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Sweet romances with humor & heart.


I'm Karen Thornell

I believe there is beauty in exploring the world through another's perspective, so I write love stories that make you laugh, swoon, and hopefully learn more about yourself and those around you.


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She's a driven lawyer with no time for fun... and he's the new neighbor about to change her mind.


Karen Thornell does an excellent job of writing a compelling story that will have readers coming back for more. - Readers' Favorite, 5-star review

A rare gem in a slew of historical romances!

 - InD'Tale Magazine, Crowned Heart review

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2x Swoony Award Winner


what readers are saying

"This read was extremely satisfying and fun to read. I haven’t enjoyed a romance like this in so long. The writing was witty and had my heart melting with some of the dialogue and thoughts in the characters’ heads."

-Margaret, Goodreads review

Edward & Amelia

"I was gripped from the beginning and through to the end. Surprises abounded. I'm a big fan! A very thought out plot line."

-Kiersti, Goodreads review

To Marry an Earl

"I am completely obsessed with this book!!! Absolutely entertaining, witty, and SO ROMANTIC!!!
Loved this story and it's characters fully with my whole heart!!!"

-Saidy, Amazon review

Pursuing Miss Hall

"I absolutely adored this book! It was rom-com perfection! The banter, the humor, the romance, the chemistry all came together with perfect balance! I am so picky about rom-comes, but this book was absolutely everything I enjoy in a romance! The flirty banter was witty and timely and the characters had sparks flying from their first meeting!"

-Ashley, Goodreads review

Pretending at Love

"A perfect Christmas read 🤍
This book is so sweet and funny. I was immediately pulled into the story and invested in the characters. I highly recommend this book and author!"

-Storm, Goodreads review

Christmas in Love


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