Barbary Point [NOOK Book]

Overview

When Kelly English flies back to Oshkosh,
Wisconsin, to close out her father’s estate, the last thing on her mind is falling in love. Again. Kelly is twenty-eight and engaged to an older man who is quite wealthy. She’s happy, and only desires to make the trip back brief, sell her deceased father’s place, and return to her stable life in Los Angeles. However, while taking care of business in Oshkosh, Kelly ...

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Barbary Point

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Overview

When Kelly English flies back to Oshkosh,
Wisconsin, to close out her father’s estate, the last thing on her mind is falling in love. Again. Kelly is twenty-eight and engaged to an older man who is quite wealthy. She’s happy, and only desires to make the trip back brief, sell her deceased father’s place, and return to her stable life in Los Angeles. However, while taking care of business in Oshkosh, Kelly meets
a fishing guide, launching her on an emotional journey she never could have predicted or foreseen.

BARBARY POINT is Kelly’s story of what happened that one magical week in May on the shores of Lake Winnebago when the ducklings hatch and the walleye run.

Alan Nayes is the author of the biomedical thrillers, GARGOYLES and THE UNNATURAL. GARGOYLES is the first book in the RESURRECTION TRILOGY series.

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Editorial Reviews

. - Val Pearson
By lastnerve "Val" (SC, USA) - See all my reviewsThis review is from: Barbary Point (Kindle Edition)
Kelly finds more than she bargained for when she makes a trip to Oshkosh to sell her deceased father's property. When she sets out to Oshkosh, Wisconsin, she plans to only stay the weekend. That one weekend turns into a week that changes her life forever. Her life is thrown off kilter when she meets Mitch, a fishing guide and her father's best friend. Mitch sheds light on the way Kelly's fat
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011328275
  • Publisher: Alan Nayes
  • Publication date: 6/14/2011
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 353,974
  • File size: 195 KB

Meet the Author

I live in Southern California but still consider myself part Texan by birthright. I was born in Houston and grew up in Dallas. I’ve resided in California since the mid 1980’s but get back to Texas as much as possible. My first two published novels—GARGOYLES and THE UNNATURAL are biomedical thrillers. Actually THE UNNATURAL could also fall into the horror genre as it is a pretty bizarre tale. BARBARY POINT is a love story about a successful young woman who falls in love with a fishing guide. It was written on a suggestion from a former agent.I have several other projects in the works. HEMLOCK POND is a horror story about a young woman and her son who move into a farmhouse with a haunted pond.GIRL BLUE, another pretty bizarre story, is about a world renowned sculptor who becomes haunted by his last work. Oh did I mention the sculptor is terminally ill?SMILODON is the story of a huge cat that terrorizes a small town in the majestic Pacific Northwest. This one will grab you and not let go—yeah, that sounds like a cat.PLAGUE is the riveting sequel to GARGOYLES. Fasten your seat belts, close your eyes and pray like hell because the world as we know it is coming to an end.My favorite football team is the Superbowl champs GREEN BAY PACKERS. Sorry Cowboys. But when GB is not on the gridiron—Go Dallas! Great Cheerleaders, too!I enjoy the outdoors and as a side note I’m one of only a few individuals to ever swim across Wisconsin’s chilly Lake Winnebago. Does this make me a better writer—probably not.When I’m not working on my next project, I enjoy relaxing and fishing at our family vacation home in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
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  • Posted August 2, 2011

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    Lovely Romance Novel

    This novel is poetic, poignant, and devastating. A beautiful romance novel, "Barbary Point" is a story of love, loss, hope, and the strength that comes from all three. I recommend it.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 13, 2011

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    An intriguing and entertaining read!

    Kelly finds more than she bargained for when she makes a trip to Oshkosh to sell her deceased father's property. When she sets out to Oshkosh, Wisconsin, she plans to only stay the weekend. That one weekend turns into a week that changes her life forever. Her life is thrown off kilter when she meets Mitch, a fishing guide and her father's best friend. Mitch sheds light on the way Kelly's father felt about her, and from that moment on, Kelly sees the world in a different light. Mitch, much like her father, feels a strong connection to the ocean. At Kelly's request Mitch sets out to educate her a little bit on life in Barbary Point and just why her father loved it so much.

