Karla’s Books

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What Readers Are Saying

I adored Biker Boots by Karla Akins! Full of humor but with a message of acceptance that hits the heart. Highly recommended!
–Colleen Coble, author of Rosemary Cottage and the Lonestar series

“Biker Boots is a story about life and love, laced with a humorous charm that will ride with a reader for years to come.”
— Jessica Nelson, author of Love On The Range

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O Canada! Her Story takes you on a grand tour of Canada through the ages. Historical narratives and biographies tell her story in a creative and lively way that draws the reader in, grabbing his or her attention from the start. Learn about the people who dwelt in this land before the Europeans arrived, the Vikings who discovered and temporarily settled this territory, the immigration and emigration of various people groups, the heroes who have shaped the face of this nation and the people who adore their beloved homeland. Purchase on Amazon

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Sail the high seas and join the adventure of Marc, cabin boy to the great explorer, Jacques Cartier. Jacques is the first volume in a new series of biographies about the Brave Explorers that Every Child Should Know. Not only will you learn exciting history and fascinating information on life at sea, but you will be gripped by this tale of adventure, tragedy and triumph. Purchase on Amazon

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“While as a historian I have long appreciated the story of Sacagawea, I’m not sure I ever really “knew” her – until I read Sacagawea by Karla Akins! This beautiful novel, with its balanced use of adjectives and historical points, paints a color portrait of a woman that most of us have only seen in black and white. For home or school, I highly recommend this enriching “work of art” by Karla Akins.” – Linda Lacour Hobar, author of The Mystery of History

Sacagawea is the complete 16 chapter riveting historical account of Sacagawea and the events surrounding the Lewis and Clark discovery of the west.

An intimate look into the life of Sacagawea, this interactive “living book” provides an unforgettable historical experience for students and adults alike. With emotional and factual honesty, the first person narrative brings into focus the truth about the life of the most beloved woman in American history.

“Karla Akins has done a wonderful job of making Sacajawea, one of our country’s most mysterious historical characters, a thinking and feeling person between the covers of her new novel. Full of excitement, adventure and fascinating characters, I couldn’t put it down myself!” – Melanie Young, author of Raising Real Men

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Works in Progress

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After the murder of her mother and father during the Indian Removal of 1838, Maggie’s left to raise the young’uns. The last thing she needs to deal with is some know-it-all circuit rider preacher with his fancy talk and city-fide ways.

Pastor Obadiah Hawkins is sure God has called him to these mountains. He counts the lonely days until his fiancé, Constance, can join him in reaching these hard-headed folks. The most troublesome of them is that superstitious, backwoods woman, Maggie Mullins. The Evil Eye? Ghosts? Spells?

Will Christmas on the isolated mountain be the failure of Obadiah Hawkins and the end of his ministry?

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When a beautiful Melungeon girl is gambled off by her father onto a sex trafficking, gambling steam boat (harboring runaway slaves and smuggled gold) Flora Jean is thrust into a life very different from her childhood on Newman’s Ridge, in Tennessee.

Set on the Mississippi River during the Trail of Tears, River Moon Don’t Cry carries the message of forgiveness and grace and the too often overlooked strength of courageous women living during the dangerous 1830s.