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Almost home
Freethy, Barbara.
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New York : Avon Books, [2000]

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374 pages : 18 cm
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While searching for the father she never know, Katherine Whitfield unexpectedly gets mixed up with a seductive cowboy who unleashes the passion simmering just below her cool exterior. Katherine's probing questions and tantalizing ways spell trouble for Zach Tyler.

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.

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Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

When Katherine Whitfield finds a chest containing some of her deceased mother's mementos, she leaves her sophisticated life in L.A. for Kentucky's thoroughbred-racing country, hoping to find the father she never knew. Armed with a quilt, a cufflink and a letter addressed to a man identified only by the initial J, Kat begins her search. But it seems every man in town has a name beginning with J, and every one of them has something to hide. Her only friend is Zach Tyler, a rough-hewn horse trainer. Zach supports her against the town's slimy characters but stands to lose everything when Kat discovers the truth about her parents. While stock ingredients--tortured hero, driven heroine, secrets galore--keep the story moving at a brisk pace, it's the behind-the-scenes peek at the world of horse racing that gives substance to Freethy's latest offering (after The Sweetest Thing). (Jan.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

Library Journal Review

Driven by a need she barely understands to find a father who doesn't know she exists, Katherine Whitfield leaves her ordered existence in Los Angeles and heads for Paradise Valley, KY, armed only with a restaurant's name and a man's initial. But her quest quickly throws the town into chaos; and when her questions begin to lead to unexpected answers, Katherine begins to wonder if she really wants to find her family after all. A strong but vulnerable heroine who needs to belong, a worthy, driven hero determined to prove himself and live down his father's reputation, and a cast of well-developed, not always conventional secondary characters drive the plot, which also skillfully blends down-home country charm with a dash of horseracing fever. Unlike Freethy's earlier novels, this emotionally involving romance has no paranormal elements; it is sure to please her many fans--and garner her new ones. Freethy (The Sweetest Thing) is a RITA Award-winning writer of warm, contemporary romances and lives in the San Francisco area. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.