Spotlight-Karen Rose Smith

Karen Rose SmithUSA Today Bestselling Author Karen Rose Smith’s 97th novel will be released in 2017! Her passion is caring for her four rescued cats…and siblings who are strays. Her hobbies are gardening, cooking, watercolor painting and photography. An only child, Karen delved into books at an early age. Even though she escaped into story worlds, she had many cousins around her on weekends. Families are a strong theme in her novels in both her mysteries and romances.  Karen is recently working on book 10 for her SEARCH FOR LOVE series, her Caprice De Luca Home Staging mystery series as well as her Daisy Tea Garden mystery series for Kensington Books and a new Montana Mavericks romance for Harlequin.  She loves to chat with her readers on Facebook and Twitter. 

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In Karen Rose Smith’s 10 book Search For Love series, heroes and heroines search for true love. The heroine of the first book, Gillian Moore Bradley—who has a gift for finding missing persons—is featured in many of the books as she finds loved ones for the main characters. From romance to mystery to women’s fiction, the SEARCH FOR LOVE series can suit any reader’s need for an emotional and moving novel. 

The Search For Love Series is available in e-book, print and audiobook formats.  

Review quotes:

“…a highly absorbing tale that moves right along with one heartwarming and suspenseful scene after another. The story never slows down; there are no lines you will be tempted to skip even as you can’t wait to find out what happens next. I was mesmerized by it all and am awarding FOREVER IN HER EYES one of Romance Reviews Today’s rare Perfect 10s.” Jane Bowers, Romance Reviews Today

 

NATHAN’S VOW, Book 1. Contemporary Paranormal Romance

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When Nathan Bradley’s ex-wife disappears with his daughters, he does everything in his power to find them. His private investigator hits a wall and suggests Nathan convince psychic Gilliam Moore to help him. At first, Gillian is reluctant. She’d come to L.A. from Indiana to get lost in the crowd…to escape her gift that sometimes seemed more like a burden. As a manicurist, she is learning to relax again and enjoy life. But when Nathan makes his plea and shows her a picture of his girls, she knows she must help him. However, the spark and sizzle between them becomes a fascinating impediment to her progress. Gillian, who was once burnt by a divorced dad, tries to keep her perspective. But Nathan is a force to be reckoned with. Will her gift lead her to love or heartache once again?

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JAKE’S BRIDE, Book 2. Contemporary marriage of convenience

Jakes-BrideCould Jake ever trust Sara again? Sara Standish knew private investigator Jake Donovan didn’t want children. He’d lost his wife and child and his anguish was obvious. With their wedding only days away, she discovered she was pregnant. Should she marry Jake and trap him with a child he might not want? She loved him too much to do that so she called off their wedding and left Los Angeles without telling him about her pregnancy. Now four years later, a letter from her mother helps her realize she made a terrible mistake. Jake deserves to know he has a son. When Sara tells Jake the truth, she sees the sense of betrayal in his eyes. He will never be able to trust her again. But when he asks her to marry him for the sake of their son, she hopes her love can heal them both.

Although Jake has hardened his heart against Sara’s beauty and gentle nature, he knows he wants to be a father to his son. The only way to do that? Marriage. But he doesn’t expect to be caught in the web of loving Sara again. With Christmas near, can they really become a family? Only if he can leave the past behind. Can the traditions of Christmas make Jake whole? No, but maybe love can.

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ALWAYS DEVOTED, Book 3. Contemporary romance/mystery

Always-DevotedSingle mom, Emma Henderson’s worry about her missing sister threatens to overshadow her life. Media mogul Linc Granger offers Emma help, first by airing a nation-wide interview and then… By suggesting Emma consult with his friend Gillian Bradley who has a “gift” for finding missing persons.

As Emma and Linc walk the beach and she considers his unorthodox suggestion, Emma realizes she feels a sizzle of attraction to this man that she never felt with another–not even her late husband. Linc Granger is out of her league in so many ways. Yet her four-year-old daughter Becky believes he’s her new best friend!

Emma and Linc’s chemistry is impossible to deny as they consult with Gillian and follow leads to find Paige. What happens when their attraction explodes and they do find answers? Will Emma be able to leave the past behind to find a future with Linc?

