook editions.

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Grace didn’t say no to the Big Man On Campus, Scott Dwyer. And then her life changed… Years later, a too-close encounter of an unpleasant kind with a skunk and Scott’s German Shepherd reunites the former lovers. What happens in between are their stories of beginnings and endings and love lost, then found.

Sally and Steve Atwood must make a big adjustment – a fair number of them, actually – when after thirty-five years, three grown children, and a lifetime of memories, they are alone, together, at last… And, then they found River’s Edge, a small town with big heart, stories to tell that will warm your heart, make you smile, and turn a dreary day into a day of hope for the Kindness of Strangers.

Help Wanted
Steve and Sally Atwood have made some big adjustments when they moved to River’s Edge. Afraid he is losing Sally to a more exciting world, Steve panics, but despite Sally’s lecherous new boss, together they rediscover all the love of their thirty-five years together and all the… excitement… that brings to their lives.
Also Available as Singles for all Ebook reading devices!
SMASHWORDS for ALL E reading Devices
including Nook, iPad, and More!


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When Double Becomes Single- a Survive and Thrive story: Blurb: Before that awful night, Sharon Michaels had never even driven by herself at night…eaten at a table for one…or made plans on her own. After losing her husband, her rock, she’s left with a business to run, a great son and his lovely wife and children, far away in Denmark, a bad son and his nasty wife and two teenage grandchildren she barely knows. Step by step, she finds her way into the world of singles and learns to Survive and Thrive!

Available in Print and ebooks; Amazon, Barnes&Noble A book for mature readers and readers of all ages.

Together, Again, the final story in the Charlies Family Secrets series. TA CVR F

Blurb: Twin sisters thrown away by their mother like garbage decide they’ve had enough. After living in a private school for ten years they call for help from a generous Aunt and Uncle in Chicago. And so their story begins. Reunited with big sister Charlie and brother Jimmy, the past is revealed to clear the way to a new life.

Available in all e-formats This is a story to capture your hearts, give you a good laugh and bring you to tears. Enjoy!


12 thoughts on “Novels & Novellas

  1. I ordered Starting Over. The next one on my list is To Be Continued. Love your writing and characters.

  2. hmmm..I had a hunch you were a professional author 🙂 You picked a wonderful screen name that tells the world what your interest is :). I’m always glad to meet a real author. Feels like I can learn something back from all my missed education, growing up with inner city

  3. First and foremost, thank you for the follow on twitter. I’m always in awe when authors follow me. Secondly, I read about all of your books and I’m going to need a few more Barnes & Nobles gift cards because every one of them intrigued me. So, my question to you is which one is your favorite? Which one was your favorite to write if it’s not the same book. Lastly, How do you do it? How do you make yourself sit in a chair and write when there are so many distractions around you? I am disabled due to a primary progressive form of multiple sclerosis and another disease that is hard to explain except for there’s a tumor inside my spinal cord and blocks the free flow of spinal fluid up and down my body. So I am home alone every day but every day I seem to find other things I need to be doing and never get to the writing. I almost think I’m afraid to actually write. I guess it’s just the fear of not being good enough. So how do you get through that so you can write the book that you’re meant to write? I’d appreciate any and all advice you are willing to give me. I understand you’re busy, but not hearing back from you isn’t going to stop me from buying your books because all of them look like something I would want to read.

  4. Michelle, I’m thrilled that you got in touch. Now I want you to clear you’re beautiful mind and think pure thoughts. You are good enough to write. “There is nothing to fear but fear itself.” Those words spoken by Franklin Delano Roosevelt got our country through a disastrous depression. Physically, you have enough to deal with. I’m on your team, Michelle.
    #1 I don’t force myself to sit in a chair to write. I love the power of fiction and the characters I create. Imagine deciding that a bad guy gets shot or gets life for something you’ve created. Cool. Or when the heroine allows the hero a kiss and more. . .
    #2 Reconstructing Charlie and the sequel Sin of Omission are special because they flow one into the other. I’m writing The Catch, a third book with some new and old characters from RC and SoO to be released mid Feb.
    3. Now What? is a very personal story and Starting Over and To Be Continued have elements of me scattered through out.
    4. I don’t write gratuitous sex scenes although the steamy scenes are part of the story furthering relationships.
    5. FOCUS, Michelle. When I write, I put imaginary blinders on and FOCUS. This is your special time. Use it well.
    Again, thanks for getting in touch. I look forward to hearing from you again.

  5. I have never been abe to write narrative; poetry and scripts are my forte. Someday I hope to write a book, but can’t seem to get motivated to do it. Meanwhile I blog and keep submitting scripts to contests. Sometimes ya just have to be a tortoise to “move”.

  6. After a long career as an actor, I love scripts and that helped me write my first book. Dialogue came easy and setting. Not to worry. Your love of writing will develop the way it should. You have real talent, my friend.

  7. Dear Charmaine,
    Its indeed an honor and a great privilege to be interacting with you and being able to read your blog. I feel deeply humbled and hoping to learn from your rich and diverse experiences as an Author.
    It is serendipity that has brought me to your awesome books and wonderful page…
    I have penned some romantic stories that I’m trying to expand onto a novel, though when I penned them on paper first the words kept flowing and now I seem to be working uphill to simply get the storyline in place!
    How does one over come that, I wonder>?
    I hope you do visit me at my blogspot blogger ; especially on the 11th Apr’2013 when my Guestblog with Karen Ingalls would be going live…

    I’m so glad to have come here and hope you like my poems and my book too 🙂
    With Best Regards (and lots of hugs of appreciation)
    Madhavi Sood
    (Author of ‘From the Silence Within’

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