Barbara Samuel
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Barbara Samuel

Barbara Samuel (O'Neal) has won the highly prestigious RITA award from Romance Writers of America 7 times and has been recently inducted into the RWA Hall of Fame. In the tradition of Kristin Hannah, Susan Wiggs, Maeve Binchy, and Barbara Freethy, she writes a highly emotional stories about families, food, dogs, and love. Many of her novels include recipes, and she has been known to cook in response to any stressful situation, learning that cooking is like life--sometimes things go wrong, but if you keep trying, eventually you'll get it right.

She also writes as Barbara O'Neal for Bantam books, where she has penned the award-winning The Lost Recipe For Happiness and How To Bake A Perfect Life, which was a Target Book Club Pick in 2011. She also wrote five titles of romantic women's fiction for Ballantine Books, including No Place Like Home, The Goddesses of Kitchen Avenue and Lady Luck's Map of Vegas. Her books have been translated into many languages and published widely around the world, including France, England, Poland, Australia, Italy, Germany, Brazil, and many others.

Barbara lives in the stunningly beautiful city of Colorado Springs with her beloved, a British endurance athlete who vows he'll never loose his accent.

She loves to talk with readers. Find her around the web in these avenues:

Websites: http://barbarasamuel.com and http://barbaraoneal.com
Blog: http://awriterafoot.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BarbaraSamuelONeal
Twitter: https://twitter.com/barbaraoneal
The Goddess Blogs: http://thegoddessblogs.com



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Best Sellers

    • No Place Like Home

    • By: Barbara Samuel
    • Narrated by: Kristine Thatcher
    • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79

    No Place Like Home tells the story of a family bound together by tradition and the emotional journey of an estranged daughter risking everything for a second chance at life and love....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Family ties and estrangements. Grief.

    • By Jane on 10-05-14

    Regular price: $29.99

    • A Piece of Heaven

    • By: Barbara Samuel
    • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
    • Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    Strong and resilient as the houses he builds, Thomas Coyote comes into Luna's life....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very Enjoyable Book, Excellent Narration

    • By Lulu on 09-09-14

    Regular price: $27.93

    • The Lost Recipe for Happiness

    • By: Barbara O'Neal
    • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
    • Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 94
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 63

    It's the opportunity Elena Alvarez has been waiting for; the challenge of running her own kitchen in a world-class restaurant....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Engaging Story of Damaged Soul

    • By Lulu on 09-09-14

    Regular price: $35.93

    • The Garden of Happy Endings

    • A Novel
    • By: Barbara O'Neal
    • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
    • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 31

    In Barbara O’Neal’s novel of hope and renewal, two very different sisters discover that life is like a garden: Tend to it daily, nourish it with patience and optimism, and then watch the beauty unfold....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Story and Narration

    • By Kathryn @theBookDate on 11-21-16

    Regular price: $29.99

    • How to Bake a Perfect Life

    • A Novel
    • By: Barbara O'Neal
    • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
    • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 66
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 59

    In a novel as warm and embracing as a family kitchen, Barbara O’Neal explores the poignant, sometimes complex relationships between mothers and daughters - and the healing magic of homemade bread....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Simple story

    • By Marie on 01-28-14

    Regular price: $29.99

    • Breaking the Rules

    • By: Barbara Samuel, Ruth Wind
    • Narrated by: Libby Clearfield
    • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    Mattie O'Neal is on the run. She's chopped off her hair, stolen a car, changed her name, and is hiding in a tiny Arizona town, slinging hash. She thought she was safe - until Zeke Shephard walked through the door....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Perfect Contempary Story

    • By Regina on 11-09-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Madame Mirabou's School of Love

    • By: Barbara Samuel
    • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
    • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 24

    Sometimes real passion means living the life you've always wanted....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautiful . . .

    • By jrie on 09-29-12

    Regular price: $32.17

    • The Secret of Everything

    • A Novel
    • By: Barbara O'Neal
    • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
    • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 64
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 58

    Barbara O'Neal delivers a generous helping of the best in life - family, food, and love - in the story of a woman's search for the one thing worth more than anything....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Easy, Sweet Read

    • By Lulu on 03-12-14

    Regular price: $29.99

    • A Minute to Smile

    • By: Barbara Samuel, Ruth Wind
    • Narrated by: Paul Fleschner
    • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    How had single mother Esther Lucas become the fix-it lady? Bandaging her sons' scraped knees was one thing; hoping to heal the handsome widower's broken heart was quite another....

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Goddesses of Kitchen Avenue

    • By: Barbara Samuel
    • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
    • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    Struggling to pick up the pieces after her marriage falls apart, Trudy Marino finds support from a quirky, eclectic group of friends....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Too sexy "but"...or "and"?

    • By Pamela Harvey on 01-04-09

    Regular price: $27.93

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