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The Queen's Secret

11 ratings

Summary

If you love Jennifer Robson or The Crown, you will love New York Times best-selling author Karen Harper’s novel about Elizabeth, The Queen's Secret.  It's 1939. As the wife of King George VI and the mother of the future queen, Elizabeth - “the queen mother” - shows a warm, smiling face to the world. But it’s no surprise that Hitler himself calls her the “Most Dangerous Woman in Europe”. For behind that soft voice and kindly demeanor is a will of steel. Two years earlier, George was thrust onto the throne when his brother Edward abdicated, determined to marry his divorced, American mistress Mrs. Simpson. Vowing to do whatever it takes to make her husband’s reign a success, Elizabeth endears herself to the British people and prevents the former king and his brazen bride from ever again setting foot in Buckingham Palace.  Elizabeth holds many powerful cards; she’s also hiding damaging secrets about her past and her provenance that could prove to be her undoing. In this riveting novel of royal secrets and intrigue, Karen Harper lifts the veil on one of the world’s most fascinating families and how its “secret weapon” of a matriarch maneuvered her way through one of the most dangerous chapters of the century.

©2020 Karen Harper (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: Bianca Amato
Author: Karen Harper
Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
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The Poyson Garden

3 ratings

Summary

The letter came in secret, with a pearl eardrop from an aunt long thought dead, resurrecting the forbidden past. Banished by her spiteful half sister, Queen Mary, to Hatfield House in the English countryside, 25-year-old Princess Elizabeth cannot refuse the summons. The Boleyns are in grave danger. And Elizabeth, daughter of Anne Boleyn, is marked for death by a master poisoner whose reign of terror may have royal sanction. With her few loyal retainers, Elizabeth escapes to Kent. Here, in her ancestral Hever Castle, now held by the Queen's loyalists, Elizabeth seeks to unravel the plot against her. And here, in the embrace of intrigue and betrayal, the princess must find a brilliant, powerfully connected killer - before the killer finds her....

©1999 Karen Harper (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Author: Karen Harper
Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
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The Queene's Christmas

2 ratings

Summary

Elizabethan England comes alive in all its pomp and pageantry, deadly intrigue and scandal - and fine feasting - in Karen Harper's acclaimed mystery series featuring the young queen Elizabeth Tudor as amateur sleuth. An old English Yule has never been merrier or more mysterious. A New Year's celebration has never looked more joyous but been so potentially deadly. Fearing the 12 Days of Christmas of 1564 may be the last for her ailing, elderly friend, Lady Kat Ashley, Queen Elizabeth decrees a nostalgic, old-fashioned holiday. Delicious dishes for the table, holly and ivy, caroling, wassailing, mumming, and a Lord of Misrule to oversee it all are in the recipe for the revels. But one of the queen's kitchen staff is found as dead as the ornate peacock he was preparing for the feast. As more murders threaten customs, kingdom, and Christmas, Elizabeth and her diverse band of Privy Plot Counselors try desperately to solve the increasingly bizarre crimes. When the Thames freezes over and Londoners take to the ice for an elaborate Frost Fair. Elizabeth of England must outfox the diabolical demon who would kill not only the spirit of Christmas but the queen.

©2003 Karen Harper (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Author: Karen Harper
Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
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The Queen's Cure

