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Publisher's Summary

USA Today best-selling and award-winning author Barbara Freethy writes wonderfully entertaining contemporary novels. Summer Secrets is the compelling story of three sisters and the burden of the terrible secret they share.

Eight years ago, the three teenaged McKenna sisters, Kate, Ashley, and Caroline, became famous by winning an arduous, around-the-world sailboat race. Driven hard by their ambitious father, the three young women faced months of intense emotional strain and physical hardship and persevered. But the cost of their tremendous victory didn't come cheap. Something happened to them out on the ocean during a monstrous storm, something they will never forget.

Summer Secrets blends moments of high adventure with intrigue and romance for an unforgettable listening experience. Narrator Christina Moore's reading perfectly highlights all the excitement, wonder, and danger of the open sea.

©2003 Barbara Freethy; (P)2003 Recorded Books, LLC

Critic Reviews

"Freethy's zesty storytelling will keep readers hooked, and the sisters' loving but prickly interactions will make anyone with a sibling smile." (Publishers Weekly)
"Freethy skillfully keeps the reader on the hook, and her tantalizing and believable tale has it all - romance, adventure, and mystery." (Booklist)

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  • Leo
  • Wichita Falls, TX, USA
  • 06-30-05

summer secrets

drivel, complete waste of time and money

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • W
  • Marina, CA, United States
  • 07-12-05

Boring!

I listened to a half hour of this and had to give up. This book just failed to grip me. Also, the narrator's voice sounds very 'old womanish' and was difficult to listen to. Especially when she narrated the men's voices. The men sound like goofy hicks.

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  • GLADDY
  • WEBSTER, MA, US
  • 06-26-05

riveting

I am so pleased to have found another author to read. I almost did not get this book but decided to try it with the summer sale. The story was believable and well worth reading.The author does not leave
you hanging. Everything is explained and worked through. It is a great story of a typical family. You sill not stop listening until you have heard it all!! I am now purchasing the other two audible books by this auther and cannot wait to get started on them.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Good Story

I have bought all three of Barbara Freethy's novels, and I have enjoyed all of them. I am now a permanent fan of hers. I love the stories of intrigue mixed with romance. She makes her characters come alive and really draws you into their situations.

On the down side, she seems to stick to a formula (whatever works). The typical storyline involves a man and a woman who are attracted to each other, but are separated by family loyalty. I also don't like the way she emphasizes how the women are always just under 30, as if finding love "just in time." I would love to see her take on a romance between thirty-somethings since typically, men and women with careers choose to marry later in life.

Otherwise, whichever book by Freethy you choose, I don't think you will be disappointed.

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loved it

I love listening to Barbara Freethy she makes you feel as though you are right there. I have noticed she loves the water on some sort.

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  • Hilary
  • Honolulu, HI, United States
  • 07-16-14

Great story with intriguing secrets!

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I truly enjoyed tis book from beginning to end. The narrator did good job with each character and as always Barbara Freethy did not dissappoint. She leaves the listener wanting to know what happens next. So thumbs up on this one!

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  • Christine
  • Los Altos Hills, CA, United States
  • 09-04-09

predictable and all is right with the world

I downloaded this to try something different from my usual mysteries and biographies, and also I love the sea and sailing. I was very disappointed. I only finished it by playing it as background noise when I was working on my computer.

It started interesting enough with a "mystery" about what happened at sea and rapidly progressed to boring, not too graphic sex scenes with everyone falling in love with the perfect person and everything turning out perfect. Wish I could live in such a perfect world.
Christine