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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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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 / softback 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.

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