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Barbara Samuel

USA flag (1959 - )

aka Barbara O'Neal, Ruth Wind

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.
Red Creek Brothers (as by Ruth Wind)
1. Marriage Material (1997)
2. Reckless (1997)
3. Her Ideal Man (1997)
4. Beautiful Stranger (2000)

Men of the Land (as by Ruth Wind)
1. Meant to Be Married (1998)
2. Rio Grande Wedding (1999)
St. Ives Family
1. The Black Angel (1999)
2. Night of Fire (2000)
Sisters of the Mountain (as by Ruth Wind)
1. Juliet's Law (2006)
2. Desi's Rescue (2007)
3. Miranda's Revenge (2007)

Series contributed to
Firstborn Sons (as by Ruth Wind)
4. Born Brave (2001)
Athena Force
10. Countdown (2005) (as by Ruth Wind)
Athena Force: Books 7-12 (omnibus) (2006) (with Harper Allen, Carla Cassidy, Cindy Dees and Evelyn Vaughn (as by Ruth Wind) )

Rita Awards Best Novel winner (1998) : Heart of a Knight
Rita Awards Best Novel winner (2003) : No Place Like Home
Rita Awards Best Novel winner (2006) : Lady Luck's Map of Vegas

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