2 ratings

Summary

Karen Harper’s crowd-pleasing Elizabeth I Mystery series, hailed as “extraordinary” by the Los Angeles Times, continues with this marvelous, majestic novel. The Queene’s Cure transports us into the shadowy world of sixteenth-century medicine, as an enlightened young queen seeks the cures that could heal a realm and transform a land.... In late summer of 1562, within a bedchamber at Whitehall Palace, Elizabeth Tudor prays for the recovery of the delirious, fever-racked friend who has served her for twenty-six of her twenty-nine years. Ten days later, with loyal, handsome Lord Robert Dudley by her side, the queen leads her retinue to London’s Royal College of Physicians to enlist two learned doctors in the raging battle against disease and pestilence. She knows she has no trusted allies in Peter Pascal and John Caius, ardent Papist sympathizers with long-standing grievances against the Tudors. Yet even the stalwart queen is shaken when a frighteningly lifelike effigy of herself ravaged by pox turns up in her royal coach. Elizabeth’s fear that the counterfeit corpse is a harbinger of impending tragedy comes to fruition whenever more terrifying transgressions penetrate the very heart of her royal precincts. With the help of her Privy Plot Council and an intriguing healer whose curative arts are at odds with the dangerous Royal College, Elizabeth resolves to unmask a murderer who wears a false face and is beset by the vilest humours of the soul. But when she herself falls ill, an entire realm is caught in the grip of a treasonous conspiracy to take a queen’s life and throne. Peopled by a rich cast of fascinating figures from the swirling mists of history, The Queene’s Cure brings a vibrant, violent age unforgettably to life. Racing to a chilling climax where ordinary men play God and where Elizabeth Tudor could meet the same fate as her mother, Anne Boleyn, this is a gripping and captivating story of an indomitable young monarch...fighting for her life, her realm, and her rightful crown.

©2002 Karen Harper (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
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The Last Boleyn

2 ratings

Summary

They were the Boleyns, once one of England's most powerful family. Anne Boleyn captured the hand of Henry VIII, and now we see the rise and fall of their family fortunes through the eyes of the eldest Boleyn daughter, Mary.  Mary Boleyn is overshadowed in history by her sister, Anne, but it was she who first caught the eye of Henry VIII, setting the stage for her family's dramatic rise to power - and ultimate fall from grace. Although Henry set her aside as his mistress, Mary still navigated the dangerous waters of the Tudor court while forging ahead to find a life - and a love - apart from the intrigue that surrounded her.  In New York Times best seller Karen Harper's skillfully written and dramatically set novel, you will hear the story of this once mostly forgotten Boleyn sister in a brilliant blend of history, romance, and drama.

©1983, 2020 Karen Harper (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: Melanie Crawley
Author: Karen Harper
Length: 21 hrs and 4 mins
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The Fyre Mirror

2 ratings

Summary

Smitten with spring fever, Elizabeth Tudor escapes London for fantastical Nonsuch Palace in the sweet Surrey countryside. There she hopes to relax and pose for the official royal portrait for which she is holding a competition. But one of her artists is burned to death, and portraits of the queen are going up in flames. When she hears that her rival, the dangerous Mary, Queen of Scots, has been peering in mirrors and announcing, "I see the next queen of England!" Elizabeth summons her Privy Plot Council. Has the arsonist been sent by foreign foes or is it someone in her own court? Or is the "running boy" apparition really a ghost out to avenge a terrible past tragedy caused by the Tudors? Time is running out, because the enemy who stalks the queen means to destroy not only her portraits and artists, but her very life.

©2005 Karen Harper (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
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Dark Road Home

2 ratings

Summary

After a murder case threatens her safety, attorney Brooke Benton seeks sanctuary in the quiet Amish community of Maplecreek. Although the locals disagree with her cosmopolitan ways, she soon manages to find a place in their lives. But when a tragic hit-and-run accident turns fatal, Brooke cannot abide by the community's belief in absolute forgiveness. She wants answers. Daniel Brand left his childhood home to explore the outside world years ago. Now he has returned to his Amish roots, and worldly Brooke Benton does not fit into his plans. But when his niece dies, he slowly agrees that they must bring to justice the driver who killed her - especially when a silent presence continues to threaten the community. Together Brooke and Daniel begin a journey along a dark road, hoping to bring peace to the small community…and maybe lead their hearts home.

