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Harper, Karen (Karen S.)

Overview
Works: 174 works in 817 publications in 11 languages and 47,663 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Romance fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Suspense fiction  Biographical fiction  Psychological fiction  Fiction  Christmas stories  Domestic fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3558.A7194, 813.54
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Most widely held works by Karen Harper
The queen's governess by Karen Harper( Book )
18 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 1,648 libraries worldwide
Katherine Ashley, the daughter of a poor country squire, happily secures an education and a place for herself in the Tudor court of Henry VIII. As a dying favor to the doomed Anne Boleyn, Kat becomes governess and surrogate-mother to the young Elizabeth Tudor ... ultimately emerging as the lifelong confidante to Queen Elizabeth I
Dark harvest by Karen Harper( Book )
22 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,420 libraries worldwide
When someone begins targeting the children of a peaceful Amish community, town leader Luke Brand must get help from the outside world and teams up with big city policewoman Kat Lindley to stop the madness, a partnership that evokes forbidden passion
Dark angel by Karen Harper( Book )
25 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,370 libraries worldwide
"One morning Leah Kurtz goes to wake her adopted infant daughter and instantly knows something is terribly wrong. She is convinced that her baby has been switched with another child. Afraid that no one will believe her, Leah turns to an unlikely ally, despite the fact that her Amish community frowns on its members seeking help in the outside world. Dr. Mark Morelli studies the genetic illnesses that plague the Amish, but he has other, private reasons for coming to Maplecreek--reasons that may be tied to the mysterious disappearance of Leah's daughter. Together, Leah and Mark must uncover a conspiracy--before there are deadly consequences."--Page 4 of cover
Shaker run by Karen Harper( Book )
23 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,359 libraries worldwide
After finding herself a suspect in the death of her wealthy employer, Kate Marburn struggles to build a new life as a gardener at Shaker Run, but dark plots force her into the arms of Jake Kilcourse, a mysterious furniture builder
Down river by Karen Harper( Book )
18 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,345 libraries worldwide
"In the churning water, she felt her future slipping away ... Attending a corporate retreat at a remote resort in Alaska, Lisa Vaughn is plunged into the frigid rapids of the Wild River. Swept away, battered and alone, she has been left for dead. Lodge owner Mitch Braxton knows something is terribly wrong when Lisa fails to turn up for a private meeting to clear the air and close the book on their broken engagement. Embarking on a heroic search that takes him miles downriver, he saves Lisa from the deadly water, but not before they've been swept deep into the wilderness. Far from civilization, the former lovers must put aside their hurt feelings and find the will to survive against nature. There's a killer on the loose and, for now, they must measure their future together in days rather than years."--Page 4 of cover
The Poyson garden by Karen Harper( Book )
16 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and Japanese and held by 1,339 libraries worldwide
Living in exile in the English countryside, the twenty-five year old Princess Elizabeth awaits her fate during the waning years of her ill and barren sister's reign
The tidal poole : an Elizabeth I mystery by Karen Harper( Book )
16 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 1,221 libraries worldwide
It is the crowning day of twenty-five-year-old Bess Tudor's life as she returns from exile to become England's queen. But even as her magnificent procession wends its way to Westminster Palace, a shot rings out, muffled by the jostling crowd. Within moments of becoming England's ruler, Elizabeth learns of the brutal murder of a highborn lady of the court, the sister of one of her dearest friends. Elizabeth cannot refuse her friend's request to find the killer--especially since the prime suspect is too close to the crown--and her friends--to overlook. Elizabeth must be circumspect. Trust can be deadly. So she summons her small band of loyal retainers and plunges into a cauldron of conflicting loyalties and deadly intrigue. From the pomp, pageantry, and insidious gossip of the court to the lethal tidal pools swirling under London Bridge, the passionate young queen must seize the reins of her empire--and find a killer determined to destroy the crown itself
The falls by Karen Harper( Book )
19 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 1,189 libraries worldwide
When Claire Malvern disputes the ruling that her husband, whose body was found in the rapids downstream from the spectacular waterfall that first drew the couple to Bloodroot River, sheriff Nick Braden thinks her suspicions of foul play are unfounded, but, despite his reservations, helps Claire start digging into her husband's past
The hiding place by Karen Harper( Book )
21 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and French and held by 1,168 libraries worldwide
After spending nine months in a coma, Tara Kinsale awakes to devastating news. Her best friend, Alexis, has been murdered, leaving Tara as guardian to her daughter, Claire. And Tara's husband has divorced her for another woman. Forced to start over, Tara focuses on reopening her P.I. firm and caring for Claire. But soon her world is shattered again when Nick MacMahon, Claire's uncle, returns from military service in Afghanistan to take guardianship of his niece. The bad dream turns unbearable when Tara learns that something precious was taken from her while she was in a coma. Working with Nick, a man haunted by his own past, Tara begins to investigate the missing months of her life. Together, they will find that secrets don't stay buried forever even when they are kept in the darkest of hiding places
Return to grace by Karen Harper( Book )
20 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and French and held by 1,095 libraries worldwide
Having fled her Amish community to pursue her dreams of a singing career, Hannah Esh returns with four friends to the Amish graveyard near her family home for a Halloween party. But when shots are fired and one of her friends is killed, Hannah is pulled back into the world of her past. Caught between her former betrothed Seth Lantz and FBI agent Linc Armstrong, between old and new, between Amish and worldly, Hannah must choose her future. Unless a killer, bent on secrecy, chooses it for her
