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Barbara Delinsky - Author

About the Author

Barbara Delinsky is the author of more than twenty bestselling novels with over thirty million copies in print. She has been published in twenty-five languages worldwide. She lives with her family in New England. Before writing she worked as a journalist and photographer for a local newspaper, as well as a researcher for a children’s charity. She also survived aggressive breast cancer, something that caused her mother’s death when she was 8 years old. She has written a book about her and other women’s cancer experiences, Uplift, Secrets from the Sisterhood of Breast Cancer Survivors which has just published a 10th anniversary edition.

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Before and Again Fans of Jodi Picoult will love this - Daily Express

Before and Again Fans of Jodi Picoult will love this - Daily Express

Author: Barbara Delinsky Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/06/2018

THE BRAND NEW NOVEL FROM NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR BARBARA DELINSKY 'Fans of Jodi Picoult will love this.' Daily Express 'A compelling, emotional read about love, loss, becoming someone new, and the heart's immense capacity to heal.' Sadie Pearse, author of This Child of Ours Mackenzie Cooper took her eyes off the road for just a moment, but the resulting collision was enough to rob her of her life as she knew it. Forced to start again, she moved to a small town under a new name - Maggie Reid - and her only goal is to stay under the radar. She's thankful for the few friends she's made, although she can't risk telling them too much about her previous life. But Maggie isn't the only one in this peaceful town with secrets. When a friend's teenage son is thrust into the national spotlight, Maggie is torn between protecting herself or stepping into the glare to be at their side. Will she find the courage to face the world again? Praise for Barbara Delinsky: 'Warm, rich, textured and impossible to put down.' - Nora Roberts 'Fans of Jodie Picoult will love this . . . a poignant family story.' - Daily Express 'Compelling reading' - The Sun 'Delinsky's writing is fluid and makes for a hard-to-put-down book.' - Glamour

Father of The Bride

Father of The Bride

Author: Barbara Delinsky Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/01/2018

Twilight Whispers

Twilight Whispers

Author: Barbara Delinsky Format: eBook Release Date: 30/01/2018

Will the ties that bound these three families for generations finally tear them apart? New York Times bestselling author Barbara Delinsky's classic novel Twilight Whispers now available as an e-book for the first time.Linked for years through friendship and intermarriage, the Warren and Whyte families find their charmed world is marred when Mark Whyte and his wife Deborah Warren are found murdered. Police detective Robert Cavanaugh, working on a tip about dissension within the families, sets out to examine the mystique behind their wealth and power.Katia Morell is part of that mystique. Daughter of the Whyte's housekeeper but now a successful advertising executive, she is drawn back into the home where she never quite belonged, and is forced to face her life-long, unrequited love for Jordan Whyte. As the police investigation uncovers secret after secret and, finally, boils to a shocking conclusion, Katia and Jordan are but two of the family members who face difficult choices in their search for happiness.

Commitments

Commitments

Author: Barbara Delinsky Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/08/2017

Sabrina Stone: elegant society wife, loving mother of a severely disabled child, tragic portrait of a woman in pain. These are the impressions she conjures for investigator Derek McGill in their first meeting on the rooftop terrace of her Manhattan home. As for Sabrina, it is in their introduction that she senses a deep caring in this man. Sabrina next meets Derek in a maximum security prison--after he is convicted of murder. When curiosity and proximity bid her visit, she finds a hardened man, yet one who retains a germ of caring for her and her son. Sustained by that, Sabrina must make decisions that no wife or mother should ever have to make...and begin to fight for a wronged man's revenge.

Facets

Facets

Author: Barbara Delinsky Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/08/2017

When Hilary Cox sees her long-time lover announce on public television that he plans to marry another woman, she decides to write a tell-all expose about the mining magnate and his sordid past. Also seeking revenge is John's sister, Pamela St. George, who attempts to dissuade Hilary from completing her memoir, suggesting that there are more insidious ways to achieve her goal. Having suffered years of abuse at the hands of John, Pamela is determined to gain control of the family's tourmaline mining business. While Hilary confronts the demise of her relationship, Pamela struggles to reconnect with Cutter Reid, a man she has always loved but whom John has always kept from her. As Hilary discovers more about John than she bargained for, three decades of power, duplicity, and money culminate in a thrilling finale with one of Delinsky's most memorable villains.

The Outsider

The Outsider

Author: Barbara Delinsky Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/01/2017

Heart of the Night

Heart of the Night

Author: Barbara Delinsky Format: eBook Release Date: 06/09/2016

Assistant D.A. Savannah Smith, her jealous sister Susan, and society wife Megan Vandermeer are old friends-and sometimes bitter rivals. Then one horrifying night, Megan is kidnapped. Together the two sisters try to find her, wrestling with the secrets that have stood between them and following a dangerous trail that leads to two charismatic men. One is Jared Snow, the radio star with the voice Savannah cannot resist. The other is Sam Craig, the tough detective whose rugged sensuality Susan cannot deny. All will be swept toward a shocking revelation as each woman is forced to reassess her life . . . and how far she will go for the man she loves.Heart of the Night brings us New York Times bestseller Barbara Delinsky at her best, in a page-turner about the pain, joy, and desires of modern women.

Blueprints

Blueprints

Author: Barbara Delinsky Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/02/2016

AN UPLIFTING, HEART-WRENCHING STORY OF THE UNBREAKABLE TIES BETWEEN A MOTHER AND HER DAUGHTER FROM NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR BARBARA DELINSKY 'Fans of Jodie Picoult will love this.' Daily Express 'Warm, rich, textured and impossible to put down.' Nora Roberts On paper, Jamie MacAfee's life is perfect. She loves her fiancee, she's happy with her plans for the future and she gets to work alongside her beloved mother, Caroline, on their family home renovation show. In reality, she can't seem to make herself set a wedding date and an ageist, sexist decision by their TV network has thrown both her job and her relationship with Caroline into jeopardy. Meanwhile Caroline, who has been painfully putting herself back together after a difficult divorce, is watching the plans she's built her life around go up in flames. As loyalties shift and new relationships tempt, Jamie and Caroline will be tested as never before. Yet when all is said and done, there's nothing quite like the bond of family. 'A poignant family story.' Daily Express 'Compelling reading' The Sun 'Delinsky's writing is fluid and makes for a hard-to-put-down book.' Glamour

Commitments

Commitments

Author: Barbara Delinsky Format: eBook Release Date: 08/09/2015

Available as an e-book for the first time, New York Times bestselling author Barbara Delinsky's classic novel, Commitments, about the ties that bind and the love that remains.Sabrina Stone is struggling to be a good mother and to do what's best for her young, handicapped son. When she meets investigative reporter Derek McGill, who's doing a feature story about special-needs children, Sabrina is immediately struck by his tenderness toward Nicky...and an attraction between her and Derek that cannot be denied. Three months after their fateful first visit, Sabrina learns that Derek has been convicted of murder. He swears he's innocent, but Derek ends up in prison all the same.Meanwhile, Sabrina's marriage is on the rocks. Her husband, Nicholas, is in denial about their child's diagnosis-and is unable to comfort Sabrina in any meaningful way. Against her better judgment, Sabrina reaches out to the one person who seems to understand her: Derek. But how far will Sabrina go to maintain a connection with a man behind bars? As their relationship escalates-and she experiences a passion she has never known-Sabrina finds herself willing to do whatever it takes to save Derek...and herself. But is their commitment worth the risk?