©1996 Karen Harper (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Megan Hayes
Author: Karen Harper
Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
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The Twylight Tower

2 ratings

Summary

It is May 1560. As sinister storm clouds gather overhead, 26-year-old Queen Elizabeth dispatches William Cecil, her most trusted adviser, to Scotland for crucial negotiations. Handsome, ambitious Lord Robert Dudley is at her side. But their leisurely midsummer idyll is cut short when the courts master lutenist plunges to his death from a parapet beneath the queen's window. The loyal retainers of Elizabeth's privy council do not accept the official verdict of accidental death. Their fears are borne out when another tragedy rocks the realm, and points the way to a conspiracy to bring down Elizabeth and seize the throne. As ill winds of treachery swirl around the court, and suspicion falls on those within Elizabeth's intimate circle, a vengeful enemy slips from the shadows...a traitorous usurper who would be sovereign. With The Twylight Tower, Karen Harper brings a legendary era to life, drawing us into an intoxicating world of majesty and mayhem, political intrigue and adventure...where danger is everywhere...and where a young queen journeys to greatness in the long shadow of her bloodstained past.

©2001 Karen Harper (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Author: Karen Harper
Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
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The Royal Nanny

2 ratings

Summary

Based on a seldom-told true story, this novel is perfect for everyone who is fascinated by Britain’s royal family - a behind the scenes look into the nurseries of little princes and the foibles of big princes. April 1897: A young nanny arrives at Sandringham, ancestral estate of the Duke and Duchess of York. She is excited, exhausted - and about to meet royalty.... So begins the unforgettable story of Charlotte Bill, who would care for a generation of royals as their parents never could. Neither Charlotte - LaLa, as her charges dub her - nor anyone else can predict that eldest sons David and Bertie will each one day be king. LaLa knows only that these children, and the four who swiftly follow, need her steadfast loyalty and unconditional affection.  But the greatest impact on Charlotte’s life is made by a mere bud on the family tree: a misunderstood soul who will one day be known as the Lost Prince. Young Prince John needs all of Lala’s love - the kind of love his parents won’t...or can’t...show him.  From Britain’s old wealth to the glittering excesses of Tsarist Russia; from country cottages to royal yachts, and from nursery to ballroom, Charlotte Bill witnesses history. The Royal Nanny is a seamless blend of fact and fiction - an intensely intimate, yet epic tale spanning decades, continents, and divides that only love can cross.

©2016 Karen Harper (P)2020 HarperAudio

Narrator: Melanie Crawley
Author: Karen Harper
Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
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The Tidal Poole

2 ratings

Summary

It is the crowning day of twenty-five-year-old Bess Tudor's life as she returns from exile to become England's queen. But even as her magnificent procession wends its way to Westminster Palace, a shot rings out, muffled by the jostling crowd. Within moments of becoming England's ruler, Elizabeth learns of the brutal murder of a highborn lady of the court, the sister of one of her dearest friends. Elizabeth cannot refuse her friend's request to find the killer -- especially since the prime suspect is too close to the crown -- and her friends -- to overlook. Elizabeth must be circumspect. Trust can be deadly. So she summons her small band of loyal retainers and plunges into a cauldron of conflicting loyalties and deadly intrigue. From the pomp, pageantry, and insidious gossip of the court to the lethal tidal pools swirling under London Bridge, the passionate young queen must seize the reins of her empire -- and find a killer determined to destroy the crown itself....

©2000 Karen Harper (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Author: Karen Harper
Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
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American Duchess

2 ratings

Summary

Before there was Meghan Markle, there was Consuelo Vanderbilt, the original American duchess. Karen Harper tells the tale of Consuelo Vanderbilt, her “Wedding of the Century” to the duke of Marlborough, and her quest to find meaning behind “the glitter and the gold”. On a cold November day in 1895, a carriage approaches St. Thomas Episcopal Church on New York City’s Fifth Avenue. Massive crowds surge forward, awaiting their glimpse of heiress Consuelo Vanderbilt. Just 18, the beautiful bride has not only arrived late, but in tears, yet her marriage to the aloof duke of Marlborough proceeds. Bullied into the wedding by her indomitable mother, Alva, Consuelo loves another. But a deal was made, trading some of the vast Vanderbilt wealth for a title and prestige, and Consuelo, bred to obey, realizes she must make the best of things.  At Blenheim Palace, Consuelo is confronted with an overwhelming list of duties, including producing an “heir and a spare”, but her relationship with the duke quickly disintegrates. Consuelo finds an inner strength, charming everyone from debutantes to diplomats including Winston Churchill, as she fights for women’s suffrage. When she takes a scandalous leap, can she hope to attain love at last? From the dawning of the opulent Gilded Age, to the battles of the Second World War, American Duchess is a riveting tale of one woman’s quest to attain independence - at any price. 

