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When Mom Meets Dad

Summary

Contemporary romance from award-winning, best-selling author Karen Rose Smith... Alex Woodsides is a single dad who wants the best for his daughter. His daughter Kristy believes her father needs a wife and she needs a mom! When Kristy lets her math grade drop, she suggests Amanda Carson - her best friend's mom who is a third grade teacher - tutor her over the summer. She believes Mrs. Carson is the perfect mom and would make a wonderful wife for her dad. Neither Alex nor Amanda suspect they're being pushed together by two nine-year-old matchmakers until it's too late. Sparks fly when they meet and keep flying as they become involved in each others lives. But Amanda has been burnt in the past by a controlling husband, and Alex gained sole custody of his daughter because her mother walked away. Will Amanda and Alex fall for each other and the parent trap their daughters have set? Warning: Consummated love scenes.

©First edition 1999 as Mom Meets Dad, Revised and updated edition 2012 as When Mom Meets Dad Karen Rose Smith (P)2013 Karen Rose Smith

Narrator: Johnny Peppers
Length: 4 hrs and 36 mins
Available on Audible
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The Wedding Promise

Summary

Beth Crandall has known trauma. Kidnapped from her birth family when she was three, abandoned at a mall by her kidnapper a few months later, traumatic amnesia has prevented memories from plaguing her as she was adopted and ushered into a "normal" life. But a twist of fate reunited her with her birth family recently and now she's attempting to move forward in a way she couldn't before. As a teenager, Beth's face was scarred in an attack at a group home where her best friend lived. Now, Beth is seeing a plastic surgeon, Dr. Sam Benedict, so he can remove the scar. Sam volunteers his time to the foundation Kids Cause, which sends doctors all over the world to help children. Sam, who came from an abusive home, feels children need to be listened to and fixed. He and Beth connect on a deep level from the first moment they meet. Beth has believed a romantic relationship is impossible for her given her background. But during integration into her birth family and throughout a search for her teenage best friend, Sam remains by her side. He helps to heal more than the scar on her face. Neither of them realize that Beth's search for her friend with the help of psychic Gillian Bradley will land them in a fight for their lives.

©2016 Karen Rose Smith (P)2016 Karenb Rose Smith

Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
Available on Audible
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Nathan's Vow

Summary

When Nathan Bradley's ex-wife disappears with his daughters, he does everything in his power to find them. His private investigator hits a wall and suggests Nathan convince psychic Gilliam Moore to help him. At first, Gillian is reluctant. She'd come to L.A. from Indiana to get lost in the crowd...to escape her gift that sometimes seemed more like a burden. As a manicurist, she is learning to relax again and enjoy life. But when Nathan makes his plea and shows her a picture of his girls, she knows she must help him. However, the spark and sizzle between them becomes a fascinating impediment to her progress. Gillian, who was once burnt by a divorced dad, tries to keep her perspective. But Nathan is a force to be reckoned with. Will her gift lead her to love or heartache once again? (First edition published under the title Adam's Vow for Silhouette Books. Nathan's Vow has been revised and updated.)

©1995 (first edition/Adam's Vow) , 2011 (Revised edition/Nathan's Vow) Karen Rose Smith (P)2013 Karen Rose Smith

Narrator: Heidi Baker
Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins
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Murder with Lemon Tea Cakes

Summary

Daisy, a widowed mom of two teenagers, is used to feeling protective - so when Iris started dating the wealthy and not-quite-divorced Harvey Fitz, she worried...especially after his bitter ex stormed in and caused a scene at the party Daisy's Tea Garden was catering. Then there was the gossip she overheard about Harvey's grown children being cut out of his will. Daisy didn't want her aunt to wind up with a broken heart - but she never expected Iris to wind up a suspect in Harvey's murder. Now the apple bread and orange pekoe is on the back burner while the cops treat the shop like a crime scene - and Daisy hopes that Jonas Groft, a former detective from Philadelphia, can help her clear her aunt's name and bag the real killer before things boil over....

©2018 Karen Rose Smith (P)2017 Tantor

Narrator: C.S.E. Cooney
Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
Available on Audible
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Murder with Cucumber Sandwiches

Summary

Daisy's Tea Garden in Pennsylvania's Amish country is known for its elegant finger foods - but now owner Daisy Swanson has to finger a killer.... Restaurant critic Derek Schumaker, notorious for his bitter reviews, is about to visit Daisy's Tea Garden, and Daisy and Aunt Iris are simmering with anxiety. A bad word from the culinary curmudgeon could really hurt their business, but Daisy tries to stay confident. After all, how can he resist her cucumber sandwiches with pimento spread - not to mention the cheesy cauliflower soup and strawberry walnut salad?  Schumaker takes a to-go order when the afternoon tea service is done, which Daisy hopes is a good sign. But when he perishes from a seizure, it looks like his food was dosed with something deadly. Considering a threat that recently appeared on his blog - and whispers of scandal in his past - Daisy has quite an assortment of suspects to sift through....

