When Shadows Fall

When Shadows Fall

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by Barbara Freethy
     
 

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#1 NY Times Bestselling Author Barbara Freethy delivers love, romance and a tantalizing mystery in WHEN SHADOWS FALL, the seventh book in the bestselling Callaway Series.

Olivia Bennett is a biographer, a narrator of lives far more interesting than her own. When she volunteers to write down the memories of Eleanor Callaway, an elderly woman suffering from

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#1 NY Times Bestselling Author Barbara Freethy delivers love, romance and a tantalizing mystery in WHEN SHADOWS FALL, the seventh book in the bestselling Callaway Series.

Olivia Bennett is a biographer, a narrator of lives far more interesting than her own. When she volunteers to write down the memories of Eleanor Callaway, an elderly woman suffering from Alzheimer's, she gets caught up in a compelling story of a great love and a terrible secret. Suddenly, she is no longer a spectator but an investigator, and in her quest for the truth, she not only finds herself at odds with Eleanor's sexy and very protective grandson Colton Callaway, but she also discovers a more personal connection to Eleanor's past.

Colton is a firefighter, a man used to going after what he wants and getting it. He pushes the limits, takes chances, and is willing to risk everything to save a life, especially if that life belongs to his grandmother.

As Olivia and Colton stir up the smoldering embers of the past, they soon come to realize that the greatest danger may not come from those who want to protect their secrets, but from each other. Because the one thing neither of them has ever been willing to risk is their heart.

Don't Miss Any of the Callaway Novels:

ON A NIGHT LIKE THIS (#1)

SO THIS IS LOVE (#2)

FALLING FOR A STRANGER (#3)

BETWEEN NOW AND FOREVER (#4) Plus Bonus Novella NOBODY BUT YOU

ALL A HEART NEEDS (#5)

THAT SUMMER NIGHT (#6)

WHEN SHADOWS FALL (#7)

SOMEWHERE ONLY WE KNOW (#8)

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"I love the Callaways! Heartwarming romance, intriguing suspense and sexy alpha heroes. What more could you want?" NYT Bestselling Author Bella Andre

"I adore the Callaways, a family we'd all love to have. Each new book is a deft combination of emotion, suspense and family dynamics. A remarkable, compelling series!" Barbara O'Neal, author of How to Bake a Perfect Life.

"Once I start reading a Callaway novel, I can't put it down. Fast-paced action, a poignant love story and a tantalizing mystery in every book!" USA Today Bestselling Author Christie Ridgway

"A beautifully written story, fans of Barbara’s Angel’s Bay series will be happy to know the search leads them to Angel’s Bay where we get to check in with some old friends." The Book Momster

"A very touching story that shows the power of love and how much it can heal." All Night Books

"I loved Aiden and Sara’s story! Barbara manages to write so effortlessly, blending their stories together, so we learn where they have come from to get where they are now. Barbara manages to give us a good glimpse of the rest of the family too, without taking away from Aiden and Sara’s story, leaving us with a little bit of mystery to be followed up on." Harlequin Junkie for ON A NIGHT LIKE THIS

Barbara manages to weave a perfect romance filled with laughter, love, a lot of heat, and just the right amount of suspense. I highly recommend So This is Love to anyone looking for a sexy romance with characters you will love! Harlequin Junkie for SO THIS IS LOVE

"Freethy has a gift for creating complex characters." Library Journal

"Barbara Freethy is a master storyteller with a gift for spinning tales about ordinary people in extraordinary situations and drawing readers into their lives.” Romance Reviews Today

"Freethy’s skillful plotting and gift for creating sympathetic characters will ensure that few dry eyes will be left at the end of the story.” Publishers Weekly for The Way Back Home

"Freethy skillfully keeps the reader on the hook, and her tantalizing and believable tale has it all– romance, adventure, and mystery." Booklist for Summer Secrets

"Barbara Freethy brings a tender poignancy to mainstream romantic fiction." Romantic Times for Daniel's Gift

"Freethy’s story-telling ability is top-notch.” Romantic Times for Don't Say A Word

"BETWEEN NOW AND FOREVER is a beautifully written story. Fans of Barbara’s Angel’s Bay series will be happy to know the search leads them to Angel’s Bay where we get to check in with some old friends." The Book Momster Blog