Through My Eyes

Through My Eyes

Author: Barbara Delinsky Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/07/2015

Blueprints

Blueprints

Author: Barbara Delinsky Format: eBook Release Date: 09/06/2015

Some women are born with an instinct for knowing how things work -and what to do when they break. Caroline MacAfee is a skilled carpenter, her daughter Jamie, a talented architect. Together they are the faces of Gut It!, a home renovation series on local public television. Caroline takes pride in her work, and in the way she connects with the show's audience. But when she is told the network wants her daughter to replace her as host-the day after Caroline's fifty-sixth birthday-she is devastated. The fallout couldn't come at a worse time. For Jamie, life changes overnight when, soon after learning of the host shift, her father and his new wife die in a car accident that orphans their two-year-old son. Accustomed to organization and planning, she is now grappling with a toddler who misses his parents, a fiance who doesn't want the child, a staggering new attraction, and a work challenge that, if botched, could undermine the future of both MacAfee Homes and Gut It!For Caroline, hosting Gut It! is part of her identity. Facing its loss, she feels betrayed by her daughter and old in the eyes of the world. Her ex-husband's death thrusts her into the role of caregiver to his aging father. And then there's Dean, a long-time friend, whose efforts to seduce her awaken desires that have been dormant for so long that she feels foreign to herself.Who am I? Both women ask, as the blueprints they've built their lives around suddenly need revising. While loyalties shift, decisions hover, and new relationships tempt, their challenge comes not only in remaking themselves, but in rebuilding their relationship with each other.

Crossed Hearts

Crossed Hearts

Author: Barbara Delinsky Format: eBook Release Date: 04/04/2014

Crossed Hearts is the second novel in beloved bestselling author Barbara Delinsky's Matchmaker trilogy about a woman who makes up crossword puzzles for a living-and a man who just might be the answer to L-O-V-E in her life...Leah Gates always enjoys a good challenge-with words or otherwise. Still, she should have known better than to leave New York City for this. Knee-deep mud, lashing rain, a burned-down cabin...so much for the R&R that she hoped to find in rural New Hampshire. What had her friend Victoria Lesser been thinking? Woodsman Garrick Rodenheiser was stunned and wary when Leah turned up shivering on his porch. A beautiful woman, miles from nowhere, spelled trouble for him. But he couldn't just slam the door in her face-or shut out the storm of passion that raged between them...Originally published as Twelve Across.

Invitation

Invitation

Author: Barbara Delinsky Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2014

The Invitation is the final novel in beloved bestselling author Barbara Delinsky's Matchmaker trilogy about a treasure hunt that turns up the heat-and the most unlikely prize of all...Shaye Burke has become used to her Aunt Victoria's wild schemes. But a Caribbean treasure hunt? With an honest-to-goodness pirate at the helm? Ahoy!Rugged, sexy Noah VanBaar did not know what he was in for when he boarded the beat-up old sloop with no engine. Surely, there would be no opportunity for romance on this so-called vacation. But when he meets the gloriously seductive Shaye, all bets are off. Could it be that, after years of failed matchmaking attempts, Victoria's finally got it right? Originally published as A Single Rose.

Real Thing

Real Thing

Author: Barbara Delinsky Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2014

The Real Thing is the first novel in beloved bestselling author Barbara Delinsky's Matchmaker trilogy about two lost souls who find themselves stuck together on a remote island... After breaking her leg, aerobics instructor Deirdre Joyce was fit company for no one. Especially not for equally disgruntled Neil Hersey, whose reputation as a lawyer had been unjustly tarnished. Craving solitude and healing, both Deirdre and Neil turned to their friend-and cagey matchmaker-Victoria Lesser, who owns property on a remote island. But once they're stranded together off the coast of Maine, the two do nothing but fight...and fight...until they must fight off an attraction neither of them can deny...

Dream Comes True

Dream Comes True

Author: Barbara Delinsky Format: eBook Release Date: 04/02/2014

The Dream Comes True is the final novel in beloved bestselling author Barbara Delinsky's classic Crosslyn Rise trilogy about a family estate that's fallen into disrepair-and those who dream of bringing it back to life. Originally published in 1990, now available as an e-book for the first time.Love is always a good investment.Realtor Nina Stone is known for getting results. When it comes to Crosslyn Rise, she will use every aggressive sales tactic she can dream up...unless John Sawyer has his say. An investor in the once-majestic Massachusetts estate, he refuses to go along with Nina's plans for profit. The attraction he feels for her, however? Priceless. Could it be that these two strong-willed individuals are ready to negotiate their real estate-in each other's hearts?

Dream Unfolds

Dream Unfolds

Author: Barbara Delinsky Format: eBook Release Date: 04/02/2014

The Dream Unfolds is the second novel in beloved bestselling author Barbara Delinsky's classic Crosslyn Rise trilogy about a family estate that's fallen into disrepair-and those who dream of bringing it back to life. Originally published in 1990, now available as an e-book for the first time.Sometimes building a home can become a labor of love...Gideon Lowe has a unique vision: to develop Crosslyn Rise into one of the finest condominiums on the Eastern seaboard. The only thing he can not see is working with Christine Gillette. One of the country's top interior designers, Christine is also famously difficult to deal with. Work is her passion-and she lets nothing get in her way. But even the best business plans are no match for what fate has in store for her and Gideon. Maybe they can find a way to see eye to eye...and heart to heart?

Dream

Dream

Author: Barbara Delinsky Format: eBook Release Date: 04/02/2014

The first novel in beloved bestselling author Barbara Delinsky's classic Crosslyn Rise trilogy about a family estate that's fallen into disrepair-and those who dream of bringing it back to life. Originally published in 1990, now available as an e-book for the first time.A house is not a home without love...For five generations, Crosslyn Rise has been the very heart of one of Massachusetts's finest families. But time and neglect have taken their toll...and now it's up to Jessica Crosslyn to do what it takes to restore its legacy. She will spare no effort nor expense to rebuild her ancestral home. But asking her to join forces with architect Carter Malloy is the one thing she cannot do. Jessica has known him since childhood-he was always a bully, and he was especially unkind to her-and she can't imagine working with him now. Unless Carter has truly changed...and Jessica can finally forgive him? Home: It's where the heart is. Can love be found there too?

Sweet Salt Air

Sweet Salt Air

Author: Barbara Delinsky Format: eBook Release Date: 18/06/2013

From New York Times bestselling author Barbara Delinsky-a woman has a secret that may save the life of her best friend's husband-or destroy himCharlotte and Nicole were once the best of friends, spending summers together in Nicole's family's island house, but they have since grown apart. A successful travel writer, Charlotte lives on the road, while Nicole, a food blogger, lives in Philadelphia with her surgeon-husband, Julian. When Nicole returns to the island house in order to write a book about island food, she invites her old friend Charlotte for both sentimental and practical reasons. Outgoing and passionate, Charlotte has a gift for talking to people and making friends, and Nicole would like her help interviewing locals for her book. Missing a genuine connection, Charlotte agrees.But what both women don't know is that they are each holding a secret that may change their relationship forever. Are the bonds of friendship strong enough to weather past indiscretions and betrayals? Can love survive an honest mistake?Filled with real, gut-wrenching emotion as well as a strong romantic storyline, Sweet Salt Air is a new offering from a beloved storyteller guaranteed to make you laugh and cry.

