Summer Secrets [NOOK Book]

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Summer Secrets is a #1 New York Times Bestseller!

Readers who enjoy books by Luanne Rice, Kristin Hannah and Susan Wiggs will enjoy this emotional and compelling story of love, family and romantic adventure.

Bestselling author Barbara Freethy presents her most powerful contemporary novel -- the story of ...
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Overview

Summer Secrets is a #1 New York Times Bestseller!

Readers who enjoy books by Luanne Rice, Kristin Hannah and Susan Wiggs will enjoy this emotional and compelling story of love, family and romantic adventure.

Bestselling author Barbara Freethy presents her most powerful contemporary novel -- the story of three unique sisters ... the secrets that bind them for life ... and the summer that will set them free.

Eight years ago, the three McKenna sisters -- Kate, Ashley, and Caroline -- had their fifteen minutes of fame. Driven by their ambitious father, they won an around-the-world sailing race as teenagers. But something happened out on the turbulent sea -- during a fierce storm they could never forget ...

Now Tyler Jamison has come to Castleton, a picturesque island off the coast of Washington State, asking questions about the famous McKennas. But even as the sisters close ranks against the tenacious reporter, the past threatens to drown them in its wake. It will take Caroline's willingness to right a wrong, Ashley's struggle to face her greatest fears, and Kate's attempt to embrace life -- and love -- again to finally calm the winds and stop the rain...

Reviews: "Freethy is at the top of her form. Fans of Nora Roberts will find a similar tone here, framed in Freethy's own spare, elegant style." Contra Costa Times

"SUMMER SECRETS is a knock-your-socks-off tale of deception, family, and love." Romance Reviews Today
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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
"Freethy's zesty storytelling will keep readers hooked, and the sisters' loving but prickly interactions will make anyone with a sibling smile."
Booklist Reviews
"Freethy skillfully keeps the reader on the hook, and her tantalizing and believable tale has it all-- romance, adventure, and mystery."
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011895562
  • Publisher: Barbara Freethy
  • Publication date: 4/24/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 12,141
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Barbara Freethy is a #1 NY Times Bestselling Author, a distinction she received for her novel, SUMMER SECRETS. Her 34 novels range from contemporary romance to romantic suspense and women's fiction. Nine of her other books have also appeared on the New York Times Bestseller List in the past two years, including Don't Say A Word, All She Ever Wanted, Silent Run, and Just The Way You Are. Her books have won numerous awards - she is a six-time finalist for the RITA for best contemporary romance from Romance Writers of America and her book DANIEL'S GIFT won the honor and was also optioned for a television movie.

Known for her emotional and compelling stories of love, family, mystery and romance, Barbara enjoys writing about ordinary people caught up in extraordinary adventures. She is currently writing a connected contemporary family series, THE CALLAWAYS. Book #1 ON A NIGHT LIKE THIS and Book #2 SO THIS IS LOVE are currently available for purchase. FALLING FOR A STRANGER (Book #3) will be released July 16, 2013

Barbara has lived all over the state of California and currently resides in Northern California where she draws much of her inspiration from the beautiful bay area. Barbara loves to hear from readers so please feel free to write her.

For a complete listing of books, as well as excerpts and contests, and to connect with Barbara:

Visit Barbara's Website at
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2003

    Summer Secrets

    Barbara Freethy is one of those authors who really knows just how to wrap a reader around her little finger. A master at stories of love, family, and relationships, with SUMMER SECRETS she's reached a new and challenging plateau, skillfully weaving an intriguing tale of family loyalty that's set against a backdrop of dark, carefully guarded secrets and the high profile world of blue water yacht racing. This book has something for everyone. It's the perfect summer read!

    24 out of 26 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 22, 2011

    A GREAT SUMMERTIME BOOK

    I loved this book, the story of 3 sisters, and the man who comes to town and turns their lives upside down. I know what it's like to get involved in your sister's life, so much drama, so many twists and turns to this story, you won't be able to put it down.

    21 out of 24 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2003

    Summer Secrets

    Barbara Freethy has long been one of my favorite authors. She's a master of beautifully-woven tales of family and always adds just the right touch of mystery. With SUMMER SECRETS, she has achieved a new plateau, giving us a unique and challenging story of family loyalty and dark deeds from the past set against the exciting backdrop of world class yacht racing. The reader is instantly drawn into this fast-paced adventure, a story rich with marvelous characters, gorgeous locations, and a love that will live long after the final page. This one is a definite keeper!

