Karen Harper
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Karen Harper

Karen Harper is the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of romantic suspense and historical novels. A native Ohioan, Karen is a former high school English teacher and English-and-writing instructor at the Ohio State University. (Go Bucks!) The Harpers are avid Ohio State football fans, but they have a serious side too. They were on the 10-year committee which revamped the main library on campus. The Ohio State Library houses her author collection in Rare Books and Manuscripts.

The Harpers love to travel, and Karen often uses her favorite places as settings for her novels. She's recently written books set in Edwardian England and South Florida, the latter where she lived for 30 winters. Her latest trilogy is THE SOUTH SHORES NOVELS, with forensic psychologist Claire Britten and criminal lawyer Nick Markwood. Her most recent historical is THE IT GIRLS.
These bring her published books to over 70 in a 35-year writing career.

Karen belongs to several writer's organizations, including International Thriller Writers, Mystery Writers of America, Romance Writers of America, Sisters in Crime and The Historical Novel Society. She appreciates hearing from readers on her website at www.KarenHarperAuthor.com and www.facebook.com/KarenHarperAuthor--and she answers!

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Best Sellers

    • American Duchess

    • A Novel of Consuelo Vanderbilt
    • By: Karen Harper
    • Narrated by: Ann Marie Gideon
    • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 82
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 78
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 78

    Karen Harper tells the tale of Consuelo Vanderbilt, her “Wedding of the Century” to the duke of Marlborough, and her quest to find meaning behind “the glitter and the gold”....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • really enjoyed this

    • By Rodney & Jennifer C on 04-26-19

    Regular price: $30.79

    • Fall from Pride

    • A Home Valley Amish Mystery, Book 1
    • By: Karen Harper
    • Narrated by: Gracie Peters
    • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 181
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 163
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 165

    Against the peaceful night sky, a barn burns.…Sarah Kauffman sought permission from her church elders to paint murals on a few of the Amish community's barns....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Sweet and innocent

    • By Sandra on 05-09-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Queene's Christmas

    • An Elizabeth I Mystery, Book 6
    • By: Karen Harper
    • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
    • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 67
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58

    Elizabethan England comes alive in all its pomp and pageantry, deadly intrigue and scandal - and fine feasting - in Karen Harper's acclaimed mystery series....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Mystery filled with Elizabethan traditions !

    • By Byron on 11-17-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Dark Road Home

    • By: Karen Harper
    • Narrated by: Megan Hayes
    • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 35

    After a murder case threatens her safety, attorney Brooke Benton seeks sanctuary in the quiet Amish community of Maplecreek....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Been waiting for more Karen Harper

    • By Pam on 12-29-13

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Dark Angel

    • By: Karen Harper
    • Narrated by: Claire Christie
    • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    One morning Leah Kurtz goes to wake her adopted infant daughter and instantly knows something is terribly wrong....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best of the series

    • By Christina Dunlap on 06-02-17

    Regular price: $24.25

    • The Poyson Garden

    • By: Karen Harper
    • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
    • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 93
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 87

    The letter came in secret, with a pearl eardrop from an aunt long thought dead, resurrecting the forbidden past....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful Combination of History and Mystery!

    • By Paige on 01-28-14

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Finding Mercy

    • By: Karen Harper
    • Narrated by: Gracie Peters
    • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52

    Quiet, cautious Ella Lantz has spent her entire life in the close-knit Amish community of the Home Valley....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Judy

    • By Judy Sigrest on 07-29-16

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Broken Bonds

    • Cold Creek, Book 3
    • By: Karen Harper
    • Narrated by: Chandra Skyye
    • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    Now adults, the three Lockwood sisters are still recovering from the events that led to the destruction of their family when they were children....

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    • Forbidden Ground

    • Cold Creek, Book 2
    • By: Karen Harper
    • Narrated by: Chandra Skyye
    • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35

    Despite a traumatic childhood in Cold Creek, Ohio, the Lockwood sisters have reunited there for the wedding of youngest sister Tess to the town's sheriff....

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    • Chasing Shadows

    • By: Karen Harper
    • Narrated by: Courtney Patterson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 24

    Every case that Claire Britten cracks is a win, not only professionally but personally. The forensic psychologist has spent a lifetime fighting a neurological disorder....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • the ending

    • By Samantha Elwood on 04-02-19

    Regular price: $28.51

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