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About the Author
Barbara Freethy is a #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of 45 novels ranging from contemporary romance to romantic suspense and women's fiction. Traditionally published for many years, Barbara opened her own publishing company in 2011 and has since sold over 5.3 million copies of her books. Twenty of her titles have appeared on the New York Times and USA Today Bestseller Lists. In July of 2014, Barbara was named the Amazon KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing) Bestselling Author of ALL TIME! She was also the first Indie Author to sell over 1.5 million copies at both Barnes and Noble and Amazon.
An author known for writing emotional stories about ordinary people caught up in extraordinary situations, Barbara has received starred reviews from Publishers' Weekly and Library Journal and has also received six nominations for the RITA for Best Single Title Contemporary Romance from Romance Writers of America. She has won the honor twice for her novels Daniel's Gift and The Way Back Home. Barbara is currently writing a new contemporary series, The Callaways, featuring a family born to "serve and protect." She is also launching a new romantic suspense trilogy with BEAUTIFUL STORM, the first book in her Lightning Strikes Trilogy. For more information, visit Barbara's website at www.barbarafreethy.com--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
- ASIN : B004NNVEHI
- Publisher : Fog City Publishing, LLC (30 March 2012)
- Language : English
- File size : 1730 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 388 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 0380785315
- Best Sellers Rank: 55,485 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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This is a story about facing up to responsibility and accepting change; and how some people refuse to do either. It also shows how some people can hold a grudge for years without a valid reason for doing so. It also shows that sometimes, people are happier with a lie than they are with the truth.
It has some really excellent narrative passages. The descriptions of the river in particular are very good; it almost comes to life. The interplay between the various characters is quite interesting and I could relate to some of the antagonisms between Ryan, his brother and father.
I did feel that this story had some important things to say; although there are some really well written parts, there were also a few sections that I felt were not so easy to follow. I wondered if the book might have been a bit better by trimming some of those parts out in order to make the plot flow a bit more naturally.
However, it's not a bad book and would be suitable for a holiday read.
The one thing that really gets on my nerves about this book, however, is that its set in a small American town, the main character has been living away for years and then returns and renovates a house into a B&B and within six months of her return is voted Chairperson of the local Chamber of Commerce. I am pretty sure that no way would that happen in real life, these positions are really quite sought after in their own way and, especially in a small town with all the "small town politics" that always crop up, there would have been a huge element of "no way are we letting the outsider take over OUR Chamber of Commerce". Whining over though, a very nice read.
the characters are easy to get a long with and you find yourself wondering why they are the way they are but from the most of the reviews most people say the same thing, i have only just come back to reading and i must amitt that by buying a kindle i know i wont stop reading now as to download is easy , and for going on hols is amazing just one book within thousands to read best decision ever to buy my kindle.