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Barbara Davis

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Diane Chamberlain, Anne Rivers Siddons, Karen White

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Author of The Secrets She Carried, The Wishing Tide, Summer at Hideaway Key, Love, Alice. (Penguin/Berkley) When Never Comes (Lake Union) The Last of the Moon Girls (Lake Union) The Keeper of Happy Endings (Lake Union) The Echo of Old Books

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Barbara Davis Keep reading good books. Keep asking for feedback? Study your craft. And keep writing. PS - Don't be in a hurry! Good writing takes time and patience.…moreKeep reading good books. Keep asking for feedback? Study your craft. And keep writing. PS - Don't be in a hurry! Good writing takes time and patience. (less)
Barbara Davis Luckily, writer's block isn't usually a problem for me, but when it does rear it's head there are two things that usually get the juices flowing again…moreLuckily, writer's block isn't usually a problem for me, but when it does rear it's head there are two things that usually get the juices flowing again. One is a long drive in the country. Not sure why this works, but it does. The other is an hour (or more) in my hot tub, which I have dubbed "The Think Tank." I take a white board and a marker in with me, (and usually some wine) and I just brainstorm. It usually works like a charm! (less)
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The Keeper of Happy Endings

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The Last of the Moon Girls

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When Never Comes

4.16 avg rating — 39,904 ratings — published 2018 — 11 editions
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The Wishing Tide

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Summer at Hideaway Key

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The Secrets She Carried

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Love, Alice

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The Echo of Old Books

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New Year. New Website. New Book.

Happy New Everything, y’all! Okay, I know I’m a little late for a New Year’s post, but life’s thrown me a few curve balls over the last six months, so the real New Years past me by in a blur. Now, as I begin to climb out from under, there’s plenty to talk about. My new website for starters! After years of putting off a major revamp because I didn’t have the time (translation: I had no idea what I

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"I loved this book. I was completely enthralled by Hemi and Belle’s story, and by Ashlyn’s. So enthralled that I’ve stayed up far too late to finish it and will be shattered tomorrow! But it’s worth it - what a wonderful book. The author has woven a c" Read more of this review »
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“Life gives us exactly what we need, even what we want, but we’re afraid to grab it and hold on with both hands. We let go when the holding gets hard. We blame when we should forgive.” She paused for the tiniest beat, locking eyes with her son. “And we run when we should stand our ground. Because we don’t understand that we don’t just get the life we wish for. We get the life we fight for.”
Barbara Davis, The Wishing Tide

“Time, you see, is the enemy, a trap of our own making. The past is lost forever, a wasteland of all that could have been and never was, while the future stretches endlessly before us, always an hourglass’s worth of sand beyond our reach. Today, then, is what we have left—the here and the now—to make our wishes, and to fight for the life we want.”
Barbara Davis, The Wishing Tide

“There is a grief worse than death. It is the grief of a life half-lived. Not because you don’t know what could have been—but because you do. You realize too late that it was there for the taking—right there in your hands—and you let it slip away. Because you let something—or someone—keep you apart.”
Barbara Davis, The Keeper of Happy Endings

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“That’s what I thought.” Her smile turned wistful before fading entirely. “Life is lived in chapters, my girl. Fairy tales and horror stories all strung together like beads on a string. When one chapter ends—when fate conspires to tear us from our own book—we’ve no choice but to begin again, to invent a new version of ourselves. And we pretend that version is all that has ever been, all that will ever be. We pretend we’re safe. Until the tide comes rushing in again, and we must swim for our lives once more.”
Barbara Davis, The Wishing Tide

“Time, you see, is the enemy, a trap of our own making. The past is lost forever, a wasteland of all that could have been and never was, while the future stretches endlessly before us, always an hourglass’s worth of sand beyond our reach. Today, then, is what we have left—the here and the now—to make our wishes, and to fight for the life we want.”
Barbara Davis, The Wishing Tide

“Life gives us exactly what we need, even what we want, but we’re afraid to grab it and hold on with both hands. We let go when the holding gets hard. We blame when we should forgive.” She paused for the tiniest beat, locking eyes with her son. “And we run when we should stand our ground. Because we don’t understand that we don’t just get the life we wish for. We get the life we fight for.”
Barbara Davis, The Wishing Tide

“No, my girl. No one begins this way. It’s a place you arrive at, a bottom you sink to when life pushes you under one too many times. You paddle toward the light for a while, because you want to believe you can save yourself. But then one day you see it all true, and you simply let go. You stop fighting.”
Barbara Davis, The Wishing Tide

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