Friday, August 2, 2013

Her Sister by Karen Rose Smith

Her Sister
by Karen Rose Smith


Clare'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.


Stepping closer, keeping his eyes on hers, Joe took her by the shoulders.  "You can't solve your parents' problems, but you can let them help you.  You can be here for Shara.  You've got to keep the best possible outlook on this, not the worst, and you'll be able to keep in touch with your parents to know what's happening every step of the way.  That's what cell phones and texting are for, right?"

Thinking about it, Clare found herself biting her lower lip, feeling younger than she was, feeling uncertain about everything.

"Your parents probably don't know how much they hurt you.  Have you ever told them?"

She'd let a little of that come out today.  Still … "How could I tell them when they were hurting so badly because Lynnie was gone.  I let some of my feelings slip today.  They seemed shocked, actually shocked.  Are they really so clueless?"

"They're human, Clare.  They've tried to do their best, but that just wasn't enough with you.  You have to decide if you're going to forgive them and move out of this, or if you're always going to hold bitterness toward them."

She saw the look in his eyes and the road she should take.  "You're going to tell me bitterness is only going to hurt me, not them."

"No, I’m not.  It will hurt all of you."

His eyes were so kind and compassionate that she found tears coming to hers.  Blinking hard, she tried to turn away.  But instead of letting her, he pulled her into a hug and he held her tight.

My Review:  July 31, 2013   ~ Review Copies ~

Her Sister  (Search For Love #7)Her Sister by Karen Rose Smith
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I would like to thank the author Karen Rose Smith for giving me this book for an honest review. I have to say that a book that makes me feel the emotions to where I am crying is an outstanding book to me. This book is about a family that has been torn apart by the disappearance of Lynnie, Clare being the older sister always felt that her parents held her responsible, both of her parents Max and Amanda blamed each other and it tore them apart as a family. Clare and her daughter Shara are both affected by the fallout as well. Neither of them communicate properly. There is also Joe their next door neighbor who would like to be more than a neighbor to Clare. I can only say I hope that this story is going to be continued in the next book, because I am emotionally invested and I want to know more about this family. Karen does a great job of writing about the emotional turmoil of families torn apart by abductions, and how it can take a long time for people to heal.

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Award-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!

Websites:  Karen Rose Smith and Karen Rose Smith Mysteries





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Karen will be awarding a Landau charm bracelet and a $25 Amazon Gift Card to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour (US ONLY).  So make sure you comment often for a better chance to win.  You can find the tour schedule here.

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  1. Thanks for having me here today!

  2. I've really enjoyed the tour and look forward to your future endevors!

    fencingromein at hotmail dot com

  3. It's the last day of the tour!! :( I'm so sad I won't get to check in with you every day!! But it's definitely been a blast! Thanks for the great times :D

    andralynn7 AT gmail DOT com

  4. Shannon and Andra--thanks for keeping me company!:)

  5. Great review, thank you. I enjoyed the tour and learning more about you and your new book.


  6. Well, it's the last day of the tour and I want to say I've enjoyed following you around, learning more about you and your books. So, thanks for a good time!
    kareninnc at gmail dot com

  7. Dalene--thank you so much for the terrific review. I appreciate it. I've been on the road today and it's much easier to comment from my desktop. Home now, I'll check back in for comments this evening. Thanks again for taking the time to read HER SISTER.

    1. you're very welcome and thank you for being my guest.

  8. Ingeborg and Karen H.--thanks so much for stopping by at my tour stops. It was a pleasure meeting you.

  9. Great review. If you can say at the end of the book that you're emotionally invested and want more, that's high praise!

    It's nice to know that some things don't change...Karen always has her usual Friday comment. It means that all is right with the world. LOL.
    cathyapicella28412 (@) gmail (.) com

  10. That made me laugh, Daisy! I know what you mean. :)
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

  11. Daisy--I try to give my readers an emotional jolt!

    Catherine--thanks for stopping by.

    It was a pleasure being here today. Dalene, thanks again for the review.

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