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Barbara Samuel

Autor(a) de When We Believed in Mermaids

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Obras de Barbara Samuel

When We Believed in Mermaids (2019) 813 cópias, 40 resenhas
The Lost Recipe for Happiness (2008) 441 cópias, 22 resenhas
How to Bake a Perfect Life (2010) 314 cópias, 19 resenhas
The Secret of Everything (2009) 223 cópias, 30 resenhas
The Art of Inheriting Secrets (2018) 202 cópias, 17 resenhas
In the Midnight Rain (2000) 170 cópias, 4 resenhas
The Goddesses of Kitchen Avenue (2004) 169 cópias, 5 resenhas
The Garden of Happy Endings (2012) 148 cópias, 30 resenhas
Heart of a Knight (1997) 147 cópias, 5 resenhas
Irish Magic (1995) — Contribuinte — 145 cópias, 1 resenha
No Place Like Home (2002) 139 cópias, 4 resenhas
The Lost Girls of Devon (2020) 136 cópias, 13 resenhas
A Bed of Spices (1993) 128 cópias, 9 resenhas
The All You Can Dream Buffet (2014) 128 cópias, 8 resenhas
Irish Magic II (1997) — Contribuinte — 125 cópias, 3 resenhas
Lucien's Fall (1995) 119 cópias
A Piece of Heaven (2003) 109 cópias, 4 resenhas
The Black Angel (1999) 106 cópias, 5 resenhas
This Place of Wonder (2022) 95 cópias, 8 resenhas
Lady Luck's Map of Vegas (2005) 84 cópias, 4 resenhas
Write My Name Across the Sky: A Novel (2021) 82 cópias, 5 resenhas
A Winter Ballad (1994) 77 cópias, 2 resenhas
Madame Mirabou's School of Love (2006) 75 cópias, 5 resenhas
Breaking the Rules (1994) 68 cópias, 1 resenha
The Sleeping Night (2012) 64 cópias, 24 resenhas
The Starfish Sisters: A Novel (2023) 55 cópias, 2 resenhas
Night of Fire (2000) 53 cópias, 1 resenha
Chalice of Roses (Anthology 4-in-1) (2010) — Contribuinte — 51 cópias, 3 resenhas
Jezebel's Blues (1992) 49 cópias, 1 resenha
Countdown (2005) 47 cópias, 1 resenha
Born Brave (2001) 40 cópias, 1 resenha
Marriage Material (1997) 37 cópias, 1 resenha
Random (2013) 37 cópias, 2 resenhas
Her Ideal Man (1997) 36 cópias, 2 resenhas
Rio Grande Wedding (1999) 36 cópias, 1 resenha
Reckless (1997) 35 cópias, 1 resenha
Beautiful Stranger (2000) 35 cópias, 1 resenha
Walk in Beauty (1994) 33 cópias, 1 resenha
Rainsinger (1996) 26 cópias, 2 resenhas
The Last Chance Ranch (1995) 23 cópias, 2 resenhas
Desi's Rescue (2007) 23 cópias
For Christmas Forever (1998) 22 cópias, 1 resenha
Miranda's Revenge (2007) 22 cópias, 1 resenha
Summer Heat (10-in-1) (2018) — Contribuinte — 21 cópias, 1 resenha
Dancing Moon (1996) 20 cópias
Juliet's Law (2006) 19 cópias, 2 resenhas
Meant to Be Married (1998) 19 cópias, 1 resenha
A Minute to Smile (1992) 17 cópias
Light of Day (1990) 15 cópias, 1 resenha
A Mother's Love (3-in-1) (2008) — Contribuinte — 13 cópias
The Scent of Hours (2014) 13 cópias, 2 resenhas
The Diamond Secret (2006) 13 cópias
Heart of the West: 2 Novels in 1 (2003) — Contribuinte — 12 cópias
Summer's Freedom (1990) 11 cópias
Must Love Pets (Box Set 7-in-1) (2014) — Contribuinte — 8 cópias, 2 resenhas
Embarkations (Whitehall Season 1, Episode 1) (2016) — Contribuinte — 6 cópias, 1 resenha
Athena Force: Books 7-12 (2006) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias
Strangers on a Train (1989) 5 cópias
Once Upon a Wedding (11-in-1) (2019) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias
Bad Boy Heroes Boxed Set (2013) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias
Extreme (2015) — Autor — 2 cópias, 1 resenha
Epic (2014) 2 cópias
No Place Like Home: A Novel (2024) 2 cópias, 1 resenha
Celebration Book — Autor — 2 cópias
Imperfect Enjoyment (Whitehall #1.7) (2016) 2 cópias, 1 resenha
Faerie Lovers — Autor — 2 cópias
The Harper's Daughter (in Irish Magic) — Autor — 1 exemplar(es)
Layering in Lusciousness 1 exemplar(es)
Stoked (novella) (2014) 1 exemplar(es)
Blaze 1 exemplar(es)
Echo — Autor — 1 exemplar(es)
Willkommen im Paradies. (2003) 1 exemplar(es)
Den forsvundne opskrift på lykke (2009) 1 exemplar(es)
Recepta na milosc (2013) 1 exemplar(es)
The Starfish Sisters: A Novel (2023) 1 exemplar(es)
Must Love Pets 2: A Romance Box Set — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Dragon Lovers (Anthology 4-in-1) (2007) — Contribuinte — 287 cópias, 13 resenhas
Faery Magic (Anthology 4-in-1) (1998) — Contribuinte — 236 cópias, 1 resenha
SEAL of My Dreams (Anthology 18-in-1) (2011) — Contribuinte — 122 cópias, 16 resenhas
Lakota Legacy (Anthology 3-in-1) (2003) — Contribuinte — 26 cópias
Whitehall: Season One (2016) — Contribuinte — 19 cópias
Heroes and Heartbreakers (Box set 5-in-1) (2014) — Contribuinte — 7 cópias


