Karen Hall enjoys writing, listening to opera, and spending time with her dogs. Though a southerner by birth, friends jokingly tell her she is really from the north. Settle in a comfy chair with your favorite cup of tea and let her Victorian romances sweep you back in time.
In Dark Debts, Karen Hall masterfully combines southern gothic, romantic comedy, and mystery in a wildly original theological thriller that has become a cult favorite since being published twenty years ago. In this new anniversary edition, the author has reimagined her work. The result is a suspenseful, irreverent, and deeply spiritual novel that captivates from the very beginning and doesn’t let go.
When Randa, a reporter for an alternative newspaper in Los Angeles, receives an urgent phone call from her estranged lover, Cam, she rushes to his apartment. She arrives to discover that he’s leapt from the building to his death. Police believe that before committing suicide, Cam also murdered someone in a convenience store, but Randa does not believe Cam is capable of such an act. She seeks out Cam’s brother, Jack, who is living off the grid, somewhere near Atlanta, in hope of figuring out what really happened.
Meanwhile, a Jesuit priest named Michael Kinney has been exiled from New York City to the boondocks of Georgia after making controversial public statements. He has said things that educated people of faith are not supposed to express. Even more problematically, he has fallen in love with a woman, and the last surviving member of his family has kept a shocking family secret from him.
How these characters converge is part of the thrilling mystery of Dark Debts, a cult favorite first published twenty years ago. In this new edition, author Karen Hall has re-imaged her southern gothic tale and the result is a work of even greater power—a brilliantly realized and suspenseful evocation of the conflict between good and evil.
Bringing Christmas magic into the world with a collection of sweet romance stories by best-selling authors, Darlene Panzera, Debby Lee, Julie Kavanagh, Karen Hall, and Jennifer Conner.
Me and Mr. Claus byDarlene Panzera: Darlene is Avon Books' and Debbie Macomber's Make Your Dreams Come True contest winner. Kristen is upset when her boss gives her an ultimatum: play "Mrs. Claus" for the advertising agency's three charity events for children or be fired. She decides becoming Mrs. Claus is better than being unemployed - but not by much.
Can a handsome young "Santa" help her discover the joys of the season and find the true spirit of Christmas?
Christmas Butterflies by Debby Lee: Misty Spain discovers a little ragamuffin peddling jewelry in back of the restaurant where she waits tables. Misty instantly takes the child into her heart, along with a blond haired blue eyed police officer named Erik, who wanders in for a cup of coffee. Little Miss Ragamuffin teeters precariously on the edge of disaster as Misty and Erik fight the judicial system, and each other,
Christmas Kisses by Julie Kavanagh: Sophie loves Christmas and it’s that time of year again but amidst the tinsel and glitter are memories of a wonderful man and a romance which went very wrong. While helping out a friend at a speed-dating evening, Sophie meets up with that very man when he sits down at her table. Is it coincidence that Michael has turned up at this holiday and will Christmas ever be the same again?
You're My Secret Santa, Baby by Karen Hall: Co-workers Joy Temple and Daniel Graves plot to bring together their always arguing supervisors-by Christmas. But will they be able to overcome their shyness and admit that the match they really want to make happen, is their own?
All I want for Christmas is You by Jennifer Conner: Ruby’s day at the office is a disaster. She’s been forced to host the biggest bomb Christmas party ever. Nothing could help make it better Henry, the cute office supply delivery guy has other plans. As he whisks Ruby away, will his secret ideas save her rotten Christmas? Only Santa knows.
This book will open your heart to the Christmas spirit. Five Christmas stories from your favorite romance authors.
A Christmas Miracle, by Danica Winters
The Light of Christmas by Jennifer Conner
Love's Christmas Gift by Mindy Hardwick
Christmas Stockings by Karen Hall
Flamingo Blues by Sharon Kleve
After being abandoned by a lover, Deborah McMillan no longer believes in happily ever afters. When she accepts a temporary position as governess in Surrey to raise money for her endangered school, she plans to do the job and return to London, funds in hand. But the three orphaned children under her care-not to mention their brooding guardian-have reawakened the desire for a family of her own. The last thing artist Sir Martin Hadley needs is to become baronet, let alone guardian for his late friend's orphaned children-who have already run off three governesses. He just wants to send them to school and return to Italy. Martin doesn't know a thing about family love and doesn't care to learn. So why does new governess Deborah McMillan have him thinking otherwise?
Historical English Tea Rosebud
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A reformed thief, Sharyn Winslow is determined to save her school for women But when doing so means she must work with the policeman who helped send her to prison, will she keep up her guard against him or surrender to the passion he ignites?
A determined detective, Nick Tyler needs to solve one more case to insure his promotion to inspector and vindicate the murder of his parents. Working with the troublesome Sharyn Winslow is the last thing he wants. Will he follow the path to success or let her penetrate his long guarded heart?