The World of Award-winning Author Karen Wiesner

Romantic Fiction from Karen

Rave Reviews for
Karen's Wiesner's Books

Once Upon a Cliché
A Perfect Match
Hearts Ablaze
Exiled Hearts
The Journey Home
Sweet Dreams
Restless as Rain
Silver Bells, Wedding Bells
The Amethyst Angel
A Home for Christmas
The Amethyst Star
Creatures of the Night

Home Reviews

5 Stars! “I loved this novel, and I felt sorry for Della, as she was a small city girl thrust into the horror of living in a terrifying big city. I found nothing that I liked about Declan and I often went from hating him to feeling sorry for him, but he was a bully. As for the possibility of Della returning to Peaceful, I couldn't help but smile. The novel was fast-paced, over-the-top, and a joy to read!” ~Linda's Reviews

5 Stars! "HOME by Karen Wiesner is the story of a mother trying to come to terms with what home actually is for herself and her son. This is a heart-wrenching and emotional, inspirational novel. The characters and their experiences are all so realistic that they became alive to me. Della is a character whom many will empathize with and will cheer on as she makes changes in her life. Cade is another character whom I liked and she compliments Della's character so well. While reading, Hannah is a character whom I wanted to dislike, but she is one I felt bad for as well. This novel will make you think of what is important in life and the consequences of each choice that is made, as well as reminding us of the importance of home and family.” ~Readers Favorite

5 Stars! “HOME by Karen Wiesner is amazing inspirational romantic fiction. It teaches us that no matter what we go through in our lives, God is always there if we trust in Him and pray. HOME was an amazing story! Della Cole with her son, River, must find her way after the sudden, unexpected death of her husband. Danger lurks around every corner, but she must have faith and trust in the Lord.” ~MyBookAddiction Reviews

“HOME is a wonderful inspirational romance in which Karen Wiesner displays her immense talent—and overcame a major pet peeve of mine: that Dec’s death might make everything seem easier for the heroine, but instead Della is haunted by guilt and other debilitating emotions though she logically believes she was doing the right thing. With a late suspense adding tension, fans will enjoy returning to Peaceful (see Family Heirlooms and Friendship Heirlooms Series) as Della affirms you can go home if love embraces you.” ~Harriet Klausner for Genre Go Round Reviews

4 ½ Stars! “Noted for her Christian romance titles, Karen tells the tale of Della Flynn, who has plenty of pent up emotions clouding her judgment, and most of them are about her husband. This novel, like most of Karen’s others’, starts out disastrous, but, as the story moves on, the circumstances of the main female character get better.” ~Love Romance Passion

4 Stars! “Primarily the story is focused on Della’s emotional turmoil. Some of her thoughts made me contemplate. For example, which comes first: the husband’s loss of self-esteem or the wife’s loss of respect when he doesn’t do more to support the family? Either way it is a downhill spiral unless someone takes steps to stop the disastrous cycle. I liked Della’s fierce love for her son and her steadfastness. …well written… Ms. Wiesner has the ability to create real to life characters and situations. Della’s emotional trauma is very real. [For] readers who enjoy emotional drama…Ms. Wiesner is a wonderful author with many stories to choose from and enjoy and I look forward to reading more of her works.” ~Reviews by Martha’s Bookshelf

4 Stars! “Karen Wiesner writes stories that touch the hearts of her readers. This one is no exception. The character of Della is compassionate and sympathetic. She knows that she has drifted away from God and is striving to find her way back. Della is fiercely protective of her young son and does whatever is needed to ensure his care and safety. I found Della to be a good mother, even though she bowed to all of her husband’s wishes for too long. The son, River, charmed me from the start and is sharp as a tack. I hope to return to the town of Peaceful someday.” ~Huntress Reviews

“This story is about rediscovering oneself and starting anew after being betrayed in the worst possible way by a loved one. Everything Della feels and questions during her internal struggles regarding marriage very realistic. Her love for her son is pure, beautiful, and uncomplicated. Cade is the only one who can understand her as no one ever has, making her feel conflicted about her feelings. It was wrapped up beautifully in the end and made me cry for them. A lovely, heartfelt read.” ~Coffee Time Romance & More

“Wiesner’s latest is an inspired story…filled with heartache, regret, guilt and the promise of starting over. Readers should know upfront that the ending is worth it.” ~Amy Lignor for RT Book Reviews

