UPON A WINTER’S NIGHT, a romantic suspense novel set in the Home Valley, will be available in October. Look for the cover and more information here soon.
Despite her parents’ objections, Lydia Brand helps Josh Yoder with the manger animals he rents out for Christmas tableaus and pageants. Lydia also works at her parents’ Amish furniture store, but the death of a woman in a snow storm with a note for Lydia clutched in her hand and other clues soon send Lydia—with Josh’s help—on a quest to learn more about her biological parents, who are not the Amish Brands who raised her. But someone is desperate to stop them from finding answers. When a friend who is helping is murdered and Josh come under suspicion by the sheriff, Lydia is terrified that maybe she can’t trust Josh, even if she loves him. UPON A WINTER’S NIGHT, in the season of Christmas, Lydia and Josh struggle to solve the mystery before they become the next victims.
RT Book Reviews TOP PICK, 4/12 stars: “This Home Valley Amish trilogy finale brings shades of the movie Witness to the page, in a pulse-pounding, man-and-woman-on-the-run adventure. You won’t be disappointed in the ride!”
Harper’s Home Valley trilogy continues with a strong installment that deals with one woman’s struggle between wanting to make it in the outside world and staying with what she has always known. The author’s likable, engaging characters and a strong plot lend additional strength to her ever-amazing description of Amish life.
–RT Book Reviews, March 2012
Harper, a master of suspense, keeps readers guessing about crime and love until the very end, while detailed descriptions of the Amish community and the Ohio countryside add to the enjoyment of this thrilling tale, the first in the Home Valley Amish Trilogy.
the website for author Karen Harper and her novels of suspense
set in the present and the past...
Contemporary Romantic Suspense
A Historical Mystery Series
A New York
Times and USA Today bestselling author, Karen Harper
is a former college English instructor (The Ohio State University)
and high school literature and writing teacher. A lifelong Ohioan,
Karen and her husband Don divide their time between the midwest
and the southeast, both locations she has used in her books. Besides
her American settings, Karen loves the British Isles, where her
Scottish and English roots run deep, and where she has set many
of her historical Tudor-era mysteries and her historical novels
about real and dynamic British women. Karen's books have been
published in many foreign languages and she won the Mary Higgins
Clark Award for 2005. Karen has given numerous talks to readers
and writers across the county.
collection is with The Ohio State University Rare Books and Manuscript