The Secret Picture
Exploring the passenger quarters of the Canadian cruise ship S.S. Keewatin with her parents, beautiful, free-spirited Maria Amoss leaves the group of tourists and stays behind to check out the bridal suite, where she falls asleep. She is awakened by footsteps pounding the passageway, accompanied by loud voices. The tourists, including her parents, are gone. Horror seizes Maria when she learns she has been transported back in time to the year 1920, and finds herself amidst a hostile takeover by a notorious, elusive band of pirates, whose theft of a valuable painting has spawned the chilling chain of events. Confused and terrified, Maria fears for her life as she embarks on a thrilling adventure where she meets the handsome Sebastian, a man of many secrets.
When her parents find her and she wakes, Maria wonders if she had been dreaming, but the future holds an amazing surprise that proves to be a clear connection to her adventure with the pirates.
Karin Harrison was born in Germany but has lived in the United States for over fifty years. Leaving her successful career in the optical field to go back to college, she focused on becoming a writer, and her short stories have since been published in books of anthology, literary journals, and on line. She has authored five novels, Hermann’s Ruhe, The Wrath of the North Star, The Tainted lens, Coffee and Peach Cake – A collection of short stories, and, The Secret Picture.
Harrison lives in Bel Air, Maryland with her husband.