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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 Sanders Brothers Series
Order of Angel's Bay Series
|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
|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
|1||The Way Back Home||2012||Description / Buy|
Order of Callaways Series
|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
|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
|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
|1||Luke||2016||Description / Buy|
Order of Off The Grid: FBI Series
|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|
Order of 7 Brides For 7 Soldiers
|1||Ryder||2017||Description / Buy|
Order of Whisper Lake Series
|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|
Order of Barbara Freethy Standalone Novels
|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|
Order of 7 Brides for 7 Blackthornes Series
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 If We Never Met and will be released on June, 29th 2021. It is the newest book in the Whisper Lake Series.