Forever Instinct

Forever Instinct

Author: Barbara Delinsky Format: eBook Release Date: 07/03/2013

The last time Jordanna laid eyes on Patrick Clayes, she was watching from the sidelines as he and her then husband were locked in fierce rivalry. A decade later, she fears the hiking trip she had planned as a retreat from the pressures of business may be less than relaxing when she finds he is her guide. Patrick is clearly still stung by the memory of his rival, and Jordanna only serves as a reminder. But though he may have been the loser then, she soon finds he outshines her ex in every other category. And against the backdrop of the New Hampshire countryside, he begins to see her as more than just his enemy's cast-off. But when the trip ends and Jordanna's faces a crisis at work, will the bond between them survive back in the real world?Praise for Barbara Delinsky: 'Delinsky reminds us that we sometimes need to revisit the past to embrace the future.' Diane Chamberlain, author of The Midwife's Confession

Pictures of You

Pictures of You

Author: Barbara Delinsky Format: eBook Release Date: 07/03/2013

Eva Jordenson never expected to get married while she was still at college. And she certainly never expected to become a widow three years later; still angered by his unfaithfulness during their marriage, but wracked with guilt, she has no idea how she is supposed to feel. Travelling to Brazil on a flight booked by her husband shortly before he died, much to the disapproval of her in-laws, Eva wonders if she's doing the right thing. But she is soon captivated by the stunning landscapes that Brazil offers her and her camera. When she begins to be captivated by her tour guide, however - the imposing Roberto Carvalho - she is even less sure that she's doing the right thing. Surely it's too soon? But somehow, it feels right. Will Eva be able to cast off the expectations of others and take her chance at happiness?Previously published as The Passionate Touch by Bonnie Drake.Praise for Barbara Delinsky: 'Delinsky reminds us that we sometimes need to revisit the past to embrace the future.' Diane Chamberlain, author of The Midwife's Confession

Home Fires

Home Fires

Author: Barbara Delinsky Format: eBook Release Date: 07/03/2013

Deanna Hunt knows exactly who she is. Since the loss of her husband, she has stepped into her role as a dignified widow, content to live quietly and guard his memory through overseeing their business. Until the moment she first sees Mark. From their first shared glance, she begins to question whether she really is happy with the life she has. And after their first passionate encounter, a spark is ignited in her that shows her a glimpse of the woman she could become. But when Mark unexpectedly appears in her professional life, will Deanna be able to set aside her fear of scandal and allow herself the happiness she deserves?Previously published as Beyond Fantasy by Billie Douglass.Praise for Barbara Delinsky:'Delinsky reminds us that we sometimes need to revisit the past to embrace the future.' Diane Chamberlain, author of The Midwife's Confession

Heart Of The Night

Heart Of The Night

Author: Barbara Delinsky Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/10/2012

Assistant D.A. Savannah Smith, her jealous sister Susan, and society wife Megan Vandermeer are old friends-and sometimes bitter rivals. Then one horrifying night, Megan is kidnapped. Now, Savannah and Susan must move beyond the secrets and mistrust that have stood between them for years and team up to find their friend. While following a dangerous trail filled with lies and deception, the sisters find themselves mesmerized by two charismatic men. One is Jared Snow, the radio star with the voice Savannah cannot resist. The other is Sam Craig, the tough detective whose rugged sensuality Susan cannot deny. Shocking revelations will force each woman to reassess her life...and how far she is willing to go for the man she loves.

Twilight Whispers

Twilight Whispers

Author: Barbara Delinsky Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/10/2012

From superb storyteller Barbara Delinsky, the tale of a prominent American family, the tragedy that haunts them, and the love that can set them free... Privilege, Passions, and Secrets... Katia Morrell grew up amid wealth, sharing the idyllic childhood enjoyed by America's aristocracy without every really being one of them. As daughter of the housekeeper to the powerful Warren family, she never truly belonged. Now she is back at the Warren mansion, hoping to see the man she always loved, Jordan Whyte, heir to the Whyte fortune. The occasion is the mysterious deaths of Jordan's brother and his brother's wife. Now chic and rich in her own right, Katia returns feeling strong. But once she sees Jordan, and how much he needs her, the old feelings come flooding back. Soon she is learning secrets about the family she thought she knew-and getting trapped in a chilling drama of murder and money, men and women, and truths so shocking they can only be revealed in...TWILIGHT WHISPERS

Silken Sands

Silken Sands

Author: Barbara Delinsky Format: eBook Release Date: 28/08/2012

Barbara DelinskySilken SandsIt sounds too good to be true-housesitting for three months, by herself, on a small island off the coast of Maine. Associate professor Cynthia Blake couldn't ask for a better place to finish her dissertation. No phone. No television. No distractions. At least, that's what she thinks-until she meets Jonathan Roaman. The tall, tanned, impossibly tempting owner of the island, Jonathan is nothing like the "e;old miser"e; she expected. And Cynthia is more than Jonathan could have ever hoped for...When the surf hits the sand, all bets are off: How can they resist each other? Sometimes a summer fling is all it takes to find true love...

Hold My Heart

Hold My Heart

Author: Barbara Delinsky Format: eBook Release Date: 28/08/2012

Barbara DelinskyHold My HeartGillian Montgomery is a talented artist with a loving family and promising future. But her life takes a shocking turn when she loses everything in a plane crash-and awakens from a coma seven weeks later. At first, she's confused: What is she doing in a hospital in North Carolina? And who is the incredibly handsome stranger who's been visiting her every day? His name is Jed Dawson, a man she met in an art gallery. He's taken her under his wing-and into his heart-as a favor to the grandmother she never knew she had. As Gillian grows stronger each day, so do her feelings for Jed. And with every kiss, he restores her passion for life-with the power of love...

Amber's Embrace

Amber's Embrace

Author: Barbara Delinsky Format: eBook Release Date: 28/08/2012

New York Times Bestselling AuthorBARBARA DELINSKYAMBER'S EMBRACEFrom America's beloved storyteller, Barbara Delinsky, comes the romantic story of two rival coaches-and one game of love where everybody wins...Single mom Amber MacLaine coaches Little League for her son's (losing) team, the Pirates. Single dad Zachary Wilder coaches Little League for his daughter's (winning) team, the Cubs. A little friendly rivalry is all part of the game, of course. But when Zachary teases Amber for arguing with the ref, she can't help but dish it right back. And when he suggests she join him in some rigorous physical activity-bicycling-she takes him up on the challenge. Sure, he's her opponent on the playing field. But he's also a doctor. And gorgeous. And available. Not only is Zachary all warmed up, he's ready to play. But does he have what it takes to get this love-challenged mom back in the game?Previously published as Amber Enchantment by Bonnie Drake

Call My Name

Call My Name

Author: Barbara Delinsky Format: eBook Release Date: 28/08/2012

New York Times Bestselling AuthorBARBARA DELINSKYCALL MY NAMEFrom America's beloved storyteller, Barbara Delinsky, comes the story of one woman's passion, one man's politics, and one battle of the sexes that's too close to call...As a child psychologist, Dr. Daran Patterson is passionately dedicated to children's causes-so dedicated, in fact, that she's taking her campaign directly to Senator Drew Charles. He may be one of Connecticut's most popular and powerful politicians, but she is prepared to put up a fight. Unfortunately, she's not prepared for how handsome and charismatic he is-how he can wrap a woman around his finger with a look and a smile. The Senator is impressed with the doctor as well. He's never met an advocate so engagingly persuasive-or irresistibly sexy. So far, their encounters have been civil. But when their mutual attraction leads to one molten-hot kiss, the political becomes the personal...and there's no turning back.Previously published as Whispered Promise by Bonnie Drake

Pictures of You

Pictures of You

Author: Barbara Delinsky Format: eBook Release Date: 26/06/2012

New York Times Bestselling AuthorBARBARA DELINSKYPICTURES OF YOUFrom America's beloved storyteller, Barbara Delinsky, comes a classic novel of a woman who sets her sights on adventure-and exposes her heart to love...With one failed marriage behind her-and nothing to look forward to but a much-needed vacation-news photographer Eva Jordenson grabs her camera, claims her husband's airplane ticket, and heads off to Rio de Janeiro. Before she even leaves the airport, she zooms in on a strikingly handsome man who catches her eye with his dark smoldering looks. At her hotel, Eva collapses in bed and dreams of this gorgeous vision of a man. When she awakes, he is there. In the flesh. In her room. And, in the heat of the moment, in her arms. His name is Roberto, a Brazilian guide hired to lead her ex-husband on a search for a legendary gemstone. Now, it is Eva he will lead. Into the wild. To the peaks of passion. And beyond the point of no return...Previously published as The Passionate Touch by Bonnie Drake

