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Lily's Sister (The Laramie Series Book 1) by [Karen J. Hasley]

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"Westerns aren't currently invogue, but author Karen J. Hasley should be ready if Hollywoodcomes calling. Her Lily's Sister is a beautifully realized example ofthe genre, combining tense frontier action with strong characters and romance.

Kansas shopkeeper LouisaCaldecott is devoted to her sister Lily, though she doesn't much like Lily'schoice of a husband. The banker seems to be in too thick with newcomers who arebuying up land east of town, and formerly peaceful Blessing is rocked withviolence: The newspaper office is vandalized, a homestead is burned and evenLou's general store is targeted after she refuses to sell out. When a tallstranger comes to town, can she trust him?

The archetypal plot turns won'tsurprise those who have seen
High Noon, but Hasley's impeccable writingmakes Lily's Sister a satisfying read from beginning to end."


Akron Beacon Journal, 10/15/06

About the Author

Karen J. Hasley grew up in America's heartland. Research into 17th-century female poets showed her the rich treasures in women's lives of the past, and in 2006 Karen's first novel, "Lily's Sister," hit the stands. The rest is - quite literally - history.
     Do you recognize these American women? Jane Addams.Ida B. Wells-Barnett. Dr. Alice Hamilton. Dr. Kate W. Barrett. Donaldina Cameron. Gertrude Stein. Mary Cassatt. You'll find them all - and then some - in Karen's books, which intertwine the lives of fictional heroines and historical real-life women so closely and convincingly that you may need to check a history book to figure out which is which.
     Hasley's 6-book Laramie Series spans the years between1880 and 1919 with satisfying stories from America's past, each with a competent, courageous woman at its center. The books can stand independently and be enjoyed in any order. One reviewer wrote that "Hasley's impeccable writing" offered a "satisfying read from beginning to end."(ABJ, 2006)
     The author's first stand-alone novel "The Dangerous Thaw of Etta Capstone" was a quarter finalist for Amazon's 2013 Breakthrough Novel of the Year, the PW review stating that it was "subtle and effective." "Magnificent Farewell," a second stand-alone novel set during World War One, was a "highly recommended" Finalist in the 2016 Wishing Shelf Book Awards.  
     In 2014, Karen offered readers a trio of light-hearted Victorian romances. The Penwarrens Series ~ made up of "Claire, After All," "Listening to Abby," and "Jubilee Rose" ~ is the author's affectionate, admiring homage to Georgette Heyer.
     Karen returned to America's heartland in 2017 with the first book of a new series set in 19th-century New Hope, Nebraska. As readers have come to expect, "What We Carry With Us" offers mystery, history, and romance with an engaging, strong-minded woman at its center.

Remarkable women. Unforgettable stories.  All in historical settings.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B00HJAH1VK
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ December 25, 2013
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 515 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ On Kindle Scribe
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 233 pages
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.5 out of 5 stars 257 ratings

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Karen J. Hasley grew up in America's heartland. College research into 17th-century female poets showed her the rich treasures in women's lives of the past, and in 2006 Karen's first novel, "Lily's Sister," hit the stands. The rest is - quite literally - history.

Do you recognize these American women? Jane Addams. Ida B. Wells-Barnett. Dr. Alice Hamilton. Dr. Kate W. Barrett. Donaldina Cameron. Gertrude Stein. Mary Cassatt. You'll find them all - and then some -in Karen's books, which intertwine the lives of fictional heroines and historical real-life women so closely and convincingly that you may need to check a history book to figure out which is which.

Hasley's 6-book Laramie Series spans the years between 1880 and 1919 with satisfying stories from America's past, each with a competent, courageous woman at its center. The books can stand independently and be enjoyed in any order. One reviewer wrote that "Hasley's impeccable writing" offered a "satisfying read from beginning to end."(ABJ, 2006)

The author's first stand-alone novel "The Dangerous Thaw of Etta Capstone" was a quarter finalist for Amazon's 2013 Breakthrough Novel of the Year, the PW review stating that it was "subtle and effective." "Magnificent Farewell," a second stand-alone novel set during World War One, was a "highly recommended" Finalist in the 2016 Wishing Shelf Book Awards.

In 2014, Karen offered readers a trio of light-hearted Victorian romances. The Penwarrens Series ~ made up of "Claire, After All," "Listening to Abby," and "Jubilee Rose" ~ is the author's affectionate, admiring homage to Georgette Heyer.

Karen recently returned to America's heartland with the first book of a new series set in 19th-century New Hope, Nebraska. Of the book, one major newspaper review read, "... a lot of mystery, a realistic Western flavor, some romance, and some very fine writing ... Not a note strikes false in this exceptional story. Hasley continues to get better and better as she finds new heroines." (Akron Beacon Journal, 1/14/18) As readers have come to expect, "What We Carry With Us" (2017) offers mystery, history, and romance with an engaging, strong-minded woman at its center.

Return to New Hope in book 2 of the series, "Surprised by Shadows," (2018) and again in book 3, "Through Seasons of Fire." (2019) The people of New Hope, Nebraska, are worth a return visit!

Remarkable women. Unforgettable stories. All in historical settings.

Visit www.karenhasley.com to learn more.

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