Charlsie Russell


Charlsie Russell is a retired United States Navy Commander turned author/publisher. She loves reading, she loves history, and she loves the South. She focuses her writing on historical suspense set in her home state of Mississippi.

After seven years of rejection, she woke up one morning and decided she did not have enough years left on this planet to sit back and hope a New York publisher would one day take a risk on her novels. Thus resolved, she expanded her horizons into the publishing realm with the creation of Loblolly Writer's House.

In addition to a naval career, writing, and publishing, Ms. Russell has raised five children, who, along with their dad, stick close.

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Requited Harvest
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 140,420. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA
A young man tangles with a ruthless dowager in an age-old quest for justice. But Jack Gibson’s pursuit of truth after his father’s execution is derailed by the machinations of two families vying for power. The key to truth is Penelope King, daughter of the murder victim and granddaughter of Jack’s nemesis as well as a vulnerable young woman oblivious to her true value and its inherent danger.
Honor's Banner
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 176,050. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA
In this sequel to Charlsie Russell's Camellia Creek, Major Seth Parker’s investigation into the murder of Treasury agent Alan Guthrie is confounded by more murders and the involvement of the woman who saved Parker’s life three years earlier. Romance and history in this political mystery set during Reconstruction.
Camellia Creek
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 174,110. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
In September 1865 Eli Calhoon, Lt.Col., CSA, returns to his war-ravaged Mississippi home and blackmails a wealthy Yankee beauty into marriage. Mystery, romance and history against the backdrop of the devastated South, where the seeds of tyrannical democracy were sown in the salted earth of the Confederacy.
River's Bend
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 96,210. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Romance » General
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Rafe Stone comes to Mississippi seeking an antebellum showcase, but the house now belongs to Josephus Collander, who tells Rafe it's not for sale; but he can have it for nothing if he'll accept it as his niece's dowry. Two strangers hiding their pasts and a legendary house with dark secrets of its own. Mystery, suspense, and romance from the time when the memory of the Old South became legend.
Epico Bayou
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 95,860. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Lionel Augustus left his estate to his bastard son, Clay Boudreaux, and stepdaughter, Olivia Lee, with one bizarre stipulation, they wed. But days after her marriage by proxy, Olivia's groom is dead and her family is contesting the will. Now a stranger invades her home claiming to be her groom, and Olivia finds herself allied with a stranger who could prove her greatest ally or most dangerous foe.
Wolf Dawson
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 92,570. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Confederate veteran Jeff Dawson returns to Adams County, MS to confront the powerful family that shattered his own. What he finds is the shell of an old enemy and an innocent beauty struggling to hold on to her heritage. Set against the turbulent backdrop of Federal tyranny in the Reconstructed South, Wolf Dawson is a love story rife with Gothic suspense and the vindication of Southern justice.
The Devil's Bastard
Price: Free! Words: 91,610. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Let Charlsie Russell spirit you away to eighteenth-century Spanish Natchez, where a young nation vies with an old for control of the Old Southwest and a haunted man fights for the love of a beautiful woman, threatened by an unknown evil. Gothic suspense against the savage and passionate backdrop of a region becoming Southern, in a place that would become Mississippi.

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