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by Barbara Colley
Harlequin Reader's Choice ~ January 2007
generations of women, bound by secrets...
destiny of passion, heartbreak, and courage...
pregnant, and alone, twenty-year-old Rachel marries a man
she barely knows. Jonathan is kind, wealthy, and generous,
and for Rachel’s hungry heart, love is most wanted.
Yet her destiny is shaped by devastating troubles that resonate
in her own life and within the lives of her daughter and
Set against the backdrop of fifty years of American wars,
this is the story of Rachel, Liz, and Crystal, the men they
love, and the private battles that shape the women's lives.
Through it all, they come to realize that nothing can break
the bonds of love and family.
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Interviews says: "Rachel's War truly is a beautiful novel."
is an epic novel following three generations of women
through their similar experiences with love, war,
and family. Colley spends over forty years, and four hundred
pages, proving that deep-rooted actions and emotions, such
as love, stupidity, pride, and heartache are not bound
by generational gaps.
compelling tale of love and war. This special combination
of character-driven story telling,
suggestive notions of the impact of time and place on our
lives, and compelling thoughts on life in general make
this book stand out."
the entire review by Marcella Courneya at Armchair
WAR by Barbara Colley spans the lives of three women
and three wars. While husbands
battle overseas, Rachel, her daughter Liz, and her grandaughter
Crystal wage their own private wars on the homefront.
Concretely, their battles include in-laws, alcoholism,
death and illness.
Abstractly, they battle insecurity, authority, guilt
and remorse. In short, the characters are relatably human
open to the interpretations the reader's own experience
provides. A helpful strategy Colley incorporated into
the novel is the use of letters as a sort of journal.
couples write back and forth during their absences, the
reader is offered an intimate view of the thoughts and
emotions of each person that mere dialog does not afford.
"Barbara Colley's novels typically take place in her hometown
of New Orleans, and RACHEL'S WAR is no exception. Though
the characters change locales frequently, Rachel begins
her life in rural Louisiana and her family members find
themselves drawn to the state for various reasons. She
writes a cozy mystery series that carries a bit of romance,
as Rachel's War eludes to its own mysteries. Her work
encompasses multiple genres and appeals to a wide range of readers
...Colley writes true literature that has a backbone
and a message for the reader."
Williams, Front Street Reviews
interesting historical tale that spans three generation
of females ... Readers
will enjoy this look at family members of our servicemen
coping with the life of a military wife." ~Harriet
spins a sprawling yarn about three generations of women
married to soldiers.
a Depression-era childhood, Rachel Thompson marries Tim
Davis to escape her abusive father
and never looks back—even when Tim is called to serve
in World War II and she’s left with his family. When
Tim returns home and is killed in an accident, Rachel goes
to work for wealthy businessman Jon Williams. Learning
that she’s pregnant doesn’t faze Jon; he insists
on marrying Rachel and raises her daughter Liz as as a
sister to his son, J.J.
"It’s a happy marriage, despite its beginnings,
lasting well into their middle age—which is when
the true test comes: A woman comes forward, accusing Jon
espionage. Has their life together been based on a lie?"
BookClub, Catherine Witmer
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by Barbara Colley
Silhouette Intimate Moments #1338 ~ December 2004
said her baby's father was dead...
to the thought of the child growing inside her, Leah Davis
slowly rebuilt her life after her husband Hunter's deathuntil
the day he showed up on her doorstep, alone, confused and
very much alive. But
instead of flinging herself into his arms and weeping tears
of joy, she found herself on the run with a husband who
didn't remember their marriage…or why people were
shooting at him.
vowed to protect their baby at any cost, even if it meant
withholding the truth about her pregnancy from the one
man who had a right to know. But she wouldn't turn her
back on the dangerously handsome man who'd revived her
buried passion. They had to uncover the secrets surrounding
Hunter's "murder" before the killer could strike
again. But if Hunter's memory returned, could he forgive
Leah for her secrets?
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MEMORIES by Barbara Colley is an exciting book with strong
plotting . . ." ~Romantic Times Bookclub Magazine
MEMORIES opens with a stunning revelation and maintains
a brisk pace with an intricate plot until the very end.
...Barbara Colley, who also writes cozy mysteries with
a New Orleans Garden District maid as her protagonist,
packs a fast-moving, captivating tale in a short span
of pages. It's romantic intrigue at its best." ~
The Lafayette Daily Advertiser, Chere Coen, Reviewer
That Old Devil
by Barbara Colley
July 15, 2011 publishing date.
Available for Kindle and Nook.
Intrigue, Danger and Passion
One summer in New Orleans--
Madeline Johnson is determined to uncover the truth about her brother. His last words--a cry for help on Maddie's answering machine--contradict what the New Orleans police are telling her. The cops seem in a real hurry to close the case, and the one detective who may be able to help is about to go on vacation.
Alex Batiste's vacation plans are set. His daughter's come to stay with him and, along with the usual teenage problems, the girl--encouraged by Alex's ex-wife--has a bad attitude toward her father. So police work is the furthest thing from Alex's mind.
But it's not that easy to get the beautiful Maddie out of his mind. Apart from her persistence and her unwavering belief in her brother--traits he admires--she seems to know all the right things to say and do around his daughter. Now helping Maddie is becoming more than simply doing his job.
"That Old Devil Moon ...
With this fast and intricate plot, Logan has created an excellent
romance with a mystery twist. The emotions are deep and compelling,
and the characters wonderfully complex. You won't be able
to put it down."
~ Affaire de Coeur
"Dial "D" For
Ms. Logan has written a superb book. The characters are so
visual as they wind around leaving bits and pieces of the
puzzle. She uses the large cast of characters well, and there's
never a dull moment."
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