What the Waves Bring

What the Waves Bring

Author: Barbara Delinsky Format: eBook Release Date: 26/06/2012

New York Times Bestselling AuthorBARBARA DELINSKYWHAT THE WAVES BRINGFrom America's beloved storyteller, Barbara Delinsky, comes a classic novel of destiny and desire as powerful as the tides that bring two souls together...He came from the sea-a storm-tossed voyager cast adrift on the waves of a raging hurricane. April Wilde spotted his boat from her Nantucket home and dashed into the pounding rain to pull him to safety. Half dead and helpless, the shipwrecked stranger can't remember who he is or how he got there. Under April's loving care, this kind and beautiful man slowly regains his strength, his energy-and his desire for a woman. With each passing day, the two grow closer-until April realizes that she is the helpless one...helplessly in love with a man as mysterious as the sea. But if his memory returns, will their love be strong enough to weather the storm?Previously published as Lover From the Sea by Bonnie Drake

Don't Tempt Me

Don't Tempt Me

Author: Barbara Delinsky Format: eBook Release Date: 26/06/2012

New York Times Bestselling AuthorBARBARA DELINSKYDON'T TEMPT MEFrom America's beloved storyteller, Barbara Delinsky, comes the story of a passionate lawyer, her powerful client, and one case of mutual attraction that's out of order...As the only female partner at her law firm, Justine O'Neill tries to maintain a degree of cool professionalism. But all that flies out the window when she's introduced to "e;The Silver Fox."e; The high-powered CEO of CORE International, Sloan Harper is the firm's newest client-and the tallest, sexiest hunk of silver-haired alpha male Justine has ever seen. Her colleagues warn her that the man is a predator, as sly as a fox and twice as seductive. Justine isn't worried-she never mixes business with pleasure. But when Sloane starts asking questions, she can't help but feel she's on the witness stand, being cross-examined by a master. And when he finally takes her in his arms, kissing her hungrily, she is utterly defenseless-and ready for more...Previously published as The Silver Fox by Bonnie Drake

Home Fires

Home Fires

Author: Barbara Delinsky Format: eBook Release Date: 26/06/2012

New York Times Bestselling AuthorBARBARA DELINSKYHOME FIRESFrom America's beloved storyteller, Barbara Delinsky, comes a classic novel about looking for love in all the right places-and finding a place to call home...The young widowed heiress to a hotel empire, Deanna Hunt isn't one to mix business with pleasure. But when she first lays eyes on Mark Birmingham, she just can't help herself. In a moment of passion, she spends a wildly romantic night in this handsome stranger's arms-in the very hotel that is her heart and her home. If that weren't awkward enough, it turns out that Mark is the architect for the Hunt Foundation's children's hospital, which makes Deanna his boss. If they hope to work together, Mark and Deanna will need to cool off before they ignite a scandal. But even if the sign on the hotel room door says "e;Do Not Disturb"e;, the home fires are still burning...and hearts are ablaze.Previously published as Beyond Fantasy by Billie Douglass

First Things First

First Things First

Author: Barbara Delinsky Format: eBook Release Date: 29/05/2012

New York Times Bestselling AuthorBARBARA DELINSKYFIRST THINGS FIRSTFrom America's beloved storyteller, Barbara Delinsky, comes a classic novel of a woman on the hunt, a man on the run, and one thrillingly romantic hideaway...Chelsea Ross is renowned for her success at locating missing children. But when a wealthy Boston socialite asks her to track down her 40-year-old son, Chelsea is thrown for a loop. The runaway "e;child"e; in question, Samuel Prescott London, is a powerful executive who's apparently gone AWOL south of the border. Posing as a tourist, Chelsea manages to find Sam in the outskirts of Cancun-hot, handsome, and happy to be far from the corporate rat race. Chelsea promised Sam's mother she'd bring him back home. But after a few days of playing tourist by his side-and spending nights in his arms-she's not so sure she's ready to give him up...

Scent of Jasmine

Scent of Jasmine

Author: Barbara Delinsky Format: eBook Release Date: 29/05/2012

New York Times Bestselling AuthorBARBARA DELINSKYTHE SCENT OF JASMINEFrom America's beloved storyteller, Barbara Delinsky, comes a classic novel of mail, female, and one very special delivery-that's sealed with a kiss...Every woman in town is buzzing about "e;him"e;-the new man on Pepper MacNeil's mail delivery route-and it's easy to see why. Standing high atop his old Georgian fixer-up, bare-chested and muscles gleaming, John Smith is a sight to behold. Besides knowing how to shingle a roof-and unhinge the local ladies-he can't help flirting with his friendly neighborhood mail carrier. Pepper is charmed, and definitely interested. But when she finds a perfume-scented letter in John's mail, she wonders what kind of romantic secrets he's hiding. Pepper has secrets, too. But is she ready to open her heart to John? Fortunately, when it comes to love, this man can deliver...Previously published as Jasmine SorceryPRAISE FOR BARBARA DELINSKY

Straight from the Heart

Straight from the Heart

Author: Barbara Delinsky Format: eBook Release Date: 29/05/2012

From America's beloved storyteller, Barbara Delinsky, comes a classic novel of one lovesick doctor and the woman who makes his heart ache with desire...As the head of cardiology at New Haven Medical Center, Dr. Robert McCrae knows a lot about the human heart. But it's not until he spots Heather Cole's beautiful face at one of his lectures that he realizes how much more he needs to learn. From the moment he sees her, his heart skips a beat-metaphorically speaking-and his pulse rate soars. It turns out that Heather is a local hand-bag designer who's not just playing doctor; she's putting her heart on the line. Rob may be the only one who can help. But first she'll have to trust him-and take a risk on falling in love...

Forever Instinct

Forever Instinct

Author: Barbara Delinsky Format: eBook Release Date: 29/05/2012

New York Times Bestselling AuthorBARBARA DELINSKYTHE FOREVER INSTINCTFrom America's beloved storyteller, Barbara Delinsky, comes a classic novel of a man and woman following their instincts-and doing what comes naturally...When Jordanna Kirkland agrees to go backpacking in New Hampshire, she doesn't realize the trip is for men only-and that one of those men would be Patrick Clayes. Not only is Patrick rugged, handsome, and irresistibly charming, he's also her ex-husband's business rival in New York. Jordanna knows she should ignore her attraction to Patrick. But when the nights get cold, those lips of his are awfully warm-and impossible to resist. Why fight it? What happens in the wild stays in the wild, right? The real problem starts when Jordanna and Patrick go back to the boardrooms of Manhattan-but the passion never stops...

Coast Road

Coast Road

Author: Barbara Delinsky Format: eBook Release Date: 21/02/2012

Coast Road. Where life's greatest gifts come to us by accident.Rachel Keats and Jack McGill were artists, deeply in love when they married, until the rush of life took its toll. After ten years of marriage, they divorced and went their separate ways. Jack stayed in San Francisco. Rachel moved with their two young daughters to Big Sur.Six years later, an alarming middle-of-the-night phone call demands that Jack put aside his own busy life and career as a leading architect to rush to his ex-wife's hospital bed. While she lies lifeless, Jack maintains a bedside vigil and finds himself getting to know Rachel better than he ever did -- through their daughters, her friends, and, even more revealingly, through her art. Meanwhile, the beauty and grace of the redwood canyon where she has made their home also work their own special alchemy upon Jack. He begins to see Rachel, his daughters, and the story of his marriage with new eyes.Coast Road celebrates those things in life that matter most -- the kinship of neighbors, the companionship of friends, and the irreplaceable time spent with children and family. In this masterful new novel, Barbara Delinsky depicts with exquisite accuracy the ties that bind each of us to those people and places we hold most dear.