Inferno by Karen Harper( Book )
16 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and held by 1,041 libraries worldwide
When a newcomer, Evan Durand, arrives in Vermillion, Lauren Taylor is sure she recognizes him as the Boy Next Door Arsonist she has read about in the papers, a deranged, egomaniacal killer wanted by the FBI and relays her suspicions to a federal hotline, who send out FBI arson investigator Brad Hale arrives to check out the scene
Mistress Shakespeare by Karen Harper( Book )
11 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and Polish and held by 1,027 libraries worldwide
Spanning half a century of Elizabethan and Jacobean history and sweeping from the lowest reaches of society to the royal court, this richly textured novel tells the real story of Shakespeare in love
Broken bonds by Karen Harper( Book )
16 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and French and held by 979 libraries worldwide
"Cold Creek is a place with a dark history, especially for the Lockwoods. Now adults, the three Lockwood sisters are still recovering from the events that led to the destruction of their family when they were children. Determined to move forward, Tess and Kate are making fresh starts, ready to put bad--even deadly--memories to rest and settle happily in the small but booming town. And they're hoping their older sister, Charlene, can do the same. Char is back in town seeking comfort as she figures out her next move. A social worker used to difficult situations, she soon runs afoul of some locals who think she's sticking her nose where it doesn't belong. She's certain something sinister is being covered up, and when she witnesses Matt Rowan being run off the road, she knows she's right. Working together, Matt and Char figure uncovering the truth will be dangerous, but living in Cold Creek won't be safe for any of them until its secrets are revealed"--
The Irish princess by Karen Harper( Book )
9 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 966 libraries worldwide
Raised in a family at the center of the struggle for Irish home rule, young Irish noblewoman Elizabeth Fitzgerald, known as "Gera", flees to England as most of her relatives are imprisoned or executed. Entering court politics first as a lady-in-waiting to Henry's doomed fifth queen and later wife to highly placed courtier Sir Anthony Browne, her desire for revenge and the reinstatement of her family is balanced by respect for the disinherited princesses Mary and Elizabeth, care for her husband's position, and her secret attraction to seagoing nobleman Edward Clinton
Dark road home by Karen Harper( Book )
21 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 965 libraries worldwide
Attorney Brooke Benton is hiding in an Amish community to escape a stalker. Daniel Brand is returning after several years in the outside world. When a hit-and-run driver kills four teenagers, they join forces to find the killer and protect the community
Shattered secrets by Karen Harper( Book )
15 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 944 libraries worldwide
Returning to Cold Creek, Ohio, is an act of courage for Tess Lockwood. Abducted and held captive as a young girl, she is unable to remember anything about the crime that destroyed her childhood and tore her family apart. Now a grown woman with a bright future, she is certain she has put the past behind her. But when she inherits the family home, Tess must confront the demons that still haunt her and the town of Cold Creek. Gabe McCord has always blamed himself for what happened to Tess. He had been a teenager when she was snatched from the group of children he was responsible for watching. Now Gabe has taken on the role of sheriff and hopes to shed new light on the cold case, especially given his growing feelings for Tess. Tess isn't ready to recall what happened to her, and she has no intention of digging up any details that might remind her of the truth. But when another child in the town goes missing, she's certain it's related to her return to Cold Creek. Together, Tess and Gabe will have to work to unlock their painful memories in order to save another child and heal their damaged souls, for good
The wings of morning by Karen Harper( Book )
8 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 931 libraries worldwide
Upon a winter's night by Karen Harper( Book )
11 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and French and held by 870 libraries worldwide
An adoptee sets out on Christmas to find her biological family but the deaths of two women in her small Amish town halt her search and bring more confusion to her truth seeking. When she tries to stave off advances from her parent's preferred suitor, she realizes the person she is meant to be with has been there all along
Fall from pride by Karen Harper( Book )
6 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 866 libraries worldwide
When an arsonist sets fire to their barns one by one, destroying her beautiful murals, Sarah Kauffman must help outsider and arson investigator Nate MacKenzie process the crime scenes while adhering to Amish ways in a community riddled by fear
Forbidden ground by Karen Harper( Book )
14 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 829 libraries worldwide
Despite a traumatic childhood in Cold Creek, Ohio, the Lockwood sisters have reunited there for the wedding of youngest sister Tess to the town's sheriff. Maid of honor Kate Lockwood is determined to break through best man Grant Mason's defences. An anthropologist, Kate makes her living studying the dead. She is particularly interested in the prehistoric Adena civilization that once called the area home. A large burial mound sits on Mason family land, and Kate wants permission to excavate. But Grant refuses and tells Kate to stay away from the mound. Kate respects Grant's desire to honor his grandfather's belief that the dead should not be disturbed. However, the more she researches the more it becomes clear that Grant is hiding something. When one of Grant's friends is killed--and the sheriff is away on his honeymoon--the couple joins forces to assist the deputy in the investigation. When Kate comes under attack she is certain it is connected to the burial mound. Grant seems concerned for Kate's safety, but despite their explosive attraction she can't help but be suspicious of his motives. Can Kate trust the man she's come to love, or will the wrong decision be her final act?
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identity Cameron, Caryn

Cameron, Caryn.
Harper, Karen
Harper, Karen S.
Karen Harper Amerikaans schrijfster
Karen Harper auteur de romans à suspense
カレン・ハーパー
ハーパー, カレン
Languages
English (274)
French (25)
Swedish (9)
Spanish (5)
German (3)
Japanese (2)
Finnish (2)
Polish (2)
Dutch (2)
Italian (1)
Indonesian (1)
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