Golden Lies [NOOK Book]

Overview

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 ...
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Golden Lies

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Overview

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"
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012293749
  • Publisher: Barbara Freethy
  • Publication date: 4/1/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 15,448
  • File size: 977 KB

Meet the Author

Barbara Freethy is the author of 35 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! And fourteen of her books have appeared on the New York Times Bestseller List.
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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  • Posted April 5, 2011

    Awesome book

    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.

    10 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 4, 2011

    I Also Recommend:

    very good

    This is one of my favourite romance novels i have read this year.

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 31, 2011

    Very enjoyable

    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.

    6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 8, 2011

    Excellent Read

    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.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 8, 2011

    Fascinating!

    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.

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 15, 2011

    Great book

    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!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2011

    Good Book

    I like a book where I can't guess the ending, and this one had a great puzzle. Sexy hero too!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2012

    I Also Recommend:

    Sensational!

    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.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2012

    Great Author!!

    This book is very good and keeps you don't want to put it down, very good author.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2011

    Highly Recommended! Great Book!

    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!!!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 19, 2011

    Great Read!

    Could not put it down, really enjoyed....will purchase this author again....

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2013

    Zane

    Yes she does.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 23, 2012

    Great

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2012

    A Good Summer Read

    Very enjoyable, it took a moment to get to that can't put it down stage, but once it did, it was great.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2012

    Wonderful Story

    I can't get enough of mystery with a love story wrapped in the middle.
    Wy

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 19, 2012

    more from this reviewer

    A good ready!

    This book had a great story along with mystery and romance and scandel. I enjoyed reading it and it was a real page turner.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2012

    Ninja

    Bored

    1 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 16, 2011

    Keeps u guessing.

    Good take me away bood.

    1 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 15, 2011

    Another great book by Barbara Freethy!

    I enjoy a good love story and that is what I get with every Barbara Freethy book. The character's are so detailed I feel I know them personally. I enjoyed the book so much I hated for it to end.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 21, 2011

    Enjoyed it immensely!

    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!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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