Charity (The Charity Series – Book #1) by Paulette Callen

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Book One in The Charity Series

Author: Paulette Callen


A sodbuster’s daughter and an educated Easterner form an unlikely friendship in this historical novel set in post-frontier Charity, South Dakota.

The friendship between Lena Kaiser, a sodbuster’s daughter, and Gustie Roemer, an educated Easterner, is unlikely in any other circumstance but post-frontier Charity, South Dakota. Gustie is considered an outsider, and Lena is too proud to share her problems (which include a hard-drinking husband) with anyone else.

On the nearby Sioux reservation, Gustie also finds love and family with two Dakotah women: Dorcas Many Roads, an old medicine woman, and her adopted granddaughter, Jordis, who bears the scars of the white man’s education.

When Lena’s husband is arrested for murdering his father and the secrets of Gustie’s past follow her to Charity, Lena, Gustie, and Jordis stand together. As buried horrors are unearthed and present tragedies unfold, they discover the strength and beauty of love and friendship that blossom like wild flowers in the tough prairie soil.

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Publication Date

September 2013


epub (for Kindle Reader/Kindle Apps, for iBooks, Nook etc.), mobi, and pdf


2nd revised edition


94,000 words




978-3-95533-076-7 (mobi), 978-3-95533-077-4 (epub), 978-3-95533-078-1 (pdf)


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1 review for Charity (The Charity Series – Book #1) by Paulette Callen

  1. Jane Shambler


    This is my first book by Callen that I have read. She transported me to another place and time and made me believe what I was reading. So I will definitely be looking out for her in the future.

    Charity is a small town in America in the turn of the century. There we meet three women. Jordis was seriously scary, Lena who battles her way through and the there is the eccentric Gustie. The story is more historical than romance. I am not up on American geography but I am guessing Charity is in the middle of no where. So these woman had to learn to live in a male dominated world. I would actually argue the book is more a study off these women.

    Nothing is put on and everything appears to be realistic from the towns people to the Indians. They all have their issues and problems. Callen portrays all of them pretty well.

    If you want something different to the standard lesfic then give this a go. It adds something new into the mix. It is also very well written. Enjoy!

    *ARC provided by publisher via Ylva Publishing*

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