4 Stars! “This was a pretty emotional read. Della is struggling with her choices in life and trying her hardest not to repeat past mistakes. I thought this was a very realistic take on second chances. Beautifully written.” ~Single Titles

“Della is a strong woman who suffers greatly under misplaced guilt. She heaps guilt on herself daily and we get to see how it affects her in a not very positive way. I think we can all learn something from Della and her inability to let go of mistakes and guilt. Her love and devotion to River is beyond admirable. It drives everything she does. I think she is a true super-mom. Cade is a wonderful and compassionate man. He doesn’t come across as very strong in his faith initially, but we see glimpses of the depth of his faith throughout the book. He also has reasons to not trust and he’s worked through that to the point where he would risk love again. I enjoyed the story and watching each of the characters grown in their capacity to let others in and to trust again. It’s a heartwarming story that brings to light many of the fears that mothers have. We moms always seem to worry about the safety of our children, how we are raising them, and helping them have a better upbringing than we had ourselves. Watching Della struggle and then finally succeed was well worth it.” ~Robyn for Once Upon A Romance

“Karen Wiesner's novel HOME offers a poignant look into the heartbreak and turmoil that inevitably follows when a spouse cheats. Having lived this situation, I can attest that she captures with perfect clarity the anger, the pain, the questions, the guilt, and the struggle to heal and move beyond the betrayal. I loved Della, the main character, for her strength, her devotion to her son, and the truly honest way she had of evaluating herself and others in the story. She was a highly realistic character, one every woman could relate to. Told with a captivating voice and Wiesner's enthralling storytelling abilities, I didn't want to put this book down. Reserve the whole day for this novel so you can read it straight through!” ~Author Lisa Mills

Destiny Reviews

4 ½ Stars! “This story shows that, quite often, what you are desperately searching for in your life has always been there, unseen due to its familiarity. And as with Elizabeth, it also shows that love is often blind. Too blind. The lucky ones realize it before it is too late. Once again the author, Karen Wiesner, has written an inspirational romance that kept me reading far longer than I should have. (I rescheduled a dentist appointment just so I could finish it.) I would also like to mention that a card game (called Destiny Poker) is played in this story. A small section, in the back of this book, tells how the author came up with the game. Since the idea first came to mind, Destiny Poker has been tweaked and refined and is now available to the public. You can find details on how to play Destiny Poker in the book. The author has even made a special card deck, which you may choose to order. (I have a deck. The back of each card has a picture of the book’s cover. I have to admit that the cards are gorgeous.) This is a stand-alone story. No other book needs to be read to fully enjoy it. The characters have well-developed backgrounds and are so believable that, were they real people, I could have called them my friends. A wonderful story to curl up with on a cold night or take with you on a plane or vacation. Very heartwarming.” ~Huntress Review

5 Stars! “A wonderful inspirational second chance. The latest inspirational visit to Peaceful, Wisconsin (see Family Heirlooms and the Friendship Heirlooms Series) is a wonderful romance starring a lost soul and the love of a woman destined to return him to the flock. The lead couple and Oscar make for a strong tale as love is blind but in this case not in the traditional meaning. Fans will enjoy playing Destiny Poker as Karen Wiesner provides a tender second chance at family, love between soul mates and with the Lord drama.” ~Harriet Klausner for Genre Go Round Reviews

4 Stars! “DESTINY by Karen Wiesner is a very good book. As a Christian and a young adult, I could relate to this book on many levels. As humans, when we are on a spiritual level sometimes we find it hard to forgive ourselves when we feel that we have done wrong. I have struggled with that myself. I think Karen Wiesner did a great job of displaying the struggle of a spiritual journey. Karen Wiesner also did a great job showing how sometimes our relationships with others can consume us and how we in return, lose ourselves in wanting to be loved. The four main characters, Chris, Elizabeth, Oscar, and Yolie, who are all friends, all have unique stories but their stories blend with each other. Chris is struggling to find his own identity but is doing so in a way in which he is turning away from God. Elizabeth does not really know who she is but is not really trying to find herself because she is so much in love. Oscar is Elizabeth's best friend and to me is the most sane of the group, and Yolie is someone who just has a really caring heart but that is also what has led to most of her struggles. All in all, DESTINY is a great story. I would recommend it strongly and encourage all to read this as it can actually help a lot. Karen definitely did a good job of putting a lot of twists and turns in the book, which I loved. The book definitely kept my attention all the way through. If you enjoy real romance novels that not only focus on the good but also show the struggles of relationships and how couples do overcome them, then this is the book for you.” ~Readers Favorite