©2019 Karen Rose Smith (P)2019 Tantor

Narrator: C.S.E. Cooney
Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
Available on Audible
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Murder with Clotted Cream

Summary

Daisy Swanson and her Aunt Iris run a delightful shop in Pennsylvania's Amish country with an emphasis on tasty teas and treats - but murder is not so sweet.... As local merchants unite to attract tourists for a much anticipated weekend quilting event, business is sure to spill over into eateries like Daisy's Tea Garden. Gorgeous craftwork is hanging everywhere - but among the quilts, potholders, and placemats, one gallery owner is wrapped up in some dangerous affairs.... Reese Masemer had been dating one of Daisy's employees, Tessa, an artist, though their last interaction was as strained as a cup of loose leaf tea. Now Reese has been found dead near a covered bridge where Tessa's been practicing her sketches. She's the obvious suspect, but Daisy's learning that there were some major secrets in Reese's background, and several of his relationships were infused with resentment. To save Tessa, she'll have to find out who's tainted this quaint little town with murder....

©2020 Karen Rose Smith (P)2021 Tantor

Narrator: C.S.E. Cooney
Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
Available on Audible
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Murder with Cinnamon Scones

Summary

Daisy Swanson and her Aunt Iris run a delightful shop in Pennsylvania's Amish country with an emphasis on tasty teas and treats - but murder is not so sweet.... As local merchants unite to attract tourists for a much anticipated weekend quilting event, business is sure to spill over into eateries like Daisy's Tea Garden. Gorgeous craftwork is hanging everywhere - but among the quilts, potholders, and placemats, one gallery owner is wrapped up in some dangerous affairs.... Reese Masemer had been dating one of Daisy's employees, Tessa, an artist, though their last interaction was as strained as a cup of loose leaf tea. Now Reese has been found dead near a covered bridge where Tessa's been practicing her sketches. She's the obvious suspect, but Daisy's learning that there were some major secrets in Reese's background, and several of his relationships were infused with resentment. To save Tessa, she'll have to find out who's tainted this quaint little town with murder....

©2018 Karen Rose Smith (P)2018 Tantor

Narrator: C.S.E. Cooney
Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
Available on Audible
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Murder with Cherry Tarts

Summary

In Pennsylvania's Amish country, Daisy Swanson has a tea shop to run, a daughter to marry off - and a murder to solve.... Daisy's worried one of her employees at Daisy's Tea Garden may be in a spot of trouble. Lately Karina's been loading up on soup and second-day baked goods at the end of her shift - and while the shop's scrumptious treats may be hard to resist, Daisy suspects there's more going on, especially since Karina has been seen hanging out in a rundown part of Willow Creek. Planning her own daughter's wedding is enough to keep her busy, but Daisy can't help feeling a protective maternal instinct - and an instinct to investigate. It turns out Karina has been helping a down-on-his luck single dad who's been making ends meet - barely - by selling antiques at a place called Pirated Treasures. But when an employee at the antiques store is bludgeoned to death with a marble rolling pin, Karina's new friend is suspect number-one. Though the motives are muddy and steeped in intrigue, Daisy is more than determined to flush the real killer out.

©2019 Karen Rose Smith (P)2021 Tantor

Narrator: C.S.E. Cooney
Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
Available on Audible
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Love in Bloom

Summary

Dr. Paige Conrad needs Clay Reynolds' help. However, he can't give it because she and the rest of the town of Langley, Maryland, might discover his secret. Clay has no memory of the first 25 years of his life. The past and his father's rejection is behind him. Digging it up brings back nightmares he has fought for 10 years to control. After spending three years in underdeveloped countries following her parents' vision of healing, Paige has come to Langley to gain perspective on her life and help an old friend with his medical practice. Learning Clay was involved in a rock climbing accident and went through the rehabilitation process, she wants him to share his experience with a trouble teenager to give the boy hope. Paige and Clay are inexorably drawn to each other. But can Clay trust Paige and share his secret? Can Paige dare to follow her own dreams?

