Summer Secrets by Barbara Freethy

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A wonderful storyteller, Ms. Freethy expertly draws readers into the character's strengths and flaws. An enthralling family drama with multiple love stories, this one belongs on your keeper shelf.
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#1 New York Times Bestselling author Barbara Freethy presents a powerful contemporary novel -- the story of three unique sisters ... the secrets that bind them for life ... and the summer that will set them free.

Eight years ago, the three McKenna sisters -- Kate, Ashley, and Caroline -- had their fifteen minutes of fame. Driven by their ambitious father, they won an around-the-world sailing race as teenagers. But something happened out on the turbulent sea during a fierce storm they could never forget ...

Now Tyler Jamison has come to Castleton, a picturesque island off the coast of Washington State, asking questions about the famous McKennas. But even as the sisters close ranks against the tenacious repoter, the past threatens to drown them in its wake. It will take Caroline's willingness to right a wrong, Ashley's struggle to face her greatest fears, and Kate's attempt to embrace life -- and love -- again to finally calm the winds and stop the rain.

REVIEWS ...

"Freethy skillfully keeps the reader on the hook , and her tantalizing and believable tale has it all -- romance, adventure and mystery." Booklist (Starred Review)

"Freethy's zesty storytelling will keep readers hooked, and the sisters' loving but prickly interactions will make anyone with a sibling smile." Publishers Weekly

"Graced with sympathetic, well-defined characters and an intriguing multi-threaded plot, this is an emotionally involving story ... sure to please Freethy's growing fan base, and like Kristin Hannah's novels, neatly bridges the gap between romance and traditional women's fiction." Library Journal

"In the tradition of LaVyrle Spencer, gifted author Barbara Freethy creates an irresistible tale of family secrets, riveting adventure and heart-touching romance." Susan Wiggs

"Barbara Freethy writes with bright assurance, exploring the bonds of sisterhood and the excitement of blue-water sailing." Luanne Rice


If you love romantic suspense, check out Barbara's new romantic suspense trilogy: Lightning Strikes.

Beautiful Storm (#1)
Lightning Lingers (#2)
Summer Rain (#3) Coming soon!


If you enjoy connected family series, you might also want to check out Barbara's newest series, THE CALLAWAYS, featuring love, romance, mystery and adventure.

Currently Available:
ON A NIGHT LIKE THIS (#1)
SO THIS IS LOVE (#2)
FALLING FOR A STRANGER (#3)
BETWEEN NOW AND FOREVER (#4)
NOBODY BUT YOU (A Callaway Wedding Novella)
ALL A HEART NEEDS ( #5)
THAT SUMMER NIGHT (#6)
WHEN SHADOWS FALL (#7)
SOMEWHERE ONLY WE KNOW (#8)
IF I DIDN'T KNOW BETTER (#9)
TENDER IS THE NIGHT (#10)



 

About Barbara Freethy

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A native California, Barbara Freethy has lived at both ends of the state. While she misses the hot summer nights of Southern California, she enjoys the beautiful bays and hillsides of Northern California, as well as the exciting and intriguing city of San Francisco.
 
Published July 2, 2011 by Fog City Publishing, LLC. 385 pages
Genres: Romance, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Travel, Action & Adventure. Fiction
Bestseller Status:
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Peak Rank on Jun 19 2011
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Weeks as Bestseller
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Publishers Weekly

Below average
on May 01 2008

Some improbable plot contrivances mar the novel's realistic texture, and the girls' support of their father's destructive dreams often seems disturbing rather than devoted.

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RT Book Reviews

Excellent
Reviewed by Jill Smith on Apr 02 2013

Barbara Freethy has devised a multifaceted and absorbing story of passion, loss, obsession and death that unfolds in a fascinating, dramatic fashion.

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All About Romance

Below average

His investigation dragged on and on and the sisters, particularly Kate, are subject to too much turmoil as a result. Eventually I wished he would just go away and leave them alone.

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Good
on May 01 2003

A wonderful storyteller, Ms. Freethy expertly draws readers into the character's strengths and flaws. An enthralling family drama with multiple love stories, this one belongs on your keeper shelf.

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