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C J Carmichael


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Stories fascinate C.J. Carmichael -- they always have. When she was growing up, her relatives almost never saw her without a book in her hands. Even now that she's busy with her career, a husband, teenaged children, pets, writing groups, relatives, fitness and friends, she reads an awful lot. C.J. reads when she eats (a no-no, she admits), in the bath (leads to soggy pages), and always, always, always in airplanes (C.J.'s a nervous flier). She even reads while driving (thank goodness for books on tape).

Despite her love of fiction, when it came time to pick a direction for her studies in university, C.J. chose business. She ended up with a degree in commerce, which she followed with two years of articling and several more exams, in order to become a chartered accountant. She worked in this field for about six years, and while she enjoyed her job, she had a secret yearning for something else.

When C.J. had her first child, she finally had an opportunity to step back from what she was doing and re-assess what she wanted from life. She decided she wanted to be a hands-on mom. She also wanted to write books. And so C.J. tried.

She typed her first book on an electric typewriter, and sent it to Harlequin Enterprises with great expectations. She had so much to learn! The books she had enjoyed since her teen years seemed so structurally simple, but she soon realized that achieving this effect requires great skill and talent. Hoping she had the talent, C.J. worked on acquiring the skills and ten years later (yes, it really did take that long!) she sold her first book to the Harlequin Superromance line.

Writing about ordinary people, in extraordinary situations -- that's the kind of story C.J. loves to read and it's the kind of story she writes, as well. Whether you're a mom with kids, a single career woman, divorced, retired, young, old (or any combination of the above!) she wants you to feel as if you are reading about something that could happen to you in your real life (or to your daughter, or mother, or best friend).
 


Genres: Romance, Mystery, Romantic Suspense
 
New and upcoming books
May 2024

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Tangle of Lies
 
Series
Shannon Sisters
   1. A Cowboy's Proposal (2002)
     aka A Second-chance Proposal
   2. A Convenient Christmas Proposal (2002)
     aka A Convenient Proposal
   3. A Bachelor's Proposal (2002)
     aka A Lasting Proposal
   4. A Hometown Proposal (2021)
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Summer Island
   1. You Made Me Love You (2006)
   2. A Baby Between Them (2006)
   3. Secrets Between Them (2006)
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Three Good Men
   1. The Dad Next Door (2008)
   2. Matthew's Children (2008)
   3. Christmas with Daddy (2008)
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Twisted Cedars Mystery
   1. Buried (2012)
     aka A Buried Tale
   2. Forgotten (2015)
   3. Exposed (2016)
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Coffee Creek Montana
   1. Remember Me, Cowboy (2013)
   2. Her Cowboy Dilemma (2013)
   3. Promise from a Cowboy (2013)
   4. Big Sky Christmas (2013)
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Carrigans of the Circle C
   1. Promise Me, Cowboy (2013)
   2. Good Together (2014)
   3. Close to Her Heart (2014)
   4. Snowbound in Montana (2014)
   5. A Cowgirl's Christmas (2014)
   6. A Bramble House Christmas (2015)
   7. Carrigan Christmas Reunion (2019)
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Bitter Root Mystery
   1. Bitter Roots (2017)
   2. Bitter Truth (2018)
   3. Bitter End (2018)
   4. Bitter Sweet (2019)
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Novels
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Collections
   Love and Hope (2016) (with Brenda Gayle and Kayla Perrin)
   A Dog Between Them (2020) (with Daly Thompson)
     aka One of a Kind Dad / Her Cowboy Dilemma
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Novellas and Short Stories
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Non fiction show
 
Omnibus editions show
 


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