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A Soft Place to Fall [NOOK Book]

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The first time they met, his dog trashed her car.
The second ...
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Overview

The first time they met, his dog trashed her car.
The second time they met, she set fire to her bathroom.
The third time they met, they fell in love.

Annie Galloway isn't looking to fall in love again. Sam Butler doesn't want a home and family of his own.

Too bad fate has other plans . . .

A SOFT PLACE TO FALL is a 100,000 word contemporary romance, previously published by Berkley Books.


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It's been two years since Annie Galloway's husband died, and she is finally putting her life back together, even though she stays in Shelter Rock Cove, Maine. Annie has never lived anywhere else, and her life is tied to the small community, which is a blessing and a curse. Her mother-in-law took her in at sixteen when her parents died, and she feels grateful for her love, but her husband was not the saint that everyone thinks he was. When she meets Sam Butler, a Manhattan investment broker hiding out in the small town and reevaluating his life, they instantly connect, but some townspeople are suspicious of the newcomer and his relationship with Annie. Sam and Annie do keep secrets from each other, hoping to keep their newfound love separate from the past, but prying neighbors may tear them apart. Once again Bretton creates a tender love story about two people who, when they find something special, will go to any length to keep it. Patty Engelmann
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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
[Bretton]excels in her portrayal of the sometimes sweet, sometimes stifling ties of a small community. The town's tight network of loving, eccentric friends and family infuses the tale with a gently comic note that perfectly balances the darker dramas of the romance.

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Booklist - Patty Engelmann
Once again Bretton creates a tender love story about two people who, when they find something special, will go to any length to keep it. Patty Engelmann
Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved
Amazon - Peter Jochinger
5 STARS ...a great read from beginning to end.
Amazon - Gator Fan
5 STARS . . . a great love story.
Booklist - Patty Engelmann
Once again Bretton creates a tender love story about two people who, when they find something special, will go to any length to keep it. Patty Engelmann
Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940015585841
  • Publisher: Free Spirit Press
  • Publication date: 10/11/2012
  • Series: Shelter Rock Cove , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 173,328
  • File size: 380 KB

Meet the Author

Barbara Bretton is the USA Today bestselling, award-winning author of more than 40 books. She currently has over ten million copies in print around the world. Her works have been translated into twelve languages in over twenty countries.

Barbara has been featured in articles in The New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Romantic Times, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Herald News, Home News, Somerset Gazette,among others, and has been interviewed by Independent Network News Television, appeared on the Susan Stamberg Show on NPR, and been featured in an interview with Charles Osgood of WCBS, among others.

Her awards include both Reviewer's Choice and Career Achievement Awards from Romantic Times; Gold and Silver certificates from Affaire de Coeur; the RWA Region 1 Golden Leaf; and several sales awards from Bookrak. Ms. Bretton was included in a recent edition of Contemporary Authors.

Barbara loves to spend as much time as possible in Maine with her husband, walking the rocky beaches and dreaming up plots for upcoming books.
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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    powerful relationship drama

    When his much younger friend asked wealthy Warren Bancroft for a place to hide for a while, he arranges for investor Sam Butler to stay at Shelter Rock Cove, Maine. Warren also manipulated the staying at a nearby beach cottage of Annie Galloway. The widow struggles to regain her life ever since her spouse Kevin died leaving her with quite a debt and a loss of innocence. <P>Warren loves Sam and Annie and hopes by bringing these two deserving people together, a loving match will form. However, Kevin¿s mother Claudia refuses to allow Annie to move on feeling that would be an affront to the memory of her cherished son. She believes Sam cheated Annie with their real estate deal and is still interfering with her former daughter-in-law. As Sam and Annie begin to fall in love, Claudia is like a ghost from the past reminding Annie that Kevin was forever. <P>Barbara Bretton has written a powerful relationship drama loaded with angst and emotion as the past and the future clash within Annie with the catalyst being the key secondary characters causing the skirmishes that tear at her gut. The story line provides the audience with a poignant character study as readers travel deep into the souls of the lead couple and the support cast. Anyone who enjoys a passionate look inside the hearts and souls of the prime players will find A SOFT PLACE TO FALL a solid book to read. <P>Harriet Klausner

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2002

    The best novel ever!!!

    This book rocks! This is one of the best book I've ever read. It would be so much better if they're going to put this on a movie. I just love this book. Reading is not my thing, but after reading this amazing novel I think I'm gonna be started reading a lot. The story is just so romantic, especially on the part where Annie and Sam first met, which happens to be at the parking lot. Since I get in that part of the story it started to get more interesting and i can't even put the book down. I would highly recomend this book to all of my friends.

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