©2019 Karen Harper (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers

Author: Karen Harper
Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
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The Thorne Maze

1 rating

Summary

The vibrant pageant of Elizabethan England comes to life in Karen Harper's fifth novel in her acclaimed Elizabeth I Mystery Series. Hailed as "extraordinary" by The Los Angeles Times, these historical mysteries beautifully blend fact and fiction as the young Queen Elizabeth Tudor becomes an amateur sleuth to save her court, crown, and kingdom. Though summering in the lush countryside to escape the plague rampaging through London, the queen and her court cannot escape the reach of a multiple murderer who seems to disappear at will. In the gardens of Hampton Court, Elizabeth proudly shows a famed visiting lawyer her huge hornbeam maze. But the intricate labyrinth soon becomes a scene of horror as Elizabeth herself is attacked and the lawyer is murdered within its leafy dead ends. The queen calls upon her small, select band of advisors to help her ferret out the identity of the maze murderer. When the court must flee the encroaching Black Death, even the royal haven of Hatfield House with its charming knot garden holds terror. Undaunted, the queen and her chief advisor, William Cecil, set a trap in the flooded thorn maze at Cecil's nearby estate. But even if they snare the ghostly murderer before he or she strikes again, will they unmask not only the villain but the person they love best in all the realm?

©2003 Karen Harper (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
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The Hooded Hawke

1 rating

Summary

This summer, Queen Elizabeth I is in no mood for games. She and her court were expecting to spend the warmer months lounging in great manor houses, feasting in the fields, tempting forbidden romance, and perhaps engaging in sport. But someone in the Queen's entourage isn't playing by the rules…and soon Elizabeth is dodging crossbows, longbows, and - worst of all - the threats of her greatest rival, Mary Queen of Scots. As bodies and clues pile up, the mystery and dangers deepen like the surrounding forests. Now Elizabeth must fearlessly confront her foes before she loses her crown - or her life.

©2007 Karen Harper (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

Author: Karen Harper
Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
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The First Princess of Wales

1 rating

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Joan of Kent may have been the daughter of a disgraced earl, but there's more than meets the eye about this high-spirited and savvy woman...who soon changes the course of history. At the height of the Middle Ages in the 14th century, King Edward III of England is determined to use any means necessary to expand his power and gain control of England's bitter rival, France. His own son, Edward, prince of Wales, is far from immune from his political plans. And when Joan of Kent, now free from exile, sees her chance for revenge, she takes it. A calculated plot to scandalize the royal family for revenge for her father's downfall and execution soon turns into the most surprising thing: love. When Joan learns that the prince of Wales actually returns her feelings, she has to make a decision: follow through her with plan or give it all up for true love? Will love cost her everything she's ever wanted? The First Princess of Wales by New York Times best seller Karen Harper reveals a story full of scandal, royal intrigue, and the biggest figures of the Middle Ages - and a true love story that impacted the rest of British history.

©2006 Karen Harper (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: Bianca Amato
Author: Karen Harper
Length: 22 hrs and 1 min
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The Fatal Fashione

1 rating

Summary

In 1566, Elizabeth Tudor faces tremendous opposition from Parliament for ruling England without the help of a husband. Instead, she turns to her Privy Plot Council for help, only to discover from her royal herbalist that a woman has drowned in a tub of starch. Soon another garment worker meets the same rigid fate. Elizabeth becomes unbending in her attempts to solve the murders, as well as iron out the problems of her kingdom. But with her list of suspects growing - and firm evidence pointing to those she trusts the most - Elizabeth must hang the murderer out to dry or risk losing her reign…or her life.

