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Publication Order of Taken/Deception Books

Publication Order of Sanders Brothers Books

Publication Order of Angel's Bay Books

Suddenly One Summer (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
On Shadow Beach (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
In Shelter Cove (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
At Hidden Falls (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Garden of Secrets (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Wish Books

A Secret Wish (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Just A Wish Away (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
When Wishes Collide (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of River Rock Books

The Way Back Home (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Callaways Books

On a Night Like This (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
So This Is Love (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Falling for a Stranger (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Between Now and Forever (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nobody But You (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
All a Heart Needs (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
That Summer Night (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
When Shadows Fall (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Somewhere Only We Know (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
If I Didn't Know Better (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tender is the Night (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Take Me Home (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Closer To You (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Once You're Mine (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Can't Let Go (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Secrets We Keep (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Bachelors & Bridesmaids Books

Kiss Me Forever (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Steal My Heart (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
All Your Loving (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Before I Do (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Falling Into You (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Forever Starts Tonight (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dreaming of You (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Lightning Strikes Books

Beautiful Storm (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lightning Lingers (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Summer Rain (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of 7 Brides For 7 Brothers Books

Publication Order of Off The Grid: FBI Books

Perilous Trust (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Reckless Whisper (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Desperate Play (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Elusive Promise (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dangerous Choice (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ruthless Cross (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Critical Doubt (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fearless Pursuit (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Daring Deception (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Risky Bargain (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Perfect Target (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fatal Betrayal (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Deadly Trap (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lethal Game (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of 7 Brides For 7 Soldiers Books

Publication Order of Whisper Lake Books

Always With Me (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
My Wildest Dream (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Can't Fight The Moonlight (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Just One Kiss (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
If We Never Met (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tangled Up In You (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Next Time I Fall (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Ocean Shores Books

Hopelessly Romantic (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon
Summer Loving (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Promise of Marriage (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hometown Hero (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Two to Tango (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Right Man For Loving (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
To the Rescue (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Man Behind The Magic (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Man Like Jake (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Daniel's Gift (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ryan's Return (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ask Mariah (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
One True Love (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sweetest Thing (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Almost Home (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Just the Way You Are (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Some Kind of Wonderful (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love Will Find a Way (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Summer Secrets (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Golden Lies (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Cuzzian Horse (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
All She Ever Wanted (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Don't Say a Word (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Patrick Michael O'Reilly's 13th Summer (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sweet Somethings (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
All the Pretty People (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Last One to Know (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Other Emily (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of 7 Brides for 7 Blackthornes Books

Devlin (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jason (By: Julia London) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ross (By: Lynn Raye Harris) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Phillip (By: Cristin Harber) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Brock (By: Roxanne St. Claire) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Logan (By: Samantha Chase) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Trey (By: Christie Ridgway) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Barbara Freethy is a native of the state of California. She has been one of the most successful contemporary authors in the romance genre. She is also known for her success in self-publishing of books.

Early life

Barbara grew up in a neighborhood where most of her friends were boys. According to Barbara, her big brother was particularly not good with her. This was the reason that Barbara kept aloof and spent most of her time reading books and imagining stories.

Mother – Inspiration of the author

She became an avid reader in her growing years. Barbara got her reading habits from her mother. Her mother loved books and according to the author, her mother’s bookshelves used to overflow with books. Barbara attributes her inspiration for romance novels to her mother. The author and her mother traveled to various writers’ conferences together. Writer’s conferences helped Barbara a great deal to develop her writing craft. The author was lucky to have her mother by her side who witnessed her growing success as a writer. Barbara’s mother was herself a writer but she could not publish her books.

Her writing career

After several years on college, Barbara Freethy started her career while she was pregnant. Within two years in her writing career, she got a contract with Silhouette Romance. She used to write under the pseudonym of Kristina Logan. After writing several books as Kristina Logan for Silhouette Romance, Barbara started using her real name in for other publishers like Avon, NAL and Pocket Books.

Barbara has been immensely successful in her writing career and she became a New York Times bestselling author. Barbara has published over 35 books till date. Most of these 35 books have been immensely successful. The themes of Barbara’s novels have revolved around romance, women and family.


She later turned to self-publishing and got immense success. She was able to bring more books to her readers at a cheaper cost because of self-publishing. Her book ‘Summer Secrets’ had climbed to the top position on Amazon, number 1 on B&N and New York Times. She occupied the position of the best seller on USA Today and New York times for a period of 42 weeks. She has sold over 4.3 million eBooks, which is a record. She has the distinction of being the bestselling KDP author ever.

Currently, the author is occupied with writing a series called ‘The Callaways’. The series depicts the story of an Irish family who are born to serve and protect. Many in the family are San Francisco firefighters. The series has lots of very interesting characters, which readers are surely going to like. The books in the series are an interesting mix of love, romance, emotion, mystery and a bit of adventure as well.

Ideas for the books

The author’s experiences related to small and big incidents in her surroundings, inspires the books of Barbara. She gets ideas for her books from life. According to her, the ideas are everywhere, even in small conversations, there can be a plot for an exciting book. The small and big incidents in life inspire her books. For example, in her novel ‘All she ever wanted’, she tells a story of a girl who she knew and died after she fell from the roof of a sorority.

‘On a night like this’

Barbara has written several novels, which has been best sellers. Here is a look at some of her books, which the author herself finds very interesting.

This is the first book in the series ‘The Callaways’. The main character of the book, Aiden is a smoke jumper. Aiden is a strong-minded individual; he wanted to follow his dream of becoming a firefighter, which was very different from his family traditions. He was always happy with the decision until firefighting took life of his friend Kyle. Sara is the other main character in the novel who always had a crush on Aiden, but when Aiden asks for her help, she refuses it, as she never got the love or affection from Aiden. She is a woman in search of her own truth.

The characters and the plot of the novel are gripping.

‘So this is Love’

This is the second book of the series. The main character of the novel, Emma Callaway, is a fire investigator. She comes across a homicide detector, Max Harrison.

Max is an interesting character. He has bad experiences about love and is determined not to fall in this trap. In his family, his father leaves everyone for love, and then his brother goes to prison because of love. Max has so many unpleasant experiences that he decides to not to follow his heart. This changes after he meets Emma. Emma is courageous. She takes the challenges of her job. Firefighting is an adventure for her and she loves this. Though Emma is so courageous, she is frightened from love because of unpleasant experiences she has with it. Her boyfriend has left her and after that she never intended to fall in love again

Both the characters have unpleasant experiences with love, but when they come across each other, they realize that love is not so bad after all. The plot revolves around both characters who are trying to understand whether love will destroy their life again or will be a fresh beginning of a lovable life.

A comment on plots and characters of Barbara Freethy novels

Barbara stories revolve around simple plots and issues of love. The strength of her novels comes from her characters. Her character’s uniqueness takes her stories forward.

Barbara Freethy has been one of the most successful authors in the 21st century. She has also inspired scores of authors to self publish their books. She wanted her books to be available to her readers at an affordable cost. Selling over 4.5 million copies is amazing and shows that popularity of the work of the author and the genre she writes. The authors’ award and achievements is an inspiration for all those authors who want to write on theme of love and romance. Read a book of hers and you will discover the charm of romantic novels.

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2 Responses to “Barbara Freethy”

  1. Schlechte Lena: 1 year ago

    I love your books, but cannot get my library to purchase either hardbound or Kindle books unless I keep asking them.

  2. Margaret Anne Cox: 2 years ago

    Love your books


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