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Suddenly One Summer

Part of Angel's Bay

The first in a contemporary romance suspense series from New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Barbara Freethy, set in the coastal California town of Angel’s Bay.

In Angel’s Bay there is a local legend: spirits from an 1800s shipwreck protect the townspeople, bringing about a belief in miracles and an ability of the community to heal wounds and save souls. So when Jenna Davis’s sister left instructions for keeping her daughter, Lexie, safe from her abusive father, Jenna obeyed her late sister’s wishes and took Lexie to Angel’s Bay. For three months, the two live quietly. But when a young woman jumps over the pier into the ocean, Jenna dives in, saving the woman’s life. Now a hero in the eyes of the locals, Jenna tries to lie low, but reporter Reid Tanner is determined to figure out just who she is and what she’s hiding from—without realizing the possible cost.

Photo courtesy of Barbara Freethy

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

"Family secrets, passion, betrayal and redemption." -- Susan Wiggs

"This book has it all: heart, community, and characters who will remain with you long after the book is ended." -- Debbie Macomber

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