The first time Leona (Lee) Karr saw her words in print was in the sixth grade when she won an essay contest and her entry was published in the city newspaper. That same thrill, always tinged with a little surprise, is still there after over 30 published books.
Although she has written mysteries, historical romances, gothics, and paranormal romances, her favorite genre is romantic suspense, and her bookshelves are filled with tales of mysterious heroes and courageous heroines caught up in the excitement of an intrigue.
A native of Colorado, she has set many of her books in the majestic Rocky Mountains near her home. Graduating from the University of Colorado with a B.A., and from the University of Northern Colorado with an M.A. degree, she taught as a reading specialist until her first book was published in 1980. Her books have been translated and published in many foreign countries with over a million of her books reprinted.
After being widowed for five years, she recently married and is living her very own romantic story with her new husband and soul mate. Leona "wheels and deals" from a wheelchair after she was struck with a bout of polio just one year before the vaccine was approved for use. She has been blessed with children and grandchildren.
She has been on the Waldenbooks bestseller List, nominated by Romantic Times for Best Romantic Saga, and Best Gothic Author. She has been honored as the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writer of the Year, and has received Colorado's Romance Writer of the Year Award. She is a presenter at numerous writing conferences and has taught college courses in creative writing.
She writes five hours a day, happily chasing new stories of love, danger, and happiness. She is delighted when readers confess that her books kept them up half of the night reading.
Hero in Disguiseby Leona Karr
CHARITY BEGINS AT HOME
And Melissa Chanley's apartment was much too cramped for two rambunctious, motherless little boys. But they needed more than spacious accommodations and a foster mom. They needed a father figure to look after and love them. In desperation, Melissa turned to the one man who might be able to helpand the last/p>/strong>
CHARITY BEGINS AT HOME
And Melissa Chanley's apartment was much too cramped for two rambunctious, motherless little boys. But they needed more than spacious accommodations and a foster mom. They needed a father figure to look after and love them. In desperation, Melissa turned to the one man who might be able to helpand the last man likely to become a dad or husband.
Busy attorney David Ardell reluctantly agreed to house the young orphans and their temporary caregiver in his sprawling home, though he never expected that the move would make him feel like the head of a familymuch less battle a fierce attraction to a spiritual woman like Melissa .
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