Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Author Spotlight : Karen Ann Hopkins


Karen Ann Hopkins resides in northern Kentucky with her five children on their farm, which boasts a menagerie of horses, goats, peacocks, chickens, ducks, rabbits, dogs and cats. Karen’s main job is home schooling the kids, but she finds time to give riding lessons, coach a youth drill team, and of course, write books. She was inspired to write her first book, TEMPTATION, from the Amish community she lives in. The experiential knowledge she gained through her interactions with her neighbors drove her to create the story of the star-crossed lovers, Rose and Noah.

Karen grew up about a mile from Lake Ontario in Upstate New York. She was bitten by the horse bug at the age of five, and after diligently taking riding lessons for several years, was rewarded by her parents with her first horse at the age of eleven. The feisty horse’s name was Lady, a Quarter Horse-Thoroughbred cross, who became Karen’s steadfast companion. Through the years the constant force in her life were horses, from pleasure riding and showing, to eventually finding her place as a riding instructor herself. Before accepting her fate in the barnyard, she worked a short stint as a paralegal, traveled to Europe and Australia and guided tourists on horseback riding tours in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee.

Karen is currently working on, BELONGING, the sequel to TEMPTATION, along with other writing endeavors. (Taken from Facebook page)

Your heart misleads you.
That's what my friends and family say. 

But I love Noah. 
And he loves me. 

We met and fell in love in the sleepy farming community of Meadowview, while we rode our horses together through the grassy fields and in those moments in each other's arms. 

It should be 


forever, easy. 

But it won't be. 

Because he's Amish. 
And I'm not.

Temptation on Harlequin
Barnes and Nobles Link
Amazon Link for Temptation
Goodreads Link
Goodreads Link for Temptation by Karen Ann Hopkins

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