    17 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 22, 2011

    Amazing book!

    I just finished reading this book and I'm sorry it's over. It was so good. It's a great sisters story. I loved Kate, Ashley and Caroline. The romance was wonderful, too. And I love the twists and turns, the flashbacks to the past. A really well done novel. Very well written. I can't wait to read more books by this author.

    16 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 20, 2011

    Summer book for great reading anytime!

    I love Barbara Freethy's books. There is just the right balance of interesting characters. suspense and romance. Summer Secrets had lots of twist and turns, great love story and I was sorry to see it end. The story is based on a family with story intertwining with other's families as well. All bring issues and history to the story and which makes for an interesting as well as entertaining book. I highly recommend it!

    14 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 6, 2011

    Refreshing to the end!

    I have to say that I took a chance with Summer Secrets, but after the first chapter I was hooked. Barbara Freethy writes in great stride - she keeps you wanting more. It was refreshing not to easily figure out the 'secret', which I found to be the suspense. This was just what I needed after finishing a serious nonfiction novel placed in WWII era. You won't be disappointed if your looking for a great summer read. I will most likely give another one of her books a try.

    13 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 22, 2011

    Great Book

    Another winner from one of my favorite authors. The story is about three sisters and their somewhat crazy father who is obsessed with all things sailing. The San Juan Islands provide a beautiful setting. And the love story was great. I really felt like Kate had found her match. Lots of complications in this plot. I kept thinking the truth was one thing only to change my mind. I love an author who can keep me guessing!

    13 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2011

    Good reading with great characters

    I loved this book & really like the author. The sisters characters are very well developed and each sister has her own unique personality. It's not all love and roses, sunshine and light. This story deals with the ugly behind fame while making the characters human. I like that it deals with substance abuse without being preachy.

    Very well written & I will buy more of her books.

    11 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 22, 2011

    Must read...

    A little romance, a little mystery, sibling rivalry...this is a page turner! I got caught up in the characters, their lives and didn't want to put it down. Tried to figure out the secret and thought I had, but it wasn't revealed until the end. I love this author and have downloaded more of her books!

    11 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2003

    Great Beach Book!

    This is a fabulous book. Took it on our 3 day vacation and couldn't put it down. It has sisters, secrets, adventure and romance. A really well-told story with characters I'm still thinking about.

    10 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 30, 2011

    Highly recommended! A page turner.

    Enjoyed the storyline and especially liked the characters in Summer Secrets. A real page turner that got me involved and kept me guessing as the plot played out. I definitely will read other books by Barbara Freethy.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 7, 2011

    I Also Recommend:

    Excellent

    I loved this book. It's one of my favourites

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 15, 2011

    Recommended Reading

    The author pulled together the issues of three sisters into one story quite well. It was easy to keep track of the threads from each sister's perspective and wove into a good mystery.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 4, 2011

    One of my favorites.

    Great suspenseful story. Believable characters with love, lies, secrets and sexual tension. I like a longer book but it didn't take me long to get through it.

    5 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 8, 2011

    Fun romance!

    Great book. Three sisters, a couple of sexy guys, an intriguing plot line and lots of back story to make things more interesting. Romance and adventure. I loved the combination. It's a fast read, too. Once you start, you won't be able to put the book down. Highly recommended.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 22, 2011

    Recommended!

    Take this book to the beach, or on vacation or anywhere you have a couple of hours to sink into a really good story. Once you get started, you won't want to stop. Lots of surprises in there, too. Great sister story and love story.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2004

    The best book I ever read!

    This is my new favorite book. The first time I picked it up I didn't put it down until I was finished. I read it from 1 a.m. to 12 p.m. There was no way I was going to put it down until I knew what happened next.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2012

    Couldn't finish this one.

    This book moved slowly. The plot failed to hold my interest, and character development was lacking. I began skimming somewhere around page 400, and I quit reading somewhere around page 680. I regret selecting this title for my vacation read.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2012

    Good book.....

    However it could have been condensed by about 200 pages. The plot was good and it was a good story, but it seemed to drag along. Barbara Freethy is a good author but this was not one of my favorites.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 21, 2011

    Great Read

    The novel started pretty slowly, but evolved very nicely. In the end, I couldn't put the book down.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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