Lake News

Lake News

Author: Barbara Delinsky Format: eBook Release Date: 03/01/2012

At the center of Lake News is Lily Blake, a talented singer who shuns the limelight and cherishes her privacy. Tricked by a devious reporter into unwittingly giving an interview about her friendship with a newly-appointed cardinal, she finds herself accused of having had an affair with him.Shocked and dismayed, Lily becomes a pariah as headlines all across the country proclaim her guilt. Hounded by the press, fired from her job, deprived of all public freedom, Lily has no choice but to return in secret to her hometown of Lake Henry, in a remote, beautiful part of New Hampshire. But, idyllic as it may look, Lake Henry, too, has its secrets. Some were the cause of her leaving home in the first place, so returning to her birthplace and her family is not without its own stress and pain.Driven by the need to exact justice -- and, for herself, some kind of closure -- from the media that changed her life forever, Lily forms an uneasy alliance with John Kipling, a journalist whose successful career as a big-city reporter had ended disastrously, sending him back to his hometown to edit the local newspaper, Lake News. At first he sees Lily as a victim, as well as a subject for the book he hopes to write. But soon she becomes someone whose appeal -- and cause -- he cannot deny, even at the risk of taking on his former colleagues in her defense.Set against the physical beauty of New Hampshire and against the complex web of family life and relationships in a small town, Lake News moves triumphantly toward a surprising and deeply satisfying conclusion.

Three Wishes

Three Wishes

Author: Barbara Delinsky Format: eBook Release Date: 03/01/2012

When a surprise October blizzard hits Panama, Vermont, blanketing the sleepy little town with several feet of snow, it creates a scene so tranquil no one suspects the tragedy to come, least of all Bree Miller. Slipping and sliding as she walks home from the diner where she works, she barely has time to notice the runaway truck skidding toward her until it is too late. She awakens in the hospital, remembering little of the accident or the hours thereafter, except for a very bright light, a beatific smile, and a mystical nonvoice granting her Three Wishes. Tom Gates is the accident's only witness. New to town, he is a bestselling author who turned his back on his family for the sake of fortune and fame. Now, rejected by both family and friends, he is in Panama to rethink his life. Bree becomes his cause. For self-sufficient, independent Bree, life changes dramatically. Suddenly within her grasp are those things she always wanted most -- a home, a soul-mate, a family. But there is unfinished business -- the mother who abandoned Bree when she was an infant, the family Tom misses deeply, the child doctors say Bree can never have. And there are still those Three Wishes. But are those wishes real? And if they are, at what price?

Escape

Escape

Author: Barbara Delinsky Format: eBook Release Date: 05/07/2011

In her luminous new novel, Barbara Delinsky explores every woman's desire to abandon the endless obligations of work and marriageand the idea that the most passionate romance can be found with the person you know best. Emily Aulenbach is thirty, a lawyer married to a lawyer, working in Manhattan. An idealist, she had once dreamed of representing victims of corporate abuse, but she spends her days in a cubicle talking on the phone with victims of tainted bottled waterand she is on the bottler's side. And it isn't only work. It's her sister, her friends, even her husband, Tim, with whom she doesn't connect the way she used to. She doesn't connect to much in her life, period, with the exception of three thingsher computer, her BlackBerry, and her watch. Acting on impulse, Emily leaves work early one day, goes home, packs her bag, and takes off. Groping toward the future, uncharacteristically following her gut rather than her mind, she heads north toward a New Hampshire town tucked between mountains. She knows this town. During her college years, she spent a watershed summer here. Painful as it is to return, she knows that if she is to right her life, she has to start here.From the Hardcover edition.

Sunlight and Joy

Sunlight and Joy

Author: Barbara Delinsky Format: eBook Release Date: 26/04/2011

';Sunlight and Joy' is Barbara Delinsky's heartwarming story about a couple relearning how to appreciate the simple things. Also included is an exclusive conversation with Barbara about what inspires her writing and an advance peek at her newest novel, Escape. Blessed with three wonderful children and a life full of material comforts, Rick and Ellen have always had a happy, if increasingly busy, marriage. But when Rick announces that he's been offered a promotion that will make the family pick up and move across country for a fourth time, Ellen is dismayed; she and their children have made a life for themselves in Portsmouth, not to mention that she is about to reach a pivotal point in her own teaching career. Ellen has always supported Rick's dreams. What will he do when she tells him that she doesn't want to start all over again for a job that will only make their lives more frantic?

Sunlight and Joy

Sunlight and Joy

Author: Barbara Delinsky Format: eBook Release Date: 26/04/2011

';Sunlight and Joy' is Barbara Delinsky's heartwarming story about a couple relearning how to appreciate the simple things. Also included is an exclusive conversation with Barbara about what inspires her writing and a peek at her 2012 novel, Escape. Blessed with three wonderful children and a life full of material comforts, Rick and Ellen have always had a happy, if increasingly busy, marriage. But when Rick announces that he's been offered a promotion that will make the family pick up and move across country for a fourth time, Ellen is dismayed; she and their children have made a life for themselves in Portsmouth, not to mention that she is about to reach a pivotal point in her own teaching career. Ellen has always supported Rick's dreams. What will he do when she tells him that she doesn't want to start all over again for a job that will only make their lives more frantic?

More than Friends

More than Friends

Author: Barbara Delinsky Format: eBook Release Date: 08/03/2011

Friendship, love, and forgiveness... The Maxwells and the Popes have been friends forever. The women were college roommates, their husbands are partners in the same law firm, their kids have grown up next door to each other, and the two families share both vacations and holidays. Like Wisteria Lane, the "e;perfect"e; suburban street of Desperate Housewives, all is beautiful and serene -- until an accident forces these close neighbors to look beneath the surface. And when their idyllic lives are unexpectedly shattered by a moment that can never be erased or forgotten, their faith in one another -- and in themselves -- is put to the supreme test. In this moving, unforgettable story, Barbara Delinsky exquisitely captures the depth and complexity of the human heart as few writers can.

Summer I Dared

Summer I Dared

Author: Barbara Delinsky Format: eBook Release Date: 08/03/2011

What comes after the moment that forever changes your life? This question haunts Julia Bechtel, Noah Prine, and Kim Collela, the only survivors of a terrible boating accident that claims the lives of nine other people off the coast of Maine. Julia, a 40-year-old wife and mother, has always taken the path of least resistance. Feeling strangely connected to Noah, the divorced, brooding lobsterman who helped save her life, Julia begins to explore the unique possibilities offered by the quiet island of Big Sawyer, Maine. Suddenly, things that once seemed critical lose significance, and things that seemed inconsequential take on a whole new importance. With each passing moment, each new discovery, Julia grows more sure that after coming face to face with death, she must have more from life. The Summer I Dared is a deeply moving story of the risky but rewarding search for self, and the irrepressible ability of the human spirit to rebound from disaster and to make life anew.

Flirting with Pete

Flirting with Pete

Author: Barbara Delinsky Format: eBook Release Date: 08/03/2011

Casey Ellis has arrived at a lonely place in her life. Her mother remains in a comatose state several years after a terrible accident -- and now her father has died. Although Casey never met him, she held an oblique hope that someday her father might acknowledge her. She watched from afar as the illustrious Dr. Cornelius Unger became a celebrated psychologist and teacher. Through it all, she clung to the illusive dream that someday he might take notice of her -- and now it is too late. It comes as a shock when she learns that he has left her his beautiful townhouse in Boston's exclusive Beacon Hill. Sensing that her father had an ulterior motive in leaving her the house, Casey searches the house and finds the first part of what could be a novel, a journal, or a case study for one of her father's clients. The manuscript tells the harrowing story of a young woman named Jenny who was sexually abused by her father and emotionally abused by her mother. When her mother was murdered, her father was sent to prison. After only six years in jail, he is about to be released, and Jenny knows she has to escape. Her way out appears in the form of a man named Pete who shows up on his motorcycle and offers to whisk her away. Convinced the story is true, Casey sets out to find the rest of the pages and help Jenny. With the discovery of each additional segment, she learns more about Jenny, about herself, and about Cornelius Unger. The manuscript, when fully assembled, proves to be the key to understanding not only her father's past but also that of the man Casey has come to love.

