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Barbara's love of writing developed out of a love of reading. Growing up in an all-boy neighborhood, she spent quite a bit of time reading through her mother's large library, many of which were romantic novels. After graduating from the University of California at Santa Barbara, she went into Public Relations, but soon discovered that writing was her true passion.

Barbara has since published 35 novels ranging from contemporary romance to romantic suspense and women's fiction. Her book SUMMER SECRETS was a #1 New York Times bestseller! She is currently writing THE CALLAWAYS, a connected family series. ON A NIGHT LIKE THIS (#1), SO THIS IS LOVE (#2, FALLING FOR A STRANGER (#3), BETWEEN NOW AND FOREVER (#4), NOBODY BUT YOU (A CALLAWAY WEDDING N...more


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Barbara Freethy Hi Carola - Love to meet a new fan from Argentina! I'm so happy you enjoyed ALL SHE EVER WANTED. That was a really fun story to write. I was inspired…moreHi Carola - Love to meet a new fan from Argentina! I'm so happy you enjoyed ALL SHE EVER WANTED. That was a really fun story to write. I was inspired by some of my experiences at college and while the story was pure fiction, some of the characters were based on friends from college days. And I'm very glad I kept you guessing on the suspense plot!

I hope you enjoy many more of my books to come!

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Barbara Freethy Hi Traci -I write from start to end. I don't jump around in the story line. Some days I'll write one chapter, some days just a scene. It depends on…moreHi Traci -I write from start to end. I don't jump around in the story line. Some days I'll write one chapter, some days just a scene. It depends on where I am in the story. If it's later in the book, I might write two chapters in a day. But I do like to sometimes end in the middle of a scene or write the first few lines of the next scene so that it's easier to get back into the story the next day!

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Enjoy an excerpt from my upcoming release THAT SUMMER NIGHT. It is the sixth book in my Callaway family series!

Chapter One

Shayla Callaway woke up in a sweat, her heart racing, her mind spinning with horrible and disturbing images. It took her a moment to remember that she wasn't in a remote village in northern Colombia, but in the San Francisco apartment she shared with another medical residen...

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Published on June 11, 2014 18:21 • 64 views • Tags: barbara-freethy, contemporary-romance, family-series, romantic-suspence, the-callaways
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" What Readers want to know... SS: How would you describe perfect happiness? BF: Family, Friends and Good Health! SS: If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be? BF: On a beach in Maui. SS: If you could acquire any tal..." ...More

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“You can take all the precautions in the world and worry yourself like crazy, but each individual comes to this world with a life to live, no matter how long or how good or how scary it might be.”
Barbara Freethy, One True Love

“You deserve to be happy. You also deserve to be you”
Barbara Freethy, One True Love

“No one else can fight your battles for you. In the end we all stand alone. So when it comes your time to stand front and center, raise your chin high, look everyone straight in the eye and know in your heart that you're up to the challenge.”
Barbara Freethy, Golden Lies

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Carissa Hi Barbara!
I discovered you through Pixel of Ink! Your book, One True Love, was on sale for .99 so I grabbed it for my Kindle. I must say I loved the book and bought several of your other books! Can't wait to read them :)


Barbara Freethy Hi Carissa - I'm so happy you liked ONE TRUE LOVE and that you're now trying some of my other books. I have lots for you to choose from :-) Hope you're having a great holiday weekend! Thanks for the note!

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Carissa wrote: "Hi Barbara!
I discovered you through Pixel of Ink! Your book, One True Love, was on sale for .99 so I grabbed it for my Kindle. I must say I loved the book and bought several of your other books..."



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