©2006 Karen Harper (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
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Return to Grace

1 rating

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In the shadows of a graveyard, a shot rings out.… Hannah Esh fled the Home Valley Amish community with a broken heart, throwing herself into her worldly dreams of a singing career instead. But as much as she tries to run from her past, something keeps pulling her back. On a whim, she brings four worldly friends to the Amish graveyard near her family's home for a midnight party on Halloween. But when shots are fired and one of her friends is killed, Hannah is pulled back into the world of her past. The investigation into the shooting uncovers deep-buried secrets that shock the peaceful Amish village to its core. Determined to prove her value to the community she left behind, Hannah attempts to bridge two cultures, working closely with both handsome, arrogant FBI agent Linc Armstrong and her former betrothed, Seth Lantz, now widowed with a young daughter. Caught between Seth and Linc, between old and new, Amish and worldly, Hannah must choose her future. Unless a killer, bent on secrecy, chooses it for her.

©2012 Karen Harper (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Gracie Peters
Author: Karen Harper
Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
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Finding Mercy

1 rating

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Quiet, cautious Ella Lantz has spent her entire life in the close-knit Amish community of the Home Valley. Tending her lavender fields, she finds calm and serenity in purple blooms, heavenly scents and a simple life. But the sudden arrival of a strange visitor to her parents' home heralds a host of new complications. Alex Caldwell is unlike any man Ella has ever met - clearly, he's no "Pennsylvania cousin", whatever the elders may say. In fact, Alex is a Wall Street whistle-blower under witness protection…and he's brought a world of trouble to the Lantz doorstep. As Ella comes to trust - even love - a man so utterly worldly, she realizes her life has already changed forever. When it becomes violently clear that even the Home Valley is no refuge, Ella and Alex are driven into the wider world to hide. And with such a high price placed on their silence, they may not survive to share their love….

©2012 Karen Harper (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Gracie Peters
Author: Karen Harper
Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
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Fall from Pride

1 rating

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Against the peaceful night sky, a barn burns.… Sarah Kauffman sought permission from her church elders to paint murals on a few of the Amish community's barns. Each was designed like an old-fashioned quilt square, representing a piece of the Amish traditions Sarah loved. The works of art were intended to draw more tourists to the Home Valley in the struggling economy. But instead, they invited a menace. One by one, each barn is set ablaze and destroyed.…The arson fires spread fear through the community - amongst Amish and Englischers alike. Now Sarah wonders if she's being punished for her pridefulness…or whether there's a more malevolent will at work. As an outsider, arson investigator Nate MacKenzie struggles to investigate the crime scenes while adhering to Amish ways. With Sarah as his guide, he warms to the Plain People and their simple ways. As the fires rage, beliefs are challenged, a way of life is questioned and family secrets are exposed. In the aftermath of the destruction the people of the Home Valley must join together to raise their barns and their hopes for the future.

©2011 Karen Harper (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Gracie Peters
Author: Karen Harper
Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
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Dark Crossings

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Circle of faith. Circle of danger. Circle of love? At the intersection of hope and danger, three Amish women realize the importance of community… and love. "The Covered Bridge" by Karen Harper: When Benjamin Kline returns to the fold after eight years, Abigail Baughman welcomes him with an open heart. But all is not well in their Amish village. Mysterious happenings put Abby in harm's way, forcing Ben to run to her rescue. He’s vowed never to let anyone hurt her, and suddenly everything is at risk—their community, their way of life… and their future together. "Fallen in Plain Sight" by Marta Perry: Childhood friends Sarah Weaver and Jacob Mast see each other in a different light when violence shatters their peaceful society. Now a series of accidents put their faith—and newfound love—to the ultimate test. "Outside the Circle" by Patricia Davids: Isaac Bowman is an outsider, but Lena Troyer makes the widower and his daughter feel like part of the community. So when a deer-poaching ring divides the town, Isaac vows to keep this gentle woman safe from harm… in spite of the danger to his heart.

