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Don’t Say a Word by Barbara Freethy

Don't Say a WordFinished 11-21-12, rating 3.75/5, romantic suspense, pub. 2011

Julie DeMarco loved her big Italian-American family and they loved her, even though her blonde hair and blue eyes made her an obvious outsider.  Her mother married into the family and then had another daughter.  Julie never knew anything else.  Then one day at a photography exhibit she sees a photo of a little girl standing at the gate of a Russian orphanage.  She is scared when she feels a connection and wonders if the girl could be her.

Julie has had a rough year.  Her mother died, taking answers about her birth with her, her ‘father’ is drinking himself to death and her fiance is pushing for a wedding date.  Julie tells her fiance she’s not putting him off, but it’s not hard to see that she is and he is not supportive of her wild goose chase.  Neither is her sister, which I never did understand.  But Julie plunges ahead in her search with the help of sexy, bad boy photographer, Alex.

I found this book to be highly enjoyable and hard to put down.  There were a few twists I didn’t see coming and some danger that kept the suspense alive.  Oh, and the sex helped move the story along too.  While I found some of the storylines somewhat simplistic and the end just a bit too neat, I also found the book highly addictive.  A fast read that will keep you guessing.

I bought this for my Nook.

November 29, 2012 - Posted by | 4 Star Books |


  1. While I’m not a huge romantic suspense fan you’ve intrigued me with your review!

    Comment by Mary | November 29, 2012 | Reply

    • I think you might like it and this author.

      Comment by stacybuckeye | November 29, 2012 | Reply

  2. Hm, I’m curious if the girl outside the orphanage is her.

    Comment by bermudaonion(Kathy) | November 29, 2012 | Reply

  3. Sounds interesting. Glad you enjoyed it!

    Comment by boardinginmyforties | November 29, 2012 | Reply

  4. A lot of her books are free on the Kindle. I will have to wander over there and see about this one!! 🙂

    Comment by Staci@LifeintheThumb | November 29, 2012 | Reply

    • I think I bought it because it was really cheap for a few days and I’d read and loved one of her books a long time ago. It’s a perfect easy and fun read. Won’t be the last book I by from her!

      Comment by stacybuckeye | November 29, 2012 | Reply

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