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Publication Order of Nanette Hayes Mysteries Books

Publication Order of Cook County Books

Publication Order of Stories From Hope Haven Books

Strength in Numbers (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Christmas Miracles (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Personal Effects (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Walking Bones (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Montana Hearts (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Big Sky Reunion (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Big Sky Family (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Montana Love Letter (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Home to Montana (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Montana Wrangler (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Oakes Brothers Books

as Charlotte Maclay
Courtship, Montana Style (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Montana Daddy (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Montana Twins (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Love & Laughter Books

Irresistible? (By: Stephanie Bond) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Accidental Roommates (As: Charlotte Maclay) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Courting Cupid (As: Charlotte Maclay) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Valentine's Men Books

The Cowboy and the Centerfold (By: Debbi Rawlins) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bewitching Bachelor (As: Charlotte Maclay) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Sexy Single Dads Books

The Most Eligible... Daddy (By: Tina Leonard) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Daddy's Little Cowgirl (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Heart of Main Street Books

Cozy Christmas (By: Valerie Hansen) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tail of Two Hearts (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love in Bloom (By: Arlene James) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Bachelor Baker (By: Carolyne Aarsen) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Boss's Bride (By: Brenda Minton) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Storybook Romance (By: Lissa Manley) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Men of Station Six Books

as Charlotte Maclay
Bold and Brave-hearted (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
With Valor and Devotion (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Between Honor and Duty (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
With Courage and Commitment (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Cooper's Corner Books

For the Love of Nick (By: Jill Shalvis) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
My Christmas Cowboy (By: Kate Hoffmann) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
After Darke (By: Heather MacAllister) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Secret (By: Jane Porter) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Search (By: Jessica Matthews) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Legend (By: C.J. Carmichael) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Revenge (As: Charlotte Maclay) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Wedding At Cooper's Corner (By: Muriel Jensen) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Baby and the Bachelor (By: Kristine Rolofson) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Double Exposure (By: Vicki Lewis Thompson) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
His Brother's Bride (By: Tara Taylor Quinn) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Strangers When We Meet (By: Marisa Carroll) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dancing in the Dark (By: Sandra Marton) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cradle and All (By: M.J. Rodgers) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Far From Over (By: Bobby Hutchinson) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Accidental Family (By: Kristin Gabriel) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
For the Love of Mike! (By: Muriel Jensen) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Just One Look (By: Joanna Wayne) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dealing with Annie (By: Jill Shalvis) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
For Better or For Worse (By: Debbi Rawlins) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Her Stolen Past (By: Amanda Stevens) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Trade Secrets (By: Jill Shalvis) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Reunited with the Billionaire (By: Sandra Marton) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of For Richer, For Poorer Books

How to Marry a Millionaire (As: Charlotte Maclay) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ryan's Bride (By: Julie Kistler) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Once Upon a Kiss Books

The Prince, The Lady & The Tower (By: Muriel Jensen) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Eight Men and a Lady (By: Elizabeth Sinclair) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wake Me With a Kiss (By: Emily Dalton) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Princess and the Frog (By: Lisa Bingham) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
In Papa Bear'S Bed (By: Judy Christenberry) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Catching a Daddy (As: Charlotte Maclay) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Her Desert Prince (By: Rebecca Winters) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Beauty and the Brooding Boss (By: Barbara Wallace) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Not-So-Perfect Princess (By: Melissa McClone) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Princess Test (By: Shirley Jump) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ballerina Bride (By: Fiona Harper) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Season Of Change (By: Barbara Wallace) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Secrets Of Mary's Bookshop Books

The Writing on the Wall (By: Elizabeth Mattox) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
By Word of Mouth (By: Diane Noble) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rewriting History (By: Vera Dodge) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
A New Chapter (By: Kristin Eckhardt) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Book by Its Cover (By: Elizabeth Adams) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Reading the Clues (With: Vera Dodge) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Poetry in Motion (By: Vera Dodge) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Between the Lines (By: Elizabeth Adams) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
By the Book (By: Carolyn Greene) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Disappearing Acts (By: Kelly Ann Riley) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Classic Case (By: Camy Tang) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cover Story (By: Elizabeth Adams) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Thousand Words (By: Susan Page Davis) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lost Noel (By: Jo Ann Brown) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Work in Progress (By: Cara C. Putman) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Words of Wisdom (By: Carolyn Greene) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Missing Pages (By: Vera Dodge) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cooking the Books (By: Vera Dodge) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lost for Words (By: Kristin Eckhardt) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Snowbound (By: Elizabeth Adams) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Digging Up Clues (By: Kelly Ann Riley) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shady Characters (By: Susan Page Davis) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shady Characters (By: Vera Dodge) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hidden Meaning (By: Elizabeth Adams) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mixed Motives (By: Cara C. Putman) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Brides of the Desert Rose Books

At the Rancher's Bidding (As: Charlotte Maclay) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
By the Sheikh's Command (By: Debbi Rawlins) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

The Mysterious Press Anniversary Anthology: Celebrating 25 Years(2001)Description / Buy at Amazon

Charlotte Carter has authored over 50 books. Most of them fall within the genre of romance fiction, and some are amateur detective novels with a strong romantic element to them. All of her books feature humor, mystery and suspense.

