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Barbara Samuel / Barbara O’Neal / Ruth Wind Books In Order

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Publication Order of The Red Creek Brothers / Last Roundup Books

as Ruth Wind
Marriage Material (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Reckless (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Her Ideal Man (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Beautiful Stranger (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Men of the Land Books

as Ruth Wind
Meant To Be Married (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rio Grande Wedding (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Rainsinger Books

as Ruth Wind
Walk In Beauty (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rainsinger (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of St. Ives Family Books

The Black Angel (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Night of Fire (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Sisters of the Mountain Books

as Ruth Wind
Juliet's Law (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Desi's Rescue (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Miranda's Revenge (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Strangers on a Train (As: Ruth Wind) (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Summer's Freedom (As: Ruth Wind) (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Light of Day (With: Ruth White) (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Minute to Smile (As: Ruth Wind) (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jezebel's Blues (As: Ruth Wind) (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Bed of Spices (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Breaking The Rules (As: Ruth Wind) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Winter Ballad (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Last Chance Ranch (As: Ruth Wind) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lucien's Fall (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dancing Moon (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Heart of a Knight (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
For Christmas, Forever (As: Ruth Wind) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In the Midnight Rain (As: Ruth Wind) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
No Place Like Home (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Piece of Heaven (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Goddesses of Kitchen Avenue (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lady Luck's Map of Vegas (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Madame Mirabou's School of Love / The Scent of Hours (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Diamond Secret (As: Ruth Wind) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Scent of Hours (As: Barbara O'Neal) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Lost Recipe for Happiness (As: Barbara O'Neal) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Secret of Everything (As: Barbara O'Neal) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
How to Bake a Perfect Life (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Garden of Happy Endings (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sleeping Night (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The All You Can Dream Buffet (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Art of Inheriting Secrets (As: Barbara O'Neal) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
When We Believed in Mermaids (As: Barbara O'Neal) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Lost Girls of Devon (As: Barbara O'Neal) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Write My Name Across the Sky (As: Barbara O'Neal) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
This Place of Wonder (As: Barbara O'Neal) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Starfish Sisters (As: Barbara O'Neal) (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

The True Story of Mattie Groves (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dog Heart (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Faerie Lovers (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

The Care and Feeding of The Girls in The Basement (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Celebration Book (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Writing Romantic Fiction (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Firstborn Sons Books

Born Brave (As:Ruth Wind) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Born a Hero (By: Paula Detmer Riggs) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Born To Protect (By: Virginia Kantra) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Born Royal (By: ) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Athena Force Books

Proof (By: Justine Davis) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Alias (By: Amy J. Fetzer) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Exposed (By: Katherine Garbera) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Promise (By: Debra Webb) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Double-Cross (By: Meredith Fletcher) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pursued (By: Catherine Mann) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Justice (By: Debra Webb) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Countdown (As: Ruth Wind) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Deceived (By: Carla Cassidy) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Contact (By: Evelyn Vaughn) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Payback (By: Harper Allen) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Target (By: Cindy Dees) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Checkmate (By: Doranna Durgin) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Flashback (By: Justine Davis) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Look-Alike (By: Meredith Fletcher) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pawn (By: Carla Cassidy) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Comeback (By: Doranna Durgin) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Line of Sight (By: Rachel Caine) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Good Thief (By: Judith Leon) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Charade (By: Kate Donovan) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Vendetta (By: Meredith Fletcher) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stacked Deck (By: Rachel Caine) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Moving Target (By: Lori A. May) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Breathless (By: Sharron McClellan) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Flashpoint (By: Connie Hall) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Beneath the Surface (By: Meredith Fletcher) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Disclosure (By: Nancy Holder) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Untouchable (By: Stephanie Doyle) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Without a Trace (By: Sandra K. Moore) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Exclusive (By: Katherine Garbera) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

Faery Magic(1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Mother's Love(2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Chalice of Roses(2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Whitehall - Season One Volume One(2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Whitehall - Season One Volume Two(2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Author Barbara was born in the year 1959. She writes under different pen names, such as: Ruth Wind and Barbara O’Neal.

Barbara fell in love with the secret language of spoons and restaurants when she was just sixteen years old. She spent over a decade in different restaurants, from high cuisine to dives to cafes, before she sold her first novel.

O’Neal teaches workshops nationally and internationally, and she lives in Colorado Springs with her partner, a British endurance athlete.

