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Harper, Karen (Karen S.)

Works: 159 works in 1,062 publications in 11 languages and 51,013 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Romance fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  History  Biographical fiction  Psychological fiction  Historical fiction  Domestic fiction  Christian fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3558.A7194, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Karen Harper
Most widely held works by Karen Harper
Fall from pride by Karen Harper( Book )

32 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,734 WorldCat member 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
The queen's governess by Karen Harper( Book )

25 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and Czech and held by 1,681 WorldCat member 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
Down river by Karen Harper( Book )

26 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 1,635 WorldCat member 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
Return to grace by Karen Harper( Book )

30 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,447 WorldCat member 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
Chasing shadows by Karen Harper( Book )

18 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forensic psychologist Claire Britten and lawyer Nick Marwood team together to solve a murder in St. Augustine, Florida. An attraction between them blossoms, but once Claire discovers Nick's personal connections to the case, she may no longer be able to trust him
Dark harvest by Karen Harper( Book )

30 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Widower Luke Brand is a leader in the peaceful Amish community of Maplecreek. But now his people are under attack from unknown assailants--and the main target appears to be the children. Although the community is reluctant to turn to the outside world for help, a particularly vicious assault leads Luke to the local police
Dark angel by Karen Harper( Book )

35 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,345 WorldCat member 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 )

28 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,306 WorldCat member 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
Finding mercy by Karen Harper( Book )

25 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and French and held by 1,298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quiet, cautious Ella Lantz has spent her entire life in the close-knit Amish community of the Home Valley. Tending her lavender fields, she finds calm and serenity in purple blooms, heavenly scents and a simple life. But the sudden arrival of a stranger visitor to her parents' home heralds a host of new complications
The Poyson garden by Karen Harper( Book )

19 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new mystery series featuring as sleuth the future Queen Elizabeth I of England. She investigates poison deaths, believed to be the work of agents of her half-sister, Queen Mary I, who is trying to eliminate Elizabeth's side of the family. One probe takes her to a castle which she infiltrates, dressed as a man. By the author of River of Sky
The it girls by Karen Harper( Book )

10 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 1,248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Promoting themselves from genteel poverty to fame, two beautiful sisters, one a daring fashion designer and the other a writer of scandalous novels, become each other's most staunch supporter and harshest critic in the face of misunderstandings and confidences
Falling darkness by Karen Harper( Book )

18 editions published in 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After surviving a plane crash with her ex-husband, young daughter, and new love, forensic psychologist Claire Britten must enter the witness protection program to keep her family safe from the criminal mastermind who is out to get her boyfriend
Drowning tides by Karen Harper( Book )

12 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When forensic psychologist Claire Britten started working with lawyer Nick Markwood on his South Shores project, she had no idea it would endanger her life--and the life of her daughter. But when the little girl goes missing from her South Florida home and Nick insists his longtime nemesis is to blame, Claire frantically follows the trail to the Cayman Islands, desperate to save her daughter before it's too late. Nick always knew the man who staged his father's "suicide" was out to get him, but kidnapping the child of someone he cares about is despicable. Finding the billionaire criminal is one thing--meeting his demands in order to save Claire's daughter is quite another. What he wants threatens their professional and personal interests beyond imagination ... but what choice do they have when a child's life is on the line?
The hiding place by Karen Harper( Book )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,195 WorldCat member 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
Deep down by Karen Harper( Book )

26 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a child, Jessie Lockwood spent many hours helping her mother, Mariah, count the endangered ginseng plants hidden in the local woods of Deep Down, Kentucky. There she learned to appreciate the tiny Appalachian town--and ginseng's healing powers. Now a PhD, she's made her home in Lexington, even though that meant leaving Deep Down and her beloved mother--and Sheriff Drew Webb, the man she secretly loved. When Jessie is notified that her mother never returned from her last walk in the woods, she comes home to Deep Down--and to Drew. As Jessie and Drew race to find her mother, several suspects emerge: an agent for those who market the herb for its life-giving properties; Mariah's disgruntled suitor; and an old Cherokee desperate to protect the sacred tribal herb. In the mist of legend and fear, only two things make sense to Jessie. At any cost, she is desperate to find her mother. And she can't help falling desperately in love with Drew all over again
The tidal poole : an Elizabeth I mystery by Karen Harper( Book )

20 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 1,169 WorldCat member 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 )

29 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 1,162 WorldCat member 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
Broken bonds by Karen Harper( Book )

17 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and French and held by 1,110 WorldCat member 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"--
Shattered secrets by Karen Harper( Book )

24 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,081 WorldCat member 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
Shallow grave by Karen Harper( Book )

11 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 1,067 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volunteering with a support group for children affected by domestic violence, forensic psychologist Claire Britten, aided by partner Nick Markwood, investigates a suspicious death at a wildlife sanctuary, only to be confronted by an attack that is too close to home
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Alternative Names

controlled identityCameron, Caryn

Cameron, Caryn.

Harper, Karen

Harper, Karen S.

Karen Harper Amerikaans schrijfster

Karen Harper auteur de romans à suspense


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