©2012 Harlequin (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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Deep in the Alaskan Woods

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In the wilds of Alaska, someone sinister is hunting.... Alexandra Collister came to her estranged cousins' B and B in Falls Lake, Alaska, looking for a fresh start. The surrounding forest can be harsh and unforgiving - luckily, rugged wilderness tracker Quinn Mantell offers to be her guide. Still recovering from a toxic previous relationship, Alex is wary of getting too close, but when savagely deep claw marks appear outside her bedroom window, keeping her distance from Quinn is no longer an option. Then a body turns up exhibiting the same ruthless slash marks, and Alex knows it isn't a coincidence. Something sinister is lurking in the woods around Falls Lake, turning Alex’s fresh start into a brutal game of survival. The murky veil of forest offers more threats than answers. Can Alex and Quinn find the killer before darkness falls for good?

©2020 Karen Harper (P)2020 HarperAudio

Author: Karen Harper
Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
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Under the Alaskan Ice

Summary

The truth always surfaces. When a small bush plane smashes through the ice at Falls Lake Lodge, it’s a chilling reminder of everything Megan Metzler has lost. Three years ago, Meg’s pilot husband died in a similar crash, a tragedy Meg and her young son, Chip, have struggled to move on from. Still, Meg does everything she can to assist when Commander Bryce Saylor arrives to investigate, even as working alongside the handsome pilot stirs up painful memories - and an attraction that catches them both off guard.  Bryce knows time is of the essence as he plunges into the frigid water in search of clues. But when vital evidence is destroyed, it soon becomes clear this downed plane was no accident. With someone tracking them from the woods, Meg and Bryce must race to unravel a mystery as indomitable as the Alaskan wilderness, or they might be the next victims to crash and burn.... An Alaska Wild Novel Book 1: Deep in the Alaskan Woods Book 2: Under the Alaskan Ice

©2020 Karen Harper (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers

Author: Karen Harper
Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
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The Queen's Governess

Summary

If you liked Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel, you'll love this brilliant historical novel by New York Times best seller Karen Harper. Thomas Cromwell may have been known as the powerful and ambitious henchman for King Henry VIII, but the woman he installed in the king's court may have had the biggest impact on England's history.... Katherine Ashley was just the daughter of a poor country beekeeper, no matter how clever and beguiling she was. But when she catches the eye of Thomas Cromwell, King Henry VIII's chief minister, she finds her fortune suddenly, drastically changing. Cromwell secures Katherine a place in the king's court as the governess to and protector of Anne Boleyn's only child, Elizabeth. But her new position is not all that it seems to be. She is a governess...but also a spy, keeping tabs on the king's scandalous wife.  In the face of exile, imprisonment, assassination, and even a secret romance, Katherine will have to risk everything for Elizabeth I, one of the greatest monarchs in British history.

©2010 Karen Harper (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: Ana Clements
Author: Karen Harper
Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
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The Irish Princess

Summary

Elizabeth "Gera" Fitz Gerald had a privileged life in her youth in Ireland, daughter of the FitzGerald Dynasty. Her privileged world is overturned when her father, the ninth earl of Kildare, is imprisoned in the Tower of London by King Henry VIII and her family is destroyed by corruption charges and scandal. Torn from her island home and the rest of her family spread out across Europe, Elizabeth has no choice but to accept a place in England's glittering court. Now a member of King Henry VIII's royal court and a companion to his infant daughter, Elizabeth, Gera has to navigate the ever changing politics and alliances - all while nursing her own desire for revenge.  From the lush green fields of Ireland's County Kildare to England's treacherous and opulent royal court, New York Times best seller Karen Harper delves into the life of a real, daring woman who cannot be tamed...or satisfied until her family's good name is restored.

©2011 Karen Harper (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: Ana Clements
Author: Karen Harper
Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
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The Hiding Place

Summary

New York Times best-selling author Karen Harper offers this blistering tale of romantic suspense. After nearly a year in a coma, Tara Kinsale wakes to learn her husband divorced her and her best friend was murdered, leaving behind a daughter named Claire. When Claire’s uncle returns from military service to take custody, sparks ignite as he and Tara team up to solve a mystery.

