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Karen Robards

USA flag (b.1954)

Karen Robards is the New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestselling author of more than fifty books and one novella. Karen published her first novel at age 24 and has won multiple awards throughout her career, including six Silver Pens for favorite author. She was recently described by The Daily Mail as "one of the most reliable thriller writers in the world".

Genres: Romantic Suspense, Historical Romance, Mystery, Thriller, Science Fiction, Historical, Romance
   1. Island Flame (1982)
   2. Sea Fire (1982)
Banning Sisters
   1. Scandalous (2001)
   2. Irresistible (2001)
   3. Shameless (2010)
Jess and Mark
   1. Pursuit (2009)
   2. Justice (2011)
Charlotte Stone
   1. The Last Victim (2012)
   2. The Last Kiss Goodbye (2013)
   3. Her Last Whisper (2014)
   4. The Last Time I Saw Her (2015)
   1. The Ultimatum (2017)
   2. The Moscow Deception (2018)
   3. The Fifth Doctrine (2019)
   Forbidden Love (1983)
   Amanda Rose (1984)
   To Love a Man (1985)
   Dark Torment (1985)
   Loving Julia (1986)
   Wild Orchids (1986)
   Night Magic (1987)
   Dark of the Moon (1988)
   Desire in the Sun (1988)
   Tiger's Eye (1989)
   Morning Song (1990)
   This Side of Heaven (1991)
   Green Eyes (1991)
   Nobody's Angel (1992)
   One Summer (1993)
   Maggy's Child (1994)
   Walking After Midnight (1995)
   Hunter's Moon (1995)
   Heartbreaker (1996)
   The Senator's Wife (1998)
   The Midnight Hour (1999)
   Ghost Moon (2000)
   Paradise County (2000)
   To Trust a Stranger (2001)
   Whispers at Midnight (2003)
   Beachcomber (2003)
   Bait (2004)
   Superstition (2005)
   Vanished (2006)
   Obsession (2007)
   Guilty (2008)
   Shattered (2010)
   Sleepwalker (2011)
   Shiver (2012)
   Hunted (2013)
   Hush (2014)
   Darkness (2015)
   The Black Swan of Paris (2020)
   The Girl from Guernica (2022)
     aka Fire in the Sky
   Some Murders in Berlin (2024)
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Novellas and Short Stories
   Manna from Heaven (2012)
Omnibus editions
Karen Robards recommends
Vanishing Hour (2022)
Laura Griffin
"Wow! Laura Griffin is quite simply one of the best romantic thriller writers out there. Tightly plotted, character-driven, Vanishing Hour keeps the twists and turns coming all the way."
December '41 (2022)
William Martin
"This pedal-to-the-floor historical spy thriller is a knockout! In the weeks immediately following Pearl Harbor, Old Hollywood collides with a secret Nazi cell and the result is a tautly written, adrenaline-filled roller coaster ride with the highest of stakes. Add in colorful characters, hairpin turns, and hold-your-breath suspense, and this has Do Not Miss stamped all over it."
Radar Girls (2021)
Sara Ackerman
"Radar Girls is a wow of a book! I loved Daisy Wilder and her friends and this engaging look into a fascinating, little known slice of WW2 history, the creation of the Women’s Air Raid Defense (WARD). The lush tropical paradise of Hawaii, left reeling in the aftermath of the horrifying attack on Pearl Harbor, provides the perfect setting for this captivating story of friendship, heartbreak and true love. Highly recommend!"
The Warsaw Orphan (2021)
Kelly Rimmer
"Heartbreaking, intensely moving, this story of the horrors of the Warsaw Ghetto during World War II is also a wonderful, ultimately life-affirming love story. Roman and Emilia are intensely appealing characters to root for, and I felt like I was right there with them through every step of their journey. Bravo, Kelly Rimmer! I’m going to be recommending this book to everyone I know."
The Last Bookshop in London (2021)
Madeline Martin
"I devoured this story! I loved Grace and Primrose Hill Books! At its heart, The Last Bookshop in London is a love letter to the power of books to unite us, to hold the world together when it’s falling apart around our ears. This fresh take on what London endured during WWII should catapult Madeline Martin to the top tier of historical fiction novelists. I highly recommend it."
Eternal (2021)
Lisa Scottoline
"At its heart, Eternal is a beautiful, heartbreaking, yet ultimately uplifting love story. Meticulously researched, this riveting World War II-era novel explores what happens when beautiful Elisabetta must choose between lifelong best friends Sandro and Marco. As they get caught up in the madness that overtakes Italy when it becomes a satellite of Hitler and the Third Reich, each must make a gut-wrenching choice that determines the course of the rest of their lives. Action-packed and haunting, Eternal will stay with you for a long time after you finish reading it. I loved this book!"

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