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Karen Harper

Biography

Karen Harper

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Karen Harper is a former Ohio State University instructor and high school English teacher. Published since 1982, she writes contemporary suspense and historical novels about real British women. Two of her recent Tudor-era books were bestsellers in the UK and Russia. Harper won the Mary Higgins Clark Award for DARK ANGEL, and her novel SHATTERED SECRETS was judged one of the best books of the year by Suspense Magazine.

Books by Karen Harper

by Karen Harper - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Bullied into marrying the aloof Duke of Marlborough by her indomitable mother, Alva, heiress Consuelo Vanderbilt loves another. But a deal was made, trading some of the vast Vanderbilt wealth for a title and prestige, and Consuelo, bred to obey, realizes she must make the best of things. At Blenheim Palace, Consuelo is confronted with an overwhelming list of duties, including producing an “heir and a spare,” but her relationship with the duke quickly disintegrates. Consuelo finds an inner strength, charming everyone from debutantes to diplomats including Winston Churchill, as she fights for women’s suffrage. And when she takes a scandalous leap, can she hope to attain love at last?

by Karen Harper - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Sisters Elinor and Lucy Sutherland are at once each other’s fiercest supporters and most vicious critics. Lucy transformed herself into Lucile, the daring fashion designer who revolutionized the industry with her flirtatious gowns and brazen self-promotion. And when she married Sir Cosmo Duff-Gordon, her life seemed to be a fairy tale. But then came the fateful night of April 14, 1912 and the scandal that followed. Elinor’s novels titillate readers. Her work pushes the boundaries of what’s acceptable, and her foray into the glittering new world of Hollywood turns her into a world-wide phenomenon. But although she writes of passion, the true love she longs for eludes her.

by Karen Harper - Fiction, Romance, Romantic Suspense, Suspense, Thriller

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, and older sister Charlene is back in town as she figures out her next move. Char soon runs afoul of some locals who think she's sticking her nose where it doesn't belong. She is certain something sinister is being covered up, and when she witnesses Matt Rowan being run off the road, she knows she's right.