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Karen Harper, author of novels of suspense set in past and present

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CHRISTMAS COMES EARLY IN AMISH COUNTRY
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UPON A WINTER’S NIGHT, a romantic suspense novel set in the Home Valley.

Despite her parents’ objections, Lydia Brand helps Josh Yoder with the manger animals he rents out for Christmas tableaus and pageants. Lydia also works at her parents’ Amish furniture store, but the death of a woman in a snow storm with a note for Lydia clutched in her hand and other clues soon send Lydia—with Josh’s help—on a quest to learn more about her biological parents, who are not the Amish Brands who raised her. But someone is desperate to stop them from finding answers. When a friend who is helping is murdered and Josh come under suspicion by the sheriff, Lydia is terrified that maybe she can’t trust Josh, even if she loves him. UPON A WINTER’S NIGHT, in the season of Christmas, Lydia and Josh struggle to solve the mystery before they become the next victims.

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FINDING MERCY
Book #3 in Amish
HOME VALLEY TRILOGY

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RETURN TO GRACE
Book #2 in Amish
HOME VALLEY TRILOGY

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FALL FROM PRIDE
Book #1 in Amish
HOME VALLEY TRILOGY


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FINDING MERCY

RT Book Reviews TOP PICK, 4/12 stars:  “This Home Valley Amish trilogy finale brings shades of the movie Witness to the page, in a pulse-pounding, man-and-woman-on-the-run adventure.  You won’t be disappointed in the ride!”




BOOK 2 IN HOME VALLEY AMISH TRILOGY

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Harper’s Home Valley trilogy continues with a strong installment that deals with one woman’s struggle between wanting to make it in the outside world and staying with what she has always known.  The author’s likable, engaging characters and a strong plot lend additional strength to her ever-amazing description of Amish life. 
RT Book Reviews, March 2012

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THE QUEEN’S GOVERNESS
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FALL FROM PRIDE
Book #1 in Amish
HOME VALLEY TRILOGY
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From Booklist starred review, Sept. 1, 2011:

Harper, a master of suspense, keeps readers guessing about crime and love until the very end, while detailed descriptions of the Amish community and the Ohio countryside add to the enjoyment of this thrilling tale, the first in the Home Valley Amish Trilogy.

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FROM THE AMISH TO THE IRISH



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January 5
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Welcome to the website for author Karen Harper and her novels of suspense set in the present and the past...

          -- Contemporary Romantic Suspense

          -- Historical Novels

          -- A Historical Mystery Series

A New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Karen Harper is a former college English instructor (The Ohio State University) and high school literature and writing teacher. A lifelong Ohioan, Karen and her husband Don divide their time between the midwest and the southeast, both locations she has used in her books. Besides her American settings, Karen loves the British Isles, where her Scottish and English roots run deep, and where she has set many of her historical Tudor-era mysteries and her historical novels about real and dynamic British women. Karen's books have been published in many foreign languages and she won the Mary Higgins Clark Award for 2005. Karen has given numerous talks to readers and writers across the county.

Her author collection is with The Ohio State University Rare Books and Manuscript Library.


 


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