©2008 Karen Harper (P)2010 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: Carol Monda
Author: Karen Harper
Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
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Silent Scream

Summary

A violent past leads to a present danger…. When an old college roommate invites Claire Britten to join her on an archaeological dig at a Florida peat bog, it's an offer the renowned forensic psychologist can't refuse. Claire's husband, criminal lawyer Nick Markwood, is comforted to see Claire working on a prehistoric burial site instead of an open grave for once. But Claire's investigative instincts kick in when some of The Black Bog's perfectly preserved corpses show signs of a grisly fate. What really happened to these people? What started as an exploration of the past soon escalates into an all-too-current danger. Someone is watching - someone who really doesn't want Claire digging into the past or Nick making connections to a current, violent murder case he's investigating. The bog's corpses may be long dead, but if Claire and Nick don't figure out who's gunning for a fresh kill, the next bodies to be discovered will be their own.

©2018 Karen Harper (P)2018 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited.

Author: Karen Harper
Length: 10 hrs
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Shallow Grave

Summary

The truth won't stay buried forever....   It's been four months since forensic psychologist Claire Britten last crossed paths with danger. Finally feeling she can catch her breath, together with her partner, criminal lawyer Nick Markwood, Claire has settled into a new role, volunteering with a support group for children stressed by domestic violence. But a leisurely field trip to a wildlife sanctuary turns deadly, leaving Claire to question whether the death was an accident, suicide - or something far more sinister.  Nick gets the South Shores team on the case, hunting down anyone with a potential grudge against the sanctuary. But their investigation turns wild when other attacks come too close to home. With a hostile predator on the loose, Nick and Claire will have to race to unbury the truth before a killer wipes them from the endangered-species list for good. 

©2018 Karen Harper (P)2018 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited

Author: Karen Harper
Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
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Mistress Shakespeare

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In Mistress Shakespeare, Elizabethan beauty Anne Whateley reveals intimate details of her dangerous, daring life and her great love, William Shakespeare. As historical records show, Anne Whateley of Temple Grafton is betrothed to Will just days before he is forced to wed the pregnant Anne Hathaway of Shottery. The clandestine Whateley/Shakespeare match is a meeting of hearts and heads that no one - not even Queen Elizabeth or her spymasters - can destroy. From rural Stratford-upon-Avon to teeming London, the passionate pair struggles to stay solvent and remain safe from Elizabeth I's campaign to hunt down secret Catholics, of whom Shakespeare is rumored to be a part. Often at odds, always in love, the couple sells Will's first plays and, as he climbs to theatrical power in Elizabeth's England, they fend off fierce competition from rival London dramatists, ones as treacherous as they are talented. Persecution and plague, insurrection and inferno, friends and foes, even executions of those they hold dear, bring Anne's heartrending story to life. Spanning half a century of Elizabethan and Jacobean history and sweeping from the lowest reaches of society to the royal court, this richly textured novel tells the real story of Shakespeare in love.

©2009 Brilliance Audio, Inc. (P)2009 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Anne Flosnik
Author: Karen Harper
Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
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Falling Darkness

Summary

At the mercy of a treacherous sea.... Claire Britten's training never prepared her for this - the forensic psychology curriculum didn't cover plane crashes. Or how to help fellow survivors cope, seven frightened people huddled in two small rafts awaiting a rescue that may never come. Especially when three of them are your ex-husband, your young daughter - and the man you love, Nick Markwood, whose pursuit by a criminal mastermind forced you all to run in the first place. When the bedraggled crew finally reaches dry land, they are still far from safe. Nick tries to secure transport to their witness-protection placement, urging everyone to stick to the identities laid out for them. They don't need any complications. But when danger follows them to their supposed safe haven, Claire and Nick no longer know who is helping or harming them. Racked by doubt and mistrust, still hunted, they must band together - or fall.

