Charlie's Mirror

Charlie’s Mirror takes place in 1989 Madison, Wisconsin – but not because Sara Sullivan belongs there. A fall through a mysterious mirror in the abandoned house next door transports her thirty years in the past, where she has an opportunity others can only dream of: to stop a horrific campus bombing and save so many young lives. Can Sara overcome her demons and save the people who finally taught her to trust? Or will she fall victim to tragedy in the past, forever altering the future?


Readers love Charlie's Mirror!

"I was sad when it ended."

Jessica P.

"Hard to put down."

Crystal A.

"I was drawn in early and I couldn't put it down. I even had a couple tears at the end. Excellent!"

Debra C.

"Such a page turner and I didn’t want to put it down. It’s also such a timely reminder that our words and our actions matter, and how we treat people really can make a difference, for better or worse"

Jamie H.

"This book was a powerful story written with such heart and humor that it captured me from the start. From the rich characters and depth to the storyline, to the lighthearted humor and nostalgic memories it conjures from the 80s, you can't help but feel like you know the characters and are right there with them as the story unfolds."

Krista S.

"There were lots of fun nods to 80s culture and several hysterical exchanges about life in the future, our 2019. The author kept me in suspense enough to make me race back to it during my breaks. The pressure to literally beat the clock was on!"

Dianne B.

Recent Press

KDWA Radio Interview
June 16, 2021

The next Bookstube event is a virtual gathering on Thursday, June 17th at 7:00 pm, featuring author JENNIFER DEVRIES writing as BRENDA LYNE and her mystery and suspense novel Charlie's Mirror.


cch217 blog
June 14, 2021

Question of the Hour presents Brenda Lyne Today we are getting to know author Brenda Lyne. Her novel Charlie’s Mirror is starting to receive positive reviews, and has been added to my must read list of books. Grab a coffee, sit back, relax, as we get to know author Brenda Lyne.

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UW alumna achieves dream, releases debut novel
May 11, 2021

UW–Madison alumna Jennifer DeVries is excited to announce the culmination of a lifelong career goal: the release of Charlie’s Mirror, her debut novel written under the pseudonym Brenda Lyne.

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UW-Madison grad writes her 'love letter' to the university in 'Charlie's Mirror'
January 16, 2022

UW-Madison grad and author Jennifer DeVries says her time at the university were some of the best years of her life.

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