©2011 Karen Rose Smith (P)2016 Karen Rose Smith

Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
Available on Audible
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Kit and Kisses

Summary

Kit Saunders, a public relations expert, never turns down a challenge. She never gets involved with clients. But Greyson Corey is both challenging and too hunky for words. Is he as down-to-earth and honest as he seems? Kit was fooled by a con man who stole her financial well-being...but more importantly her sense of trust. When Grey has commitments that he won't explain, Kit's radar senses trouble. She won't fall in love with a man with secrets. Two people search for the meaning of love in a real world. Can a few mind-boggling kisses lead to happily-ever-after? Only if they can trust as well as love. Warning: Consummated love scenes.

©2011 Karen Rose Smith (P)2013 Karen Rose Smith

Narrator: Craig Jessen
Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
Available on Audible
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Jake's Bride

Summary

Could Jake ever trust Sara again? Sara Standish knew private investigator Jake Donovan didn't want children. He'd lost his wife and child and his anguish was obvious. With their wedding only days away, she discovered she was pregnant. Should she marry Jake and trap him with a child he might not want? She loved him too much to do that so she called off their wedding and left Los Angeles without telling him about her pregnancy. Now four years later, a letter from her mother helps her realize she made a terrible mistake. Jake deserves to know he has a son. When Sara tells Jake the truth, she sees the sense of betrayal in his eyes. He will never be able to trust her again. But when he asks her to marry him for the sake of their son, she hopes her love can heal them both. Although Jake has hardened his heart against Sara's beauty and gentle nature, he knows he wants to be a father to his son. The only way to do that? Marriage. But he doesn't expect to be caught in the web of loving Sara again. With Christmas near, can they really become a family? Only if he can leave the past behind. Can the traditions of Christmas make Jake whole? No, but maybe love can. Warning: Consummated love scenes

©First edition as Shane's Bride 1996, Revised and updated edition as Jake's Bride 2011 Karen Rose Smith (P)2013 Karen Rose Smith

Narrator: Craig Jessen
Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
Available on Audible
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Her Sister

Summary

When Clare Thaddeus' sister was abducted, she was five and her family fell apart. Now, 27 years later, there's a chance Lynnie could still be alive! Divorced parents, a rebellious daughter, and a devoted sister find their lives in turmoil once again. This time, will crisis tear them apart or will forgotten love knit them together once more?  This is part of the Search For Love series, Book 7

©2013 Karen Rose Smith (P)2013 Karen Rose Smith

Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
Available on Audible
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Heartfire

Summary

Heartfire is Book 5 in Karen Rose Smith's Search for Love series. Tessa Kahill, renowned journalist who traveled the world, is falling in love with her best friend's husband all over again! Tessa and Max Winthrop dated before he met Leslie. Then Tessa left with secrets and dreams to follow her career, and Max married her friend. With a child and a "perfect" marriage, Max was devastated when he lost his wife, his son's mother, and Tessa's best friend. A rocky road, a man and woman who are searching for love, and a little boy who holds his own secret; they could be a real family if they could all become vulnerable and honest with each other. A heartfire has been burning for years. Will it lead to everlasting love?

©2011 Karen Rose Smith (P)2014 Karen Rose Smith

Narrator: Alexandra Haag
Length: 4 hrs and 53 mins
Available on Audible
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Forever in Her Eyes

Summary

Melanie Carlotti lost everything, including her eyesight. Because of a donor, she regained it again. But with this gift came haunting dreams, a man's face and questions to be answered. Thanks to the help of a psychic, Melanie discovers the identity of her donor. She steps into the life of her donor's husband Zack and toddler Amy, finding clues but not the definitive answer and peace. Then she realizes she's in love with Zack, not because of his wife's memories that accompanied Melanie's cornea transplant, but because of her own feelings for this widowed single dad. The truth sets Melanie free but can cost her the man she loves. If Zack can believe Melanie's story and trust her, they will both find happily ever after. But if he can't believe....

©2016 Karen Rose Smith (P)2016 Karen Rose Smith

Category: Romance, Paranormal
Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
Available on Audible
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Forever After

Summary

Spicy, emotional, contemporary romance Darcy Kearn meets sexy attorney Seth Hallaran when his car is towed into her auto shop for repair in Hershey, PA. His name sounds familiar and she soon realizes he is the lawyer who will be helping her best friend's ex-husband sue for custody of their little girl. Her attraction to him is as potent as is his to her. When Seth pursues her, Darcy tries to resist. But their attraction and Seth's kisses test her loyalty to her friend. Darcy believes in love and marriage and Seth doesn't. How can she convince him that love can conquer all? Warning: Consummated love scenes