Suddenly

Suddenly

Author: Barbara Delinsky Format: eBook Release Date: 04/01/2011

In idyllic Tucker, Vermont, life moves lazily along for Paige Pfeiffer. When her best friends suicide shatters her complacency, however, Paige is sent reeling and her comfortable world is gone for good. As she struggles with her grief, she is also forced to care for the friends adopted baby daughter. Her only hope is that some sense of normalcy will return in time. But with tragedy also comes unexpected joys. A blossoming romance with the head of a private school fills Paiges faltering life with hope and offers her a love that she never thought possible. She explores how one can find meaning in life, even in the aftermath of death. Barbara Delinsky turns her storytelling skills to this inspiring tale of loss, love, and growth. Listeners can relate as the everyday people in her stories work to overcome seemingly impossible challenges, while finding strength in family, friends, and new life and love.

Looking for Peyton Place

Looking for Peyton Place

Author: Barbara Delinsky Format: eBook Release Date: 04/01/2011

For Annie Barnes, going home to Middle River means dealing with truths long hidden. But it is a journey she knows she must take if she is to put to rest, once and for all, her misgivings about her mother's recent death. To an outsider, Middle River is a picture-perfect New Hampshire town. But Annie grew up there, and she knows all its secrets -- just like her idol, Grace Metalious, author of the infamous novel Peyton Place, which laid a small town's sexual secrets bare for all the world to see. Annie Barnes is now a bestselling author and when the residents of Middle River hear she is returning for a lengthy visit, everyone believes she's come home to write about them. But passion and rage propel Annie on a different course altogether. Coming face-to-face with decades of secrets and lies, she knows she must find the strength to move beyond the legacy of Grace Metalious, defying her past to heal the wounds of the town and her own family.

Passions of Chelsea Kane

Passions of Chelsea Kane

Author: Barbara Delinsky Format: eBook Release Date: 04/01/2011

A POWERFUL STORY OF A WOMAN'S SEARCH FOR HER PAST After the death of her adoptive mother, Chelsea Kane is a woman consumed by a need to discover her natural heritage. She arrives in the New Hampshire town where she was born, aching for answers. It is while she is looking for them that she finds something quite unexpected: a love she thought she would never know. As Chelsea gets closer to the truth, she realizes that someone is determined to stop her, first by scaring her, then by trying to harm her. The danger escalates until one terrifying night when all secrets are laid bare and Chelsea finally confronts her mysterious past.

Together Alone

Together Alone

Author: Barbara Delinsky Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2010

Not My Daughter

Not My Daughter

Author: Barbara Delinsky Format: eBook Release Date: 24/06/2010

A pregnancy pact between three teenaged girls puts their mothers' love to the ultimate test in this explosive new novel from Barbara DelinskyWhen Susan Tate's seventeen-year-old daughter, Lily, announces she is pregnant, Susan is stunned. A single mother, she has struggled to do everything right. She sees the pregnancy as an unimaginable tragedy for both Lily and herself.Then comes word of two more pregnancies among high school juniors who happen to be Lily's best friends-and the town turns to talk of a pact. As fingers start pointing, the most ardent criticism is directed at Susan. As principal of the high school, she has always been held up as a role model of hard work and core values. Now her detractors accuse her of being a lax mother, perhaps not worthy of the job of shepherding impressionable students. As Susan struggles with the implications of her daughter's pregnancy, her job, financial independence, and long-fought-for dreams are all at risk.The emotional ties between mothers and daughters are stretched to breaking in this emotionally wrenching story of love and forgiveness. Once again, Barbara Delinsky has given us a powerful novel, one that asks a central question: What does it take to be a good mother?

Not My Daughter

Not My Daughter

Author: Barbara Delinsky Format: eBook Release Date: 05/01/2010

A pregnancy pact between three teenaged girls puts their mothers' love to the ultimate test in this explosive new novel from Barbara Delinsky, ';a first-rate storyteller who creates characters as familiar as your neighbors.' (Boston Globe) When Susan Tate's seventeen-year-old daughter, Lily, announces she is pregnant, Susan is stunned. A single mother, she has struggled to do everything right. She sees the pregnancy as an unimaginable tragedy for both Lily and herself.Then comes word of two more pregnancies among high school juniors who happen to be Lily's best friends-and the town turns to talk of a pact. As fingers start pointing, the most ardent criticism is directed at Susan. As principal of the high school, she has always been held up as a role model of hard work and core values. Now her detractors accuse her of being a lax mother, perhaps not worthy of the job of shepherding impressionable students. As Susan struggles with the implications of her daughter's pregnancy, her job, financial independence, and long-fought-for dreams are all at risk.The emotional ties between mothers and daughters are stretched to breaking in this emotionally wrenching story of love and forgiveness. Once again, Barbara Delinsky has given us a powerful novel, one that asks a central question: What does it take to be a good mother?From the Hardcover edition.

While My Sister Sleeps

While My Sister Sleeps

Author: Barbara Delinsky Format: eBook Release Date: 17/02/2009

Molly and Robin Snow are sisters, and like all sisters they share a deep bond that sustains them through good times and bad. Their careers are flourishingMolly is a horticulturist and Robin is a world-class runnerand they are in the prime of their lives. So when Molly receives the news that Robin has suffered a massive heart attack, she couldnt be more shocked. At the hospital, the Snow family receives a grim prognosis: Robin may never regain consciousness.As Robins parents and siblings struggle to cope, the complex nature of their relationship is put to the ultimate test. Molly has always lived in Robins shadow, and her feelings for her have run the gamut, from love to resentment and back. The last time they spoke, they argued. But now there is so much more at stake. Mollys parents fold under the devastating circumstances, and her brother retreats into the cool reserve that is shattering his own family. Its up to Molly to make the tough decisions, and she soon makes discoveries that destroy some of her most cherished beliefs about the sister she thought she knew.From the Compact Disc edition.

Suddenly

Suddenly

Author: Barbara Delinsky Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2008

In the idyllic small town of Tucker, Vermont, life flows at a rhythmic pace for pediatrician Paige Pfeiffer. But when Mara O'Neill, her best friend and medical partner, inexplicably kills herself, Paige's comfortable world is suddenly shattered. Temporarily caring for Mara's newly adopted baby daughter while she comes to grips with her grief, Paige clings to the hope that, in time, her orderly life will return. What she hadn't counted on were the unforeseen joys that often come with change, including the attentions of Noah Perrine, acting head of the private school where Paige coaches girls' athletics. Noah fills Paige's life with hope, and offers her things she never thought she wanted. Paige never expected to find the meaning of life in the death of a friend.

The Family Tree

The Family Tree

Author: Barbara Delinsky Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/11/2007

A loving family, a child on the way, and a secret concealed generations ago that will tear their lives apart... `The Family Tree' is issue-led women's fiction perfect for fans of Jodi Picoult.Dana Clarke has it all - a husband, Hugh, who she adores, a beautiful home in a wealthy area, and a baby on the way. But, when her daughter, Lizzie, is born, what should be the happiest day of her life turns out to be the moment that her world falls apart.Lizzie is beautiful, healthy, and black... Born from two white parents, there are only two possibilities: that a distant relative was of African descent, or that Dana has had an affair.As the Clarke family reel from the shock, accusations are thrown and soon the trust that Dana and Hugh had prided themselves on is slipping away. So begins a poignant journey to uncover the truth about their past, to discover what legacy their ancestors left them. And, as the stability of the Clarke family is torn apart, the reader is forced to ask how much any one of us really knows about our own identity.

