She learned long ago the difference between white lies and dark ones. White lies saved your skin; dark lies could damage your soul.

I’m excited to announce my new book REDEMPTION will be out on October 7! It’s a real book of my heart, the first book I ever finished (it’s been revised many times since then) and was the one on the back shelf I always believed in. It’s Matt and Claire’s story—you might remember seeing Matt in TEMPTATION. He is Laura’s best friend, who helps her out when she was in a bind in Cannes. So this book is, in a way, a prequel to TEMPTATION, but there is little connection between the two except the two characters that appear in each other’s books. You absolutely don’t need to read them in any order. Here’s a blurb:

Recently appointed an executive of a Philadelphia department store, Claire Porter doesn’t want a man in her life. She still bears scars from her past, including the Hollywood scandal that resulted in the birth of her son, but she’s the last to admit she needs a hero.

Matt Grayson is perfectly cast for the role. As a kid, he staged rescue operations with GI Joe and Barbie. Now he plays a hero on the big screen, but when he encounters Claire, ten years after their disastrous affair, he realizes she’s no longer the naive girl who fell into his arms. She not only forbids him to use her store as a location for the film he’s directing, but also refuses to cooperate with the emotional rescue he plans.

As layers of secrets are exposed, Claire and Matt grow closer, and finally face their personal—and public—redemption.

It’s got some dark moments, and some lighthearted moments, and a few tugs at the heartstrings. Tomorrow I’ll reveal the cover, which I like a lot. It reflects the tone of the book very well, I think. Matt was a lot of fun to write (too much fun—I lingered way too long writing this book!) and Claire—well, Claire is a part of me now. I so wanted her to have a happy ending, and I’m glad she will, on the pages of REDEMPTION.

3 Comments on REDEMPTION due October 7!

  1. AshleyOlivia
    September 25, 2014 at 10:47 pm (10 years ago)

    Where can we buy??!

    • Kathryn Barrett
      September 25, 2014 at 10:54 pm (10 years ago)

      All the usual places! The print edition will be available on Amazon, I’m pretty sure. It will be distributed by Simon and Schuster, so that should cover pretty much everywhere. B&N could get it too. Or Books a Billion or whatever it’s called!

  2. AshleyOlivia
    September 29, 2014 at 3:21 pm (10 years ago)

    Oh, that’s exciting! I’m glad there’s a print edition. I’m fine with digital, but I wanted my mom to read Temptation and she only does print versions. Hello winter break reading… 🙂


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