"A very touching story that shows the power of love and how much it can heal." All Night Books for BETWEEN NOW AND FOREVER

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780990695165
Publisher:
Hyde Street Press
Publication date:
10/15/2015
Series:
Callaways Series , #7
Pages:
326
Sales rank:
221,968
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Barbara Freethy is a #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of 41 novels ranging from contemporary romance to romantic suspense and women's fiction. Traditionally published for many years, Barbara opened her own publishing company in 2011 and has since sold over 4.8 million copies of her books. Nineteen of her titles have appeared on the New York Times and USA Today Bestseller Lists. In July of 2014, Barbara was named the Amazon KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing) Bestselling Author of ALL TIME! She was also the first Indie Author to sell over 1 million copies at both Barnes and Noble and Amazon.

An author known for writing emotional stories about ordinary people caught up in extraordinary situations, Barbara has received starred reviews from Publishers' Weekly and Library Journal and has also received six nominations for the RITA for Best Single Title Contemporary Romance from Romance Writers of America. She has won the honor twice for her novels Daniel's Gift and The Way Back Home. Barbara recently launched a new contemporary series, The Callaways, featuring a family born to "serve and protect". For more information, visit Barbara's website at www.barbarafreethy.com

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When Shadows Fall (Callaways #7) 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 34 reviews.
LS135 More than 1 year ago
Barbara does it again....not only is this a Romantic book but it keeps you on the edge of your sear as well. With the subject of Domestic Abuse it was appropriate when you consider the news reports lately. The courage of the older women in town was quite commendable also. Barbara always seems to be able to hit the nail on the head and keep us entertained at the same time. Of course none of us would mind Colton hanging around either...
Anonymous 11 months ago
Barbara has done it again!!!! Another great read. I am working my way through this series and it just gets better and better!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As is the case with every book I have read, this is an excellent read. The characters are real and you become involved in their lives. I enjoyed it very much, and know you will too.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great series
gaele More than 1 year ago
As the series winds to an end, the long-hinted at but unrevealed secret held by Eleanor Callaway, matron of the clan has been dancing  at the edges of the story, hinted at but yet unspoken.  Olivia is fascinated with family, and the relationships that form the base of the Callaway family’s strength are intertwined in ways that make a Gordian knot jealous. Without the benefit of her own family relationships, Olivia’s determination to learn about the dynamics as she details lives for the biographies she writes are full of honest detail, no issue or secret stays covered for long. Eleanor has held a secret for years, but with age her health and mental capacity have started to fail, and Alzheimer’s is starting to rear its ugly head.  Colton Callaway is Ellie’s grandson, and is not at all happy with Olivia’s arrival. Fortunately, while his grandfather needs to leave Ellie for a bit, Colton is on leave from the fire department after an injury, and he is willing and able to step into the role of Ellie’s protector.  Olivia was wonderful: determined, caring and surprisingly good at coaxing Ellie’s memory back to task as she slowly reveals her life and  the series of safe houses and transport that she and others offered to victims of domestic violence. Colt, on the other hand was a jerk. Gorgeous and a Callaway, I don’t think anyone ever challenged him or his authority in his life, until Olivia. He’s controlling and patronizing, and while he’s got an ‘idea’ of what Olivia’s writing style is, for some reason he thinks that her purpose is to expose and shame his grandmother.  Colt and Olivia are thrown together frequently, well, he actually dogs her footsteps like a puppy, but the time together allows him to see that even Olivia has secrets, and it forces him to actually look to his own life. Colt is controlling in every aspect of his life BUT his own reaction to what he believes are expectations of the family. He went into firefighting because it was the family ‘thing’ and he’s good at it  for the same reason. But, his heart really isn’t in it, even though he’s not strong enough to step away to find his own purpose. So, he controls everything else that he can, with an iron fist.  I wasn’t completely on board with their romance, mostly because I never had that moment of redemption for Colt, that I felt he so desperately needed. Olivia’s own personal story is directly affected by the secret that Ellie and the ladies in her drama group have held  for half a century, and the unraveling of that secret and the revelations that it brought for Olivia, and her handling of Colt and his  overbearing yet insecure behaviors was cleverly drawn and portrayed.  What emerges is the sense that the Callaways were born to a family dedicated to protect: with both Ellie’s quest with her drama ladies and the family tradition of firefighting, they have chosen to help and protect those who don’t always have the ability to overcome tragic  circumstances. A lovely revelation of Ellie with a solid character in Olivia and a romance that brings yet another Callaway into the growth they needed, this was possibly my favorite of the series.  I received an eBook copy of the title from the author via Novel Publicity for purpose of honest review for a blog event. I was not  compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility. 
