Her Sister

Her Sister

by Karen Rose Smith


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ISBN-13: 9780989044813
Publisher: Karen Rose Smith
Publication date: 06/15/2013
Pages: 230
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.52(d)

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 over 80 novels since 1991.

Presently, she is hard at work on expanding her Search For Love and Forever Love e-book series. She is also working on a series for Harlequin Special Edition as well as the Caprice De Luca home stager mystery series for Kensington Books. When she isn't writing, she cares for three rescue cats, gardens, and cooks. 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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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.