Karen Rose Smith
AUTHOR

Karen Rose Smith

Biography

Karen Rose Smith is writing mysteries as well as romances now! Her plots, whether in mystery or romance, are all about relationships.

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 fascination with relationships to writing romances and now mysteries. This award-winning best-selling author (USA Today List, Borders Bestseller List, Amazon Romance Bestseller lists, Barnes and Noble Bestseller list) will see her 97th novel released in 2017. She 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. She excels at stories that feature couples brought together by infants and children, and she handles her plots and characters with sublime sensitivity."

Karen is well-known for writing emotion-packed novels. 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 dreamt of brothers and sisters and a big family like her mother and father came from--seven children in her mom's family and ten in her dad's. 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 integral to 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 45 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, watercolor painting, gardening, shopping, listening to music and keeping her four rescued cats company or vice versa.

She has been busy indie publishing her SEARCH FOR LOVE series. In addition, she is writing her Caprice De Luca mystery series as well as her Daisy's Tea Garden series for Kensington along with romances for Harlequin Special Edition. Readers can follow her on Facebook (Search--Karen Rose Smith) or on Twitter @karenrosesmith. Contact her through her website www.karenrosesmith.com or KarenRoseSmithMysteries.com if you'd like to belong to her street team or her readers group on Facebook. She welcomes interaction with her readers on Facebook and Twitter, and would love to chat about plotlines, titles, emotions, heroes, heroines, music, books, gardening, cooking, or anything else readers deem noteworthy!

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Best Sellers

    • Love in Bloom

    • Finding Mr. Right, Book 6
    • By: Karen Rose Smith
    • Narrated by: Beth A. McIntosh
    • Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Dr. Paige Conrad needs Clay Reynolds' help. However, he can't give it because she and the rest of the town of Langley, Maryland, might discover his secret. Clay has no memory....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Sweet Gentle Romance

    • By 🌸DARA on 11-05-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Murder with Cinnamon Scones

    • Daisy's Tea Garden Mystery Series, Book 2
    • By: Karen Rose Smith
    • Narrated by: C.S.E. Cooney
    • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    As local merchants unite to attract tourists for a much anticipated weekend quilting event, business is sure to spill over into eateries like Daisy's Tea Garden. Gorgeous craftwork is hanging everywhere - but one gallery owner is wrapped up in some dangerous affairs....

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Murder with Lemon Tea Cakes

    • Daisy’s Tea Garden Mystery Series, Book 1
    • By: Karen Rose Smith
    • Narrated by: C.S.E. Cooney
    • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    Daisy, a widowed mom of two teenagers, is used to feeling protective - so when Iris started dating the wealthy and not-quite-divorced Harvey Fitz, she worried....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Formulaic

    • By Beatrice on 12-26-17

    Regular price: $26.59

    • Nathan's Vow

    • Search For Love, Book 1
    • By: Karen Rose Smith
    • Narrated by: Heidi Baker
    • Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    When Nathan Bradley's ex-wife disappears with his daughters, he does everything in his power to find them. His private investigator hits a wall and suggests Nathan convince psychic Gilliam Moore to help him....

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Heartfire

    • Search for Love, Book 5
    • By: Karen Rose Smith
    • Narrated by: Alexandra Haag
    • Length: 4 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    Tessa Kahill, renowned journalist who traveled the world, is falling in love with her best friend's husband all over again!...

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Jake's Bride

    • Search for Love
    • By: Karen Rose Smith
    • Narrated by: Craig Jessen
    • Length: 5 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Could Jake ever trust Sara again? Sara Standish knew private investigator Jake Donovan didn't want children....

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Always Devoted

    • Search for Love, Book 3
    • By: Karen Rose Smith
    • Narrated by: Leslie Ellis
    • Length: 3 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Single mom, Emma Henderson's worry about her missing sister threatens to overshadow her life. Media mogul Linc Granger offers Emma help, first by airing a nation-wide interview and then....

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Wish on the Moon

    • Finding Mr. Right, Book 8
    • By: Karen Rose Smith
    • Narrated by: Jeff Bower
    • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    Laura Applegate Sanders' world is turned upside down when Mitch Riley appears on her doorstep with the news her estranged father is about to undergo heart bypass surgery....

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Wedding Promise

    • Search for Love Series, Book 8
    • By: Karen Rose Smith
    • Narrated by: Diane Piron-Gelman
    • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    Beth Crandall has known trauma. Kidnapped from her birth family when she was three, abandoned at a mall by her kidnapper a few months later, traumatic amnesia has prevented memories....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable Storyline

    • By Mel M on 07-07-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Her Sister

    • Search for Love, Book 7
    • By: Karen Rose Smith
    • Narrated by: Diane Piron-Gelman
    • Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    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!....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • a story about the human condition

    • By Gaele on 07-23-13

    Regular price: $14.95

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