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ALWAYS HER COWBOY, Book 4. A sweetly sexy contemporary ranch romance by Karen Rose Smith with an old-fashioned flavor but a modern twist.

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Once a doctor, Zack leaves tragedy behind and heads for a life that once brought him peace. He finds a temporary job on the Rising Star Ranch in Wyoming. Lucy McIntyre, adopted into a large family who loves her, does her father a favor by checking the man’s references as well as doing a face to face interview. Lucy never expects the sizzling magnetic pull toward Zackary Burke. Almost immediately she realizes he’s a complicated man. But she has her own secret. And in the middle of Zack’s interview she receives an unusual call from the family lawyer that could lead her on a search for a lost sibling.

Family and romance clash. But Lucy thaws Zack’s heart until he wants to remain ALWAYS HER COWBOY.

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HEARTFIRE, Book 5. Contemporary, reunion romance with family themes.

HeartfireTessa Kahill, renowned journalist who traveled the world, is falling in love with her best friend’s husband all over again! Tessa and Max Winthrop dated before he met Leslie. But then Tessa left with secrets and dreams to follow her career, and Max married Leslie. With a child and what he considered a “perfect” marriage, Max was devastated when he lost his wife, his son’s mother, and Tessa’s best friend. A rocky road, a man and woman who are searching for love and a little boy who holds his own secret. They could be a real family if they could all become vulnerable and honest with each other. A heartfire has been burning for years. Will it lead to everlasting love?

 

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CASSIDY’S COWBOY, Book 6

Cassidy's-CowboyCassidy Sullivan never knew who her dad was and she’d lost her mom. Her twin sister Lucy had found her with the help of a woman with an intuitive gift—Gillian Bradley. Should they try to find their father? What might happen if they do? Cassie has avoided romantic relationships because of the secret she keeps—she can’t read. She never imagined that her foreman’s nephew Ben could steal her heart or that his daughter Julie would confide in her as if she were a mom!

The search for a father and true love is a lot to handle at the same time. But Cassidy Sullivan isn’t your ordinary cowgirl, and Ben O’Donnell could possibly become CASSIDY’S COWBOY.

 

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HER SISTER, Book 7 in Karen Rose Smith’s SEARCH FOR LOVE series.

Her-SisterContemporary women’s fiction with romance and mystery

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.

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THE WEDDING PROMISE, Search For Love series, Book 8. Women’s Fiction/Romance

The-Wedding-PromiseBeth Crandall has known trauma. Kidnapped from her birth family when she was three, abandoned at a mall by her kidnapper a few months later, traumatic amnesia has prevented memories from plaguing her as she was adopted and ushered into a “normal” life. But a twist of fate reunited her with her birth family recently and now she’s attempting to move forward in a way she couldn’t before. As a teenager, Beth’s face was scarred in an attack at a group home where her best friend lived.

Now Beth is seeing a plastic surgeon, Dr. Sam Benedict, so he can remove the scar. Sam volunteers his time to the foundation Kids Cause which sends doctors all over the world to help children. Sam, who came from an abusive home, feels children need to be listened to and fixed. He and Beth connect on a deep level from the first moment they meet. Beth has believed a romantic relationship is impossible for her given her background. But during integration into her birth family and throughout a search for her teenage best friend, Sam remains by her side. He helps to heal more than the scar on her face. Neither of them realize that Beth’s search for her friend with the help of psychic Gillian Bradley (continuing character from other SEARCH FOR LOVE books) will land them in a fight for their lives.

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FOREVER IN HER EYES, Search For Love series, Book 9.  Paranormal Contemporary Sweet Romance

Forever-in-her-EyesMelanie Carlotti lost everything, including her eyesight. Because of a donor, she regained it again. But with this gift came haunting dreams, a man’s face and questions to be answered.

Thanks to the help of a psychic, Melanie discovers the identity of her donor. She steps into the life of her donor’s husband Zack and toddler Amy, finding clues but not the definitive answer and peace. Until…she realizes she’s in love with Zack, not because of his wife’s memories that accompanied Melanie’s cornea transplant, but because of her own feelings for this widowed single dad.

The truth sets Melanie free but can cost her the man she loves.

If Zack can believe Melanie’s story and trust her, they will both find happily ever after. But if he can’t believe…

FOREVER IN HER EYES in ebook on Amazon