Kathleen Y’Barbo

Bestselling author Kathleen Y’Barbo is a multiple Carol Award and RITA nominee of fifty novels with more than one million copies of her books in print in the US and abroad. Her novel Sadie’s Secret won the Romantic Times Magazine Inspirational Romance of the year for 2014.

A certified family law paralegal and former literary publicist, Kathleen has been nominated for a Career Achievement Award as well a Reader’s Choice Award and several Top Picks by Romantic Times magazine.

A member of American Christian Fiction Writers, Romance Writers of America, and a former member of the Texas Bar Association Paralegal Division, she is a proud military wife and an expatriate tenth-generation Texan cheering on her beloved Texas Aggies from north of the Red River.

To find out more about Kathleen or connect with her through social media, check out her website at www.kathleenybarbo.com.


Louisiana, 1889
Per their father’s will, all three Baker brothers must marry before a massive inheritance can be bestowed upon them, but Merritt “Rit” Baker is in no hurry to wed. On the run from her parents and poorly disguised as a typist, Octavia Derby was blessed with wealth but believes money makes for a poor marriage, so she is determined to prove she can take care of herself. If she were to marry, she certainly isn’t interested in a man whose fortune matches hers. Or a frustrating man like Rit Baker, her current employer.

The last hold out in a group of brothers who must all wed before receiving their substantial inheritance falls for an heiress who is determined to marry a poor man. Should Merritt “Rit” Baker decide to take Octavia Debry for his wife, he will become the one thing she despises: a wealthy man. And yet his brothers need their share of the Baker fortune to care for their own families. Can these two stubborn people figure out the conundrum of the century: who will become the final Baker bride? AMAZON


Sheriff Rafe Wilson is up to his eyeballs in trouble, starting with his father and those retired Texas Ranger cronies of his and ending right at the the door to the new dressmaker’s shop where Peony Potter has become an insufferable but intriguing irritation. Fleeing a past she’d rather forget, Peony Potter has come a long way from mending the dresses ladies in her mama’s house of ill repute and is now well respected in her new home of Cut Corners, Texas. With Rafe poised to leave town and join the Rangers like his father and Peony hiding a secret that threatens all she has worked so hard to overcome, can these two sparring souls quit their bickering and realize they’ve fallen in love before it is too late? AMAZON


 Movie industry insiders may call actress Amy Foreman the next Grace Kelley, but Texas veterinarian Adam Chambers calls her the woman who broke his heart. Now she’s grooming dogs in his clinic while the trouble she left back in California untangles in her absence.

Where does a woman with the most famous face in America go to hide? Home, of course. From Hollywood, Texas to Hollywood, California and back again…can a small town veterinarian and a famous hometown movie star rekindle their lost love? AMAZON


 When editor Lia Stephanos’ doctors order her to leave New York and the frantic pace of her publishing career behind, she decides to take residence in a lovely dollhouse of a cottage on the edge of a Texas Hill Country lake near her best friend. Though she has promised her cardiologist she will not put her ailing heart through any further trauma, soon Lia finds she’s falling head over heels for Ben Carson, the man whose bait shop will soon be turned into her newest project: a restaurant called Idle Hours. At Ben’s urging, Lia Stephanos takes up fishing to help repair frazzled nerves. Will she soon find her heart drifting into calmer, deeper waters? Can Ben make good on his plans to hit the road or will Lia Stephanos prove too difficult to walk away from? AMAZON


 In Robin Locksley’s English garden, children with disabilities are taught about nature – and Robin learns a difficult lesson from a visiting American. Despite her carefully made plans, the irritating Texan purchases the Locksley bow and is planning to take it back with him. Can she trust him with such a precious family heirloom…and with her heart?  AMAZON


Reporter Carrie Collins is on a vendetta against all religious con men, and with good reason. Ryan Baxter, a seminary graduate with a Harvard MBA, is head of a non-profit organization, using coffee grown on their Central American plantation, to improve the living conditions of the poor. He sees Carrie, who is a reporter at the Austin Times as a means of getting publicity for their organization. She sees him as just one more crook hiding behind a religious facade and no better than the man who stole her mother’s life savings.

Though her boss warns her about approaching a story with her mind already made up, Carrie goes to Cost Rica determined to find out the truth. Should she listen to her heart or her head?

Note: This novella originally appeared in the coffee-themed romance anthology Fresh Brewed Love. AMAZON


 Bonnie is running in the 1960 summer games of Rome, while Preston’s dreams of racing have been dashed. Can they still be winners in love? AMAZON


EMT/Venice Beach surfer Ben Callahan, estranged son of the owner of Callahan & Callahan department store, is called out on an emergency to revive a woman in the store’s window display, and quickly loses his patience-and his heart-to the wacky Casey Forrester, the exhausted window dresser. When it comes down to a choice between keeping her job, winning Ben Callahan, or making a promised trip home to Missouri for Christmas, what will Casey’s heart tell her to do? AMAZON