Before I Knew You: A Novella Full of Thought, Heart, and Hope

· Coastal Lines
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About this ebook

 What would you do to fulfill the greatest desire of your heart?
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?
2 reviews
Noluthando Sibiya
January 11, 2022
Charlene has a way with words. She is able to take you in and it feels like you're either watching or experiencing what you are reading. I'd read any book by her even before reading reviews, that's how much I believe in her work.
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shari arnold
July 6, 2016
Joanna and Henry are a loving couple that become even more perfect when they become a family.
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About the author

 Charlene Carr is a lover of words. Pursuing this life-long obsession, she studied literature in university, attaining both a BA and MA in English. Still craving more, she attained a degree in Journalism. After travelling the globe for several years and working as a freelance writer, editor, and facilitator she decided the time had come to focus on her true love - novel writing. She's loving every minute of it ... well, almost every minute. Some days her characters fight to have the story their way. (And they're almost always right!) 

Charlene lives in St. John's, Newfoundland and loves exploring the amazing coastline of her harbour town, dancing up a storm, and using her husband as a guinea pig for the healthy, yummy recipes she creates!
Charlene's first series, A NEW START, is Women's Fiction full of thought, heart, and hope. Get the first two books for free by visiting

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