Serving Up a New Release!

Serving Up Love has released!

It’s release week! Rosalind Kemp’s story is here. Along with three other fabulous tales of love and adventure in Harvey Houses along the Santa Fe Railroad line.

I had so much fun working with my dear friend Regina Jennings on another collection, and having the chance to team up with fabulous authors like Tracie Peterson and Jen Turano was a special treat. Every time I run into Jen at a conference, she and I talk about how we need to work together on a project sometime. Now we have!

Since I received my author copy early, I had the chance to read the other three stories in the collection, and they are all winners. Each story centers around a Harvey House in a different state during a different historical time period. Four very different Harvey Girl heroines, face unique challenges. Everything from floods to railroad corruption to high society scandal to past mistakes that rise to threaten their future, yet each woman tastes love and finds the courage to go back for more.

Like the famous Harvey House pie, Serving Up Love is the perfect dessert to enjoy with a warm cup of coffee or tea on a cool autumn evening.

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Not only has the book arrived, but we are launching in the very setting where my story takes place!

I am so excited to invite you to join me and co-author Regina Jennings in Gainesville, TX for a history-lover’s dream book launch. We will start with a tour of the Santa Fe Depot which is the setting for my novella, More Than a Pretty Face. One of the reasons I chose to set my Harvey Girl story in Gainesville was because their depot and Harvey House were still standing. Before I wrote a single word, I walked the very halls that Rosalind did. I saw the marks of the horseshoe lunch counter embedded in the floor. I saw where the kitchen had been set and climbed the stairs to the private quarters where the Harvey Girls slept. Now, you can too!

Here’s the schedule of events we have planned:

In addition, Regina and I will be raffling off a gift basket of Christmas baking goodies along with a couple of our books. We would love for you to join us! (Gainesville is roughly 70 miles north of Dallas.)


Head in the Clouds Special

Not only are we having fun with the Harvey Girls, but one of my older releases, Head in the Clouds is currently on sale for $0.79 – $0.99!

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Since Harvey Houses were famous for their giant slices of pie (they served 1/4 of an entire pie as one slice!), leave a comment about your favorite pie flavor, and I’ll draw 2 names to receive e-book copies of Head in the Clouds.

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For those who love to smile as they read, bestselling author Karen Witemeyer offers warmhearted historical romance with a flair for humor, feisty heroines, and swoon-worthy Texas heroes. Karen is a firm believer in the power of happy endings. . . and ice cream. She is an avid cross-stitcher, and makes her home in Abilene, TX with her husband and three children. Learn more about Karen and her books at:

21 thoughts on “Serving Up a New Release!”

  1. Thanks for a fun blog.
    Gainesville is North of my location in Dublin/Stephenville. I have been to Gainesville 20 years ago for a wedding. Abilene, your home, has been frequented for various reasons. Seems that as big as Texas is, it is close to many of us.
    My favorite pie is a lemon chess.

    • Great blog! Your book signing and tour sound like so much fun, what an awesome way to have your book signing! I wish I could come I live a little less than three hours away but traveling anywhere is not in my November budget unfortunately. Picking a favorite kind of pie is difficult since pie and cookies are my favorite desserts. I’d have to go with coconut cream I think! I bought the 79 cent book since I’ve yet to read one of your books! I’d love to read your new book and it’s my Birthday month and I would be so excited to win your giveaway! Have a great Holiday Season!

    • I love pie, but mainly the fruit varieties. I don’t like pumpkin, so I understand about sticking out at Thanksgiving. Ha! My mom always makes an apple pie in addition to the pumpkin just to make me happy. She’s the best!

  2. Hi Karen … fun reading your blog today. I love lemon meringue pie, French silk, coconut cream, pumpkin, ?. I can’t name just one kind. Oh, did I mention Dutch apple? I’m feeling silly today, forgive me. Pie sounds good for breakfast.

  3. Happy Book Birthday, Karen! If I lived closer, I’d come to your event. I’m six hours south of Dallas near Houston.

    Warm pecan pie with Blue Bell vanilla is delish! One can’t go wrong with chocolate pie!

  4. I love all and any pie. With the season though, I’m craving sweet potato pie right now….
    I have to read this book! I’ve heard so many people say it was the first book by Karen Witemeyer they’ve read and they were hooked instantaneously….

    • If you don’t win a copy, be sure to grab an e-copy while it’s so cheap! 🙂 Can you believe I’ve never tasted sweet potato pie? I love sweet potatoes, but I don’t like pumpkin pie, so I’ve never been brave enough to try the sweet potato version. I’m going to have to change that one of these days.

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