Barbara Samuel is an American author who also writes books under the names of Barbara O’Neal and Ruth Wind. Samuel is a multiple time winner of the prestigious RITA award from the Romance Writers of America and is also an inductee of the RWA Hall of Fame.

Barbara Samuel also includes recipes in many of her books and she loves to cook in her own life. Barbara is married to a British endurance athlete and hopes that he never loses his accent. They live in the beautiful state of Colorado in the city of Colorado Springs.

Publication Order of Red Creek Brothers Books

Marriage Material(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Reckless(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Her Ideal Man(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Beautiful Stranger(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Men of the Land Books

Meant to Be Married(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rio Grande Wedding(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of St. Ives Family Books

The Black Angel(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Night of Fire(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Sisters of the Mountain Books

Juliet's Law(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Desi's Rescue(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Miranda's Revenge(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Strangers on a Train(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Summer's Freedom(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Light of Day(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Minute to Smile(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Jezebel's Blues(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Bed of Spices(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Walk in Beauty(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Breaking the Rules(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Winter Ballad(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Last Chance Ranch(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lucien's Fall(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rainsinger(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dancing Moon(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Heart of a Knight(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
For Christmas, Forever(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
In the Midnight Rain(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
No Place Like Home(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Piece of Heaven(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Goddesses of Kitchen Avenue(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lady Luck's Map of Vegas(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Diamond Secret(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Madame Mirabou's School of Love(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Lost Recipe for Happiness(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Secret of Everything(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
How to Bake a Perfect Life(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Garden of Happy Endings(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sleeping Night(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The All You Can Dream Buffet(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lady Luck's Map of Vegas(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
No Place Like Home(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Piece of Heaven(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Scent of Hours(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Art of Inheriting Secrets(2018) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
When We Believed in Mermaids(2019) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

The True Story of Mattie Groves(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dog Heart(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price


If You Like Barbara Samuel / Barbara O’Neal / Ruth Wind Books, You’ll Love…

One of Barbara’s most popular books is How to Bake a Perfect Life: A Novel. The book introduces to a professional baker named Romana Gallagher. She is a good baker, but is going through a rough time and is one more disaster away from losing her business and everything that she’s worked so hard for. She had a daughter when she was fifteen, but she’s grown now and her soldier husband has been wounded in Afghanistan. She rushes over to be by his side, but leaves her daughter with Ramona. The young girl is rebellious and reminds Ramona of her young self. She shares her love of baking with her and begins to form a bond. While a man from her past comes around offering a much different type of bond.

The Garden of Happy Endings is another popular book by Barbara O’Neal. This book sees Reverend Elsa Montgomery suffering a crisis of faith and returning to her hometown of Pueblo, Colorado. She takes a job at a soup kitchen to try and ease her heavy heart. While her sister is going through her own troubles when she realizes her husband is a criminal. The two decide to pour themselves into a community garden which helps to renew and cleanse the two of them.

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