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Charlie Collins finally Gets a Life 

Laid off from work. A daughter who barely speaks. Menopause. Pass the Chardonnay.

Melbourne, Australia. Forty-something single mom Charlie Collins is terrified of getting old. Realizing hot flashes are the only thing likely to sizzle between her sheets, she hits the Chardonnay hard when she loses her job and experiences an ego-demolishing date. Determined to turn things around and bond with her monosyllabic daughter, she rents a van for a road trip… only to have it come to a grinding halt in a small coastal town.

Stranded and searching for help, they meet a deliciously sexy doctor… and a smooth silver fox who runs the local café. And when the plucky divorcée suddenly finds herself in the middle of a midlife love triangle, she can’t decide if she’s found heaven or a fresh brand of hell.

Has Charlie’s crisis hit another calamitous crossroads, or will this quiet community help her reclaim her soul?

Charlie Collins (finally) Gets a Life is a fun and flirty romantic comedy. If you like emotional chick-lit, laugh-out-loud stories, and authentic female leads, then you’ll love Emma Powell’s quirky tale.


Emma Powell, author of all things romance, funny and female lives in Melbourne, Australia with her human kids and fur babies. Her hobbies include, eating chicken chips, reading, true crime docos, politics and sleeping. Her other career is as a theatre actor which she has done for the last three decades. So as an actor and a writer she is able to do what she loves best - tell stories.

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"What a surprising book. Laugh out loud funny, yet brought tears to my eyes in places. Told in first person, Charlie Collins needs to be a bit kinder to herself I suspect she would if she saw herself through others' eyes. Great small town characters - I live in a small town - I know these people (or some suspiciously like them!! A page turner. Highly recommend"


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