©2017 Karen Harper (P)2018 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited

Author: Karen Harper
Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
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Drowning Tides

Summary

Danger is never far off.... When forensic psychologist Claire Britten started working with lawyer Nick Markwood on his South Shores project, she had no idea it would endanger her life - and the life of her daughter. But when the little girl goes missing from her South Florida home and Nick insists his longtime nemesis is to blame, Claire frantically follows the trail to the Cayman Islands, desperate to save her daughter before it's too late. Nick always knew the man who staged his father's "suicide" was out to get him, but kidnapping the child of someone he cares about is despicable. Finding the billionaire criminal is one thing - meeting his demands in order to save Claire's daughter is quite another. What he wants threatens their professional and personal interests beyond imagination…but what choice do they have when a child's life is on the line?

©2017 Karen Harper (P)2018 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited

Author: Karen Harper
Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
Available on Audible
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Deep Down

Summary

New York Times best-selling author and Mary Higgins Clark Award winner Karen Harper is a master of the romantic suspense novel. In Deep Down, she takes listeners to Appalachia, where a missing persons case leads one woman back toward the man of her dreams. A young Jessie Lockwood often strolled the woods with her mother Mariah near their rural Kentucky home, keeping tabs on the rare ginseng plants tucked in the shadows. Now grown and living in Lexington, Jessie returns home when Mariah is reported missing. She reconnects with Sheriff Drew Webb, who she’s always secretly loved, and the two launch their investigation. But even as Jessie and Drew grow closer, their efforts to uncover the truth about Mariah’s disappearance could tear everything apart. While the romantic tension simmers, the plot keeps twisting in this breathtaking tale that will captivate listeners from start to finish. Narrator Barbara McCulloh’s riveting performance strikes the perfect balance between affairs of the heart and matters of life or death.

©2009 Karen Harper (P)2010 Recorded Books, LLC

Author: Karen Harper
Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
Available on Audible
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Dark Storm

Summary

There are some forces you can’t outrun.... Forensic psychologist Claire Markwood has experienced her share of disaster. But nothing could prepare her for her sister, Darcy, going missing. Claire rushes to the butterfly sanctuary where Darcy has been working, prepared to do what she does best - work the clues. But her sister, along with her car and some of the sanctuary’s rarest species of butterflies, has seemingly vanished without a trace.  Amid a flurry of mysterious leads and dead ends, Claire and her criminal lawyer husband, Nick, tap every resource at their disposal. But the deeper they dig, the more unsettling the case becomes, dredging up old family secrets that shake the foundation of everything Claire thought to be true. Because some secrets aren’t just threatening - they’re deadly. 

©2019 Karen Harper (P)2019 Harlequin Audio

Author: Karen Harper
Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
Available on Audible
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Dark Angel

Summary

One morning Leah Kurtz goes to wake her adopted infant daughter and instantly knows something is terribly wrong. She is convinced that her baby has been switched with another child. Afraid that no one will believe her, Leah turns to an unlikely ally, despite the fact that her Amish community frowns on its members seeking help in the outside world. Dr. Mark Morelli studies the genetic illnesses that plague the Amish, but he has other, private reasons for coming to Maplecreek…reasons that may be tied to the mysterious disappearance of Leah's daughter. Together, Leah and Mark must uncover a conspiracy - before there are deadly consequences.

©2005 Karen Harper (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Claire Christie
Author: Karen Harper
Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
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Chasing Shadows

Summary

The dead still talk if you know how to listen.... Every case that Claire Britten cracks is a win, not only professionally but personally. The forensic psychologist has spent a lifetime fighting a neurological disorder, and her ability to conquer it is a testament to her razor-sharp intuition. Nick Markwood is used to winning in the courtroom, so when his latest case is overthrown by Claire's expert testimony, he can't help being impressed by her skill. He needs her on the team of his passion project - investigating unusual cases involving mysterious deaths. Her condition doesn't deter him, and neither does the attraction that sparks between them...even if it should. As they join forces to investigate a murder in St. Augustine, Florida, Claire is thrust into a situation far more dangerous than she'd anticipated, pushing her disorder to a breaking point. Just when she fears she can't trust her own mind, she discovers Nick's personal connection to the case - and wonders whether she can trust anyone at all.

©2016 Karen Harper (P)2018 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited

Author: Karen Harper
Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
Available on Audible