4 Stars! “DESTINY was a very nice story. And if you like, Christian romances, you’ll like this one. You rooted for the characters to find the peace and love; they needed in order to feel whole. Chris has his issues with his family, in the form of an uncle who had just gotten out of prison and a former friend. Elizabeth (also a childhood friend) is in love with Chris. Oscar, who used to be Chris‘s childhood friend, is in love with Elizabeth and can’t understand why she’s crazy about Chris. Oscar may have been in love with Elizabeth, but there was another childhood friend who was in love with him and he didn’t even know it. There is friction every time Oscar and Chris get together, so they generally try to stay away from one another. There were some serious issues and Chris faces them head-on. You sympathized with the characters and hoped they finally got what they wished for and they’d be happy once they received it. Definitely worth reading.” ~BTS eMag

Once Upon a Cliché Reviews

4 Stars! "It is always interesting to me to see a fellow gamer get his or her story told, but this gamer girl is almost detached from reality. Seeing her wake-up call is very entertaining. I read this entire novel in one sitting. That is simple to do since Karen Wiesner has such a smooth writing style that is easy to read. As always, all the characters are likeable and have well developed backgrounds. This author is always very thorough. I like that about her. Some of the characters in the Peaceful series come from the Friendship and Heirlooms series. Therefore, you may see some familiar faces! If you want a book to make your reality to go away, for a few hours on the beach or wherever, this story is perfect for you. Karen Wiesner is making her mark in the romance genre." ~Huntress Reviews

5 Stars! “Some couples should not have children! I was so angry with Brayla's folks. I wanted to do them harm. It is amazing Brayla reached the age of thirty and hid in her deceased Dad's home to play videogames all day! Her two best friends, Lena Young and Shaun Levi, tried get her out more. At a party, she slept with Shaun when they were drunk. I was impressed with Shaun, as it was clear he wanted to take their relationship further, but Brayla was clueless given that she’d never known about love. Even her parents and aunt never gave her any. I am glad Shaun stuck by her even when she took off for a small town in Alaska in hopes of meeting a Prince Charming. I loved how Brayla finally stood up for herself after she realized she was loved by her friends and accepted by them when no one in her family cared about her.” ~Linda's Reviews

A Perfect Match Reviews

5 Stars! “This story is outstanding. The time flew by as I read, hardly coming up for air. The town of Peaceful is not an existing one. If it were, I would be tempted to move there. It is a small modern-day community with old-fashioned values. (Both the Family and Friendship Heirlooms series’ are set there too.) This particular series, Peaceful Pilgrim, is in no certain order. This means readers do not need to worry about which title to read first. Just pick up a title and enjoy. Characters by Karen Wiesner seem to come alive. I came to care for several of them, especially Lena and Neve. I hated Rick instantly. Wiesner has given him a past that shows how deadly he can be. I found myself actually worried for Lena and Neve--fictional characters. A part of me had become invested in their plight. I simply cannot say enough wonderful things about this story. Fantastic!” ~Huntress Reviews

5 Stars! “My gosh, I could hardly put this book down! After using his nephew’s newly created online dating service, Dante made me proud for not giving up in humiliated defeat after his juvenile attempt to hook up with a naughty librarian. At the age of 40, Dante’s had enough of his own Don Juan antics and the unsatisfying one-night-stands. He quickly realizes he wants to settle down with Lena, but her abusive brother and his ex-best friend keeps an insanely close eye on her whenever he’s in town. Lena has raised Rick's daughter as her own since she was a baby. Neve is 16 and Lena worries about Rick’s control over her as well. Even after she graduates, how will she break free of his hold, since Lena’s never been able to herself? I found myself rooting for Dante and Lena and Neve to get the happily ever after they deserve.” ~Linda's Reviews

Rekindled Reviews

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Hearts Ablaze Reviews

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Exiled Hearts Reviews

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The Journey Home Reviews

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Sweet Dreams Reviews

4 1/2 Stars! "Spell-binding and unnerving, Ms. Wiesner's captivating novel gave me goosebumps!" ~RT Book Reviews

"SWEET DREAMS is a tale brimming with thrills, chills, suspense and love. Cass is a man who cares deeply about those around him and will do anything to keep them safe. Robyn is loyal and wants nothing more than to help her friend and her true love. The two work well together against the forces of evil threatening their existence. SWEET DREAMS is extremely well written. The characters are likeable right from the start and come across as very real. The plot was new and refreshing to me and the demon very believable. SWEET DREAMS is an exciting thrill ride that will keep you up to the wee hours. I highly recommend SWEET DREAMS for everyone who loves non-stop action!" ~Carol Durfee, Romance Reviews Today

