The Secret of Everything: A Novel

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In this spectacular novel, Barbara O’Neal delivers a generous helping of the best in life — family, food, and love — in the story of a woman’s search for the one thing worth more than anything. At thirty-seven, Tessa Harlow is still working her way down her list of goals to “fall in love and have a family.” A self-described rolling stone, Tessa leads hiking tours for adventurous vacationers — it’s a job that’s taken her around the world but never a step closer to home. Then a freak injury during a trip already marred by tragedy forces her to begin her greatest adventure of all. Located high in the New Mexico mountains, Las Ladronas has become a magnet for the very wealthy and very hip, but once upon a time it was the setting of a childhood trauma Tessa can only half remember. Now, as she rediscovers both her old hometown and her past, Tessa is drawn to search-and-rescue worker Vince Grasso. The handsome widower isn’t her type. No more inclined to settle down than Tessa, Vince is the father of three, including an eight-year-old girl as lost as Tessa herself. But Tessa and Vince are both drawn to the town’s most beloved eatery — 100 Breakfasts — and to each other. For Tessa, the restaurant is not only the key to the mystery that has haunted her life but a chance to find the home and the family she’s never known.

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A self-described rolling stone, Tessa Harlow leads hiking tours for adventurous vacationers. When a freak injury during a trip that has already had its share of tragedy forces her to take a break, she heads to the mountains of Los Ladronas, New Mexico, to research a possible future tour. She has no clue that it is there, in very hip Los Ladronas, that she will embark on the adventure of her life.

Shortly after arriving, Tessa begins to have ominous nightmares -- or could they be memories? Though she remembers nothing from her early childhood, she knows without a doubt that Los Ladronas beckons -- that the secrets to her past lie buried in this place. As she begins to unravel the scars of her childhood, she meets Vince Grasso, father of three, including an eight-year-old girl who is as lost as Tessa is herself. With the help of Vince and his brood, and the denizens of Los Ladronas, Tessa Harlow may finally find her way home.

About the Author:

Barbara O’Neal is the author of a number of highly acclaimed novels, including the Target Club Pick How to Bake a Perfect Life and The Lost Recipe for Happiness, which won the RITA in 2010, bringing her total number of RITA awards to six. She sold her first novel in her twenties, and has also published under the names Barbara Samuel and Ruth Wind, and her books have been sold in Italy, Australia, New Zealand, France, Germany, and Poland. Barbara loves olive oil, peaches, good ale, gardening, and all big dogs. She’s also a long distance walker who traveled a portion of the Camino de Santiago de Compostela in 2010, and hopes to return to walk the rest in the near future. A native of Colorado, she now lives on the skirts of Pikes Peak with her partner, a British endurance athlete, and four animals who convinced her they needed rescue.

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