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Some Kind of Wonderful [Kindle Edition]

Barbara Freethy
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Book Description

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

RITA Award-winning author, 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.

Other standalone contemporary romances by Barbara Freethy similar to SOME KIND OF WONDERFUL include:


If you enjoy connected books, check out Barbara's new family series, THE CALLAWAYS. There will be at least 8 books in the Callaway Series: 
Titles available include:
BETWEEN NOW AND FOREVER (#4) Coming October 24, 2013


Barbara also recently completed a three book WISH Series, books connected around the theme of wishes and that series includes:

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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.
Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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: 553 KB
  • Print Length: 358 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0380815532
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Barbara Freethy (February 7, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004OEIN9S
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #16,620 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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52 of 52 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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31 of 31 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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19 of 19 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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7 of 7 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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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fell in Love!! April 3, 2011
By J.Jill
Format:Kindle Edition
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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5 of 5 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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10 of 12 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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5.0 out of 5 stars Some Kind of Wonderful
Loved this story, cried my eyes out, laughed. It's a wonderful story about self discovery for both the heroine and the hero. Read more
Published 2 days ago by Lynn Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars Oh, Yes !! I love Barbara !!
This book was very good. I would recommend it to anyone who loves a romantic read. The story was well written in all situations. Read more
Published 19 days ago by adventure mom
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good
Loved this story. Barbara Freethy is a wonderful author with so many great books available. I am always waiting on the next release!
Published 1 month ago by tinflorida
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Book!
I recommend this book to anyone, it was an awesome read and I couldn't put the book down. It had a lovely story and I finished the book in two days.
Published 1 month ago by Beryl
4.0 out of 5 stars Such an emotional yet wonderful story
Just finished this book in two days and wow.. Just wow. I laughed out loud and cried my eyes out and loved reading every minute of it. Now I don't know what to do, lol. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Vanessa Henry
4.0 out of 5 stars Out of the norm (for me)
I am a mystery lover, and while this had a mystery it was more with a romantic twist than I usually look for. Read more
Published 2 months ago by ndigi
3.0 out of 5 stars lovely romance
Typical storybook ending but a great read nonetheless! This book has enough suspense to keep you reading and enough romance to keep you engaged.
Published 3 months ago by Erin Humm
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun easy read
Good light and fun reading! I enjoy an easy read as an escape and this fit the bill perfectly :)
Published 3 months ago by Annette
5.0 out of 5 stars Great love story
loved the development of the characters.
story was not realistic, because everything happened in a week's time, but I enjoyed it a lot.
Published 3 months ago by Alyce Schwenn
4.0 out of 5 stars Really liked it
I was surprised at how quickly I read this book and at how much I looked forward to reading it each night to see what happened next. I found this book thoroughly entertaining. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Sam
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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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