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

Barbara Freethy
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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.

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“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 18, 2010)
  • Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003CV7TR6
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #28,675 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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5.0 out of 5 stars Intense! June 19, 2012
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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
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On Shadow Beach by Barbara Freethy
Contemporary Romance -Mar. 30, 2010
4 Stars

Barbara Freethy does an amazing job in `On Shadow Beach' putting both elements of long-lost love and mystery together.

This book is the second novel following On Angel's Bay, which also takes place in a small California town where there was a long-unsolved murder of a teenage girl.

But that dead girl was Lauren Jamison's sister. Lauren left Angel's Bay to try to forget about the past, but she is forced to return to take care of her aging father. Being home again, Lauren is forced to remember the past, which includes remembering Shane Murray, the one guy she has not been able to forget. Unfortunately, Shane was accused of killing her sister. Now that Lauren is in town, Shane is finally able to defend himself and tell her about the murder. The twists and turns that lead to the truth around her sister's murder were quite a surprise. One that I did not see coming at all!

Freethy's writing is style is free flowing and her pacing is beautiful. I was able to read this book quickly, and I hope she continues writing more about Angel's Bay. Just a warning to readers, this book is a blend of romance and mystery, so don't expect steamy love scenes. There are love scenes and plenty of romantic tension, but it is definitely more of a blend of mystery mixed with some romance, rather than just romance.

It was a pleasure reading this story. Just the description of the town makes me wonder if there is indeed one like this in California. I would like to visit!

Reviewed by Sophia from the Bookaholics Romance Book Club
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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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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent story!
I love all of Barbara's books and am deep in her Angel's Bay series. Thanks for keeping your readers entertained!
Published 5 days ago by shane c.
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One of my favorite Authors- Great Read
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I love her writing. She is so clear and easy to read and well as makes it exciting. Her characters seem so real I'm now on to book 4
Published 2 months ago by Austin72
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Published 5 months ago by Edward T. Crawley
3.0 out of 5 stars Rather boring reading but was recommended by a girl friend
Rather boring reading but was recommended by a girl friend. So I read it anyway. Not exactly the type of thing a guy typically reads.
Published 5 months ago by Grady Nelson
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Another wonderful story!
Published 5 months ago by Cheryl
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Published 7 months ago by ginene montalbano
5.0 out of 5 stars On Shadow Beach
Another very good story. You will like this for sure.
Published 8 months ago by JackieJ5th
5.0 out of 5 stars Five star
Great beach book you will not be able to put it down I guarantee you.
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More About the Author

Barbara Freethy is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of 40 novels. Traditionally published for many years, in 2011 Barbara began self publishing her backlist and has sold over 5 million ebooks and as of today she is the bestselling KDP Author of ALL TIME! Nineteen 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
NOBODY BUT YOU (A Callaway Wedding Novella)

Over 1.5 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
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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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