Books by Karen Templeton

C+
A Soldier's Promise

Levi Talbot made it home from the Middle East, but his best friend Tomas Lopez didn’t. Before he died, Tommy asked Levi to look out for Tommy’s wife, Val, and their girls, so Levi goes home to Whispering Pines, New Mexico, to fulfill his promise. While I appreciate that Karen Templeton is out th ...

A-
Swept Away

I recently downloaded this 2005 release to my Kindle. Why? My original paperback is falling apart from countless readings. Yes, this book is a DIK for me and a buried treasure since I’ve seen virtually no buzz about it online. Sam Frazier and his four-year old son are heading to town when a cam ...

B
Playing for Keeps

I have read Karen Templeton before and enjoyed her, so I was glad to have the opportunity to review her newest, Playing for Keeps. At the very least, I knew the book would be readable and chock full of down-to-earth characters. Templeton has a knack for making the mundane details of the everyday com ...

D+
Saving Dr. Ryan

I picked up Saving Dr. Ryan because several of my colleagues have had great things to say about Templeton's books. Well, either I chose the worst possible book to start with, or this is a case of serious taste differences. I kept thinking of my reading experience in terms of a personality clash; I j ...

B+
What A Man's Gotta Do

Last year I discovered Karen Templeton and glommed her books. I enjoyed all of them, fell in love with the town of Spruce Lake, Michigan, where most of them are set, and put her on my automatic buy list. When I began What A Man's Gotta Do, I was happy to see it takes place in Spruce Lake, and it fea ...

B+
Anything For His Children

2002 has not been a good year for me when it comes to series romances. I have been cowboyed, secret babied and sheiked to the point where even my easy going self is about to scream "enough already!" One day at the used bookstore, I went on an extended browse and settled on Karen Templeton's Anything ...