©1996 Karen Rose Smith (P)2013 Karen Rose Smith

Length: 6 hrs and 21 mins
Available on Audible
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Falling for Her Boss

Summary

A former figure skater, Francie Piccard must make a decision. Should she resume her training with the partner who betrayed her and try for a gold medal? Or should she stay on as manager of the Roller Fun roller skating rink and try to convince her new boss and owner, Noah Gordon, not to sell it. Persuading Noah to stay in Gettysburg until Valentine's Day isn't as difficult as Francie expects. But is he staying because of the rink, her family's hospitality, or the attraction between them? Should Francie hold onto an old dream or chase a new one? Originally published as Because of Francie. This book contains consummated love scenes.

©1996, 2012 Karen Rose Smith (P)2013 Karen Rose Smith

Narrator: Damian D'Amigos
Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
Available on Audible
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Cassidy's Cowboy

Summary

The search for a father and true love is a lot to handle at the same time. But Cassidy Sullivan isn't your ordinary cowgirl, and Ben O'Donnell could possibly become Cassidy's Cowboy for a lifetime. Living on a Wyoming ranch, Cassie never knew who her dad was. She'd lost her mom long ago. But her twin sister, Lucy, recently found her with the help of a woman with an intuitive gift - Gillian Bradley. Now they want to find their father. When Ben and his daughter, Julie, arrive at Twin Pines ranch for a summer getaway, Cassie doesn't count on him stealing her heart or his daughter confiding in her as if she were a mom! She also can't imagine telling Ben her secret - she can't read. Every woman wants to believe love can conquer all. But Ben will be returning to Vermont and, for Cassie, trusting is as big a risk as giving him her heart.

©2011 Karen Rose Smith (P)2013 Karen Rose Smith

Narrator: Lara Asmundson
Length: 4 hrs and 2 mins
Available on Audible
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Always Her Cowboy

Summary

A sweetly sexy contemporary ranch romance by Karen Rose Smith with an old-fashioned flavor but a modern twist. Once a doctor, Zack leaves tragedy behind and heads for a life that once brought him peace. He finds a temporary job on the Rising Star Ranch in Wyoming. Lucy McIntyre, adopted into a large family who loves her, does her father a favor by checking the man's references as well as doing a face to face interview. Lucy never expects the sizzling magnetic pull toward Zackary Burke. Almost immediately she realizes he's a complicated man. But she has her own secret. And in the middle of Zack's interview she receives an unusual call from the family lawyer that could lead her on a search for a lost sibling Family and romance clash. But Lucy thaws Zack's heart until he wants to remain Always Her Cowboy. Warning: Consummated love scenes

©2011 Karen Rose Smith (P)2013 Karen Rose Smith

Narrator: Ben Maclaine
Length: 6 hrs and 18 mins
Available on Audible
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Always Devoted

Summary

Single mom Emma Henderson's worry about her missing sister threatens to overshadow her life. Media mogul Linc Granger offers Emma help, first by airing a nation-wide interview and then...by suggesting Emma consult with his friend Gillian Bradley who has a "gift" for finding missing persons. As Emma and Linc walk the beach and she considers his unorthodox suggestion, Emma realizes she feels a sizzle of attraction to this man that she never felt with another - not even her late husband. Linc Granger is out of her league in so many ways. Yet her four-year-old daughter Becky believes he's her new best friend! Emma and Linc's chemistry is impossible to deny as they consult with Gillian and follow leads to find Paige. What happens when their attraction explodes and they do find answers? Will Emma be able to leave the past behind to find a future with Linc?

©2011 Karen Rose Smith (P)2013 Karen Rose Smith

Narrator: Leslie Ellis
Length: 3 hrs and 18 mins
Available on Audible
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A Man Worth Loving

Summary

Nate McKendrick helps Shara Nolan deliver her baby and an irrevocable bond forms between them. Although Nate is the publisher of a Pennsylvania newspaper, his photojournalist's background urges him to accept unusual assignments for online blog publishers. The widow of a firefighter, Shara fears Nate will take unnecessary chances as he chases danger. She doesn't believe he can make a commitment to the stable life she and her child need. Nate teaches Shara how to grab the moment. But will a new assignment tear them apart or teach Nate that he needs more than the chase for danger? Maybe a life with Shara and little Danny is what he's actually searching for. Warning: Consummated love scenes.

©First edition 1992, Revised and updated edition 2013 Karen Rose Smith (P)2013 Karen Rose Smith

Narrator: Craig Jessen
Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
Available on Audible