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From #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Barbara Freethy comes the first book in the WHISPER LAKE series! Set in the majestic Colorado mountains, the books feature sexy romance, heartwarming emotion, family drama, compelling mystery, and a town full of fascinating characters. Once you come to visit, you'll never want to leave! 

After her third broken engagement, Gianna Campbell comes home to help with the family business and to heal her heart, only to realize that she has become the town joke—dubbed the runaway fiancée.  If that wasn't bad enough, who should show up in town but her former crush Zach Barrington, a man who has other reasons to hate her. 

Zach returns to Whisper Lake not only for a job opportunity but also for a chance at personal redemption. The last person he wants to see is Gianna, who once got him kicked out of the only place that made him feel whole. But when an accident sends her into the lake, their first face-to-face meeting in years leaves them both breathless. 

And suddenly the past feels a lot closer…

Zach and Gianna back away as fast as they come together, both wary of more danger to their damaged hearts. But their search for a truth leads them to surprising secrets, life-changing revelations, heartbreaking emotion, and the chance for a love more powerful than they ever imagined. Can they trust each other the second time around?

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"ALWAYS WITH ME is a heartwarming second chance romance, with a captivating mystery, that keeps you reading and wondering what happens next." Doni - Goodreads Review

"A little mystery and a little romance all adds up to another great Barbara Freethy book. Can’t wait to spend more time with these new Whisper Lake friends!" Mary - Goodreads Review on Always With Me

"A beautiful second chance love story with a bit of drama and mystery. Zach and Gianna are wonderful characters. Fell in love as young teens, broke each other's hearts and reconnecting now after many years and many other heartaches. It was interesting and complex. I loved it!" Peggy - Goodreads Review

"A fabulous, page-turning combination of romance and intrigue. Fans of Nora Roberts and Elizabeth Lowell will love this book." — NYT Bestselling Author Kristin Hannah on Golden Lies

"This book has it all: heart, community, and characters who will remain with you long after the book has ended. A wonderful story." — NYT Bestselling Author Debbie Macomber on Suddenly One Summer

"In the tradition of LaVyrle Spencer, gifted author Barbara Freethy creates an irresistible tale of family secrets, riveting adventure and heart- touching romance." — NYT Bestselling Author Susan Wiggs on Summer Secrets

"A warm and wonderful book about love, family and everything that’s important in life. Irresistible! I loved it!" — NYT Bestselling Author Susan Elizabeth Phillips on Ask Mariah

June 5
Fog City Publishing
Fog City Publishing LLC

Customer Reviews

LoveDachshunds ,

Great New Series!

This is a terrific start to a new series. I thought “Always with Me” was a great, lighthearted story with some adventure along the way. It was fun reading about Zach and Gianna and seeing them build a new relationship and dealing with issues in their lives. It was also fun to watch Gianna and her girlfriends reconnect and to see Zach fight to help maintain a relationship with Hailey who he helped raise before her mother died. The Callaway books are one of my favorite series, so I was happy to have that family included in this series. Barbara writes such good stories that I feel a part of the community. I look forward to the continuation of this series and reading about all of the new characters we were introduced to.

Moosech ,

The series will be awesome

Always With Me is another fantastic novel from Barbara Freethy. I loved the bridge made from the Calloway’s to this new series. This fast-paced novel grabs your attention at page one and keeps it all the way to the end. This page turner will have you flying through the pages. I highly recommend this book and I assure you that you won’t be disappointed. I look forward to the continuation of this series.

Texas109 ,

Excellent read!

Always With Me, the first book in new Barbara Freethy’s new series set in Whisper Lake, Colorado introduces new characters and incorporates several from her Callaways books. Gianna has come home after years away to assist at her aunt’s antique store. Engaged three times, Gianna has yet to actually make it to the altar. Zach, her first boyfriend from 14 years ago has returned to help Hunter Callaway renovate the old summer camp where they had fallen in love. These two have a history that ended badly with accusations and tears. Zach is recovering from his last relationship that ended in death and loss. There are secrets to be revealed and feelings to be examined as Ms. Freethy most adeptly draws the reader into one woman’s search for her birth mother, a man’s determination that he be allowed to continue contact with a child he loves, and perhaps a second chance at love for both. Along the way readers are introduced to characters that you just know will get their own equally exciting stories. I voluntarily reviewed an advance copy of this book. Most highly recommend.

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