Books by Christa Polkinhorn

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Born and raised in Switzerland, Christa Polkinhorn has always had the desire to explore the world outside of her beautiful but tiny country. She traveled in Europe, China, Japan as well as South America. Now, she lives and works as writer and translator in southern California.

Her interest in foreign cultures informs her work and her novels take place in several countries. She published a volume of poetry (The Path of Fire). Now, she writes and publishes contemporary fiction with a focus on family drama/love stories (The Family Portrait trilogy). Her latest work includes an element of romantic suspense.

Aside from writing and traveling, she is an avid reader and a lover of the arts, dark chocolate, and red wine.

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Finding Angelo (The Wine Lover's Daughter, Book 2)
by Christa Polkinhorn
A hidden diary and a crumpled envelope, postmarked in Italy, are the only clues Martin Segantino has to what happened to his younger brother Angelo, the black sheep of the family, who disappeared under mysterious circumstances twenty years ago. When the police find the skeleton of Angelo’s close friend buried in one of the fields on...
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Love of a Stonemason (Family Portrait Book 2)
by Christa Polkinhorn
The young painter Karla Bocelli is all too familiar with loss. When she was five years old, her mother died in a car crash in the south of Switzerland. Her Peruvian father lives at the other end of the world, and a year ago her aunt and guardian passed away. Now, at age twenty-four, Karla almost gets hit by a speeding car. As if this...
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FAMILY PORTRAIT (Boxed Set)
by Christa Polkinhorn
The FAMILY PORTRAIT trilogy follows the lives of two artists—Karla, a painter, and Andreas, a sculptor/stonemason—and their families as they try to keep the flame of love and creativity alive through turbulent times. The story takes place in Switzerland, Italy, the United States, and Peru with a short excursion to France. AN...
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Der Steinmetz und die Malerin (Familienportrait, Band 2) (German Edition)
by Christa Polkinhorn
Für die junge Malerin Karla Bocelli gehört Verlust zum Alltag. Mit fünf Jahren verlor sie ihre Mutter bei einem Autounfall im Süden der Schweiz. Ihr peruanischer Vater lebt am anderen Ende der Welt und vor einem Jahr starb auch die Tante, die sie großgezogen hatte. Jetzt, im Alter von vierundzwanzig Jahren, wird sie beinahe von...
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The Italian Sister (The Wine Lover's Daughter, Book 1)
by Christa Polkinhorn
Standing at her father’s grave in California, Sofia Laverne mourns his untimely death. Henry had not only been a loving parent but Sofia’s best friend and mentor. Imagine her shock and grief when she finds out her father had lived a double-life, that she has a ten-year younger sister and inherited a vineyard in Tuscany. Torn between...
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Eine ungewöhnliche Familie (Familienportrait, Band 1) (German Edition)
by Christa Polkinhorn
Ein zufälliges Treffen zwischen einer alleinstehenden Frau, einem Witwer und einer Halbwaise in der Stadt Zürich bringt drei Menschen zusammen, die mit einer Vergangenheit von Verlust und Verrat kämpfen. Die sechsjährige Karla, deren Mutter bei einem Autounfall ums Leben kam, kann den Verlust nur schwer verkraften. Anna, ihre Tante...
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An Uncommon Family (Family Portrait Book 1)
by Christa Polkinhorn
A chance meeting between a middle-aged woman, a widower, and a semi-orphaned child in the city of Zurich, Switzerland, brings together three people who grapple with a past of loss and betrayal. Six-year-old Karla, whose mother died in a car crash, has a hard time accepting the loss. Anna, her aunt and guardian, struggles with her former...
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Emilia (Family Portrait Book 3)
by Christa Polkinhorn
Turmoil reigns in the O’Reilly household. With her two older children, Laura and Tonio, grown and getting ready to fly the coop, Karla finds out she is pregnant again. Instead of devoting her time and energy to her painting career, she is forced to raise another child. Andreas, her husband, is looking forward to being a father once...
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