Blurb Blitz Tour and giveaway: Her Sister by Karen Rose Smith

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This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Karen will be awarding a Landau charm bracelet and a $25 Amazon Gift Card to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour (US ONLY). Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.

7_31 Cover_HerSisterClare’s little sister, Lynnie, was abducted twenty-seven years ago. Now the retired detective who has never been able to let go of the cold case has a lead. Lynnie could be alive!

Clare’s neighbor, Joe, an occasional friend until now, gives her support and…wants more than friendship.

Clare’s mom, Amanda, thrown together again with her ex-husband into a crisis discovers forgotten love beneath the regrets.

Clare’s sixteen year old daughter, Shara, decides to run from her problems instead of facing them.

A devoted sister, a turmoiled mom and a rebellious daughter find their way back to each other in this contemporary ebook about three generations who discover love can knit their family back together again.


Where is Lynnie? Where did she go?

In her mind, five-year-old Clare Thaddeus called to her little sister—Come back, Lynnie. Please come back.

The huge policeman crouched down in front of Clare’s mother at the sofa and said in a deep, slow voice, “Mrs. Thaddeus, I know you’re terribly upset. But I need details. We’ve got an hour before daylight. If your daughter wandered outside—”

Clare’s father, who’d been talking to another man in blue, glanced at her, and Clare huddled down deeper into the big green armchair. Her dad didn’t come to her but rather went to her mom, sank down beside her and wrapped his arm around her. Then he spoke to the officer. “Our daughter, Lynnie, is three. She would never go outside into the dark on her own.”

“Tell us again where you were last night,” the policeman demanded in a not-so-nice voice.

“I worked late, preparing a brief.”

“Until five a.m.?”

“Yes, until five a.m. As I told you, I always check the girls’ rooms before turning in. Lynnie wasn’t in her bed. I woke my wife. We looked through the whole house and then we called you.”

Clare had been sleeping in her brand new room. They’d moved in here—she studied her hand and counted her fingers—five days ago. Boxes were still stacked down here and upstairs. The house was okay. There were more rooms for her and Lynnie to play hide and seek. But she didn’t like being alone in her own room at night. She’d liked it better when she and Lynnie had slept in the same room. She was supposed to watch her sister. She was always supposed to look out for Lynnie. That’s what big sisters did.

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About the Author: 7_31 AuthorPicAward-winning author Karen Rose Smith was born in Pennsylvania. Although she was an only child, she remembers the bonds of an extended family. Since her father came from a family of ten and her mother, a family of seven, there were always aunts, uncles and cousins visiting on weekends. Family is a strong theme in her books and she suspects her childhood memories are the reason.

In college, Karen began writing poetry and also met her husband to be. They both began married life as teachers, but when their son was born, Karen decided to try her hand at a home-decorating business. She returned to teaching for a while but changes in her life led her to writing romance fiction. Now she writes romances and mysteries full time. She has sold 82 novels since 1991.

Presently, she is hard at work on a three-book series for Harlequin Special Edition as well as a three-book mystery series for Kensington.

Married to her college sweetheart since 1971, believing in the power of love and commitment, she envisions herself writing relationship novels, both romance and mystery, for a long time to come!

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  1. thank you for hosting

  2. Thanks for having me here today. What’s your favorite genre?

  3. Shannon says:

    Great excerpt, it is every parents worst nightmare. I’d love to see some kind of resolution for them all

    fencingromein at hotmail dot com

  4. Another excellent excerpt! Thanks for sharing again!

    andralynn7 AT gmail DOT com

  5. Rita Wray says:

    I enjoyed the excerpt, thank you.


  6. Shannon–lots of twists and turns in Her Sister.

    Andra–you’re welcome!

    Rita–I’m glad you enjoyed it.

  7. momjane says:

    Really sort of sad excerpt. the sister seems to be blaming herself for the disappearance of her little sister.

  8. Karen H in NC says:

    Sorry for the late post. I’m playing catch-up here so I’m just popping in to say HI and sorry I missed visiting with you on party day! Hope you all had a good time!
    kareninnc at gmail dot com

  9. like all genres

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  10. Eva Millien says:

    Thanks for sharing Her Sister. Sounds like a great book evamillien at gmail dot com

  11. What a great giveaway! Thanks

    hense1kk (at) cmich (dot) edu

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