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Cara C. Putman lives in Indiana with her husband and four children. She’s an attorney and a teacher at her church as well as lecturer at Purdue. She has loved reading and writing from a young age and now realizes it was all training for writing books. She loves bringing history and romance to life.

An honors graduate of the University of Nebraska and George Mason University School of Law, Cara left small town Nebraska and headed to Washington, D.C., to launch her career in public policy.

Cara is an author chasing hard after God as she lives a crazy life. She invites you to join her on that journey. Her 15th novels releases this fall along with a fresh edition of another book. Please check out her website to learn more about her books and rea...more


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Cara Putman I often get inspired by a historical event for my WWII novels. I'll stumble across an event or detail (like the Monuments Men) and I'll want to learn…moreI often get inspired by a historical event for my WWII novels. I'll stumble across an event or detail (like the Monuments Men) and I'll want to learn more. That then leads to more research, and I might talk to a few people about it. If they're intrigued, I start building characters and plot around that historical framework. (less)
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Karen is an author who's books I know won't disappoint. They are usually set in Texas in the 1800s and are so creative and fun I savor them as a treat. Full Steam Ahead did not disappoint.

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I just finished this wonderful new book. With Every Breath is a gripping story set in the fight to cure tuberculosis in the late 1800s. Mystery, Romance, Faith. It is a stirring story that is more than an-of-course-they-get-together romance. I highly...more
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My 13 year old is a HUGE Lisa Bergren fan. This book did not disappoint.

She loved how Lisa kept to her medieval fan base with a dystopian book. Her twist on this book is that in the future, things have regressed to the past. Technology has devolved....more
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From the fantastic cover to the addicting story to a complex society filled with tension, this fantasy captivated my daughter. She calls it a fresh and captivating story -- a fantasy filled with romance. This first book in a series is all about Nym's...more
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Kristy Cambron is a talented debut author. She masterfully weaves contemporary and historical storylines together. While this half of the book takes place in Auschwitz, it is laced with hope...and the reality that God is with us anywhere we go. This...more
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Saving Amelie is not an easy book to read because it tackles what it was like inside Germany at the beginning of WWII. It also takes a hard look at eugenics and the work to create the perfect race and perfect people. There are overtones to the way we...more
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This was an enjoyable read. I know many have bemoaned the loss of the O'Malleys. That was a special series. I love that in Undetected it had twinges of a Clancy novel without getting bogged down in the nitty-gritty details. This book has an edge of t...more
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