"Few authors can create a paranormal romance as exciting and believable as Karen Wiesner can write. SWEET DREAMS is frightening yet romantic with a surprising but satisfying ending. With strong characters and a powerful plot, fans of the sub-genre will relish this tale." ~Harriet Klausner on WriterSpace

5 Stars! "Incredible! I'm a huge fan of paranormal romance and SWEET DREAMS is an example of paranormal romance at its best. Suspense, horror, thrills and love . . . SWEET DREAMS has it all and I loved every minute of it. If you enjoy your romance with a twist of suspense and a touch of the occult, this is the book for you. I found it difficult to believe that SWEET DREAMS is Karen Wiesner's first foray into the paranormal genre; you'd never know it by reading the book. Masterfully written and suspenseful to the last page, it's a book I couldn't stop reading, and I highly recommend it!" ~Ivy Quill Reviews

"Superb! Karen Wiesner's SWEET DREAMS is a roller coaster ride of breath-catching romance and plunging terror. The book kept me up until dawn and not just because it was an excellent read, but because I was too frightened to close my eyes! This paranormal is both haunting and memorable. Definitely a must read!"
~Angelica Hart, author of THE GATHERING

"What a wonderfully ironic title for a wonderfully put together book. The characters won me over right away. Their pain and their longing is so real, their bravery is almost heartbreaking. I appreciated the way [they were layered] with so many levels of devotion and fear to make them intensely human. The plot is compelling as well. As the demon circles in on Cass and Robyn, the suspense builds until it's nearly unbearable, then explodes into a climax that had me gripping the edge of the laptop and hitting the 'next' key so fast I nearly broke it. I just couldn't wait an extra second to find out how it would work out. And I wasn't disappointed. The ending is entirely satisfying." ~Karen McCullough, author of PRISM and Rising Star Award-Winning Fantasy, The Rainbow Bridge

"The evil presence in SWEET DREAMS is tangible from page one. The main characters are instantly sympathetic, and we don't need to get inside the head of the bad guy to "get" his motivation. Shades of The Witching Hour--seduction and terror--kept me up for hours so I could get to the end. Karen Wiesner structures an intricately woven tale that leaves one panting for more." ~author Natalie Damschroder

"WOW! Here is a dark romance book. If not for the romance, I'd label it horror! It sent chills up my spine the entire time! Fantastic reading!" ~Detra Fitch for Huntress Book Reviews

4 Stars! "The synopsis doesn't do the book justice. This book was bone chilling and scary good. I was hooked from page one. The characters were easy to follow as they fall in love and you couldn't do anything but to root for them. The depravity of the evil creature jumped from the pages of the book and haunted my dreams. Definitely a book you want to read, especially if you are one who enjoys a good scare." ~The Romance Reviews

"SWEET DREAMS will keep the reader awake at night--turning pages! The evil presence is tangible from the start, but Cass and Robyn have a one of a kind love that is simply meant to be. One can't help pulling for them every step of the way. Recommended for readers who like a paranormal thriller with a deeply satisfying happy ending." ~Leslie Tramposch, PNR Reviews

"A miasma of evil chills the reader from page one. It seems the hero and heroine are fighting an impossible enemy in this book that moves at a dizzying pace. Though Cass's caution may prove frustrating to those rooting for the relationship to blossom, it is understandable. There is also an inspirational message to be found here, though it does not beat the reader over the head by being preachy. All in all, it is a very good book." ~Amanda Killgore for Scribes World Reviews

"For those of us who enjoy a touch of 'paranormal' in our books, SWEET DREAMS has a heaping helping. Robyn and Cass share a telepathic connection that sizzles! Though the plot is simple, the characters are good and some quite scary. I won't say more, as I don't want to give the plot away. SWEET DREAMS is set in Plover, Wisconsin, not quite my hometown, and we all had fun pin-pointing the story settings around home. Yes! We did find them." ~Michele Patrykus for

Restless as Rain Reviews

4 Stars! "Karen Wiesner writes effortlessly and compellingly, pulling the reader along with Rain as she struggles to be her own personal and make her own path in life. RESTLESS AS RAIN is a unique look at the timelessness of romance. Quite enjoyable." ~Rickey R. Mallory for Affaire de Couer