Barbara is an avid cook, traveler, and photographer, and keeps a log of recipes, photos, and travels at A Writer Afoot, a place where she will also post about writing advice.

She has won seven RITA awards, and in the year 2012, she was inducted into the Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame. Her work has won Favorite Book of the Year from Romance Writers of America, the Colorado Center for the Book Award (two times), and the Library Journal’s list of Best Genre Fiction of the year, as well as others.

Her work has been published in countries, such as: Poland, Germany, France, Italy, Australia/New Zealand, and Brazil.

“The Black Angel” is the first novel in the “St. Ives” series and was released in the year 1999. A Taste of Heaven. Ardor is what foolishly led Lady Adriana St. Ives into a rake’s arms, which was an affair that cost her all that she held dear. Even though this was five years ago, this golden English beauty still says that no guy is ever going to ignite the sensual passion that hides deep in her soul. Not even Tynan Spenser, her new husband and the Earl of Glencove, who is a rich Irish rogue and darkly handsome.

Tynan, who is known as “The Black Angel” for all of his lascivious and wild ways, is just as determined to melt his icy bride as she is in resisting his seductive charms. Vowing that she is going to be his in only one hundred kisses, he sets out to win her with just a single kiss per day. It is a challenge that Riana is certain she will be able to withstand. The willful beauty has got no idea about the power of just one kiss.

Readers enjoyed this one, finding the story to be rock solid and the writing to be beautiful. Tynan Spenser is an adorable hero and Adriana is a superb heroine, together they are are simply fantastic.

“Night of Fire” is the second novel in the “St. Ives” series and was released in the year 2000. Ever since Lady Cassandra St. Ives became a happy widow, she swore off marriage. Lately, however, her affections have become engaged by a long distance and mysterious correspondent. Cassandra has shared her soul with her far-off admirer, and he invites her to come visit his home, which she gladly accepts. Cassandra, who expects a kindly gentleman, is shocked to find that Count Basilio Montevarchi is a virile guy in his prime that knows the most intimate desires of her heart and is just too willing to fulfill each and every one.

The moment he sets eyes on this vibrant beauty he sees a soul mate that he will never be able to claim as his. A long standing betrothal, as well as the honor of his family, dictate that Basilio has to deny himself the love Cassandra offers. Still they are unable to deny the strong force of their passion until the confines of responsibility finally drive the two apart. Basilio now has to find a way to keep his heart’s desire, before losing her forever.

The book has an intense and beautiful romance in it. Once again, Barbara Samuel is able to make you feel the same exact emotions as her characters, and gives each of her characters honest, real, and genuine reasons to be in love with each other.

“A Bed of Spices” is the first stand alone novel and was released in the year 1993. Dangerous Times, Irresistible Longings. Frederica der Esslingen fled from her dad’s castle to the herbalist’s cottage, and vowed that she would never marry the guy her twin sister loved, giving in to her dad’s wishes. Another guy, a stranger that was forbidden to her, touched her soul. A guy that listened when she spoke, a guy with clever lips and a tumble of black curls. He understood her searching and bold heart. However, he was denied her forever.

Solomon and Rica met each other by chance at the herbalist’s cottage and they fell in love despite the divisions of expectations, religion, and class. How will they be able to find a happy ending with all things that are stacked against them?

Readers found themselves feeling exactly what these two excellent main characters were feeling, falling in love, aching, and finally rejoicing alongside them.

“A Winter Ballad” is the second stand alone novel and was released in the year 1994. A Fair Maiden. Anya of Winterbourne had only suffered humiliation at the hands of men. Yet when she found a fallen knight in the still winter forest, she could not just leave him to die.

A Noble Knight

Christian de Moreerx, who was hunted by assassins and tired from battle, would like nothing more than just to stay at Winterbourne and champion the beleaguered and elusive Lady Anya. His past had a secret in it that he was supposed to decipher if he meant to continue living, and his presence would most likely just bring more disaster to the manor.

A Great and Dangerous Game

This is a beautifully written story, one that reflects the time period and brings this period to life. Readers liked both of the main characters, finding that Anya is strong and determined and Christian is sexy and honorable. Readers like the way Barbara is able to tell deeply emotional love stories that are equal parts sensual and sweet. The book is a joy to read that is sweet with some suspense and adventure mixed in.

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