Barbary Point

Barbary Point

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by Alan Nayes
     
 

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NOTE TO READERS: I've been told by some readers that the ending is not what they expected. If you are looking for a conventional HEA, Barbary Point might not be the book for you. Thanks for reading, though. Thanks for reading.

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

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NOTE TO READERS: I've been told by some readers that the ending is not what they expected. If you are looking for a conventional HEA, Barbary Point might not be the book for you. Thanks for reading, though. Thanks for reading.

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 is 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.

Approximately 40,000 words

Alan Nayes is the author of GARGOYLES and THE UNNATURAL. GARGOYLES is Book One of the RESURRECTION Trilogy series. Book Two is PLAGUE and Book Three is RESURRECTION.
His latest release is the paranormal sci-fy romance, THE LEARNER.

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. - 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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012411792
Publisher:
anayes.com
Publication date:
05/12/2011
Sold by:
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Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
530,465
File size:
997 KB

Meet the Author

Alan Nayes was born in Houston and grew up on the Texas gulf coast. He is the author of the critically-acclaimed biomedical thrillers, GARGOYLES and THE UNNATURAL. His most recent releases are BARBARY POINT, SMILODON, PLAGUE, GIRL BLUE, and RETURN TO UNDERLAND, a children's adventure tale.

An avid outdoorsman and fitness enthusiast, he is one of only a few individuals to ever swim across Wisconsin’s chilly Lake Winnebago. When not working on his next project, he enjoys relaxing and fishing at the family vacation home in Wisconsin.

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Barbary Point 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 34 reviews.
heather_adkins More than 1 year ago
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.
Val-Pearson More than 1 year ago
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.
rhonda1111RL More than 1 year ago
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.
D_Frazier More than 1 year ago
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.
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A short but good romance.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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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Readnbakinmom More than 1 year ago
Happy but sad in a way book. I had tears in my eyes as I read the book.
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Julie Civiletti More than 1 year ago
This book took me by surprise. Well written, characters drew me in, made me believe in true love.
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