Books by Barbara Samuel


Barbara also writes as Barbara Samuel.  Here is a list of Women’s Fiction books.

For more information, and more of Barbara’s >40 books, visit her Barbara Samuel website.

THE COMPLETE LIST IS HERE!  (text only)  (include covers)




MADAME MIRABOU’S SCHOOL OF LOVE

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

Nicole Bridges still can’t believe she’s taken up residence in a Colorado apartment complex nicknamed “Splitsville.” She’s still reeling from her husband’s affair, a divorce she never saw coming, and having to leave the upscale, comfortable world she helped make for her ex and their teenage daughter. With little money, even less work experience, and no idea what to do next, she takes tentative steps–if only to keep her head above water…

“Fun, fabulous, fast-paced . . . a complex, beautiful, and moving story that will resonate with you until long after you’ve finished the final pages.”
–Kristin Hannah

“[A] wistful story . . . Samuel sorts out all the relationships with a sure hand.”
–The Seattle Times

  • On Sale: MARCH 28, 2006
  • ISBN: 978-0345469144

 

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LADY LUCKS MAP OF VEGAS

A successful Web designer, forty-year-old India has a fabulously hip life in Denver and a sexy Irish lover in New York who jets out to see her on bi-weekly visits. The long-distance romance suits India just fine: Though Jack is the only man who has ever made India feel truly alive, she doesn’t want things to get too serious. But then her father passes away, and India must honor the promise she made to him: to look after her mother when he’s gone…

“Lady Luck’s Map of Vegas is my favorite kind of novel–a fun, fabulous, fast-paced story that takes me right to the heart of what it means to be a family. A magical road trip . . . a pair of unforgettable women on a quest to understand their own lives . . . and a drop-dead gorgeous man looking for love. What more could a reader want? This is a complex, beautiful, and moving story that will resonate with you until long after you’ve finished the final pages.”
–Kristin Hannah

  • On Sale: July 25, 2006
  • ISBN: 978-0345469137

 

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THE GODDESSES OF KITCHEN AVENUE

Trudy Marino never expected her life to turn out perfectly. But at forty-six, she was content with what she did have: her caring husband Rick . . . twenty-plus happy years raising three accomplished kids . . . and a lovely house in the artistic, vibrantly diverse town of Pueblo, New Mexico. But a heartbreaking discovery and a suddenly shattered marriage now has Trudy looking back on the choices she didn’t make—and where she might go from here…

“Barbara Samuel’s writing is, quite simply, splendid. . . . These women are as familiar as your next-door neighbor and as exotic as the goddesses who archetype their lives. Samuel soars with genius in the humanity of her storytelling.”
BookPage

  • On Sale: December 28, 2004
  • ISBN: 978-0345477750

 

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A PIECE OF HEAVEN

With her acclaimed hardcover debut, No Place Like Home, readers enthusiastically welcomed Barbara Samuel into the ranks of bestselling women’s fiction, applauding her stirring novel of loss and redemption. In A Piece of Heaven, she shares another poignant tale rich in atmosphere and insight that explores the complexity of relationships, the importance of family, and the healing power of love.

“Samuel has created truly three-dimensional characters, filled with flaws, strengths, and idiosyncrasies. As lyrical as a Spanish ballad, peppered with Southwestern metaphors and allusions, and written in a style evocative of Barbara Kingsolver at her best.”
Library Journal

  • On Sale: January 13, 2004
  • ISBN: 978-0345445681

 

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NO PLACE LIKE HOME

Twenty-one years ago, Jewel Sabatino left her childhood behind and never looked back. After a magical taste of fame, she found herself alone with a son to raise and very few options. Now she has left New York for the hills of Colorado, unsure if her family will welcome her back. . . .

No Place Like Home is witty and bright, sparkling with friends and family who love each other. . . . The novel is heartbreaking as only the best love stories can be, yet it fills the reader with hope and promise. I will have these characters with me for a long time.”
–LUANNE RICE

“A lyrical novel of family, loss, and redemption, beautifully written, beautifully told.”
–JENNIFER CRUSIE

  • On Sale: February 4, 2003
  • ISBN: 978-0345460370

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