Suddenly One Summer by Barbara Freethy

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Suddenly One Summer | Angel's Bay, Book 1

Jenna Davies flees to the close-knit community of Angel’s Bay with a seven-year-old child, a dangerous secret, and a heart full of pain. She wants nothing more than to live a quiet life, but when she sees a teenager plunge off the pier, she doesn’t hesitate to dive in after her. But saving the desperate girl’s life thrusts Jenna into a spotlight she can ill aford. Suddenly everyone in town wants to know her story — a story that could cost her life.

Reid Tanner was a tough reporter until a shattering incident changed everything. Now all of his instincts are on alert Who is Jenna and what is she hiding? Will his quest for the truth puth them all in anger? They say love is a miracle — but can it keep Jenna safe in his arms?


“This book has it all: heart, community, and characters who will remain with you long after the book has ended. A wonderful story.” — Debbie Macomber

“Suddenly One Summer transported me to a beautiful place and drew me into a story of family secrets, passion, betrayal and redemption. Barbara Freethy writes with touching honesty and the skill of a writer at the top of her game.” — Susan Wiggs

“A large cast of townspeople adds to this intriguing, suspenseful romance, which is the first of Freethy’s “Angel’s Bay” novels. Based in the San Francisco area, Freethy (Silent Fall) has a gift for creating complex, appealing characters and emotionally involving, often suspenseful, sometimes magical stories.” — Library Journal

“Ms. Freethy has written a suspenseful and captivating story, weaving in human frailty along with true compassion, making every page a delight.” — Reader to Reader Reviews