Golden Lies

Golden Lies

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by Barbara Freethy
     
 

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Every family has secrets -- some too intriguing to resist ... some too dangerous to ignore ...

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Barbara Freethy comes a novel about three remarkable families -- the fifty-year-old promise that once bound them together, the fiery betrayal that tore them apart, and the ancient bronze dragon that could destroy their…  See more details below

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Every family has secrets -- some too intriguing to resist ... some too dangerous to ignore ...

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Barbara Freethy comes a novel about three remarkable families -- the fifty-year-old promise that once bound them together, the fiery betrayal that tore them apart, and the ancient bronze dragon that could destroy their future ...

Riley McAllister, Paige Hathaway, and Alyssa Chen come from very different worlds. Tough guy Riley has overcome the hard knocks of a working-class upbringing. Paige struggles to define her place as the heir to a famous antiques emporium. And Alyssa feels trapped by the restrictions of her family's old world attitudes. Now this unlikely trio of strangers must come together to follow an elusive trail through the streets of San Francisco. Each will have to make the impossible choice between romantic love and family loyalty, between lies and truth. Once the door to the past is opened, there's no turning back ...

"Golden Lies is an absolute treasure, a fabulous, page-turning combination of romance and intrigue. Fans of Nora Roberts and Elizabeth Lowell will love Golden Lies." Kristin Hannah

"The lives of three families collide and intersect in this wonderfully intriguing new drama by bestselling author Freethy." Romantic Times Magazine

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
"A priceless Chinese artifact, an ancient curse, and a decades-old betrayal set the stage for this gripping story, which unites the grandchildren from three diverse, yet strangely linked, families and sweeps them from the rarified world of high-priced antiques to the fragrant alleys of San Francisco's Chinatown on an urgent quest to unravel the past's secrets. But exposing the past could mean destroying the future, and there are those who will resort to violence to keep those secrets hidden."
Publishers Weekly
"Freethy's smooth prose, spirited storytelling and engaging characters, are sure to send readers on a treasure hunt for the author's backlist books." Publishers Weekly"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012293749
Publisher:
Barbara Freethy
Publication date:
04/01/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
35,136
File size:
769 KB

Meet the Author

Barbara Freethy is the author of 41 novels including contemporary romance, romantic suspense and women's fiction. She is known for her emotional and compelling stories of ordinary people caught up in extraordinary circumstances. An award-winning novelist, Barbara is also a #1 NY Times bestseller! Nineteen of her books have appeared on the New York Times and USA Today Bestseller Lists

For more information on Barbara and her books, visit her website at www.barbarafreethy.com or chat with her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/barbarafreethybooks.

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Golden Lies 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 401 reviews.
jball_421 More than 1 year ago
I was hooked from page one and couldn't put this one down. It's a fast read with a lot of unpredictable moments that you don't expect. It's a romantic mystery with lots of layers. The author really delivers a complete book. I really appreciate a story that has a lot of depth to it. Recommended.
marianne68 More than 1 year ago
This is one of my favourite romance novels i have read this year.
Pam1948 More than 1 year ago
This is my first read from Barbara Freethy and I must say I loved it! I read the overview and downloaded it to my Nook only after I learned it took place in San Francisco, my favorite city to visit. I'm from NY and love our many trips to San Fran. It was so nice knowing the street names and areas that were discussed and the culture of the Chinese art. Very worth the time and the money on the book. I now feel good about reading another Freethy book in the near future.
llau24 More than 1 year ago
A good, meaty read with romance and mystery and intriguing characters. I liked the San Francisco setting and the mix of cultures in the story line. Very fun.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like a book where I can't guess the ending, and this one had a great puzzle. Sexy hero too!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is very good and keeps you don't want to put it down, very good author.
Jennfar16 More than 1 year ago
Very entertaining and intelligently written. Kept me guessing. Fast pace. Loved all the twists along the way and the way various cultures played into the story. Fun read!
Shelby622 More than 1 year ago
Wonderful, fascinating story, kept my attention from the very first page. I enjoyed seeing how the characters grew through the story and how their relationships with others influenced their actions and motivations. Very well written book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read several of this authors books and enjoyed them all. This book was one of my favorites though, it was more mystry than romace I felt but I enjoy a little romance with my mystry so it was perfect. Highly recomend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very enjoyable, it took a moment to get to that can't put it down stage, but once it did, it was great.
fb101 More than 1 year ago
This book had a great story along with mystery and romance and scandel. I enjoyed reading it and it was a real page turner.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a big Barbara Freethy fan and ordered this one early in eager anticipation of another good story. What I got instead was a GREAT story. I absolutely loved this book -- couldn't put it down. The premise of an ancient Chinese dragon being publicly valued on an Antique Roadshow type of program hooked me at once. I don't want to give away too much, but what happens to everyone involved with that dragon is a fascinating story --actually mutiple stories that all come together at the end. I loved the San Francisco setting, especially the scenes in Chinatown. And I have to admit I did not know how this one was going to end -- how all those seemingly disparate stories would converge -- and I was on the edge of my seat until I got there. What a fabulous journey it was! I cannot recommend this book too highly.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Once I started reading this book, I couldn't put it down! Was excellant reading all the way through! Barbara does a great job of writing and keeps her readers "hooked" on finishing the story!!!
NooksMyBook More than 1 year ago
I love Barbara Freethy's novels. I've read several and haven't been disappointed. The characters are well developed and the stories just draw you in! You could see this plot unfolding as the relationships intertwined. This mystery with a little romance was a wonderful story that I couldn't put down. I wish there had been an epilogue to really finish it or at least the anticipation of a sequel. I enjoyed the story and characters so much I hated for it to end!
Tiffany1203 More than 1 year ago
I recommend this book! Was a great read and kept my attention!
PinkChi More than 1 year ago
Much lighter than Dan Brown, but has a grat plot that really comes together with its surprise ending. I consider this a great summer read.
cada222 More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed this dramatically written story. The San Francisco setting swept me away. I found all the characters to be believable!
SallyB1020 More than 1 year ago
Amazing story. Lots of twists and turns. I was intrigued from page one. I love how this author weaves a mystery in with the romance and delivers such a rich and complex story!
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The plot is detailed and compelling as is usual for Barbara Freethy. However, Riley's negative attitude toward rich people is continuous throughout the book and he repeatedly condemns Paige for not jumping to conclusions regarding her family's involvement in the missing dragon. He believes they are rich, therefore, they are guilty. I though he was a jerk and I didn't understand why she was attracted to him.