Spotlight and review: FOREVER MINE by Charlene Raddon

Today’s we are thrilled to spotlight…

{American historical romance}





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?

  • Print Length: 383 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Tirgearr Publishing (November 10, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008NBK88W

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About the author…

Image of Charlene RaddonHello and welcome to my author page. Let me tell you a little about myself, as that seems to be the main purpose of this profile. Believe it or not, I began my fiction career in the third grade when I told my class that a little sister I never had died of a black widow bite. I also wrote books through my teen years, always about a girl whose mother mistreated her by making her wash dishes, sweep the floor… you get the idea. Never finished any of those stories. Many years later, a particularly vivid dream drove me to drag out a portable typewriter and go to work on my first novel. In 1990 my second completed book, Tender Touch, brought me a first place win in a writing contest and the following year became a Golden Heart Finalist. I have five romance novels set in the American West, published by Kensington, one, The Scent of Roses, under the pseudonym Rachel Summers. My books have placed or won other contests and one, Forever Mine, received a Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award nomination. I’ve always loved the Old West and I believe my novels reflect that emotion through their depth and vividness. These days I am seeing my books re-edited and published as e-books, as well as working on a new story. I hope you try my books and love them.

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FOREVER MINE by Charlene Raddon is a wonderful Americana Historical Romance set on the Oregon Coast at an lighthouse during the 1891.  “First published in 1995 by Kensington Books in paperback, and more recently released as an eBook by Tirgearr Publishing”.

A tender, sweet love story with very unlikely main characters, Ariah Scott and Bartholomew Noon.  Ariah is a mail order bride, but, for Bartholomew’s nephew. Can destiny, dark secrets and desire bring them together or tear them apart?

An emotional and very complex tale, which pulls the reader into the story. It does start out a bit slow, but picks up quickly. I enjoyed this unique take on romance, family and love. Also, loved the setting of a lighthouse on the coast. Yes, I enjoy lighthouses, and loved this setting and its surrounds.

The sensual scenes where real, emotional and natural, very tastefully done. Well written, with a few unforeseen twists and turns. A unique storyline, with unique characters and situations. I enjoyed how the author brought it all together to reach a satisfying ending.  An enjoyable and compelling read!

*Received for an honest review from the publicist and/or author*

Rating: 4

Heat rating: Mild

Reviewed by: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More