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ArtsyAlbumsGirl More than 1 year ago
Love Love Love the Callaway series.  I wanted a book that was a little action and a lot of romance and Freethy delivers every time in the Callaway series.  Love following the Callaway family through each and every fire-fighting, love-discovering tale.  Won't miss one of them and wish there were more family members!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Suspense, mystery, love.. and most of all an old secret. Eleanor has been holding this secret for 40 years, troubled by it in this the twilight of her life. Olivia and Colton worth through this story and find answers and love. This is my favorite of the Callaways books to date.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A must read.
sandiblue More than 1 year ago
I think this is my favorite in the Callaways series but then again I think every one of the series is my favorite when it comes out. Love this family. Lots of emotion, humor, relationships, and some mystery thrown in for spice. I love all of her books.
All-Night-Books More than 1 year ago
Barbara Freethy does it again with this book, she brings to light the secret that Grandma Callaway has been hiding and hinting at since book one. It's not only a romance but truly one of the most intriguing and captivating story's. It also is the other twins story, the last book was Shayla's and this one is Colton. For all of Colton's life he had done exactly what he should do and became a firefighter just like his grandfather, father, brother and sister has. I love that the firefighter theme carries through again. Only in this book it has covered many secrets and almost lost one girl her life. I also think that Olivia Bennett is the perfect match it Colton. Of course everyone has a skeleton or two and it sometimes holds one back. This book is yet another glance at how great an author Barbara Freethy is and it also gives us a glimpse into the pain that Burke has been dealing with, I CAN"T WAIT UNTIL HIS BOOK. I have a feeling she saved the best for last. 
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reenieIl More than 1 year ago
Another great book by Barbara Freethy. I loved this as much as her others she is amazing. God Bless You Barbara
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another 5 Star rating on this book in the Calloways series. Love the series!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This series just gets better and better. I was happy to finally learn what the big secret the grandparents were hiding was.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read all 7 books in the Callaway series. I have enjoyed each one equally and am looking forward to number 8. Reading a family saga made me feel like I knew each one of them and one lead right intonthe next
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
220 pages - Really good romance novel with a lot of suspence
KristenLaJ More than 1 year ago
Another great story about the Callaways! It was especially fun to hear the story that Grandma Callaway has been hinting. It's like visiting old friends.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In all HONESTY and SINCERITY, VOLUME #7 is the best VOLUME in this SERIES thus far and I've read all of them! There are many twists and turns to Ms. Freethy's newest segment in the lives of the many CALLAWAY family members. This story deals with Colton and Olivia who comes to San Francisco because of a letter she receives asking her help to write a story on the daring and dangerous things a few women did many years ago; which becomes a completely riveting story of a dark secret in the past history of this family. A must read for anyone who has been reading the CALLAWAY Series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read!  Just love this series and cannot wait for the next book.
Reader826SF More than 1 year ago
Barbara Freethy continues to write believable characters and terrific plots. If you've never read this series of the big Calloway blended family where most are firefighters, police officers, EMTs, doctors, or fire inspectors (including the women, who are not wallflowers) do yourself a favor and start at the beginning. This book reveals the mystery--which never came to light until one of the group asks a biographer to visit her and hear her story. There's more to the woman she picks than meets the eye. The thread of this mystery runs through all the previous books. Another interesting plot with real life twists and turns, a great romance, and a great read. Enjoy.
sidneykay More than 1 year ago
I enjoy the Callaway series - a little bit of this, a little bit of that, mix it all together - excellent books.
Lily1713 More than 1 year ago
Nice series, enjoy reading when taking a break from the mysteries I enjoy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago