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Readers who appreciate romantic fiction by popular authors Susan Wiggs, Luanne Rice, Kristin Hannah and Susan Elizabeth Phillips will enjoy this book by #1 New York Times Bestseller Barbara Freethy. ASK MARIAH was a finalist in the RITA's for Best Contemporary Romance.

Joanna Wingate knows something is missing from her life, something she never dreamed she'd find in a handsome stranger's children -- mischievous six-year-old twin sisters who look up at her adoringly ... and call her "Mama."

Since his wife's accidental death, Michael Ashton has struggled with his many responsibilities as a single parent to twin daughters who, though they clearly love him, refuse to speak to him. Then he meets Rose and Lily's new teacher, and his emotions spin out of control. For Joanna Wingate is the mirror image of his late wife.

Bizarre coincidence, a strange destiny... or something althogether different has joined these four lives. The twins believe Mariah -- a magical fortune-teller in a crystal ball -- has the answers. But only Joanna and Michael's willingness to confront long-buried secrets can guide their families back to wholeness ... and unite them in a love that seems meant to be.


"A warm and wonderful book about love, family and everything that's important in life. Irresistible! I loved it!" Susan Elizabeth Phillips

"Barbara Freethy does it again! This highly talented author puts her own unforgettable twist on an emotional and complex drama." Romantic Times

"Ms. Freethy has woven together some of the most endearing characters around into a tightly crafted plot to give an excellent read." Rendezvous Magazine

"Compelling and well written, this multilayered romance promises appealing characters, a dash of humor, and a bit of unexplained magic to a story with a serious theme." Library Journal

"A rich, complex family saga, full of secrets and a touch of magic. Splendid!" Bell, Book and Candle Bookstore




Ask Mariah
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4.1 / 5
September 24th, 2015
I have rated this book with 4 stars. ENOUGH SAID. If you are not satisfied too bad..................llllllllllll
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August 17th, 2015
I've read a few (30 0r more) of Barbara Freethy's books now and all I can say is WONDERFUL. Her characters are great, you feel you are right there with them. I give her 5 stars on all that I have read so far.
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Enjoyable light romance
July 7th, 2015
If you believe in magic this is a book for you Likeable heroine and intriguing twist A good read for a winters day with a cosy fire and hot chocolate
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Ask mariah
September 18th, 2014
Great reading as usual. She is a very good author.
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Ask Mariah
March 19th, 2013
Not the book that's described here, but very good.
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