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On Shadow Beach [Kindle Edition]

Barbara Freethy
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)

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Book Description

The California town of Angel’s Bay has had its share of troubles: from the long-unsolved murder of a teenage girl to the young police officer recently left in a coma after being shot. But miracles also have a way of happening . . . as if angels really do keep a watchful eye there. In this touching and suspenseful novel, bestselling author Barbara Freethy returns to the setting of her acclaimed
Suddenly One Summer.

Lauren Jamison hasn’t been back to Angel’s Bay since she was a teenager . . . when her sister Abby was murdered and Lauren’s boyfriend, Shane Murray, was accused of the crime. When Lauren reluctantly returns home to assist her ailing father, the old attraction again flares between Lauren and Shane. But the terrible days after Abby’s murder still stand between them, as well as the secrets Shane has yet to unveil. Finding the truth could bring closure . . . but at a cost. For there are people who don’t want old mysteries brought to light—people whose fear makes them very dangerous.

Editorial Reviews


“This book has it all: heart, community, and characters who will remain with you long after the book has ended.”

—New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber

About the Author

Barbara Freethy is the hugely successful author of many romances, a #1 New York Times bestseller, and a native Californian.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1165 KB
  • Print Length: 386 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1439101574
  • Publisher: Pocket Books (March 30, 2010)
  • Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003CV7TR6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #20,404 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 2 LOST LOVES FIND EACH OTHER April 7, 2010
Format:Mass Market Paperback
This is another great book from Barbara Freethy about the little town of Angel Bay- Lauren was born and raised here,however, she left when she was seventeen-right after her sister was murdered and no one was ever charged. She left her first love because she believed he became involved with her sister. She comes back years later, to help her Father with some medical problems. She see her first love and she is still angry with him but she admits to herself she still has feelings for him. She becomes involved with him and they set out to try and solve her sisters murder.
This book is a keeper and one you will not be able to put down.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Okay, but looking ahead for better April 22, 2010
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On Shadow Beach is the second book in a series set in the mythical seashore town of Angel's Bay, CA. Unfortunately, I didn't like it as much as the first installment, Suddenly One Summer. Freethy has set up an interesting situation, wherein a ship wreck in 1850 just outside the bay, left many townspeople who are decendants of the survivors and a group of angels (or ghosts, depending on your beliefs) of those who perished. There is one survivor in particular, a baby named Gabriela, who washed ashore and who bore a distinctive birthmark that her descendants also bear. In the first book, an angel (or ghost) of one of those descentants played a crucial role in the climax of the book. This book, which focuses on the unsolved murder 13 years earlier of a teenager named Abby, doesn't have such a direct heavenly (or psychic) intervention.

Lauren, Abby's older sister has returned to Angel's Bay because her father is suffering from Altzheimer's Disease and neighbors have warned the family that he is no longer safe on his own. Lauren's family had been torn apart 13 years earlier by her sister's murder, with her mother unable to stay in the area and her father unable to leave. Lauren's mother had left taking the remaining two children and her father had remained behind distancing himself from the rest of the family. Lauren's pain is compounded by the fact that her father had always favored Abby and that Lauren's boyfriend, Shane, had been a suspect in Abby's death--with the supposition that he was cheating on Lauren with her sister. Shane had refused to reveal details of that night when he was seen with Abby despite having told Lauren he was working.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 2nd in the series and I WANT MORE! May 12, 2012
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This is the second book in the series and had be running to the keyboard for #3.

There is a really wonderful bit of insight regarding Alzheimer's in addition - or rather as a part of the wonderful story.

I normally just enjoy Barbara Freethy books like they are big box of mental BonBons - that perfectly hit my emotional sweet tooth. This series is is a wonderful find!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Intense! June 19, 2012
By Juds
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Loved the intensity of this story. Lauren went back to Angel's Bay after her aunt was robbed and landed in the hospital. Lauren didn't expect to find her ex-boyfriend to be looking into the robbery case... Shane was the accused one for murdering Lauren's sister, Abby. Now Lauren must face the truth - and deep down she knows it wasn't Shane. But to prove this she must uncover the identity of her sister's murderer - and the only way she can do this is with the help of her ex. Sizzle-sizzle!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book! April 29, 2012
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This was a great read. I started it last night and finished it this afternoon. I had a hard time putting it down. It was easy to get lost in the story and the characters.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Freethy's books April 21, 2012
By retha
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I like any and all of Barbara Freethy books. No disappointments in any of them. In fact, I tend to re-read her books after a couple months.
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5.0 out of 5 stars On Shadow Beach by Barbara Freethy October 29, 2011
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I am completely satisfied with this item. The item was as described and I received great customer service. I thoroughly enjoy the work of this writer - a good, fast read that keeps me interested from front to back.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Romance Authors September 17, 2010
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Barbara Freethy is one of my favorite authors. I just wish she wrote faster! This was an excellent book. I thoughly enjoyed it, and can't wait for her next book!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great story!
Loved it!
I can't wait to read the next book in the series. I love finding out about past characters.
Published 4 months ago by Cheryl
4.0 out of 5 stars Good read and a well developed plot.
The book was very entertaining and it kept my interest all the way to the end. The author put together a story plot that was not overly saturated with sexual verbiage which was a... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Patricia
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great book by Barbara Freethy.
I like her style of writing and her books hold my interest and make
me want to read more books by her.
Published 7 months ago by Cecile Flanders
5.0 out of 5 stars I loved it!
The first one was good, but this one was SOOOO much better. Don't give up on it. After a few chapters you won't be able to put it down.
Published 7 months ago by fillakyle
5.0 out of 5 stars great
loved the story has a way of pulling you into the life of her books. I would buy any of her books.
Published 7 months ago by betty
5.0 out of 5 stars I Love It
Freethy really drew me in on this book. It was a page turner and worth every minute of my time. Read the whole series, you won't be disappointed.
Published 9 months ago by e.myers
5.0 out of 5 stars Barbara freethy
Is a wonderful writer. Captivating, suspenseful, can hardly put the book down until you know what is happening next. Read more
Published 9 months ago by mimifive
5.0 out of 5 stars great
havent read this story yet but cant wait to do so love this authur have most of her books yah
Published 11 months ago by noogeo4
5.0 out of 5 stars On shadow beach
Great read!!! Full of love & Faith!! I couldn't put this book down!! It's also fun to see the characters from the first book continue on in the 2nd!! Great Book!!
Published 11 months ago by Leslie Sisk
5.0 out of 5 stars On Shadow Beach
Great book. Romance, suspense, mystery and family. It's all there. Couldn't put it down.
I have enjoyed several of Barbera Freethy's books now.
Published 12 months ago by Sue Spalding
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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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