July 16, 2013

HER SISTER by Karen Rose Smith

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Clare's little sister, Lynnie, was abducted twenty-seven years ago. Now the retired detective who has never been able to let go of the cold case has a lead. Lynnie could be alive!

Clare's neighbor, Joe, an occasional friend until now, gives her support and...wants more than friendship.

Clare's mom, Amanda, thrown together again with her ex-husband into a crisis discovers forgotten love beneath the regrets.

Clare's sixteen year old daughter, Shara, decides to run from her problems instead of facing them.

 A devoted sister, a turmoiled mom and a rebellious daughter find their way back to each other in this contemporary ebook about three generations who discover love can knit their family back together again.


Stepping closer, keeping his eyes on hers, Joe took her by the shoulders. "You can't solve your parents' problems, but you can let them help you. You can be here for Shara. You've got to keep the best possible outlook on this, not the worst, and you'll be able to keep in touch with your parents to know what's happening every step of the way. That's what cell phones and texting are for, right?"

Thinking about it, Clare found herself biting her lower lip, feeling younger than she was, feeling uncertain about everything.

"Your parents probably don't know how much they hurt you. Have you ever told them?"

She'd let a little of that come out today. Still … "How could I tell them when they were hurting so badly because Lynnie was gone. I let some of my feelings slip today. They seemed shocked, actually shocked. Are they really so clueless?"

"They're human, Clare. They've tried to do their best, but that just wasn't enough with you. You have to decide if you're going to forgive them and move out of this, or if you're always going to hold bitterness toward them."

She saw the look in his eyes and the road she should take. "You're going to tell me bitterness is only going to hurt me, not them."

"No, I’m not. It will hurt all of you."

His eyes were so kind and compassionate that she found tears coming to hers. Blinking hard, she tried to turn away. But instead of letting her, he pulled her into a hug and he held her tight.


Award-winning author Karen Rose Smith was born in Pennsylvania. Although she was an only child, she remembers the bonds of an extended family. Since her father came from a family of ten and her mother, a family of seven, there were always aunts, uncles and cousins visiting on weekends. Family is a strong theme in her books and she suspects her childhood memories are the reason.

In college, Karen began writing poetry and also met her husband to be. They both began married life as teachers, but when their son was born, Karen decided to try her hand at a home-decorating business. She returned to teaching for a while but changes in her life led her to writing romance fiction. Now she writes romances and mysteries full time. She has sold 82 novels since 1991.

Presently, she is hard at work on a three-book series for Harlequin Special Edition as well as a three-book mystery series for Kensington.

Married to her college sweetheart since 1971, believing in the power of love and commitment, she envisions herself writing relationship novels, both romance and mystery, for a long time to come!

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KRS said...

Thanks for hosting me today. Readers who comment are eligible to win a Landau charm bracelet or Amazon gift card.

Sarah Grimm said...


Sorry about the goof in the post. I forgot to go back and fill in what you were offering readers. O_o I have corrected the error.

My apologies.


Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for hosting today.

KRS said...

Sarah--No problem!

I have a question for your readers. Will you choose a book with a mix of romance, mystery and suspense or do like to read each genre in its pure form--just romance, just suspense, just mystery?

Have a great day, everyone.

Anonymous said...

Love this story concept. Would love to read this! I wonder if Lynnie is still alive or if it's a teaser? Guess I'll have to find out!!

Jill McHale

Rita Wray said...

Sounds like a fabulous read.


Unknown said...

I love that you can base your novels from having your own long lasting marriage in your life, something for us all to aspire to

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KRS said...

Anonymous--there are lots of twists and turns!

Shannon--it's 42 years this summer! Hard to believe the way time really does fly and teaches us so many lessons.

Andra Lyn said...

I can't read anything but mixed genres now! It's like the others can't keep my attention without blending some love interest, or a mystery.

Thanks for sharing!

andralynn7 AT gmail DOT com

KRS said...

Andra--I think indie publishing has allowed for more mixed genres. Traditional publishers are concerned with how to market a book.

Kate said...

Thank you for the giveaway! Each excerpt makes me love the story more and more!

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bn100 said...

Nice excerpt

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KRS said...

Kate--Good luck!


It's been a pleasure to be here today. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great rest of the week.