Barbara Freethy Books

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Barbara Freethy is an award-winning and bestselling American Author that writes novels in the romance genre. A native of California, Freethy worked in public relations following her stint at UC Santa Barbara from where she got her Communications degree.

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Order of Taken/Deception Series

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1 Played 2006 Description / Buy
2 Taken 2006 Description / Buy

Order of Sanders Brothers Series

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1 Silent Run 2008 Description / Buy
2 Silent Fall 2008 Description / Buy

Order of Angel's Bay Series

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1 Suddenly One Summer 2009 Description / Buy
2 On Shadow Beach 2010 Description / Buy
3 In Shelter Cove 2010 Description / Buy
4 At Hidden Falls 2011 Description / Buy
5 Garden of Secrets 2011 Description / Buy

Order of Wish Series

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1 A Secret Wish 2011 Description / Buy
2 Just A Wish Away 2012 Description / Buy
3 When Wishes Collide 2012 Description / Buy

Order of River Rock Series

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1 The Way Back Home 2012 Description / Buy

Order of Callaways Series

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1 On a Night Like This 2012 Description / Buy
2 So This Is Love 2013 Description / Buy
3 Falling for a Stranger 2013 Description / Buy
4 Between Now and Forever 2013 Description / Buy
5 Nobody But You (Short Story) 2013 Description / Buy
6 All a Heart Needs 2014 Description / Buy
7 That Summer Night 2014 Description / Buy
8 When Shadows Fall 2014 Description / Buy
9 Somewhere Only We Know 2015 Description / Buy
10 If I Didn't Know Better 2015 Description / Buy
11 Tender is the Night 2016 Description / Buy
12 Take Me Home (Short Story) 2016 Description / Buy
13 Closer To You 2016 Description / Buy
14 Once You're Mine 2017 Description / Buy
15 Can't Let Go 2017 Description / Buy
16 Secrets We Keep 2018 Description / Buy

Order of Bachelors & Bridesmaids Series

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1 Kiss Me Forever 2014 Description / Buy
2 Steal My Heart 2014 Description / Buy
3 All Your Loving 2014 Description / Buy
4 Before I Do 2015 Description / Buy
5 Falling Into You 2015 Description / Buy
6 Forever Starts Tonight 2017 Description / Buy
7 Dreaming of You 2019 Description / Buy

Order of Lightning Strikes Series

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1 Beautiful Storm 2015 Description / Buy
2 Lightning Lingers 2016 Description / Buy
3 Summer Rain 2016 Description / Buy

Order of 7 Brides For 7 Brothers Series

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1 Luke 2016 Description / Buy

Order of Off The Grid: FBI Series

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1 Perilous Trust 2017 Description / Buy
2 Reckless Whisper 2018 Description / Buy
3 Desperate Play 2018 Description / Buy
4 Elusive Promise 2018 Description / Buy
5 Dangerous Choice 2019 Description / Buy
6 Ruthless Cross 2019 Description / Buy
7 Critical Doubt 2020 Description / Buy
8 Fearless Pursuit 2020 Description / Buy
9 Daring Deception 2021 Description / Buy
10 Risky Bargain 2021 Description / Buy
11 Perfect Target 2022 Description / Buy
12 Fatal Betrayal 2023 Description / Buy
13 Deadly Trap 2024 Description / Buy
14 Lethal Game 2024 Description / Buy

Order of 7 Brides For 7 Soldiers

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1 Ryder 2017 Description / Buy

Order of Whisper Lake Series

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1 Always With Me 2019 Description / Buy
2 My Wildest Dream 2019 Description / Buy
3 Can't Fight The Moonlight 2020 Description / Buy
4 Just One Kiss 2020 Description / Buy
5 If We Never Met 2021 Description / Buy
6 Tangled Up In You 2022 Description / Buy
7 Next Time I Fall 2023 Description / Buy

Order of Ocean Shores Series

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1 Hopelessly Romantic 2024 Description / Buy
2 Summer Loving 2024 Description / Buy

