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Karma Brown



KARMA BROWN is an award-winning journalist and freelance writer, who probably spends too much time on her laptop in coffee shops. When not writing, she can be found running with her husband, coloring (outside the lines) with her daughter, or baking yet another batch of banana muffins. Karma lives just outside Toronto with her family. COME AWAY WITH ME is her first novel.
 

Genres: Literary Fiction, Romance
 
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Everything We Keep (2016)
(Everything We Keep, book 1)
Kerry Lonsdale
"In Everything We Keep, Kerry Lonsdale brilliantly explores the grief of loss, if we can really let go of our great loves, and if some secrets are better left buried. With a good dose of drama, a heart-wrenching love story, and the suspense of unanswered questions, Lonsdale’s layered and engrossing debut is a captivating read."
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Folly Cove (2016)
Holly Robinson
"An emotional page-turner."
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Close Enough to Touch (2017)
Colleen Oakley
"This is a heart-warming, unconventional love story you won't be able to put down."
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Our Little Secret (2017)
Roz Nay
"In Roz Nay’s tightly woven debut, Our Little Secret, we meet Angela—a wily woman with a twisted love story, who is in quite a heap of trouble. As the story unfolds and the mystery deepens, the breadcrumbs Nay expertly leaves behind reveal a dark truth you won’t see coming. Ruth Ware fans will love this compulsive, impossible-to-put-down novel!"
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The Captain's Daughter (2017)
Meg Mitchell Moore
"Set in an enchanting small town in seaside Maine, The Captain's Daughter once again proves Meg Mitchell Moore an author who can effortlessly evoke a flurry of emotions on a single page. With a relatable cast of characters, this book highlights the challenges within our deepest relationships and the magnitude of our choices. Full of charm and heart, this novel was an absolute delight to read!"
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Things to Do When It's Raining (2018)
Marissa Stapley
"Evocative, wise and infused with heart...One of my favorite books this year!."
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Not That I Could Tell (2018)
Jessica Strawser
"In Jessica Strawser’s sophomore novel, Not That I Could Tell, we’re transported to Yellow Springs, Ohio?a charming small town, and the sort of place where neighbors are friends and nothing terrible ever happens. Until a woman and her children go missing and the residents of Yellow Springs realize they don’t know their neighbors as well as they thought. As the lies build and secrets unravel, you’ll probably stay up too late to finish the book as it speeds toward an edge-of-your-seat conclusion. Ultimately a story about the power of instincts and the strength of women, Not That I Could Tell is full of satisfying suspense and one to add to your 'must-read' list!"
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The Husband Hour (2018)
Jamie Brenner
"Delving into complex issues of family, love and grief, this novel is ideal for those who believe our flaws are as significant as our strengths. A captivating read!"
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The Ones We Choose (2018)
Julie Clark
"A unique marriage of love and science, Julie Clark’s powerful debut The Ones We Choose proves family is what we make it. Poignant and captivating, this is a read-in-one-sitting story!"
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The Optimist's Guide to Letting Go (2018)
Amy E Reichert
"Delightful and heartfelt. The Optimist's Guide to Letting Go is Reichert's best book yet!."
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The Inbetween Days (2019)
Eva Woods
"The Inbetween Days is a poignant reminder to appreciate all of life's moments-big, small, joyous, challenging. A lovely, thoughtful and hard-to-put-down novel for readers enchanted by second-chance stories full of heart!"
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The Curiosities (2019)
Susan Gloss
"Featuring a cast of characters as varied as the art they create, Susan Gloss’s The Curiosities is about chasing dreams, second chances, and the gift of redemption. Enchanting and heartfelt!"
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The Girl He Used to Know (2019)
Tracey Garvis-Graves
"Tracey Garvis Graves is a master at writing layered characters you’re thrilled to spend time with, and Annika and Jonathan are no exception. The Girl He Used to Know is a consume-in-one-sitting read, full of heart and depth, with a most satisfying ending. I loved it!"
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How to Hack a Heartbreak (2019)
Kristin Rockaway
"An incredibly satisfying read."
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Unspoken (2019)
(Start Up in the City, book 2)
Kelly Rimmer
"Thought provoking and deeply affecting, I couldn't put this one down until it was finished."
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Better Luck Next Time (2020)
Kate Hilton
"With Better Luck Next Time, Kate Hilton has crafted a novel that will make you belly laugh, tug at your heartstrings, and fall in love with the Hennessey-Goldstein families. Full of charm and depth, I loved this quirky family saga!"
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How to Save a Life (2020)
Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke
"With How to Save a Life, Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke deliver another winner, where the relatable protagonist Dom is forced to live the same day over and over again—always culminating in a tragic end for the love of his life, Mia, with whom he has recently reconnected. Bittersweet, heartfelt, and captivating, this is a story about love, regret, forgiveness, and the beautiful messiness of life. I couldn’t put it down!"
