December 2018 Book Club Pick

The Girl with the Sweetest Secret by Betina Krahn

New York Times bestselling author Betina Krahn is back by popular demand! The second installment of her Sin & Sensibility series is a warm-hearted and witty Victorian-set romance filled with sparkling surprises!

Dear Reader,

I’m so pleased to meet you here and to be a part of this wonderful program and selection of authors.  Books and reading have been such a huge part of my life that it was natural for me to begin writing, too.  But I never would have become a published author if it weren’t for the support of my beloved husband and sister.  That has become my primary lesson in life: it is my job to love and support others as they learn, grow, and sometimes have to endure.

I hope that if you read “The Girl With The Sweetest Secret” you will chuckle, laugh, sigh, and maybe get a little teary.  It was my job to help these characters grow and ultimately triumph over the challenges Life throws their way.  The Fox is quite a guy, and it will take quite a guy to change Frankie Bumgarten’s mind about marriage.  Their story takes them from a darkened kitchen to a Society ballroom to a stormy English Channel crossing and to the Eifel Tower in Paris.  Along the way, I hope you’ll be immersed, as I was, in Victorian life and the joy of dawning love.

My own military connections?   My dad was a WW II vet who served in the South Pacific… Army Air Corp.  My brother-in-law was a helicopter pilot in Viet Nam and was decorated twice, once for cutting his own landing strip with his chopper blades in order to rescue troops.  He was Army all the way.

But recently, I learned that my late husband’s great aunt was a nurse in France during WW 1.  We now have a picture of her in her uniform and photocopies of the postcard she sent home to say she arrive safely in France.  My niece also has the “nurse’s watch” she wore when she was there… with a second hand that let her take pulses.

I’d love to have you visit me at  If you can, please drop an animal picture, a comment, or just say hello.  It will warm my heart!

With gratitude and best wishes,


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About The Author:

Betina Krahn is a New York Times bestselling author of more than 30 historical and contemporary romances. Her works have won numerous industry awards, including the Romantic Times Lifetime Achievement Award for Love and Laughter. Visit her on the web at




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