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Some Kind of Wonderful [Kindle Edition]

Barbara Freethy
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Fans of Nora Roberts, Kristin Hannah, Susan Wiggs and Robyn Carr will enjoy this emotional, heartwarming romance from #1 NYT Bestselling Author Barbara Freethy.

Two-time RITA Award Winner, Barbara Freethy is known for her unforgettable stories, where ordinary people find extraordinary love -- and where unexpected soulmates are sometimes found right next door...


It's the kind of story investigative reporter Matt Winters writes about -- not the kind he wants to be living. When he discovers a newborn baby girl on his doorstep, he panics ... then he desperately turns to his temptingly pretty neighbor Caitlyn Devereaux for help. After all, women are supposed to know everything about babies!

Caitlyn's natural sensuality intrigues Matt ... and her aching vulnerability as she holds the precious bundle piques his curiosity. The wedding gowns she creates are famous for fulfilling every bride's fantasies, yet she firmly says that marriage -- and motherhood -- are not for her. But her kisses suddenly have Matt dreaming of something wonderful -- and soon he's determined to get this reluctant woman to change her mind.

SOME KIND OF WONDERFUL is a full-length novel and a standalone contemporary romance.

If you enjoy connected romance family series, you might check out my new series THE CALLAWAYS:

ON A NIGHT LIKE THIS (Callaways #1)
SO THIS IS LOVE (Callaways #2)
BETWEEN NOW AND FOREVER (Coming October 24, 2013)

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A baby is the last thing hard-driving journalist Matt Winters needs. But when he finds one outside his San Francisco apartment door late one night and it turns out to belong to the sister he hasn't seen since she was nine, he knows he can't just abandon the baby. He also knows that he has to find his sister. But he needs help, which comes in the reluctant form of bridal shop owner Caitlyn Devereaux, his neighbor and a woman with sorrows of her own. Although the relationship between Caitlyn and Matt is primary, a secondary love story adds a satisfying touch to a well-written, emotionally involving romance that combines a realistic urban setting with a family-oriented plot and makes it work. An expert at creating appealing characters, Freethy is a RITA Award-winning writer of heartwarming, family-centered contemporary romances; she lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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About the Author

Barbara Freethy is a #1 NY Times Bestselling Author of 35 novels ranging from contemporary romance to women's fiction and romantic suspense. Since turning to self publishing in 2011, Barbara has sold an incredible 3 million ebooks!

Product Details

  • File Size: 855 KB
  • Print Length: 329 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1489500731
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Barbara Freethy (February 7, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004OEIN9S
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #24,302 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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53 of 53 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A great story to pass the time January 6, 2002
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Caitlyn has a past she'd rather forget. Matt is looking for his past. The two live across the hall from each other but have never met. That is, until one night a baby is left in the hallway, on Matt's side, and he goes across the hall to Caitlyn for help. Together the two take care of the baby and fight the pain of each of their past.
This was a good novel. The characters were likable and well developed. They could be people we all know in real life. They each grow throughout the story and grow together as neighbors and friends. The storyline in this book seemed to be well thought out. It moved at a fairly decent pace.
There are a lot of events that happen over the one week course of this story. All in all this was a good book. I found myself reading as fast as I could because I couldn't wait to find out what happened. I would like to see a follow-up book to this story. Maybe one more in-depth with Sarah and Reverend Johnathan.
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33 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars very good book November 8, 2005
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I was surprised by how much I liked this book. I read it twice in two weeks. This was my first B. Freethy book, and will certainly not be my last. I am very curious about her other novels. The book is not too steamy by current standards, but thank heaven for that, because she actually crafts a very good story, and allows the reader to understand the characters. It is high on emotion, and I found myself falling in love with the hero and heroine. excellent book. very unlike other novels where a boatload of bedroom scenes surrounds a skeleton of a "plot" (ie. Shannon Mckenna)
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Good Read December 16, 2001
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Barbara Freethy is a good writer. Both the heroine and hero are likeable, believable characters who go through self-discovery processes as they fall in love with each other. They become better people able to gain perspective and make commitments because of what they go through together. The author showed some strength in developing the book the way she did as well. While it's clearly a romance novel, it isn't totally a fairy tale.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good, but not great, contemporary romance. March 6, 2002
By mirope
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This is a good, solid contemporary romance by Barbara Freethy. All the usual elements are there - a sexy but stoic hero and beautiful but vulnerable heroine are thrown into an emotionally charged situation. Here, the catalyst is a baby that appears in the hallway between their neighboring apartments. As they struggle to care for the baby and find its mother, the two strangers rapidly become enmeshed in one anothers' lives. Freethy does a good job of making the scenario work, and the book is a pleasant and quick read. My only reservation is that the sexual tension was a bit forced and too formulistic.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ryan's Return September 8, 2011
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Let me tell you.....I found Barbara Freethy by accident.....don't remember exactly how, but what a writer she is...I have now listed all her books in my memo pad, and as I read each one, on my 4th one now, I cross it out and put the date I bought it!
When I reach the end, what will I do???
Great book, wasn't sure at first, but they in pulled me in....and found myself getting up during the night to read!!
Keep up the great writing Barbara!!!
P.S...I know this reads under "Some Kind of Wonderful" just purchased it a few minutes ago, but all her books are sooooo good! Sorry!
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Some kind of wonderful is just that! September 9, 2001
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What happens when you're a bachelor journalist running on three hours sleep out of the last seventy-two; you come home ready to relax, and then hear a baby crying outside your apartment? The investigator in you opens the door to see the wailing culprit left alone in a car seat. You step across the hall to your new neighbor's apartment, pound on the door, then tell her she's left her baby outside by mistake. The neighbor thinks your nuts. Oh, the apartment building is child-free so you have to find a way to quiet this baby.
Caitlyn Devereaux is in seamstress deadline hell. The last thing she needs is her apparently helpless, desperate, hunky neighbor, Matt Winters, and "his" baby at her door. It's midnight, and she has a wedding gown to finish, like, yesterday. Just because she's a woman and has wedding gown paraphernalia cluttering her apartment, does NOT mean she's an expert in the infant department. But, darn it, they're both so cute, how can Caitlyn refuse them?
When they find a cryptic message under the baby's bottom in the car seat, Matt and Caitlin agree on a tentative agreement to take care of the child until the mother returns. They practically live in each other's pockets for a week, first becoming friends out of necessity, then developing stronger feelings for each other they try not to act on. And, just what is going to happen between them if and when the mother does return and claim the baby they've grown to love?
Sexual tension runs high, the characters all elicit sympathy from the reader, and the storyline may not be original, but the author makes it seem so. Ms. Freethy showcases her many talents as one of the romance genre's beloved authors by creating real-life believable characters thrown into an extraordinary situation.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fell in Love!! April 3, 2011
By J.Jill
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This was the first time I had ever read a book by this author and I can't wait to read more. I would agree with other posts that the dialogue is so believable and realistic and the characters are so easy to fall in love with. Just the right amount of passion and romance and a little bit of mystery. Great read!
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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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