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Karen Rose Smith


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aka Karen Hughes, Kari Sutherland

Karen Rose Smith was born on December 21 in Pennsylvania, U.S.A.. Althoughshe was an only child, she remembers the bonds of an extended family. Sheand her parents lived with her grandfather and aunt until she was five, whenher parents built a house next door. Since her father came from a family often and her mother, a family of seven, there were always aunts, uncles, andcousins visiting on weekends. Family is a strong theme in her books and shesuspects her childhood memories are the reason. As a teenager, music becameas important to Karen Rose as reading. The Beatles were her favourite group.But she and her cousin took their first sojourn into writing bycollaborating on a script for The Monkees television program. They sent thatscript to every concert venue where the group appeared that summer!

In college, Karen Rose began writing poetry and also met her husband-to-be.She graduated of Shippensburg University in PA with a BS in English andFrench secondary education, she earned graduate credits in both English andCounseling. She married her college sweetheart and both began marriedlife as teachers, but when their son was born, Karen Rose decided to try herhand at a home decorating business. She returned to teaching for a while butwhen back surgery interrupted her lifestyle, it led her to writing romancefiction.

After six years of writing and thirteen completed manuscripts, Karen Rosesold two books in one week! Published since 1991, she has had over 50 novelsunder diferent pseudonyms. She has published with Silhouette Romance andSpecial Edition, as well as with Meteor/Kismet and Kensington's PreciousGems. She has won New Jersey's Golden Leaf Award in short contemporaryromance as well as the Golden Quill award in traditional romance. Herromances have made both the USA TODAY list and the Waldenbooks Bestsellerlist for Series Romance. A past president of the Central PA Romance Writers,she has given workshops on conflict, character, love scenes and synopsiswriting to neighboring chapters and at national conferences.

Karen Rose lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, now their son is aresearch scientist working in Oklahoma. Karen has read romance novels sinceshe was a teenager because they end with happily-ever-after. She thinkseveryone needs hope in an ideal and an escape from time to time. And that'swhy she can see herself writing romance novels for a long time to come.
 

Genres: Romance, Cozy Mystery, Children's Fiction
 
New and upcoming books
Series
Finding Mr. Right
   1. Kit and Kisses (1997)
   2. Forever After (1996)
   3. When Mom Meets Dad (2012)
   4. Falling For Her Boss (2012)
   5. Toys And Baby Wishes (2012)
   6. Love in Bloom (1993)
   7. Ribbons and Rainbows (1997)
   8. Wish On the Moon (1992) (as by Kari Sutherland)
   9. A Man Worth Loving (1992)
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Darling Daddies
   1. Adam's Vow (1995)
   2. Always Daddy (1995)
   3. Shane's Bride (1995)
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Best Men
   1. Cowboy at the Wedding (1996)
   2. Most Eligible Dad (1996)
   3. A Groom and a Promise (1996)
   4. The Dad Who Saved Christmas (1997)
   The Night Before Baby (1999)
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Tall, Dark and True
   1. Tall, Dark and True (2001)
   2. Her Tycoon Boss (2001)
   3. Doctor In Demand (2001)
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Baby Bonds
   1. Custody for Two (2006)
   2. The Baby Trail (2006)
   3. Expecting His Brother's Baby (2006)
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Dads in Progress
   1. The Daddy Dilemma (2008)
   2. The Daddy Plan (2008)
   3. The Daddy Verdict (2008)
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Search For Love
   1. Nathan's Vow (2011)
   2. Jake's Bride (2011)
   3. Always Devoted (2011)
   4. Always Her Cowboy (2013)
   5. Heartfire (2011)
   6. Cassidy's Cowboy (2011)
   7. Her Sister (2013)
   8. The Wedding Promise (2016)
   9. Forever In Her Eyes (2016)
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Caprice De Luca Mystery
   1. Staged to Death (2013)
   2. Deadly Decor (2014)
   3. Gilt by Association (2015)
   4. Drape Expectations (2015)
   5. Silence of the Lamps (2016)
   6. Shades of Wrath (2016)
   7. Slay Bells Ring (2017)
   8. Cut to the Chaise (2018)
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Menagerie (as by Kari Sutherland) (with Tui T Sutherland)
   1. The Menagerie (2013)
   2. Dragon on Trial (2014)
   3. Krakens and Lies (2015)
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Novels
   Garden of Fantasy (1992)
   Because of Francie (1993)
   Heartfire, Homefire (1993) (as by Kari Sutherland)
   Abigail and Mistletoe (1994)
   Marry Me, Cowboy (1996)
   Toys and Wishes (1996)
   Mom Meets Dad (1999)
   His Little Girl's Laughter (2001)
   Expecting the CEO's Baby (2003)
   The Most Eligible Doctor (2003)
   Their Baby Bond (2003)
   Once Upon a Baby ... (2004)
   Which Child Is Mine? (2004)
   To Protect and Cherish (2006)
   The Bracelet (2007)
   The Super Mum (2007)
   April's Promise (2013)
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Series contributed to
Bundles of Joy
   5. Adam's Vow (1995)
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Men in Uniform
   The Sheriff's Proposal (1996) (as by Kari Sutherland)
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Logan's Legacy
   2. Take a Chance on Me (2004)
   12. A Precious Gift (2004)
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Non fiction show
 
Omnibus editions show
 
Karen Rose Smith recommends
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In Hot Water (2021)
(Misty Bay Tea Room Mystery, book 1)
Kate Kingsbury
"A fast paced cozy mystery with contemporary elements yet English tea room charm."
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In Peppermint Peril (2018)
(Tea and Read Mystery, book 1)
Joy Avon
"Joy Avon’s Book Tea Shop mystery, In Peppermint Peril, is a delightful Christmas cozy. Ms. Avon’s charming descriptions draw the reader into the village of Heart’s Harbor and holiday celebrations."
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Into the Night (2017)
(Killer Instinct , book 3)
Cynthia Eden
"What romantic suspense is supposed to be-fast, furious, and very sexy."

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