Conhecimento Comum

Outros nomes
Wind, Ruth
O'Neal, Barbara
O'Neal, Lark
Data de nascimento
Local de nascimento
Colorado, USA




This was a sweet book that had a very deep and troubling issue to deal with. It was a great listen and went quickly as I found myself engrossed in the story throughout.
kwagnerroberts | outras 21 resenhas | Jun 24, 2024 |
Nikki is recently divorced and now her house has blown up. The boiler needed to be replaced and she failed to get it done. Now she is living in a modest apartment and waiting tables at a local restaurant. She has dreams that she put on hold in her marriage and she wonders if she can ever make them come true.

Nikki is such a great character. She is truly struggling after her divorce. But, she struggles on! She makes some good and bad decisions. I just love her new friends. All are quirky and have their own issues. But they come together and form a unique family.

I will say, I wanted a bit more about the perfumes and memory connection. I relate to smells and memories and I just expected a bit more in this department. This is minor. The characters and the story are a fun escape you do not want to miss.

Need a story about life, love and happiness…THIS IS IT! Grab your copy today.

I received this novel from the publisher for a honest review.
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fredreeca | 1 outra resenha | Jun 21, 2024 |
Barbara O’Neal’s books have quickly become an automatic read for me. This book was first published in 2002, and revised in 2024.

I love how some books seem to enter your life just when you need THAT sort of read. This book was that for me. If you follow me, you know I love a good emotional read. This book hit all the feels. O’Neal paints a picture of the Sabatino family, a tight knit, large Italian family. Jewel, the wild child, returns home with her teenage son and her gravely ill best friend. Estranged from her Dad, what transpires next more than she could ever dream of.

Family is at the center of this book, both the family we are born into and the family that we choose. I so enjoyed the big family and how there was so much love going on behind the scenes. Friends that become our family when times are tough and are always there for us, no matter what. Jewel made a tough decision at a young age, and had to live with the fallout. Things come full circle in a heartbreaking way bringing with it an unexpected but heartwarming ending. This story was beautifully written and so relatable. Very rarely do I read a story that I fall in love with all the characters. There is a tough facade to all but a softness underneath. This is a love story of parents, family, friends and lovers that come into our lives at perfect times. Jewel is so unapologetic with the decisions she made in the past, she owns it and makes no excuses. But she has grown up and now knows what she needs to do. She is in no rush and let’s things play out organically, which I appreciated. This shows how differently we look at things and people at different points in our lives.

Thanks to Lake Union Publishing and NetGalley for this ARC. This is my honest opinion.
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LoriKBoyd | May 9, 2024 |
Bed of Spices by Barbara Samuel is a 1993 publication.

I found this book in the KU program and snapped it up immediately. Oh, how I miss these stories! I’m so happy to see these books digitized so I can still enjoy them!

With the ever-present danger of the encroaching plague threatening in the background- Rica and Solomon’s fateful meeting will lead them down a path of immense heartbreak and danger as Rica has been betrothed to another man, and Solomon is Jewish. Despite the odds against them, they continue to see each other every chance they get knowing their love is forbidden and their days together are numbered…

If you have not read any Medieval historical novels, I do highly recommend them- romance or no. This book is a romance- but it is also about antisemitism during the Black Death and forbidden love- with intrigues and manipulations as well as epic heart seizing dramas that had me glued to the pages. These stories capture my undivided attention, my heart- and nothing written today seems to immerse me this deeply into the story. They just don’t write ‘em like this anymore. Sigh…

This is a fantastic story- so good that I might have a little bit of a book hangover- something I have not experienced in years and years. I love being swept away into the past- a past where there are still lessons to be learned and where love conquered all…

5 stars
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gpangel | outras 8 resenhas | Apr 5, 2024 |



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