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C.J. Carmichael

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With more than 3 million books in print, USA Today Bestselling and RITA award nominated author C. J. Carmichael still can't decide which she enjoys more, writing small-town romance or page-turning mysteries. So she does both. She is currently working on the last book in the multi-author series, Love At The Chocolate Shop, as well as her new Bitter Root Mysteries. Her 2015 release, A Bramble House Christmas, is scheduled for release as a Hallmark Movie in 2017. Reader favorites, including her Carrigans of the Circle C ranch stories, as well as her Twisted Cedar Mysteries are available in both ebook and trade paperback formats. The Carrigans of the Circle C novels are also available as audio books.

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C.J. Carmichael Having finished the last book of my Twisted Cedar Mysteries I'm now moving on to write another book about the Bramble House in Marietta Montana. This …moreHaving finished the last book of my Twisted Cedar Mysteries I'm now moving on to write another book about the Bramble House in Marietta Montana. This house (and the Bramble family who built it in the late 1880's) has a lot of secrets!(less)
C.J. Carmichael Hi Marjorie, glad you enjoyed the Twisted Cedar Mysteries! I'm working on book 2 of Bitter Root Mysteries right now. This will be another trilogy, thi…moreHi Marjorie, glad you enjoyed the Twisted Cedar Mysteries! I'm working on book 2 of Bitter Root Mysteries right now. This will be another trilogy, this one set in a remote town in Montana. I do love the idea of a cat with ESP solving mysteries! Or maybe a dog... :)(less)
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I wake to a radio announcer telling me my skin will freeze within thirty seconds if I dare step outside. I look out my window, which is ringed with frost. There are only two colors in this winter "wonderland" and they are white and grey. Looking into the blandness, I feel no sense of wonder.

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Description: Justice is overdue in the coastal town of Twisted Cedars where two unsolved mysteries lie mired in the past. Over thirty years ago a series of murders targeting Oregon librarians was never solved. Now someone with inside knowledge is feeding clues to true crime writer Dougal Lachlan, promising him the best story of his career. Pursuing the leads means returning to Twisted Cedars, where his sister Jamie, is about to marry a man he deeply dislikes. Local Twisted Cedars librarian Charlotte Hammond prefers her mysteries—and her romances—between the covers of a good book, especially since the disappearance of her older sister, Daisy, eight years ago. But then the dark and tortured soul who is Dougal Lachlan walks into the Twisted Cedars Library asking for her help. Before long Charlotte realizes there is no safe zone. Not even in libraries...and especially not in Twisted Cedars.

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“Independence is a fine thing. But having people in your life who love you and need you is a hell of a lot better.”
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“The root of the modern day library goes back to the United Kingdom and 1847 when Parliament appointed a committee, led by William Ewart, to consider the necessity of establishing, throughout the nation, free libraries, assessable by all. - per Michael H. Harris in The History of Libraries in the Western World   *”
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C.J. Carmichael Hi Christine--I'm pretty new to Goodreads,but it's a great place for all of us who love books!


Christine Hatfield thanks for being my friend


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M.K. I admire Elizabeth Berg, too. I only need to read a few pages of her stories before my craving for well-tuned lines is satisfied.


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