Facets

Facets

Author: Barbara Delinsky Format: eBook Release Date: 03/07/2007

Dear Reader,Book titles can stymie an author. Finding the right one is like hitting stride in a long-distance race: The sooner you do it, the better the run. FACETS was FACETS from the opening shot, a natural when the book was first published in 1990 and a natural today. This is a many-sided book in several regards. Think of a gem. On one side, there is Hillary Cox, a writer; on another, Pamela St. George, a jewelry designer. On a third, there is Pamelas brother John, a mining magnate; and on a fourth, Cutter Reid, once a devil-may-care tourmaline miner, now as sophisticated as John. In setting, FACETS ranges far as well, from the glitz of New York to the elitism of Boston to the nitty-gritty of the small Maine mining town of Timiny Cove. Likewise personalities: FACETS pits the arrogant, self-centered John against the newly vengeful Hillary, the creative and sensitive Pamela, and the doggedly self-made Cutter. Spanning three decades, FACETS is as much a family drama as any Ive ever written. My writing style may have changed since 1990, but the heart and soul of my characters have not. Please enjoy FACETS as much as I did then - and do now. My thanks and best wishes,Barbara Delinsky

More Than Friends

More Than Friends

Author: Barbara Delinsky Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/04/2007

There's no bigger name in women's fiction than Barbara Delinsky. -Rocky Mountain News (Denver) A beloved classic from Barbara Delinsky, More Than Friends is a powerful and unforgettable story of friendship, love, and forgiveness, emotionally vibrant and populated with truly memorable characters. A first-rate storyteller (Boston Globe) whose New York Times bestselling novels include Suddenly, A Woman Betrayed, and The Passions of Chelsea Kane, Delinsky proves once again how well she, knows the human heart and its immense capacity to love and to believe (Washington Observer-Reporter).

Accidental Woman

Accidental Woman

Author: Barbara Delinsky Format: eBook Release Date: 06/02/2007

Three strangers find their lives entwined when a murder investigation shocks the town of Lake Henry. Heather Malone is known in Lake Henry for her kind, gentle nature; but when the FBI takes her into custody, purportedly for murder, the local reaction is stunned disbelief. Poppy Blake -- riddled with guilt over the accident that claimed the life of her male companion and left her crippled -- is struggling to rebuild her life. Writer Griffin Hughes originally traveled to Lake Henry to investigate a national news story involving Lily Blake, Poppy's older sister. It is his chance comment to his brother -- an FBI agent -- that leads the law to Heather. To redeem himself Griffin is compelled to solve the mystery of Heather's past. An Accidental Woman celebrates the values of community, friendship, and the redemptive power of love.

Family Tree

Family Tree

Author: Barbara Delinsky Format: eBook Release Date: 06/02/2007

FAMILY TREE is warm, rich, textured, and impossible to put down.Nora RobertsDana Clarke has always longed for the stability of home and familyher own childhood was not an easy one. Now she has married a man she adores and is about to give birth to their first child. But though her daughter is born beautiful and healthy, no one can help noticing the African American traits in her appearance. Danas husband, to her great shock and dismay, begins to worry that people will think Dana has had an affair.The only way to repair the damage done is for Dana to track down the father she never knew. Danas determination to discover the truth becomes a poignant journey back through her past that unearths secrets rooted in prejudice and fear.Barbara Delinskys FAMILY TREE is an utterly unforgettable novel that asks penetrating questions about race, family, and the choices people make in times of crisischoices having profound consequences that can last for generations.From the Compact Disc edition.

More than Friends

More than Friends

Author: Barbara Delinsky Format: eBook Release Date: 01/02/2006

Friendship, love, and forgiveness... The Maxwells and the Popes have been friends forever. The women were college roommates, their husbands are partners in the same law firm, their kids have grown up next door to each other, and the two families share both vacations and holidays. Like Wisteria Lane, the "e;perfect"e; suburban street of Desperate Housewives, all is beautiful and serene -- until an accident forces these close neighbors to look beneath the surface. And when their idyllic lives are unexpectedly shattered by a moment that can never be erased or forgotten, their faith in one another -- and in themselves -- is put to the supreme test. In this moving, unforgettable story, Barbara Delinsky exquisitely captures the depth and complexity of the human heart as few writers can.

The Summer I Dared

The Summer I Dared

Author: Barbara Delinsky Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2005

What comes after the moment that changes your life forever? This is the question that haunts Julia Bechtel, Noah Prine, and Kim Collela, the only survivors of a horrific boating accident off the coast of Maine. Julia, a forty-year-old wife and mother, has always done exactly what other expect of her. Pigeonholed by her controlling family and distant husband as 'loyal' and 'obedient', she realises in the aftermath of her brush with death that there is more to her - and to the world - than she ever imagined. Feeling strangely connected to Noah, the divorced, taciturn lobsterman who helped save her life, and Kim, a twenty-one-year old whose role in the accident - and subsequent muteness - are a mystery, Julia begins to explore the unique possibilities offered by the quiet island of Big Sawyer. With each passing moment, each new discovery, she grows every more sure that after coming face to face with death, she must have more from life. Set in a beautifully rendered Maine, where lobstermen leave with the tides each morning to hoist their traps and neighbours gather each night to feat on the catch of the day, THE SUMMER I DARED is a deeply moving story of the risky but rewarding search for self. Barbara Delinsky's latest work is ultimately a story of survival, of the irrepressible ability of the human spirit to rebound from disaster and make life anew.

Looking for Peyton Place

Looking for Peyton Place

Author: Barbara Delinsky Format: eBook Release Date: 12/07/2005

For Annie Barnes, going home to Middle River means dealing with truths long hidden. But it is a journey she knows she must take if she is to put to rest, once and for all, her misgivings about her mother's recent death. To an outsider, Middle River is a picture-perfect New Hampshire town. But Annie grew up there, and she knows all its secrets -- just like her idol, Grace Metalious, author of the infamous novel Peyton Place, which laid a small town's sexual secrets bare for all the world to see. Grace's bold rebellion against 1950s conformity inspired Annie to get out of Middle River and make a life for herself. Annie Barnes is now a bestselling author. Her success has given her a confidence she never had and the residents of Middle River something new to worry about. When they hear Annie is returning for a lengthy visit, everyone believes she's come home to write about them. But passion and rage propels Annie on a different course altogether. Coming face-to-face with decades of secrets and lies, she knows she must find the strength to move beyond the legacy of Grace Metalious, defying her past to heal the wounds of the town and her own family.

Twilight Whispers

Twilight Whispers

Author: Barbara Delinsky Format: eBook Release Date: 06/01/2005

Dear Listener,Twilight Whispers was a challenge for me. At the time I wrote it1987I wanted to push myself as a writer. The result: a book that was longer and more complex than anything I had written before then. In many respects, it is my first mainstream novel.Here is the story of three families: the Warrens and the Whytes, wealthy, powerful, and connected by the marriage of Deborah Warren and Mark Whyte; and the not-so-wealthy MorellsCassie, the loyal housekeeper for the Warrens, and her daughter, Katia, who grew up with and adores the Warren and Whyte children.The story opens with the funeral of Deborah and Mark, who have been murdered. In the course of his investigation, Robert Cavanaugh, the detective assigned to the case, traces the rise of the families to power and uncovers secrets and scandals aplenty. He also comes to admireand I hope you will come to loveJordan Whyte and Katia Morell, whose futures are irrevocably linked.Twilight Whispers is part family saga, part murder mystery, and part love story. Re-reading this book in anticipation of its reissue, I was enthralled by its characters just as strongly as I was when the book was first published so many years ago. It stands the test of time. I highly recommend it!Truly,Barbara Delinsky

Does a Lobsterman Wear Pants?