Highly Recommended! "RESTLESS AS RAIN is going to delight romance readers around the world, have them reading faster and faster. Innocent, honest, sizzling, and complex are just a few of the words that can be used to describe the characters, the love stories, and the plot. Masterly describes the writing. RESTLESS AS RAIN is intriguing, engrossing, and goes far beyond the standard formula of boy-meet-girl-and-they-live you know the rest. It is a great read!" ~Under the Covers Reviews

"In RESTLESS AS RAIN, the reader is taken on a journey through healing as Rain confronts her past, breaks free of the emotional trappings that had crippled her and learns about the power of love without losing herself. Karen Wiesner weaves a wonderful feel-good story filled with emotional intensity and sparkling sensuality." ~The Lover's Knot

"A creative plot--full of conflict and energy. It shows the drive, talent and the compassion of human emotion while allowing storytelling to continue." ~Romance Communications

"This is a nice, light romance with well-developed characters and a satisfying ending. You'll enjoy seeing how Rain reconciles her desire for a future with her need to escape her past." ~Inscriptions

"Wiesner's novel boasts a cast of several likable characters, especially the troubled hero. ...beautiful metaphors relating love to music...bring delightful touches of originality to the story." ~Marilyn Weigel for Romantic Times

"An earthy, very sensual relationship drama that successfully breaks all the rules!" ~Lori Foster, best-selling Harlequin author

Silver Bells, Wedding Bells Reviews
(Mistletoe Marriages Anthology)

"Four of your favorite authors have come together to bring you joy and cheer this Christmas Season. Leta Nolan Childers, shares laughter and ecstasy in "Countdown To Christmas" as Dee Saunders tries to tame the panther in Trevor DeWitt. Ricky R. Mallory, recants a "Christmas Treasure" that will live through all eternity. Jane Toombs, takes us to a mystical time where three couple's dearest Christmas wishes come true in "Tarnished Angel." Karen Wiesner, in "Silver Bells, Wedding Bells" shows us it's never too late to hitch your wagon to the right star. Enjoy these four enchanting stories and partake in the true gift of love." ~Kim's Reviews

"A funny and romantic story with a heroine who is accident-prone! I thoroughly enjoyed it!" ~Detra Fitch for Huntress Book Reviews

The Amethyst Angel Reviews

4.75 Stars! "I believe this is my favorite Karen Wiesner story to date. I found this to be the most poignant story I've read in a very long time. Ms. Wiesner draws us into the world of a Children's Hospital for terminally ill patients. She shows us the love and compassion that so many doctors have for their patients. When you read about Dr. Elena's bedside manner and the way she looks after little Juan, you'll be in tears. I was very deeply touched by the love of the staff members at this hospital. Each character shows an extraordinary amount of love and compassion for these dying children while maintaining their dignity. So what's a busy doctor to do? She has secretly loved her neighbor's son (Pablo) for many years. However, her father and the neighbor have conspired to match her up with Pablo's cousin, Arrio, who has just arrived in town. While she enjoys his company, Arrio certainly is no Pablo. Yet, Pablo seems to be pushing her farther away. When her dying patient reminds her of her Amethyst Angel and the things she had told him about living life, Elena decides to go for her true love. I just can't tell you how much I enjoyed this old fashioned (yet modern) look at love in its purest sense" ~Once Upon A Romance Review

5 Hearts! "This reviewer cannot remember any bad things about this story. The book was extremely believable. The characters were very connected with both each other and the reader. The setting of this story made it easier for the reader to be captivated. Go and get your copy today!" ~Love Romances

4 Stars! “I enjoyed how the story unfolded, proving how tragic events can bring people’s true feelings to the fore. The Amethyst Angel is a lovely reminder of what it’s like to experience that first-love feeling.” ~BTS Books Reviews

"Elena and Pablo's love story is one of two shy people who are afraid of rejection. It takes Pablo's player of a cousin Arrio and a dying child to bring the two together. Well written with good characters." ~Coffee Time Romance

"The Amethyst Angel is heart wrenching. We meet the Lopez family, a family united in dedication to a cause. We are delighted immediately with the quick dialogue, and infected with hope, rather than touched by despair. Risk here is more than an affair of the heart. Love and compassion drive this tale. We sense - and understand - the love the main characters feel for the sick children they care for. The family's effort is more than a setting here, and involves the reader deeply even before we get an idea of the love story involved. This heartwarming story makes excellent nightstand material." ~Long and Short Reviews