    Having come from a similar situation with my own father, this touching novella really hit home with me. I felt I could relate to it in a way that I can't relate to most books I read. Kelly has felt one way about her father all her life and if afforded the opportunity to experience a new outlook on who her father really was. Solid characters and an intricately wound love story will leave you wishing this book had been longer. Mr. Nayes writes with intellectual flair that leaves you wanting to read more.

    Barbary Point was a breath of fresh air. In this fast paced life I live in, I love to read to escape and Barbary Point was worth every minute I spent reading. I felt as though I could slow down and enjoy the story. I know nothing of fishing but left this story with a little bit of knowledge and a great appreciation for the life of a fisherman. I would have to say that this book evokes similar emotions to any of the Nicholas Sparks Books.

    To Mr. Nayes I would like to say, this book was a job well done. It's evident that you researched the location of the book very well. I thoroughly enjoyed reading Kelly's story and I look forward to reading more of your work in the future.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 30, 2011

    good

    4 Stars story 5 Stars on emotions

    This is the second book I have read today this was shorter, simpler but I cried a lot of tears reading this story. I was definetly connected to this story.

    Kelly was very sucessful and happy with her life. She was manager of Magazine and engaged to the Owner. Then she got a call that her dad had died and left everything to her. Kelly had not seen her father or heard from him since she was three.

    Kelly flies into town plans to sign papers and leave that same weekend but she found out a little about her dad and somethings about herself.

    Like I said its short only 130 pages but it packs a punch, Its romance with fishing and lake Winnebago. I enjoyed it except for my crying.

    I was given this ebook in exchange of honest review.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 29, 2011

    Beautiful and Sad

    I don't usually read this genre, however I've heard from friends how great it was so decided to give it a shot. Nayes is an amazingly talented author. Barbary Point flowed well, and I was quickly pulled into the story line. I finished the book in one sitting. The ending took me by surprise, but it seemed fitting. I look forward to reading more from Alan Nayes.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2012

    Recommended!!

    A short but good romance.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2012

    What a "fish" story,

    Kudos for blending romance with the hobby of fishing. While it is handled well within the tight plot of this story, I did find it to be on the predictable side, it was still an enjoyable read. The author shows really good use of word choice and dialog to help tell the story. There is smooth rhythm and flow to the overall book. It could be improved with more careful editing. If you like old fashioned romance, you will not want to let this one get away,

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 31, 2011

    Immoral at Best

    I rarely feel the need to give a 1 star review. Without spoiling the whole book, all I can really say it that it's very immoral. The characters lack any kind of feeling or conscience. I could get past that, it is fiction after all, but the story is so boring and lacking in emotion that it doesnt make up for the flat characters. It's missing any kind if passion or feeling, and it's so dry I had a hard time finishing it. The story is told more like a biography. I just couldn't get into it. At one point I stopped reading and decided not to finish. A few days later I decided to go ahead and wade through the rest in hopes that the main character would pay for her actions. I was dissapointed with that as well. A total flop in my opinion.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 17, 2011

    Great Read

    Happy but sad in a way book. I had tears in my eyes as I read the book.

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  • Posted October 9, 2011

    Must read

    This book took me by surprise. Well written, characters drew me in, made me believe in true love.

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  • Posted October 2, 2011

    Loved it!

    I really enjoyed this story. Very well written. It brought back a lot of memories since I have family that live in that area and fishing is their passion. Nothing compares to growing up in the Midwest!

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  • Posted September 22, 2011

    Great book

    Wonderful story and well written. It will surprise you and keep you hooked.

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  • Posted September 17, 2011

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    Highly Recommended!

    Wow is all I can say! I am in tears. This was a great book. I was really able to feel the characters especially Kelly. I am just in awe right now.

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