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The Comeback (2020)
Ella Berman
"A raw, gripping and spellbinding account of dangerous secrets, a pining for retribution, and the power of women."
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The Lions of Fifth Avenue (2020)
Fiona Davis
"A love letter to literature, the New York Public Library, and the strength of women, The Lions of Fifth Avenue is classic Fiona Davis—a masterfully executed story about two women living decades apart, mysterious family secrets, and the quest to stake a place in society and history. Dazzling and evocative, with vibrant settings and unforgettable characters, this novel is perfect for fans of female-driven historical fiction. I loved it."
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Still Here (2020)
(Clare and Malcolm, book 3)
Amy Stuart
"Riveting, twisty and full of tangled secrets."
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Waiting for a Star to Fall (2020)
Kerry Clare
"Kerry Clare's Waiting for a Star to Fall is a love story at its core, though one without an ending written in the stars. It's about what we believe—and who we believe—and it reveals that we each control our own happiness and destiny. Timely and insightful, Clare has crafted a worthy successor to her memorable debut Mitzi Bytes."
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The Push (2021)
Ashley Audrain
"With its riveting prose and deep convictions, Ashley Audrain's The Push had me in its clutches from the first page. Audrain's astute portrayal of motherhood was unsettling in its insights, yet highly entertaining on the page. Complex, nuanced, and unflinching, I inhaled this debut in one sitting."
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Float Plan (2021)
Trish Doller
"In Trish Doller's Float Plan, strangers Anna and Keane, who are trying to escape their respective tragedies, must learn to rely on themselves, and each other, or lose more than they already have. Gorgeous scenery, evocative storylines and plenty of tension - I devoured this book--a must read for fans of armchair travel and magnetic love stories!"
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The Nine Lives of Rose Napolitano (2021)
Donna Freitas
"In captivating Sliding Doors style, we’re offered an intimate glimpse into the nine different lives of one woman as she struggles to define womanhood. Riveting, astute and brazenly honest, The Nine Lives of Rose Napolitano has left an indelible mark—I won't soon forget it."
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Last Summer at the Golden Hotel (2021)
Elyssa Friedland
"Chock full of charm and wit, Elyssa Friedland’s Last Summer at the Golden Hotel is the only family drama you need this year! Set in a ramshackle Catskills hotel and featuring a vibrant cast of characters, it’s a laugh out loud funny novel with a heart of gold."
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The Maid (2022)
Nita Prose
"The Maid is sure to leave mystery lovers delighted, charmed, and eager for more of Prose's work."
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Such a Pretty Smile (2022)
Kristi DeMeester
"With expert pacing and captivating characters, Kristi DeMeester's SUCH A PRETTY SMILE is a gothic thriller that speaks to the strength of women. A darkly feminist and timely novel, I was spellbound until the final page."
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The Good Left Undone (2022)
Adriana Trigiani
"Adriana Trigiani once again proves her mastery at breaking your heart, and then mending it together again. Writing of strong women, steadfast loves, settings that whisk you away, and the legacy of the Cabrelli family, this is Trigiani at her finest. Sweeping yet intimate, The Good Left Undone is a love letter to matriarchs everywhere-prepare to be dazzled."
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An Unthinkable Thing (2022)
Nicole Lundrigan
"In Nicole Lundrigan's An Unthinkable Thing we meet 11-year-old Tommie Ware, whose life is forever changed by the dark secrets of the wealthy family his estranged mother works for. Gothic horror meets literary suspense, this novel showcases Lundrigan's impressive talent for crafting a story that is propulsive yet measured, never giving up its mysteries too easily. Flawlessly captivating, this is the book I've been waiting to read all year."
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Every Summer After (2022)
Carley Fortune
"Set in Ontario's idyllic cottage country, Carley Fortune's debut, Every Summer After, follows a couple--Persephone (Percy) and Sam--as they navigate loss, broken promises, and unrequited love. In a "then/now" narrative spanning nearly two decades, Fortune deftly explores the push and pull of a relationship burdened by past mistakes and misunderstandings, and how it's as much about choice as it is fate. Evocative and nostalgic, this novel is perfect for those who covet steamy summer dock days and second-chance love stories. I devoured it!"
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The Making of Her (2022)
Bernadette Jiwa
"Bernadette Jiwa's moving fiction debut, The Making of Her, explores the impact of secrets, the magnitude of our choices, and the tenuous binds of family. Set in Dublin and shifting between past and present, this deeply evocative novel is a masterful study into what it really means to love, and to forgive. The Making of Her is ultimately a story about the plight and power of women, and is not to be missed."
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The Witches of Moonshyne Manor (2022)
Bianca Marais
"In this enchanting novel we meet a coven of misfit witches--a sisterhood as diverse as it is powerful, though struggling with many of the same issues that face non-magical women: in particular, what it means to be an aging woman in a society enamored with youth. Brimming with magic, mystery and meaning, prepare to be bewitched."

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