5 Books! "The characters come alive for the reader. The Amethyst Angel lifts the reader’s heart with hope and inner peace. If one looks closely enough, there is a lesson about living along with romance. A book to read without putting down. After a cover-to-cover read, you'll want to pick it up and read it again and again as times goes by. This is a book to be prized for your library of “keepers”." ~Long and the Short Reviews

5 Stars! “In The Amethyst Angel, I love that Dr. Elena Lopez takes her job seriously. She has so much love for the terminally ill children she cares for, she has no time for a love life. She has feelings for her best friend Pablo, but every time she looks at him he looks away. Shy Pablo grew up with Elena, but he assumes he has no chance with her. Pablo enjoys doing magic for the children and little Juan is a joy to entertain as he always has a smile and laugh so much that others can’t help but laugh, too. In A Home for Christmas, I love how patient Craig is with Christie while she’s in love with his brother Gregg, who’s tried hard to let her down easy. Craig’s is the shoulder she comes to cry on each time her heart is broken. Given that he’s long known Christie’s feelings for his sibling, Craig is justifiably timid about admitting his own for her. Easier to wait for her to come around to the truth. But, this holiday season, he’s determined to prove he’s just the man Christie needs. These two novellas hit me hard. They were very romantic and a joy to read. Now I can't wait to see what Ms. Wiesner comes up with next!” ~Linda's Reviews

5 Angels! "Wiesner takes a step back to deliver a touching story of life, love, and friendship. The Amethyst Angel portrays the consuming commitment Elena Lopez has made to the terminally ill children in her care. It will take a special friend to show this caring woman what she is missing in life. The characters in this story will evoke a reaction in even the most cynical heart. An outstanding read not to be missed." ~Fallen Angels Reviews

4 1/2 Hearts and Golden Rose Reviewer's Choice Award Winner! "The Santa Fe backdrop makes this story colorful. The flowery cultural intricacies among the characters don't overwhelm the story. Enjoy the sparkling secondary characters." ~Love Romances

4 Cups! "With The Amethyst Angel, Ms. Wiesner has written a very emotional and heartfelt love story that will have you in tears. The characters are well written with interesting histories." ~Coffee Time Romance Reviews

4 Lighthouses! "A mini tearjerker." ~Lighthouse Literary Reviews

4 Stars! "A treasure for those who read it, this will entertain all who read it. Captivating and well written, bringing you deep into their characters' lives. A treasure filled with magic, love, and happy-ever-after. Don't miss adding this impressive lineup to your reading list."

4 Hearts! "Very enjoyable reading. An excellent mix of characters and plot." ~The Romance Studio

4 Wings! “The Amethyst Angel is a bit of a heart-jerker.” ~Classic Romance Revival

A Home for Christmas Reviews

4.5 Stars! "Ms. Wiesner writes an excellent novella. While the book is connected to WAYWARD ANGELS [Book 4 of Karen Wiesner's Wounded Warriors Series], it will fully stand alone. I say this because it took me the first couple of chapters to remember I had read the first book. The characters were familiar, but I didn't put it all together at first. Ms. Wiesner writes a sensitive novella that looks at the fears some of us have. She delves into the fear of failure, fear of flying and other fears. For some of us, these fears can overwhelm and paralyze us and it keeps us from living life to the fullest. It was so tastefully and sensitively written how Craig and Christie work to overcome fears together. I was rooting for them the whole way through the book. I think you'll get a chuckle out of the misspoken phrases Craig sometimes says. You'll get an insightful look into Christie's fear of flying. Craig and Christie's story is an inspiring look at the way love really can overcome all." ~Once Upon a Romance Review

5 Stars! “In The Amethyst Angel, I love that Dr. Elena Lopez takes her job seriously. She has so much love for the terminally ill children she cares for, she has no time for a love life. She has feelings for her best friend Pablo, but every time she looks at him he looks away. Shy Pablo grew up with Elena, but he assumes he has no chance with her. Pablo enjoys doing magic for the children and little Juan is a joy to entertain as he always has a smile and laugh so much that others can’t help but laugh, too. In A Home for Christmas, I love how patient Craig is with Christie while she’s in love with his brother Gregg, who’s tried hard to let her down easy. Craig’s is the shoulder she comes to cry on each time her heart is broken. Given that he’s long known Christie’s feelings for his sibling, Craig is justifiably timid about admitting his own for her. Easier to wait for her to come around to the truth. But, this holiday season, he’s determined to prove he’s just the man Christie needs. These two novellas hit me hard. They were very romantic and a joy to read. Now I can't wait to see what Ms. Wiesner comes up with next!” ~Linda's Reviews

