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Karen Ann Hopkins

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Rochester, New York, The United States


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You can visit Karen Ann Hopkins at her website: www.karenannhopkins.com.

Karen Ann Hopkins resides in northern Kentucky with her family on a farm that 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 equestrian drill team, and of course, write. She was inspired to create her first book, Temptation, by the Amish community she lived 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,

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Karen Ann Hopkins I can work from home, giving me the opportunity to continue homeschooling my children and having more time to enjoy my farm and the animals.
Karen Ann Hopkins Living in an Amish community for the past 6 years inspired me to write the Temptation series. I gave horse-back riding lessons on my farm and both…moreLiving in an Amish community for the past 6 years inspired me to write the Temptation series. I gave horse-back riding lessons on my farm and both Amish and non-Amish teens hung around together in the arena. I saw a lot of friendships forged and flirting going on and the idea of Rose and Noah's forbidden love story blossomed in my mind.(less)
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Belonging (Temptation, #2)
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Forever (Temptation, #3)
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"Once again, I was swept up and taken in my the story plot........line after line , I felt myself so drawn in at times that I could vividly see the story play out in front of me! Entertaining and with experiences so true to life. I have to say Kare..." Read more of this review »
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I have been following the Temptation Series from the very beginning! This series is so unique, and different from anything else that I have read, and I love it! Learning about different cultures has always been a passion of mine,..." Read more of this review »
Rachel's Deception by Karen Ann Hopkins
As soon as I heard there was going to be a book 4 in the Temptation Series, I immediately yearned to read it! I needed to know what was going on in the Meadowview Amish community, how my favourite characters were doing as well as w..." Read more of this review »
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KIRKUS REVIEWS: “An impending apocalypse provides a compelling backdrop for romance in this page-turning first installment of a new YA series. Hopkins (Lamb to the Slaughter, 2014, etc.) expertly
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“It was strange how in that moment of tragedy, it had seemed so unreal, like an old-fashioned movie reel playing on a screen for my eyes only. The pain and broken heart were blocked off for a little while, leaving me numb with disbelief. Shock is what Dad called it. But after a while, the cruel reality started to seep into my tissues, and my body became a sponge, just sucking it all up until, finally, there was so much grief inside, I couldn't help feeling it.
That's how it happened for me. First, the numbness right after she died, next the agonising pain and then the place I was at now—the land of perpetual depression.”
Karen Ann Hopkins, Temptation

“Pressing my head to his heart, I listened hard, straining to hear any gurgle or murmur of life. Hearing nothing, I felt the shock settle into my mind, slowing it down and then turning it off.
"Don't leave me, Noah. Please, don't go," I whispered into the darkness as the light spray of rain touched my face.
If only I could turn back time.
I would tell him yes.”
Karen Ann Hopkins, Temptation

“I'd never reacted to a girl this way before. My body was on fire when I was around Rose, and when I wasn't with her, all I did was think about her. Today had been the longest day of my life, dragging on forever until it was finally time to go meet her in the field.”
Karen Ann Hopkins, Temptation

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Sophia Thanks for accepting my friend request, Karen!

Looking forward to reading your stories starting with Noah and Rose.

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Karen Hopkins So excited to announce that a fourth book in the Temptation/Meadowview series will be out in June! RACHEL'S DECEPTION will include POV's from Rose, Rachel and Justin. All your favorite teens from the Meadowview Amish community are back as they are deal with rebellion, shunning and forbidden love in this YA romance thriller.

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Laura W Thanks for the friendship Karen!

Tracey (YA Book Addict) Thanks so much for the friend invite Karen!! :)

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