Does a Lobsterman Wear Pants?

Author: Barbara Delinsky Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2005

While researching background on the lives of Maine lobster fishermen's families for her recent novel The Summer I Dared, best-selling novelist Barbara Delinsky was captivated by all the interesting, amusing, and surprising information she turned up. She collected much of it in this little book, arranged in an entertaining question and answer format. She will be donating her proceeds to the Barbara Delinsky Charitable Foundation for Breast Cancer Research.

Summer I Dared

Summer I Dared

Author: Barbara Delinsky Format: eBook Release Date: 04/05/2004

What comes after the moment that forever changes your life? This question haunts Julia Bechtel, Noah Prine, and Kim Collela, the only survivors of a terrible boating accident that claims the lives of nine other people off the coast of Maine. Julia, a 40-year-old wife and mother, has always taken the path of least resistance. Feeling strangely connected to Noah, the divorced, brooding lobsterman who helped save her life, Julia begins to explore the unique possibilities offered by the quiet island of Big Sawyer, Maine. Suddenly, things that once seemed critical lose significance, and things that seemed inconsequential take on a whole new importance. With each passing moment, each new discovery, Julia grows more sure that after coming face to face with death, she must have more from life. The Summer I Dared is a deeply moving story of the risky but rewarding search for self, and the irrepressible ability of the human spirit to rebound from disaster and to make life anew.

Flirting with Pete

Flirting with Pete

Author: Barbara Delinsky Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/04/2004

Casey Ellis has arrived at a lonely place in her life. Her mother remains in a comatose state several years after a terrible accident - and now her father has died. Although Casey didn't really know him, she learns that he has left her his beautiful townhouse in Boston. She is of half a mind to sell it, but then she visits the townhouse and finds it enchanting. Yet always in Casey's mind is the question of why her father chose to acknowledge her in this way. Sensing that he had an ulterior motive, she searches the house and finds the first part of a manuscript. Convinced the story is true - even more, that her father has left this manuscript as a message for her - Casey sets out to find the rest of the pages and to finally come to understand her father's past.

Passions of Chelsea Kane

Passions of Chelsea Kane

Author: Barbara Delinsky Format: eBook Release Date: 01/11/2003

A POWERFUL STORY OF A WOMAN'S SEARCH FOR HER PAST After the death of her adoptive mother, Chelsea Kane is a woman consumed by a need to discover her natural heritage. She arrives in the New Hampshire town where she was born, aching for answers. It is while she is looking for them that she finds something quite unexpected: a love she thought she would never know. As Chelsea gets closer to the truth, she realizes that someone is determined to stop her, first by scaring her, then by trying to harm her. The danger escalates until one terrifying night when all secrets are laid bare and Chelsea finally confronts her mysterious past.

Flirting with Pete

Flirting with Pete

Author: Barbara Delinsky Format: eBook Release Date: 10/06/2003

Casey Ellis has arrived at a lonely place in her life. Her mother remains in a comatose state several years after a terrible accident -- and now her father has died. Although Casey never met him, she held an oblique hope that someday her father might acknowledge her. She watched from afar as the illustrious Dr. Cornelius Unger became a celebrated psychologist and teacher. Through it all, she clung to the illusive dream that someday he might take notice of her -- and now it is too late. It comes as a shock when she learns that he has left her his beautiful townhouse in Boston's exclusive Beacon Hill. Sensing that her father had an ulterior motive in leaving her the house, Casey searches the house and finds the first part of what could be a novel, a journal, or a case study for one of her father's clients. The manuscript tells the harrowing story of a young woman named Jenny who was sexually abused by her father and emotionally abused by her mother. When her mother was murdered, her father was sent to prison. After only six years in jail, he is about to be released, and Jenny knows she has to escape. Her way out appears in the form of a man named Pete who shows up on his motorcycle and offers to whisk her away. Convinced the story is true, Casey sets out to find the rest of the pages and help Jenny. With the discovery of each additional segment, she learns more about Jenny, about herself, and about Cornelius Unger. The manuscript, when fully assembled, proves to be the key to understanding not only her father's past but also that of the man Casey has come to love.

Uplift Practical and reassuring advice from breast cancer survivors

Uplift Practical and reassuring advice from breast cancer survivors

Author: Barbara Delinsky Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/09/2002

In Uplift bestselling popular novelist and cancer survivor Barbara Delinsky creates exactly the resource she wished had existed at the time of her treatment. Delinsky has collected a compendium of survival secrets that have nothing to do with doctors, machines or drugs and everything to do with women helping women. In her uplifting new book women recount the strategies that helped them through all aspects of cancer, including diagnosis, treatment, support groups and how to best conduct relationships with family, friends and in the workplace.* The practical and emotional side of losing a breast* Advice on what to expect from radiotherapy* How to handle chemotherapy and hair loss* How to make the workplace more user-friendly* Advice on your relationship with your partner and your sex life* Top exercise tips* How to take charge of your life and remain positive.

Woman Next Door

Woman Next Door

Author: Barbara Delinsky Format: eBook Release Date: 01/08/2001

On a charming cul-de-sac in suburban Connecticut, three close-knit couples find their long-cherished harmony undone when a lovely, younger neighbor, widowed a year ago and presumably still unattached, turns up pregnant. Who is the father? Could it be one of the husbands? One by one, the couples turn inward, taking stock of their marriages and of the loyalties that perhaps have been taken too much for granted. In each case this close scrutiny reveals a weakness, and for each wife the situation becomes the kind of crisis that forces her to make a decision -- one that will result in either the strengthening or the dissolution of her marriage. Filled with suspense, surprises, and the kind of insights into the minds and hearts of her characters that have won Barbara Delinsky a huge and loyal following, The Woman Next Door is an ingenious portrait of suspicion and deception, faith and love.

Vineyard

Vineyard

Author: Barbara Delinsky Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2000

To her family, Natalie Seebring is a woman who prizes appearances. So when she announces plans to marry a vineyard employee mere months after the death of her husband of fifty-eight years, her son and daughter are stunned. Faced with their disapproval, Natalie decides to write a memoir. Olivia Jones lives vicariously through the old photographs she restores. She and her daughter Tess have no one, so they cling to the fantasy that a big, happy family is out there somewhere. When Natalie hires Olivia to help with her memoir, a summer at Natalie's beautiful vineyard by the sea seems the perfect opportunity to live out that fantasy. But all is not as it seems at the vineyard in Rhode Island -- Natalie is not quite the mothering type. Simon Burke, who runs the vineyard's day-to-day operation, sees in Olivia and Tess an unwelcome reminder of the wife and daughter he tragically lost. The Vineyard is a fascinating story of two women, a generation apart, each of whose dream becomes bound with the other.

Coast Road

Coast Road

Author: Barbara Delinsky Format: eBook Release Date: 01/07/1998

Coast Road. Where life's greatest gifts come to us by accident. Rachel Keats and Jack McGill were artists, deeply in love when they married, until the rush of life took its toll. After ten years of marriage, they divorced and went their separate ways. Jack stayed in San Francisco. Rachel moved with their two young daughters to Big Sur. Six years later, an alarming middle-of-the-night phone call demands that Jack put aside his own busy life and career as a leading architect to rush to his ex-wife's hospital bed. While she lies lifeless, Jack maintains a bedside vigil and finds himself getting to know Rachel better than he ever did -- through their daughters, her friends, and, even more revealingly, through her art. Meanwhile, the beauty and grace of the redwood canyon where she has made their home also work their own special alchemy upon Jack. He begins to see Rachel, his daughters, and the story of his marriage with new eyes. Coast Road celebrates those things in life that matter most -- the kinship of neighbors, the companionship of friends, and the irreplaceable time spent with children and family. In this masterful new novel, Barbara Delinsky depicts with exquisite accuracy the ties that bind each of us to those people and places we hold most dear.