4 Stars! “A feel good story. I thoroughly enjoyed reading A Home for Christmas. If you read romance, you will know that in every tale someone will have their heart broken. What sets this story apart is the way this is played out. I found it refreshing that the main characters, Christie and Craig, were Christians with a strong faith in God but still not exempt from the bumpy road to the elusive happily ever after dream. Written in clean language, A Home for Christmas is a feel good story which can be shared with anyone who loves happy endings.” ~BTS Books Reviews

4 Hearts "This book is truly heartwarming and was a great read. The characters connected well with each other and made the story all the more believable. This reader could sometimes feel that she was in the story as the main character. To see what Christie gets for Christmas make sure to buy a copy today!" ~Love Romances

"I liked Christie and Craig and the concept of an orphan finding a home and love for Christmas. Well written with good characters." ~Coffee Time Romance

"In A Home for Christmas, we meet a shy and charming man, as well as the love of his life. His self-doubt makes him less than open about his feelings, but his affection comes through in his kindness and support. In this everyday sort of adventure, the strength that comes through faith is also explored. The story itself is nicely Christmasy, and music, especially the favorite Christmas carols, is a connecting theme. Heartwarming and makes excellent nightstand material." ~Long and Short Reviews

5 Flags! "Wonderfully touching and heartwarming with wonderful characters and an enticing, imaginative plot to make the story a true winner, and not just at Christmas!" ~EuroReviews

5 Wings! “Karen Wiesner pens her best tale yet of two people who are in love and just haven’t told each other of it yet for lack of confidence. This story is a very uplifting one for the holiday, and one of Ms. Wiesner’s best. Fun, well crafted, and the full meaning of love in the season came through. Her story come alive with characters that reached for a dream and weren’t afraid of failing in that quest. Ms. Wiesner’s was her best work of two people, very shy but confident in their love of Christ and taking a chance to lay their hearts on the line. I loved it. It was the best holiday book I have read this season.” ~Classic Romance Revival

5 Stars! "A read you truly don't want to miss. You are filled with the spirit of Christmas and the miracle of true love. Unique and truly a gift to the reader. I highly recommend making this part of your holiday reading." ~Ecataromance

4 Hearts! "The strengths and surprises of the main characters are very parallel. I gave this a 4 rating because of the quality of the writing and also because the characters are like people I know. The main characters also have an enjoyment of life factor that really enhances the story." ~The Romance Studio

4 Angels! "Christmas is a truly wondrous time of year, a time when love, hope, and faith abound. Find Christmas early with this short holiday treat. Karen Wiesner offers an inspirational romance that will have you smiling by the last page. Craig is a devoted man, committed to the Lord, family and friends. His kindness towards Christie is wonderful to see. The faith they display and the friendship they share is a strong basis for a future together, and readers can't help but hope that Craig gets his heart's desire. In a season beset with hectic malls, endless parties, and the need to complete everything before the bell tolls on the 24th, this story takes a moment and brings readers back to what is important, offering friendship and love for the holiday season. Readers will enjoy this precursor to Christmas, and it is sure to get readers in the mood long before the temperatures start to chill." ~Fallen Angel Reviews

Very Highly Recommended! "'Tis the season to be jolly and what better way than with an unforgettable story. Treat yourself to a delightful holiday retreat. Build a warm crackling fire and wrap up in a cuddly robe with a steaming hot mug of cider. Then grab this story and sit back for a relaxing unforgettable journey. The experience will be a poetic Hallmark card set into motion."

