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The baby farm
Harper, Karen (Karen S.)
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Publication Information:
Don Mills, Ont. : Mira, [1999]

Physical Description:
400 pages ; 18 cm
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X Adult Mass Market Paperback Central Library
X Adult Mass Market Paperback Central Closed Stacks
X Adult Mass Market Paperback Mystery/Suspense
X Adult Mass Market Paperback Open Shelf

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Author Notes

Karen Harper is also the author of a number of contemporary suspense & historical novels. She lives in Columbus, Ohio, & Naples, Florida.

(Publisher Provided)

Karen Harper was born on April 6, 1945 in Toledo, Ohio. She attended Ohio University in Athens and earned her undergraduate degree. She went on to Ohio State University in Columbus for her graduate degree. She landed a teaching position in English at Ohio State University. She soon began writing historical and contemporary fiction. Her first book, Sweet Passion's Pain, was published in 1984. It was later published as The First Princess of Wales in 2006. She has written several series including: The Maplecreek Series, The Home Valley Series, The Queen Elizabeth I Series and Cold Creek Series. Her titles often make the New York Times and USA Today Bestsellers List.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

In Shelter, Kentucky, in the quiet hills of Appalachia, nothing seems out of the ordinary until pregnant women start disappearing, and a midwife turns herself into a detective. When Emma discovers that her sister and her best friend may be involved in these vanishing acts, she becomes fixated on finding out the whole truth. The only person she's able to confide in is the new doctor in town, Griff Cusak. But as a man devoted to modern medicine, he doesn't have high regard for Emma's profession, which causes a rift between them. Once they realize they share the same concern for their patients, however, a slight flirtation begins, and they push their differences aside and go on a wild journey to find out what's happening to these mothers-to-be. Harper's novel of romantic suspense takes the reader on an exciting if frightening trip into the underworld of illegal adoption rings, telling a compelling story that contrasts rich and poor and weds mystery and love.--Chesanek, Carissa Copyright 2010 Booklist

Library Journal Review

When pregnant women start disappearing in the rural Kentucky hills, an Appalachian-bred midwife and a city-raised doctor go in search of the truth and are drawn into a terrifying web of evil and deception. Harper is a popular, best-selling writer of romantic suspense, and this chilling tale, first published in 1999, is considered one of her best. (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.