A sweeping multi-generational story about motherhood, race, and secrets in the lives of three women.

WE RIP THE WORLD APART follows the life of a young bi-racial woman, pregnant with a child she isn’t sure she wants and struggling to make sense of and find healing from the generational trauma passed down to her through her family’s experience of violence, specifically the loss of her brother, who was killed by police.

Weaving the women’s stories across multiple timelines, We Rip the World Apart reveals the ways that simple choices, made in the heat of the moment and with the best of intentions, can have deep and lasting repercussions, especially when people remain silent.




After years of infertility, Katherine and Tess go for IVF on the same day. While Katherine gives birth to a healthy daughter named Rose, Tess faces the devastating loss of her daughter, Hanna. Over a year and a half later, when Rose is nearing a year old, the fertility clinic calls and tells them that their eggs had been switched.

What follows is a tumultuous custody battle to determine which woman is Rose’s rightful mother.

With themes of racial identity, loss, and betrayal, Hold My Girl is an emotional novel that will leave you contemplating: What makes a mother?


Behind Our Lives Trilogy

Each book in the Behind Our Lives Trilogy is part of a continuing story. Start with Book 1, Behind Our Lives, and read in order. If you don’t, you’ll be seriously confused and probably frustrated! 

His one wish?

To escape. Cleanly. Beautifully. Without guilt or uncertainty. Without hurting anyone.

Behind Our Lives by Charlene Carr

What We See by Charlene Carr

The Stories We Tell by Charlene Carr

Before I Knew You

A Novella Full of Thought, Heart, and Hope

Joanna was brought up to believe life is meant to follow a certain path. You meet a wonderful man, get married, have children—all in that order. Maybe, if you’re really ambitious, you have a career too. But a career isn’t what Joanna wants. She wants a family.

In the early 1970s, at nineteen-years-old, Joanna was the first of her friends to complete steps one and two of the plan. She thought she’d be the first to complete step three as well. Now, thirteen years later, she’s still holding onto her dream of having a child.

Of course, life sometimes offers us our dreams in ways we never would have imagined.

Can Joanna let go of her expectations, even if it means estranging herself from the family who raised her and, perhaps, the man she loves?
What will she do to fulfil the strongest desire of her heart?

Beneath the Silence

Secrets have consequences. If given the power, they will lead you into a life you never dreamed of or wanted.

Brooke Lake is a girl caught in a town and a life she yearns to escape. Full of anger, fear, and questions without answers, she runs from her problems only to lose herself in a world that’s too much for her.

Molly Shirley is a woman without a past and no foreseeable future. Her body is her best commodity, so she does whatever she has to do to survive.

Broken by lies, Brooke and Molly must explore the parts of themselves they would rather keep secret. Only by confronting the past can they develop the strength to create a life of their own making—a life where love and forgiveness never come too late.

Chapter 1

A New Start Series

Each book in the A New Start series follows one woman’s journey through a time in her life when she finds herself needing to make a new start.

The stories can be read independently. For example, If book one’s description doesn’t interest you, skip ahead to a story that does, and I promise you won’t be lost.

One warning. The stories do overlap in the sense that the characters are all friends and play a role in each other’s lives. They’re written chronologically, so if you read Book 2 then go back to Book 1 you will have read some spoilers.

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What would you do to fulfill the greatest desire of your heart?

Thought-provoking, heartbreaking, and full of the beauty of second chances.

Dive into the enduring story of a woman who fights for her dreams, even when everyone she loves is against her.