Her Sister

Her Sister

by Karen Rose Smith

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Search For Love series, Book 7

When Clare Thaddeus' sister was abducted, she was five and her family fell apart. Now, twenty-seven years later, there's a chance Lynnie could still be alive! Divorced parents, a rebellious daughter, and a devoted sister find their lives in turmoil once again. This time, will crisis tear them apart or will forgotten love knit them together once more?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940016480527
Publisher: Karen Rose Smith
Publication date: 06/21/2013
Series: Search For Love Series , #7
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 223
Sales rank: 441,723
File size: 133 KB

About the Author

Karen Rose Smith's plots are all about emotion. She began writing in her early teens when she listened to music and created stories to accompany the songs. After expressing feelings in poetry, earning a degree in English and French, completing short stories that became too long to find a market, she turned to her love of relationships in romance. This award-winning best-selling author (USA Today List, Borders Bestseller List) has sold 80 books since 1991 and has published with Silhouette, Harlequin, Kensington and Meteor/Kismet. Her awards include two Golden Leaf awards in short contemporary romance, the Golden Quill in traditional romance, two cataromance.com's awards for Best Special Editions and Romance Review's Today's Best series romance award. Jane Bowers of Romance Reviews Today states: "Karen Rose Smith's storyworlds are complete and realistic and lovely places to visit and revisit."
Karen is well-known for writing emotion. An only child, she spent a lot of time in her imagination and with books Nancy Drew, Zane Gray, The Black Stallion and Anne of Green Gables. She dreamed of brothers and sisters and a big family like her mother and father came from. On weekends she was often surrounded by aunts, uncles and cousins. This is the root of her plotlines that include small communities and family relationships as part of everyday living. She believes universal emotions unite us all and that is the reason she employs them to propel her plots.
It is no secret that Karen married her college sweetheart and they have been married for over 41 years. She believes in the power of commitment and the hope that goes along with the promise of everlasting love. Along with enjoying time with her husband, Karen enjoys cooking, gardening, shopping, listening to music and keeping her three cats company or vice versa.
She has been busy reformatting her backlist as ebooks. In addition, she writes Harlequin Special Editions and her mystery series with a home-stager sleuth will begin in 2013.
Readers can follow her on Facebook (Search--Karen Rose Smith) or on Twitter @karenrosesmith. She welcomes interaction on either social network and would love to chat about plotlines, heroes, heroines, music, books, gardening, cooking, or anything else readers deem noteworthy!

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Her Sister 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
ABrantley More than 1 year ago
This novel slowly wraps itself around you and doesn't let go. It's impossible to put down and such an enjoyable read. I'll definitely have to go back and read others from the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Jolen isnt impostering you because i am talking to her right now in another book. She said someone is impostering her too! And i believe her because i have been talking to her on the nook folontime now. I really think someonebis framing her
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I see xD So what about this Jolen person? ~~Jessie
Rockport_rocker More than 1 year ago
Beautiful!  At first I thought the book was going to be too angst-filled for me, but watching the pain and fear that had destroyed so much in their lives finally begin to blossom into reestablished connections and love was a joy.   When three year old Lynnie disappear, each person in her family reacted to the guilt that always follows such a loss differently, but the end result was the same, it had torn their family apart. Now, 27 years later, two dramatic events occur at almost the same time. A possible lead turns up that indicates that Lynnie may still be alive, and the daughter/granddaughter who resents the emotional isolation  of mother and grandparents disappears and may be in grave danger. The question now is whether these new challenges will lead to healing or greater isolation for the family.
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Dalene_65 More than 1 year ago
I would like to thank the author Karen Rose Smith for giving me this book for an honest review. I have to say that a book that makes me feel the emotions to where I am crying is an outstanding book to me. This book is about a family that has been torn apart by the disappearance of Lynnie, Clare being the older sister always felt that her parents held her responsible, both of her parents Max and Amanda blamed each other and it tore them apart as a family. Clare and her daughter Shara are both affected by the fallout as well. Neither of them communicate properly. There is also Joe their next door neighbor who would like to be more than a neighbor to Clare. I can only say I hope that this story is going to be continued in the next book, because I am emotionally invested and I want to know more about this family. Karen does a great job of writing about the emotional turmoil of families torn apart by abductions, and how it can take a long time for people to heal.
gaele More than 1 year ago
AudioBook Review:  Stars:  Overall: 5  Narration: 5  Story: 5 In a story that illustrates the long-term effects of family trauma, Karen Rose Smith manages to bring a family’s pain into the open as they work to heal those long-standing wounds.  For nearly 30 years of silence after the abduction of her little sister, Claire has held a wound: nourished it with the complacency and inattention of her parents, and now word has come that her long-lost little sister may have been found.  Particularly poignant is the 5 year old Claire being ignored in the midst of the commotion, and her oft repeated “take care of your sister” that replays in her head.  Although that passage is only the prologue, the emotional impact is visceral and sets the tone for a roller-coaster ride where everyone is victimized and only communication and peeling the scab off that wound will heal them forever.  Now Claire is herself a parent of a teenaged girl, Shara: distanced from her own mother and estranged from her father since her parent’s divorce shortly after her sister’s disappearance.  This ‘break’ in the case shocks everyone: for who is really prepared for the emotional turmoil that must be present when this much time has passed.  Not to mention that Shara is just 16 and full of angst and bad judgment, and runs away from home.  During the nightmare days when Claire is searching for her daughter, her neighbor provides sense and solace, along with his steady friendship a romance starts to blossom.   Narration provided by Diane Piron-Gelman and her voice works in her perfectly enunciated and modulated way to present the story, emphasize the emotional content, and not over-dramatize individual voice characteristics that detract from the story.  This is the third book that I have reviewed narrated by her, and the quality and presence she brings to the story as she presents the author’s words is outstanding.  This isn’t a romance story, although there is romance. It’s not just a mystery story, or a story of redemption and revelations: it is a story about the human condition and the power of communication and acceptance and the power of family – however you define it.  I received an AudioBook copy from the author for purpose of honest review for the Heard Word. I was not compensated for this review, all conclusions are my own responsibility. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Jolen keeps impostering me and i cant go anywere without her doing it. If someone posts something at 1d with my name but the post that say " the REAL bella" is still there plz realize its not me. She is gonna say all kinds of bad stuff about me. Thats not true. I wish i coulda talked with u privately, Jessie, but as u can see its not happening. I wish we could be friends jolen, but u can tell its not working. Im tryin not to be mad. Bye. THE REAL BELLA!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book was ok #nookbooks
Bitten-By-Love-Reviews More than 1 year ago
The 7th Search for Love drama is somewhat different in tone than Karen Rose Smith's insightful Silhouette tales but contains the author's renowned deep look at people struggling with relationships. The mystery of what happened to Lynnie is handled in such a way that you feel the pain that the entire family feels. However, it is the relationship between the rest of the family that you realize that Ms. Smith is one of the best contemporary family drama authors. The one thing I was disappointed in was the ending. I felt that she left me hanging and wanting to know what happened to Lynnie and how did things work out with the baby? So I really hope she plans on a sequel. I highly recommend this book.