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Some Kind of Wonderful by [Freethy, Barbara]
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A baby is the last thing hard-driving journalist Matt Winters needs. But when he finds one outside his San Francisco apartment door late one night and it turns out to belong to the sister he hasn't seen since she was nine, he knows he can't just abandon the baby. He also knows that he has to find his sister. But he needs help, which comes in the reluctant form of bridal shop owner Caitlyn Devereaux, his neighbor and a woman with sorrows of her own. Although the relationship between Caitlyn and Matt is primary, a secondary love story adds a satisfying touch to a well-written, emotionally involving romance that combines a realistic urban setting with a family-oriented plot and makes it work. An expert at creating appealing characters, Freethy is a RITA Award-winning writer of heartwarming, family-centered contemporary romances; she lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Fans of Nora Roberts, Kristin Hannah, Susan Wiggs and Robyn Carr will enjoy this emotional, heartwarming romance from #1 NYT Bestselling Author Barbara Freethy.

Two-time RITA Award Winner, Barbara Freethy is known for her unforgettable stories, where ordinary people find extraordinary love -- and where unexpected soulmates are sometimes found right next door...

"ABANDONED BABY FOUND"

It's the kind of story investigative reporter Matt Winters writes about -- not the kind he wants to be living. When he discovers a newborn baby girl on his doorstep, he panics ... then he desperately turns to his temptingly pretty neighbor Caitlyn Devereaux for help. After all, women are supposed to know everything about babies!

Caitlyn's natural sensuality intrigues Matt ... and her aching vulnerability as she holds the precious bundle piques his curiosity. The wedding gowns she creates are famous for fulfilling every bride's fantasies, yet she firmly says that marriage -- and motherhood -- are not for her. But her kisses suddenly have Matt dreaming of something wonderful -- and soon he's determined to get this reluctant woman to change her mind.

SOME KIND OF WONDERFUL is a full-length novel and a standalone contemporary romance.

If you enjoy connected romance family series, you might check out my new series THE CALLAWAYS:

ON A NIGHT LIKE THIS (Callaways #1)
SO THIS IS LOVE (Callaways #2)
FALLING FOR A STRANGER (Callaways #3)
BETWEEN NOW AND FOREVER (Coming October 24, 2013)

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 855 KB
  • Print Length: 329 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1489500731
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Barbara Freethy (Feb. 7 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004OEIN9S
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 15 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #89,286 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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What happens when you're a bachelor journalist running on three hours sleep out of the last seventy-two; you come home ready to relax, and then hear a baby crying outside your apartment? The investigator in you opens the door to see the wailing culprit left alone in a car seat. You step across the hall to your new neighbor's apartment, pound on the door, then tell her she's left her baby outside by mistake. The neighbor thinks your nuts. Oh, the apartment building is child-free so you have to find a way to quiet this baby.
Caitlyn Devereaux is in seamstress deadline hell. The last thing she needs is her apparently helpless, desperate, hunky neighbor, Matt Winters, and "his" baby at her door. It's midnight, and she has a wedding gown to finish, like, yesterday. Just because she's a woman and has wedding gown paraphernalia cluttering her apartment, does NOT mean she's an expert in the infant department. But, darn it, they're both so cute, how can Caitlyn refuse them?
When they find a cryptic message under the baby's bottom in the car seat, Matt and Caitlin agree on a tentative agreement to take care of the child until the mother returns. They practically live in each other's pockets for a week, first becoming friends out of necessity, then developing stronger feelings for each other they try not to act on. And, just what is going to happen between them if and when the mother does return and claim the baby they've grown to love?
Sexual tension runs high, the characters all elicit sympathy from the reader, and the storyline may not be original, but the author makes it seem so. Ms. Freethy showcases her many talents as one of the romance genre's beloved authors by creating real-life believable characters thrown into an extraordinary situation.
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Caitlyn has a past she'd rather forget. Matt is looking for his past. The two live across the hall from each other but have never met. That is, until one night a baby is left in the hallway, on Matt's side, and he goes across the hall to Caitlyn for help. Together the two take care of the baby and fight the pain of each of their past.
This was a good novel. The characters were likable and well developed. They could be people we all know in real life. They each grow throughout the story and grow together as neighbors and friends. The storyline in this book seemed to be well thought out. It moved at a fairly decent pace.
There are a lot of events that happen over the one week course of this story. All in all this was a good book. I found myself reading as fast as I could because I couldn't wait to find out what happened. I would like to see a follow-up book to this story. Maybe one more in-depth with Sarah and Reverend Johnathan.
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This is a definite keeper! I've treasured every one of Ms. Freethy's exceptional romantic novels about the compelling power of true love, the healing gifts of reconciliation, and the challenges and rewards of family. Each one is truly memorable in its own right. She never disappoints, and she has another absolute winner with this poignant and heartwarming tale of an unlikely pair who have "parenthood" unexpectedly thrust upon them. I read it from cover to cover in one sitting. SOME KIND OF WONDERFUL is irresistible from beginning to end with just the right splashs of humor and a hero who is bound to run away with your heart. Grab this one!
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This is a good, solid contemporary romance by Barbara Freethy. All the usual elements are there - a sexy but stoic hero and beautiful but vulnerable heroine are thrown into an emotionally charged situation. Here, the catalyst is a baby that appears in the hallway between their neighboring apartments. As they struggle to care for the baby and find its mother, the two strangers rapidly become enmeshed in one anothers' lives. Freethy does a good job of making the scenario work, and the book is a pleasant and quick read. My only reservation is that the sexual tension was a bit forced and too formulistic.
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Barbara Freethy is a good writer. Both the heroine and hero are likeable, believable characters who go through self-discovery processes as they fall in love with each other. They become better people able to gain perspective and make commitments because of what they go through together. The author showed some strength in developing the book the way she did as well. While it's clearly a romance novel, it isn't totally a fairy tale.
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csarpin has pretty much described the story. Matt, Caitlin, with her undisclosed problems, Baby Emily, Sarah, Matt's long lost sister, Jonathan, a young minister, Brian, Caitlin's once upon a time financee, and a host of other characters. The best part of the book is the interaction between Sarah and Jonathan, but the story falls somewhat flat. It's the same old, same old. Ms. Freethy has done better.
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csarpin has pretty much described the story. Matt, Caitlin, with her undisclosed problems, Baby Emily, Sarah, Matt's long lost sister, Jonathan, a young minister, Brian, Caitlin's once upon a time financee, and a host of other characters. The best part of the book is the interaction between Sarah and Jonathan, but the story falls somewhat flat. It's the same old, same old. Ms. Freethy has done better.
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