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Kate Collins

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Indiana native and former teacher Kate Collins is the author of the national best-selling Flower Shop Mysteries, featuring feisty florist Abby Knight and the zany crew at Bloomers. Her books have made the New York Times Best-seller's list, Barnes & Noble mass bestsellers lists, the Independent Booksellers lists, and are available in large print editions in the U.S. and the UK.

Kate's historical romance novels and her children's books, JANEY WEBSTER, EB*, *EXPERIENCED BABYSITTER, and JASON JERVISS AT YOUR SERVICE, are available now as ebooks in all formats. Great reads for ages 9-14.

Kate graduated from Purdue University with a master's degree in education, taught elementary school for six years, but after the birth of her first child, ga
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I read a lot of literature on good health through good food, so years back I switched to olive oil – extra virgin for raw foods, extra light for sautéing. Now coconut oil – in fact anything coconut -- is the hot new trend. And yet it used to be a forbidden fruit, literally, because of its high fat content. But what about corn, soy, or canola, all of which some doctors claim reduc... Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 3.93 · 19,530 ratings · 1,205 reviews · 27 distinct works · Similar authors
Mum's the Word (A Flower Sh...
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Slay It with Flowers (A Flo...
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Dearly Depotted (A Flower S...
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Snipped in the Bud (A Flowe...
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Acts of Violets (A Flower S...
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Shoots to Kill (A Flower Sh...
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Evil in Carnations (A Flowe...
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Seed No Evil by Kate Collins
"Seed No Evil is the 14th book in this wonderful series by Kate Collins.

I always enjoy going back to New Chapel and visiting with my friends at the flower shop. Things are rather hectic this time, as Abby and Marco's wedding is less than two weeks..." Read more of this review »
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I loved this book. It's based on the author's grandmother, who was a fascinating character. The story is mostly a biography with some embellishments, so I wasn't sure how to classify it. I would definitely recommend it as an interesting read. Makes m ...more
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“Lottie did everything the old fashioned way, including the bookkeeping, which was fine with me since I knew nothing about accounting software anyway. To me, spreadsheets was what I did on Saturday mornings after washing my bed linen.”
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message 2: by Stan

Stan Law A belated thanks for choosing me to be among your friends, Kate. It may interest you that my book Marvin Clark—In Search of Freedom in now a matching FREE download on Amazon Kindle. Enjoy it while you can. (A little review on Amazon wouldn't hurt either!)
Stan
http://www.amazon.com/Marvin-Clark-Se...


message 1: by Beth

Beth Hi Kate,
Thanks for befriending this fellow mystery author on Goodreads!


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