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Beth Carpenter

"The best laid schemes o' mice an' men gang aft agley."
? Robert Burns, The Works of Robert Burns

Beth Carpenter is the pen name of an avid reader and writer with a book-cluttered home and a packed Kindle. She reads and writes mysteries as well as romances. In the plots of her books, she finds she agrees with Robert Burns, "The best laid schemes of mice and men often go awry," and it's always interesting to see what happens next.

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MR Publishers
Self Published
Current Releases
Traveling companions. That's how it began. She was a widow, alone after a long and happy marriage, struggling to rebuild around the hole in the center of her life. He was at loose ends after retiring from a successful business and a string of uns...
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Recalculating Route
“It’s just as easy to fall in love with a rich man as a poor man.” After a disastrous first marriage, Rebecca took that advice to heart. Two husbands later, Rebecca is now a woman of independent means and still beautiful. She dec...
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Shades of Sedona
From “Choices” “I stared at the ring on my finger. After the champagne, I had a vague memory of a tacky wedding chapel. I remember giggling as I carried a slightly grubby bunch of silk lilies down a short aisle. Married. I gues...
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It’s Christmastime. A magical sleigh ride, a fairytale proposal, and Donna is engaged. However, few people make it to their forties without baggage, and Donna is no exception. As if dealing with the fallout of her daughter’s surprise a...
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Family Planning
A year ago, Donna lost a special man. Now his daughter, Kristen, needs her help. Kristen is getting married, but upsetting information casts doubt on her intended groom. She hires Donna to investigate. Donna arrives in Flagstaff to find a fia...
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Last Flight from Flagstaff
When Donna decides to mark her divorce with a trip to Las Vegas, she doesn't expect to find herself with a ring on her finger at the bedside of a man she barely knows. But her experience helps her gain the wisdom she needs to make her own life...
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At The Turning Point

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