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The Sweetest Thing [NOOK Book]

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#1 New York Times bestselling author Barbara Freethy delivers a romantic, touching and sometimes humorous story of love and family, with a cast of quirky, loveable characters.

Alone in the world, Faith Christopher had always yearned for love and a man who'd make her heart pound. But her dreams of a place to call home were getting harder to hold on to ...

Alex Carrigan liked fast cars, fast women and fast deals - then a tough-talking ...
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The Sweetest Thing

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Overview

#1 New York Times bestselling author Barbara Freethy delivers a romantic, touching and sometimes humorous story of love and family, with a cast of quirky, loveable characters.

Alone in the world, Faith Christopher had always yearned for love and a man who'd make her heart pound. But her dreams of a place to call home were getting harder to hold on to ...

Alex Carrigan liked fast cars, fast women and fast deals - then a tough-talking teenager arrived on his doorstep claiming she was his long-lost daughter, and his meddling grandfather decided to move in. Suddenly, Alex has to face the family he never expected.

Little did the outspoken and beautiful baker know that deep inside Alex was a well of tenderness ... and that she might have the recipe to bring him true love - the sweetest thing life has to offer.
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Editorial Reviews

Romance Reader
"Freethy has crafted an entertaining and moving contemporary romance. The mystical elements are well handled and enrich the story. The Sweetest Thing is about the importance of love and family, for it is love that makes family sweet."
AOL Fiction Forum
"A heart-tugging tale of family and the healing power of love. Barbara Freethy has created a delightful cast of quirky yet lovable characters and brought them to full life. A story as enjoyable and richly satisfying as one of the heroine's chocolate eclairs!"
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012338235
  • Publisher: Barbara Freethy
  • Publication date: 7/20/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 35,509
  • 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. Her34 novels range from contemporary romance to romantic suspense and women's fiction. 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 family series, The Callaways. ON A NIGHT LIKE THIS (#1) and SO THIS IS LOVE (#2) are currently available. FALLING FOR A STRANGER (#3) will be out July 16, 2013.

She also recently connected the Wish Series: A SECRET WISH, JUST A WISH AWAY and WHEN WISHES COLLIDE are on sale now. You can also purchase a special Boxed Set of the Wish Series.

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 www.barbarafreethy.com
Join Barbara on Facebook at www.facebook.com/barbarafreethybooks
Follow Barbara on Twitter at www.twitter.com/barbarafreethy
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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted June 30, 2011

    I Also Recommend:

    Excellent Read

    This book is wonderful. It has a story that keeps you entertained for hours.

    19 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 26, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    A good read...

    This book started out okay.. but then it got really good towards the middle. I find myself not able to put the book down, and waiting for the last minute to go eat or take a bathroom break lol. If you have time, this is a good book to read. I love the ending...

    11 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 21, 2011

    If you haven't read Freethy, you should!

    This is the third or fourth book by Barbara Freethy that I have read, and none of them--including this one--have disappointed me. The Sweetest Thing combines romance and adventure with a touch of the supernatural. It definitely kept me interested to the point of staying up late to read in order to get to the ending--which, by the way, was a good one. I recommend this book, as well as others by this author. There is only one thing about the e-version of the book that is strange, and that is the page count is way off. Although it is an average size novel, the page count leads you to think it is 900-some pages. However, after reading only a chapter or two, you discover you are already at page 100 or 150...so clearly there is some glitch in the page numbers. I do recognize that e-book page numbers do not always match regular hard copy page numbers, but this was crazy. I have noticed this same problem with all the books by Barbara Freethy. However, since they are standard size novels, I was more than happy with the length of the book. Happy reading!

    8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 10, 2011

    Loved it

    Haven't found one of her books that I didn't like! They're all good!

    6 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2012

    The title speaks for itself

    Once I started reading this book I was hooked! Did not put my nook down till I read every last word.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 29, 2011

    Recommend

    Love her writing style and her characters. It is an easy read.

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 21, 2011

    Fun Read

    If you enjoy whimsiccal mystery/love stories you will definetely enjoy this story! Pac

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2011

    Recommended!

    Fun romance with a little adventure and an old mystery to solve. Very enjoyable. I highly recommend it.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 3, 2011

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    Couldn't put it down

    It's a lend-me book and I'm so glad my friend lended it to me. Great chick read!

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 23, 2011

    Person

    A page trunig thriller imposable to put down

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 19, 2011

    fun

    quick, easy beach read

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2012

    Sweet

    Refreshingly different but in some places it gets a bit cliched. A solid book that is substantial enough to last you a while even though it is what I would call a "fluff book".

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2012

    Another good one

    I really like Barbara Freethy, great characters, mystery, romance in a nice long read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2012

    Easy read, but predictable story.

    Easy read, but predictable story.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2012

    A must read

    I loved this book• A book everyone can enjoy• Love,mystery, and a little magic• This book is inspiring! No matter what has happened in your past you have the power to change the future• Geat story••••sad it is over

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  • Posted September 28, 2012

    LOVED THIS BOOK

    I loved this book and instantly fell in love with the characters. I couldn't put it down and loved the chemistry. Cheesy at some parts but overall great book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 24, 2012

    The sweetest thing

    Loved it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2012

    Patty from Revere, MA.

    I've read alot of Barbara Freethy books Sweet Things was not one of her great books to me it was OK.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2012

    Loved the Characters

    Barbara Freethy is one of my favorite authors and I love her books. But, this one had a touch of the para normal about it and I am not too much into ghosts and curses... Still Alex and Faith were a wonderful romance and the supporting cast were also well developed... Faith owns a bakery and Alex has founded and grown a sports footwear business into a huge company... Then appears Alex’s grandfather, a 12 year old daughter and he doesn’t want either. Faith has lost her fiance and his parents are bound and determined she is going to marry Gary’s brother Ben who has his own issues you may or may not see coming... A complicated story line that takes a while to develop but well worth the read... I think this is the only book of Ms Freethy’s that I did not give a five star rating. Still, I recommend it highly and you will enjoy!!

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  • Posted May 15, 2012

    check it out

    very good book

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