Brief biography of Charlotte Carter.

Charlotte Carter’s life seems to have been a somewhat gentle one. She did not travel very widely, and she spent much of her life in the same region of the USA. However, in her novels, her mind roams throughout the states of the US and beyond and delves into various mysteries, romances, and thrilling tales of crime and adventure.

Carter was born in the US, and she resided in South California with her husband until she passed away in 2013. She had a large family consisting of two daughters and five grandchildren – as well as some feline companions. As well as writing romance novels she also performed stand up comedy. Her comedy show is ‘Rated G – for Grown Ups’.

Carter was a member of the Orange County Chapter of the Romance Writers of America (RWA). Moreover, she was very active in her support of younger authors, particularly those who wanted to write for the Harlequin imprint (the main publishing house that Carter herself wrote for).

Given that most of her life was spent in Southern California, it is interesting many of her books have a distinctive American feel to them, with many of them being based in specific states like Montana. Indeed, this is part of their appeal for many of her fans, as Carter is able to conjure a sense of place and atmosphere very vividly, whether she is describing a big city or the rugged rocks of a Montana mountain path.

Book series written by Charlotte Carter.

Carter wrote many book series during her literary career. Many of them were linked by a distinctive theme. One such theme was Montana’, for example. Carter wrote a series of Montana themed books that included Montana Hearts’, Home to Montana’ and Montana Wrangler’. In addition she wrote a series known as the Big Sky’ series which featured titles such as Big Sky Family’.

As mentioned above, most if not all of Carter’s published works fall within the genres of romantic fiction and amateur detective fiction. Very often, these two genres will intersect in her works as an amateur sleuth solves crimes and falls in love along the way!

Many of her books feature chance encounters in relatively remote, romantic locations. For example, people seeking a fresh start or a refuge from the world in places such as Montana will often be met by handsome strangers who turn their lives upside down.

Several of the books also deal with clashes of cultures. For example, Montana Wrangler’ features a young heroine who finds herself torn between her rural Montana homestead and the thrills and spills of the big city. Needless to say, it is a romantic encounter that helps her to decide between these two option.

Carter has also co-authored several works, both anonymously and as a named presence on the cover. Many of the works that she has co-authored have been crime novels. She has also written crime fiction under the name Nanette Hayes.

Two representative works by Charlotte Carter.

Having given a brief overview of Carter’s general style, let us now take a look at two of her key works. The works that we will look at are Plundered Treasure’ (2008) and Jackson Park’ (2003).

Plundered Treasure’.

This book follows the fortunes of two sisters named Abby and Mary. The sisters are awoken one day on their idyllic island by the presence of a thief. Abby catches a glimpse of the intruder as he flees, however she is unsure who he is. This sparks off a sense of adventure in both of the girls’ hearts. Together, the resourceful duo decide to lay an ingenious trap to catch the thief and find out their identity!

This book is notable because it also contains an autobiographical element. One of the characters, Bobby McDonald, joins a stand up comedy group. As mentioned above, Carter herself worked as a stand up comedian alongside her writing. So, it can definitely be argued that in this book, the author is drawing on her own autobiographical experience.

All in all, this book is a gentle comedy with plenty of mystery and suspense as well. Here, we see a romance writer taking the tools associated with the romance trade (chance encounters, mystery, and a little humor too) and using them to create a more general story about the goings on on a sun splashed island.

Jackson Park’.

This novel is a key example of one of Carter’s historical crime novels. The novel is set in 1968, shortly after the asassination of Martin Luther King. As the novel opens, we are confronted with two patriarchal families who seem stable enough.

However, as is often the case with Carter’s novels, the arrival of a beautiful young girl, Cassandra (the grand daughter of one of the patriarchs) turns things upside down. As the novel progresses, we find ourselves being drawn deeper into the past as an old muder case is re-opened.

This is a novel that revolves around young girls who go missing. Again, the reader is kept in a state of suspense as they speculate about the mystery at hand. Will it ever be solved? Will the murderer ever be found, given that one of the cases being dealt with here is so far in the past?

This novel has strong elements of classic noir fiction to it. As such, it will definitely appeal to lovers of noir crime fiction, and to all classics within the crime genre.

A versatile writer.

As the above description shows, Carter is an extremely versatile writer, able to write everything from a gentle adventure story to a gritty, thrilling murder mystery. One thing is constant throughout her books, though, and that is the element of suspense.

Many readers evince surprise that a romance author can also turn her hands deftly to crime writing. However, this phenomenon is actually very common. Many romance authors are also crime writers. Perhaps this is because the two literary genres both feature somewhat similar plot elements: suspense, mystery, chance encounters and encounters with destiny. Whichever type of novel they read by Carter, though, readers of all ages find themselves gripped and ready to read more.

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