Monday, July 29, 2013

Her Sister by Karen Rose Smith - Blurb Blitz and Giveaway

This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Karen will be awarding a Landau charm bracelet and a $25 Amazon Gift Card to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour (US ONLY). To see the other stops on the tour, please click the tour banner.

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.

Enjoy this excerpt:

Stepping closer, keeping his eyes on hers, Joe took her by the shoulders. "You can't solve your parents' problems, but you can let them help you. You can be here for Shara. You've got to keep the best possible outlook on this, not the worst, and you'll be able to keep in touch with your parents to know what's happening every step of the way. That's what cell phones and texting are for, right?"

Thinking about it, Clare found herself biting her lower lip, feeling younger than she was, feeling uncertain about everything.

"Your parents probably don't know how much they hurt you. Have you ever told them?"

She'd let a little of that come out today. Still … "How could I tell them when they were hurting so badly because Lynnie was gone. I let some of my feelings slip today. They seemed shocked, actually shocked. Are they really so clueless?"

"They're human, Clare. They've tried to do their best, but that just wasn't enough with you. You have to decide if you're going to forgive them and move out of this, or if you're always going to hold bitterness toward them."

She saw the look in his eyes and the road she should take. "You're going to tell me bitterness is only going to hurt me, not them."

"No, I’m not. It will hurt all of you."

His eyes were so kind and compassionate that she found tears coming to hers. Blinking hard, she tried to turn away. But instead of letting her, he pulled her into a hug and he held her tight.

About the Author:
Award-winning author Karen Rose Smith was born in Pennsylvania. Although she was an only child, she remembers the bonds of an extended family. Since her father came from a family of ten and her mother, a family of seven, there were always aunts, uncles and cousins visiting on weekends. Family is a strong theme in her books and she suspects her childhood memories are the reason.

In college, Karen began writing poetry and also met her husband to be. They both began married life as teachers, but when their son was born, Karen decided to try her hand at a home-decorating business. She returned to teaching for a while but changes in her life led her to writing romance fiction. Now she writes romances and mysteries full time. She has sold 82 novels since 1991.

Presently, she is hard at work on a three-book series for Harlequin Special Edition as well as a three-book mystery series for Kensington.

Married to her college sweetheart since 1971, believing in the power of love and commitment, she envisions herself writing relationship novels, both romance and mystery, for a long time to come!

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Buy the book at Amazon.


  1. What is your next book about?

    fencingromein at hotmail dot com

  2. Thanks for having me here today. Let's chat about books. About how many do you read a month? Are they e-books or print?

    Don't forget to leave your e-mail address with your comment to win a chance in the drawing. For a little extra bonus, here is a coupon code you can use at Smashwords to download a free copy of my romance women's fiction novel, CASSIDY'S COWBOY. Just use the code PD89D at checkout. The coupon is good until August 31.

    Have a great day.

  3. Shannon--the book I'm working on now is book 2 in my Mommy Club series for Special Edition. Thanks for asking!

  4. Another great excerpt and post! A great start to the next leg of the tour! So excited for the next week :D

    andralynn7 AT gmail DOT com

  5. Love the excerpt, thank you.

    I read three or four books a month. I only read print books.


  6. Well, it's the beginning of another week! I look forward to all the great posts and excerpts! Thanks so much for sharing and for the great giveaway!

    hense1kk (at) cmich (dot) edu

  7. Andra Lyn--good to see you again.

    Ingeborg--because of myrint readers, I'm putting my e books into print. Might take a while!

    Kate--the beginning of a week always promises possibilities! Glad to see you.

  8. Thanks for sharing Her Sister and the giveaway. Sounds like a really good book. evamillien at gmail dot com

  9. I read both types, ebooks and print. But, I prefer print. I read about three or four a month, depending on the length.

  10. Karen...Thanks for the Smashwords freebie. I'll check it out.
    I'm a librarian--I read a lot of print and I read a little bit on my kindle. I download more to my kindle than I actually read!
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

  11. Anon--Thanks for joining the conversation.

    Catherine--I think a lot of people download more than they read!! Including me. But I do always know what I want to read next. It only makes sense that a librarian would prefer print books:)

    Thanks for having me here today. It's good to know that I still have print readers as well as e-book readers. I like to hold a book in my hands too. Have a great rest of the summer.

  12. Print is my favorite to read but I do read e-books on my computer also.
    I read usually at least 5 books a month.
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  13. Sorry for the late post. I’m playing catch-up here so I’m just popping in to say HI and sorry I missed visiting with you on party day! Hope you all had a good time!
    kareninnc at gmail dot com

  14. nice excerpt

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com


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