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A Secret Wish (Wish Series) [Kindle Edition]

Barbara Freethy
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (284 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Introducing the Wish Series From #1 New York Times Bestselling Author, Barbara Freethy.

A SECRET WISH (40,000 word novella)

Three women, three birthdays and one unforgettable night that will change their lives forever.

One night in San Francisco, three women make a birthday wish believing it can't possibly come true. Liz is turning thirty. A successful nurse, she has a good career, but no man to share her life. All her friends are married, and she's alone, still trying to outrun a tragedy from her past. Then she meets a handsome stranger.

Angela, a member of a large, loving Italian family, is facing thirty-five with no baby in the nursery. Eight years of infertility treatments have put a strain on her marriage. Will she have to choose between her husband and having a child? When she is mugged by an unexpected assailant, her life takes a new turn.

Carole, a corporate wife, is staring down forty candles. Having grown up poor, she worked hard to get ahead, but when her kids bail on her birthday, and she discovers her husband with another woman, she realizes that she may have nothing at all. She goes back to where it all began, the mother she left behind, and the man whose heart she once broke.

Three women, three birthdays and a night of events that connects them in unexpected ways ...

Series includes:

The books are standalone but are connected by the theme of wishes.

** If you love connected series with romance, mystery and adventure, check out my new connected family series, THE CALLAWAYS.

Currently Available in the Callaways:

Coming October 24, 2013

There will be at least 8 books in the Callaway Series


"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 on 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 on Summer Secrets

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

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

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About the Author

Barbara Freethy is a #1 New York Times Bestselling Author, a distinction she received for her novel, SUMMER SECRETS. Her 30 novels range from contemporary romance to romantic suspense and women's fiction. In 2011, she began self publishing her backlist and nine of her books hit the USA Today List for a total of 41 weeks. Some of her bestselling titles include DON'T SAY A WORD, ALL SHE EVER WANTED, DANIEL'S GIFT, GOLDEN LIES, SILENT RUN and JUST THE WAY YOU ARE. Barbara is starting a new series -- The WISH SERIES, and A SECRET WISH is Book #1. The second book will be released in the spring of 2012. Barbara's books have won numerous awards. She is a four-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. In addition to self publishing, Barbara is also writing contemporary romance for Pocket books. 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

Product Details

  • File Size: 649 KB
  • Print Length: 228 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Barbara Freethy; 1 edition (February 5, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,750 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
110 of 127 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed March 8, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I know I only paid $2.99 for this book, but I was very disappointed in the length. I enjoyed her writing and the characters. The character development was shallow. I hope this short story grows up one day and becomes a real novel. The actual 'book' is less than 70% of the contents. I finished reading the story and there was still 30% of the book left to read. It was all samples of other books; a marketing trick. With amazon, you can download samples and this is a good feature. Why do they need to fill up a book with so many samples....why, of course, to fill up the pages. I will be very careful in the future when a download a book.
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31 of 34 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars really, every woman's story January 15, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I feel like so many women have experienced something like what the women in this story go through, I see myself and my friends in these pages. It's a really heartwarming story about how you can find what you're looking for when you least expect it, sometimes when you're even close to giving up hope. I'm going to tell my friends in my yoga group to read it. I definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a story with romance and real emotion.
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37 of 43 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A perfect blend! January 18, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
We all have milestones in our lives. They define where we are in life and they remind us of what we hope to accomplish, what we wish for in the future. A SECRET WISH is the perfect blend of these elements. The ties between the characters are at once subtle and profound. I know and understand these women and their challenges. I care about them and I was immediately engaged in each of their emotional and rewarding stories. I'm so glad that this is going to be a series. Can't wait for the next one!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
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This was a very enjoyable book, even though I thought I knew how things would turn out (and I was right) the journeys each woman traveled to get there were compelling. The character development made me care about the women and their experiences, well done.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Secreat Wish September 6, 2012
By coop
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I like all of Barbara Freethy's books. I like them because they have a lot of mystery to them and not all mushy romance. I have read all she has published so far.
Carolyn Cooper
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Secret Wish September 6, 2012
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The story line is good and enjoyed it and the other books in the series. Explict sex which I wasn't expecting.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I LOVE THIS AUTHOR April 29, 2012
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I have not ever been disappointed by a Barbara Freethy Book - and no exception here!
I saw a review complain about the length - this is not a novella or a novel - the description says: (An Ebook original short novel of 40,000 words - approximately 180 pages)

Love the characters love the premise - LOVE the escape!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice Read! September 9, 2012
By Sharron
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I always find Barbara Freethy books to be interesting and a nice read. I return to her often and am never disappointed by her characters and story lines. I would absolutely recommend this and any of her other books! Downloading her books from Amazon is so easy and quick!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars great
I liked the story and how it all came together at the end , three people crossing each other's path.
Published 1 day ago by peggie
3.0 out of 5 stars a good beach book
Barbara's books are all similar, easy reading and yet enjoyable. I read them after I have
read something deep or not joyful.
Published 3 days ago by Muffy787
4.0 out of 5 stars Cute and quick
This was a fun, quick read. I kind of wish we got to know the characters a little better, but sometimes a quick read is great.
Published 8 days ago by Love to read witty and clean
4.0 out of 5 stars Wishes, hope & dreams
"A Secret Wish" is a lovely story about 3 women in different stages of life who share a common birthday. Read more
Published 24 days ago by Cici
4.0 out of 5 stars Different than most of her stories
I found this book to be quite different from the type of story Barbara Freethy usually writes. The three women in the story share the same birthday, but each has different concerns... Read more
Published 25 days ago by SwissMiss
3.0 out of 5 stars 3 stars for this book
Just could not keep interested in and but will give it a three stars and look forward of reading some of her books to see if I will liked them.
Published 1 month ago by Marian J. West
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful!
Simply a wonderful book. Charming with a little suspense but more than that, it is a book for the soul. I loved it and want to read more from Barbara Freethy!
Published 2 months ago by Stephanie D.
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun story
It was a series of nice stories with happy endings.somewhat unbelievable but you ended with a warm feeling.i would recommend for a light read!
Published 2 months ago by mary murphy
5.0 out of 5 stars A secret wish
This was a good and quick read, A secret wish will be a lovely book for any one to read.
Published 3 months ago by kittykat23
5.0 out of 5 stars A remarkable God wink novella!
A fast read that will make u stop and smell the roses. I can't wait to read this author's other books.
Published 3 months ago by retiredandlovingit
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Questions from Readers for Barbara Freethy

I cannot get these books at Barnes and Noble - 0nly in Nook form. The wish Series. Why?
andy asked Oct 1, 2012
Author Answered

Right now the print versions of the WISH SERIES are only available at Amazon, but the ebooks are available at Nook and all the other retailers. I'm self publishing the Wish Series and right now there isn't a cost-effective way for me to distribute to all the retailers without charging the reader way too much for the book. But I'm hoping that will change in the future!

Barbara Freethy answered Oct 2, 2012

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