Order of Barbara Freethy Standalone Novels

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1 Promise of Marriage 1990 Description / Buy
2 Hometown Hero 1991 Description / Buy
3 Two to Tango 1992 Description / Buy
4 The Right Man For Loving 1992 Description / Buy
5 To the Rescue 1993 Description / Buy
6 The Man Behind The Magic 1993 Description / Buy
7 A Man Like Jake 1994 Description / Buy
8 Daniel's Gift 1996 Description / Buy
9 Ryan's Return 1996 Description / Buy
10 Ask Mariah 1997 Description / Buy
11 One True Love 1998 Description / Buy
12 The Sweetest Thing 1999 Description / Buy
13 Almost Home 2000 Description / Buy
14 Just the Way You Are 2000 Description / Buy
15 Some Kind of Wonderful 2001 Description / Buy
16 Love Will Find a Way 2002 Description / Buy
17 Summer Secrets 2003 Description / Buy
18 Golden Lies 2004 Description / Buy
19 The Cuzzian Horse (Short Story) 2004 Description / Buy
20 All She Ever Wanted 2004 Description / Buy
21 Don't Say a Word 2005 Description / Buy
22 Patrick Michael O'Reilly's 13th Summer 2007 Description / Buy
23 Sweet Somethings 2017 Description / Buy
24 All the Pretty People 2022 Description / Buy
25 Last One to Know 2022 Description / Buy
26 The Other Emily 2023 Description / Buy

Order of 7 Brides for 7 Blackthornes Series

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1 Devlin 2019 Description / Buy
2 Jason ( By: Julia London) 2019 Description / Buy
3 Ross ( By: Lynn Raye Harris) 2019 Description / Buy
4 Phillip ( By: Cristin Harber) 2019 Description / Buy
5 Brock ( By: Roxanne St. Claire) 2019 Description / Buy
6 Logan ( By: Samantha Chase) 2019 Description / Buy
7 Trey ( By: Christie Ridgway) 2019 Description / Buy
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She started her career as a traditionally published author that wrote for the likes of Harper Collins and Simon and Schuster. In 2011, Freethy made the move to self-publishing, eventually landing her first New York Times bestseller.

Freethy grew up in a household that loved books. Her mother was to blame. She made sure that every bookshelf was overflowing with novels. The author has fond memories of visiting bookstores and libraries in her search for the latest Nancy Drew novels.

She was in high school when her mother decided to write her first romance novel. Freethy encouraged her endeavors. She thought the idea of writing a romance novel like the ones that filled her home sounded like great fun.

The pair brainstormed ideas, critiqued one another’s work once Freethy started writing, and visited writer’s conferences. During her twenties, Freethy spent most of her time writing dull articles about uninteresting subjects like semiconductors that she did not understand.

Encouraged by her mother’s writing efforts, the author realized that, if she could write so well about subjects about which she was ignorant, she most likely had the talent required to produce fiction which she actually understood.

The fact that she studied English and Creative Writing in college helped. Freethy was pregnant when she started writing. She spent several years balancing the rigors that came with writing fiction with the demands of her small children.

At some point in her career, she was also forced to get a second job to improve the financial situation in her home because her writing career did not pay well enough to keep them afloat. It took the author several years before she became a full-time writer that could survive solely on the sales from her novels.

Self-publishing only entered the picture in 2011. Once the rights to the novels she had traditionally published in previous years reverted to Freethy, she made them available as eBooks. This initial encounter with the indie publishing arena changed the author’s life.

She found that it was an improvement on her experience as a traditionally published author. She had more control over her books. She could write as many novels as she wanted each year and she could make changes to her stories to meet the demands of her readers.

Not only did Barbara Freethy succeed in the field but she eventually became one of Amazon’s biggest stars, selling millions of copies of her books in just a few years. This encouraged Freethy to dedicate her efforts to self-publishing.

Rather than self-publishing backlist titles, she started writing and self-publishing original content. She has never regretted the decision. Though, she admits that it is a lot of work. But Freethy doesn’t mind making her own covers, hiring editors, and marketing her work.

Barbara Freethy Awards

Freethy has won the RITA and Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Awards.

Best Barbara Freethy Books

While she loves self-publishing, Freethy appreciates the collaborative process associated with the traditional publishing industry. Some of Freethy’s best books include:

Don’t Say a Word: Julia DeMarco thought she knew where she came from. At the very least, she was certain that she hadn’t been adopted. And yet, after coming across a photo during the preparations for her wedding, she became convinced that she was the little girl standing in front of the Russian Orphanage.

Now Julia must undertake a dangerous journey with Alex Manning, a reckless photographer as she attempts to discover the truth.

Just the Way You Are: Sam and Alli Tucker were happy. They appreciated the life they had made on Tucker’s Landing. But things are starting to change. Sam isn’t content. He loves Alli but he only stayed in Tucker’s Landing because marriage and fatherhood tied him down.

He dreams of doing so much more. Alli knows that she doesn’t hold Sam’s heart, not all of it. She understands that Sam wants to pursue a life away from Tucker’s Landing. For that reason, she needs to make a new life for herself, one that exists beyond the roles she plays as a wife and lover.

When Does The Next Barbara Freethy book come out?

The next book by Barbara Freethy is Summer Loving and will be released on July, 16th 2024. It is the newest book in the Occasional papers. University of California, Berkeley. Center for Slavic and East European Studies Series.

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