4 Roses! "A Christian religious theme resounds throughout this story of a young man attempting to travel home for Christmas to allow his family to meet the woman he loves. The attraction between the characters is strong." ~Love Romances

The Amethyst Star Reviews

4 1/2 stars and 2014 BTSemag Red Carpet Book Award nominee! "2-in-1 Supernatural Romance Novellas by Karen Wiesner includes two masterfully written novellas The Amethyst Star and Creatures of the Night. The Amethyst Star centers around a futuristic world where the fate of the human race dangles by a thin thread, and the complacency of a single young woman, Sher, who is able to bare children. The fable-like quality of this tale suggests society can be ignorant and life can't flourish without love. Karen Wiesner has a keen ability to craft her words into rich, page-turning chapters that flow with ease. Her characters are gilded with depth and personality while each setting is full-bodied, leaving the reader with a well-rounded story. Phrases such as "Darkness fell in a shroud across his path, and yet he could scent the tiger Carnivore" leave a visual trail upon the reader's imagination. As each plot gels and twists, the endings are an unexpected delight. Karen's talent makes sure each novella is an enticing and alluring read. 2-in-1 Supernatural Romance Novellas is a treat." ~BTSemag

4 Hearts! "This short story is quite intense in the thoughts and the societal expectations of the characters. This reviewer quickly became caught up in the emotional pull between Lady Sher and Randolf. The expectations of Lady Sher are heart wrenching and add an interesting element to the story, while Randolf's people seem to have an outlook more consistent with today's society. The differences between the main characters races and their practices are very well explained and demonstrated as the two interact within the Hunter Abode. The intimate scenes are tastefully written while still portraying adequate passion. This reviewer was pleased with the depth and completeness of this short story." ~Love Romances

"Sher is a more forceful character. Well written with good characters." ~Coffee Time Romance

"The opening is dark: humans are not hunters, but hunted. However, hope builds as we grow closer to understanding the mind and motivations of Randolph, the main character. The details of the royal setting, the home of Lady Sher, are a delight to read. The world Wiesner creates is very original, and has great depth and detail. Heartwarming and makes excellent night-stand material." ~Long and Short Reviews

4 Cups! "Futuristic plotlines are among my very favorites and The Amethyst Star has most of the elements that I enjoy about this particular genre. The unique world Ms. Wiesner has created is enchanting. Randolf and Sher exhibit intriguing traits as they go about their daily lives and deal with the attraction that sparks between them. The storyline is enhanced by a prophecy that one hopes will be fulfilled before the end of the story. An appealing tale sure to end up on many a reader's favorites list." ~Coffee Time Romance

4 Stars! "There is a strong message behind this short story, one that humans need to heed. Fans of romance will enjoy this."

4 1/2 Hearts! "Strong and well defined characters that readers will quickly come to care about. Readers can also look forward to plenty action and suspense. From tears to laughter, readers will experience it all. Creatively written, fast paced and easily enthralling." ~The Romance Studio

4 Crowns! "There was much to be explained regarding the different beings and the severely regulated human social order to give a good basis for this story. Ms. Wiesner was certainly up to the task. Readers of futuristic and alien romance should well enjoy this tale." ~Realms of Love

4 Books! "The Amethyst Star offers an intensely imagined, futuristic world that won't fail to thrill the paranormal fan. Superb writing style, a frequently unpredictable twist, a distinct, original story. A thoroughly enjoyable way to spend your time!" ~Long and Short Reviews

"Karen Wiesner certainly gave the characters life. Randolf is strong, confident and compassionate. Lady Sher is noble, curious and naive, as well she should be. The story itself had a flair of futuristic idealism. I enjoyed reading about the different cities and what they represented." ~WRDF Reviews

"One outstanding book that readers will love. Laugh, cry, set off on an adventure; this book has it all. One magnificent read."

Creatures of the Night Reviews

4 1/2 stars and 2014 BTSemag Red Carpet Book Award nominee! "2-in-1 Supernatural Romance Novellas by Karen Wiesner includes two masterfully written novellas The Amethyst Star and Creatures of the Night. Creatures of the Night is a novella about an artist Susanna Heath, who falls for Nicholai a man of many mysteries. Karen Wiesner has a keen ability to craft her words into rich, page-turning chapters that flow with ease. Her characters are gilded with depth and personality while each setting is full-bodied, leaving the reader with a well-rounded story. Phrases such as "Darkness fell in a shroud across his path, and yet he could scent the tiger Carnivore" leave a visual trail upon the reader's imagination. As each plot gels and twists, the endings are an unexpected delight. Karen's talent makes sure each novella is an enticing and alluring read. 2-in-1 Supernatural Romance Novellas is a treat." ~BTSemag

"The characters are vivid. Susanna and Nickolai have a strong bond, but finding out that you are married to a vampire cannot be easy." ~Coffee Time Romance

4 Hearts! "This story is intense and intriguing. The chemistry between Susanna and Nicholai is undeniable and is really what drew this reviewer into the story. This element also makes the love scenes seem much more heated than they really are. A captivating read with good characters." ~Love Romances



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