Camryn Johnson’s world is turned upside down when long lost love, Reese Dahlgren, re-enters her life at a pivotal point in her already challenging marriage. She faces an excruciating predicament: choose between a broken home for her daughter or a broken life for herself.
After her parents' divorce, Camryn first meets high school basketball star, Reese, at the Harvard Milk Day Festival bed races. Reese hides baggage of his own…until Camryn melts his heart and learns secrets entrusted only to her. Still, the weight is too much to bear. Unable to cope, Reese unwittingly backs Camryn into a corner during his air force enlistment—love him from afar, or leave him.
Enter aerospace engineering student, Glenn Conroy. Persistent and savvy, he woos Camryn during her junior year of college and wins her heart. Or does he? When Reese re-enters her life, further disrupting her tenuous marriage, Camryn turns to best friend, Megan, for advice, but refuses to believe Megan’s suggestion that she’s caught in a “simple” love triangle.
Camryn unveils hidden mysteries and secrets as she embarks on a life-changing journey of revelation and forgiveness, transcending doormat qualities inherited from her mother, and in the process finds what life's struggles are really all about.
C.R. Everett's heart-wrenching debut novel takes the reader on an emotion-packed journey that lingers long after the last page is turned.
LOVE, CARRY MY BAGS PLAYLIST
Love, Carry My Bags Soundtrack
We Are the Champions by Queen
Axel F by Harold Faltermeyer
Almost Paradise by Ann Wilson and Mike Reno
Bang Your Head by Quiet Riot
Summer of ’69 by Bryan Adams
Cherish by Kool and the Gang
What You Need by INXS
You’re the Inspiration by Chicago
I Can't Drive 55 by Sammy Hagar
Super Bowl Shuffle by Chicago Bears Shufflin' Crew
Ballade Pour Adeline
The Streak by Ray Stevens
Mandolin Rain by Bruce Hornsby
Don’t Dream It’s Over by Crowded House
Danger Zone by Kenny Loggins
You Shook Me All Night Long by AC/DC
A Slice of Heaven by Sara Hickman
To Where You Are by Josh Groban
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C.R. Everett has written debut novel, LOVE, CARRY MY BAGS and short story, WINSTON’S SUPERNATURAL DISASTER. She was born in Northern Illinois and has lived in various places over the years, currently residing in Utah. For twenty years she worked in finance, but today devotes her time to writing. She lives with her husband, two kids, Shiba Inu, and cat. When not writing, she updates her website, connects with her readers, does the mom thing, or cleans up after unruly pets. In her free time she enjoys reading, usually at the gym while on a treadmill, baking, taking walks, enjoying nature, and going to Starbucks. Mocha is her favorite.