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On Shadow Beach (Angel's Bay Book 2) [Kindle Edition]

Barbara Freethy
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 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: #22,832 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
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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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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 Five Stars
Published 21 days ago by Morris Burmester
5.0 out of 5 stars On Shadow Beach by Barbara Freethy
Life is complicated. Can we forget past hurts and find happiness & love ? The main character fled from home after her sister was murdered. Read more
Published 23 days ago by Roleen Johnson
5.0 out of 5 stars On shadow beach
Wow another excellent book in the Angels Bay series. This book was great. This story was mostly about the murder of Abby. Read more
Published 25 days ago by Jodi Tucker
5.0 out of 5 stars On Shadow Beach
I like her style. It is very involving and you can picture your self in the books and stories. She is a good writer.
Published 2 months ago by E. Yamani
4.0 out of 5 stars Another good book from Barbara Freethy
This is part of the Angel's Bay series by Barbara Freethy. It is a stand-alone book, however, so you don't have to read the books of the series in order. Read more
Published 4 months ago by SwissMiss
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 8 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 9 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 11 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 11 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 12 months ago by betty
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More About the Author

Barbara Freethy is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of 35 novels. Traditionally published for many years, in 2011 Barbara began self publishing her backlist and has sold an incredible 4.3 million ebooks and as of today she is the bestselling KDP Author of ALL TIME! Sixteen of her titles have appeared on the NY Times and USA Today bestseller lists. Her book SUMMER SECRETS hit #1 on the New York Times and remained on the list for seven weeks. Other bestselling titles include ON A NIGHT LIKE THIS (Callaways #1), DON'T SAY A WORD, GOLDEN LIES, ALL SHE EVER WANTED, JUST THE WAY YOU ARE, RYAN'S RETURN, DANIEL'S GIFT, LOVE WILL FIND A WAY, SILENT RUN and TAKEN.

Barbara writes contemporary romance, romantic suspense and women's fiction. She is known for writing emotional and compelling stories about love and family, sometimes with a little suspense, sometimes with a little magic.

She is currently writing a new contemporary family series, THE CALLAWAYS about a family born to "serve and protect" several as San Francisco firefighters!

Books available include
ON A NIGHT LIKE THIS (Callaways #1)
SO THIS IS LOVE (Callaways #2)
NOBODY BUT YOU (A Callaway Wedding Novella)
ALL A HEART NEEDS (Callaways #5)

Coming Soon:
THAT SUMMER NIGHT (Callaways #6) Coming June 19, 2014
WHEN SHADOWS FALL (Callaways #7) Coming September 2014
SOMEWHERE ONLY WE KNOW (Callaways #8) Coming January 2015

Over a million readers are enjoying the Callaway Series - this is one you won't want to miss!

Barbara also recently put out three books in the WISH Series which include:
A SECRET WISH (Wish Series #1)
JUST A WISH AWAY (Wish Series #2)

The books are standalone, but are connected by the theme of wishes! They're romantic, emotional and fun.

Visit Barbara's website at
Follow her on Twitter at!/BarbaraFreethy
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Barbara lives in California with her husband and children. When she's not writing or reading, she's probably taking a long walk or playing tennis!

** Readers should know that the titles THE CUZZIAN HORSE and PATRICK MICHAEL O'REILLY'S 13TH SUMMER, which often appear mixed in with Barbara's titles, are written by a different author with the name of Barbara Freethy

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