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The sweetest thing
Freethy, Barbara.
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Publication Information:
New York : Avon Books, [1999]

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376 pages ; 18 cm.
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RITA Award-winning author Barbara Freethy's previous enchanting romances were hailed as "irresistable" (Susan Elizabeth Phillips) and "terrific" (Debbie Macomber), . With her deeply emotional stories of love and family, Barbara Freethy reminds us of everything that is imporatnt and joyful in life. Now, she brings us her latest enthralling tale of how one woman's heartfelt desire comes true.

She Longed For A Child

Alone in the world, Faith Christopher had always yearned for love...and a man who'd make her heart pound. But her dreams of a place to call home were getting harder to hold on to...

He Was Stubbornly Single

Alex Carrigan liked fast cars, fast women and fast deals-then a tough talking teenager arrived on his doorstep claiming she was his long-lost-daughter, and his meddling grandfather decided to move in. Suddenly, Alex has to face the family he never expected.

But They Were Meant To Be...

Enter Faith. Little did the outspoken and beautiful baker know that deep inside Alex was a well oftenderness...and that she might have the recipe to bring him true love-the sweetest thing life has to offer.

Author Notes

Barbara Freethy is a former public relations professional and freelance business writer. She writes books about love and family with a little bit of magic. Her first novel for Avon Books, Daniel's Gift, was a touching story about a little boy and his estranged parents; it won a RITA award and has been optioned for a television movie. She has also written the series Taken, Angel's Bay, Callaways, Wish and Lightning Strikes. Her additional novels include: The Sweetest Thing, Love Will Find a Way, Silent Run, Silent Fall, and Once You're Mine.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Publisher's Weekly Review

An ominous curse ("And the winds will curse your life until you return to where it began") propels Freethy's latest novel (after One True Love), which involves a romance that ended when two young lovers, Julian Carrigan and a girl named Suzannah, stole an Indian pot from a burial site. Fifty years later, Alex Carrigan has more than he can handle with his dotty grandfather, Julian, who has crazy ideas about finding his old flame and returning the Indian pot to its resting place, let alone a smart-mouth teenage girl insisting he's her father. And then there's bakery shop owner Faith Christopher, who adds fuel to the fire with her recipe for love. As it turns out, Faith has a psychic connection with the pot and a spiritual connection with the teenager, which involves her in long-time bachelor Alex's life, whether he likes it or not. Together they agree to help Julian find his beloved and end the 50-year-old curse. Beyond this, there isn't much to stir the reader's senses: Alex and Faith are romance-formula protagonists and the plot line is predictable. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved