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About Barbara

Barbara Samuel (also known as Barbara O’Neal) is the bestselling author of more than 40 books. In 2012, she was inducted into the Romance Writers of America Hall Of Fame, and she has won seven RITA awards. Her books have been published in more than a dozen countries, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Brazil, and Australia/New Zealand. One of her recent women’s fiction titles, The Lost Recipe for Happiness (written as Barbara O’Neal) went back to print eight times, and her book How to Bake a Perfect Life was a Target Club pick in 2011.

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Barbara’s Newest Books

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DOG HEART – Barbara Samuel

A special Lunch Hour Love Stories release.

Marcus Stone was the love of dog whisperer Jessie’s life—until he broke her heart by joining the SEALS. She vowed she’d never speak to him again.  And she hasn’t.

Until he shows up with Staff Sergeant Thor, a German shepherd who had been injured in the same battle in which his handler—Marcus’s best friend– was killed. Thor has a bad case of PTSD, and Marcus knows only Jessie can save the dog.  But can Jessie bear the close contact with the man who broke her heart? And can even she heal a dog so desperately wounded?

A tale of trust, second chances and respecting people for who they are.

ORIGINALY PUBLISHED IN SEAL of My Dreams anthology

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THE TRUE STORY OF MATTIE GROVES – Barbara Samuel

A special Lunch Hour Love Stories release.

A ROMANTIC BALLAD….A HAUNTING MEMORY….

When Rose Lennox arrives in a medieval village in Scotland to help authenticate the grisly find of two lovers in a grave, she is both drawn and repelled by builder Robert Ayer. Big and brooding, darkly handsome, both hostile and hungry, Robert seems to call forth something in Rose that she never knew existed.

As the mystery surrounding the find deepens and Rose falls more and more under the spell of the village, it becomes urgent to discover the truth.  Did Rose love Robert in another life? Did he love her….or kill her?

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THE SLEEPING NIGHT – Barbara Samuel

Strong, romantic women’s fiction from this multiple bestselling author. In 1940’s Texas an African American soldier returns to his hometown after fighting in World War II. His bitter memories of his father’s murder there make it unlikely he’ll stay in town for long; but then he reconnects with the young white woman he loved as childhood friends. Racism, romance, drama. A terrific romance drama from a very beloved author.

(June, 2012)

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THE GARDEN OF HAPPY ENDINGS – Barbara O’Neal

After tragedy shatters her small community in Seattle, the reverend Elsa Montgomery has a crisis of faith. Returning to her home town of Pueblo, Colorado, she takes refuge in a local soup kitchen. Preparing nourishing meals for folks in need, she keeps her hands busy while her heart searches for understanding.

Meanwhile, her sister, Tamsin, as pretty and colorful as Elsa is unadorned and steadfast, finds her perfect life shattered when she learns that her financier husband is a criminal. Enduring shock and humiliation as her beautiful house and possessions are seized, the woman who had everything now has nothing but the clothes on her back…

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A Writer Afoot

Post-WD Novel Workshop handouts

19 Aug 2014
If you attended the Writer’s Digest Novel Writing Workshop in Los Angeles, these are the handouts you are looking for: Training Yourself to Write A Richer Novel Every Time and Steps to Revising Your. […]

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A Retreat With Friends

10 Jun 2014
It is no secret that I like to wander. When I was fifteen, I wrote in my journal that I wanted to see the world, write books, and BE HAPPY.  I am rarely happier than when I’m out in the world, and. […]

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What Are You Afraid Of?

24 Sep 2014
There is an Elizabeth Gilbert post making the rounds this week dismissing fear as boring. Which it is, in a way, and I get the point of the post, but it strikes me as something we need to talk about. […]

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