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A Woman Betrayed
Morrow, Nov 2001, 18.00, 416 pp. ISBN: 06621341X Since they married over two decades ago, everyone who knows Jeff and Laura Frye thought they were the poster chidlren for perfect marriages. However, one day Jeff fails to return home. Laura's first inclination is that her husband is hurt from an accident. Starting to worry, she wonders if Jeff is dead. When she hears nothing further either from him or authorities, she concludes he purposel...
An Accidental Woman
Simon & Schuster, July 2002, 25.00, 371 pp. ISBN 0743204700 The townsfolk of Lake Henry, New Hampshire consider Heather Malone as one of their own even though she only lived in the small New England town for fourteen years. Heather lives with Micah Smith and his two girls. They are a very happy family unit until the FBI arrests Heather. They believe she is Lisa Matlock, who killed a United States Senator's son fifteen years ago in California and...
Coast Road
Rachel Keats suffers injuries after a car accident and is in a coma. Her ex-husband Jack McGill rushes to her bedside. They have two teenage daughters, Samantha and Hope, and Jack re-discovers hands-on fathering. He also re-discovers his love for Rachel as he waits for her to recover. Whilst looking after his daughters and caring for his wife, he has to juggle his architecture business and Rachel's upcoming painting exhibition. An excellent read - l...
Commitments
Sabrina Stone had married a little too hurriedly, and not wisely at all. When her son Nicky was born with many special needs, her husband couldn't handle it at all. So Sabrina struggles alone taking care of his needs on her own most of the time as her hubby is never around. Meanwhile, she meets a reporter, Derek McGill, to whom she is very much attracted to. It is a shock later, though to learn that Derek was unjustly convicted of murder and sent to p...

Delinsky booklist

Family Tree
Dana Clarke is thrilled to become a mother and everyone is surprised that the baby is biracial, prompting a closer look at both side of the family. Hugh and Dana Clarke are having their first child. Their daughter is beautiful, healthy and has features that are obviously not Caucasian. It raises a few eyebrows, but none more so than husband's father. Unfortunately, the assumptions that are made by people who see the new baby mar an otherwise perfect even...
Fingerprints
Robyn Hart was an investigative journalist when her husband has been killed in a fire after they have uncover the corruption and illegal activities of one powerful mob. When one of the mob members threatened her one night, Robyn immediately surrendered to the FBI to go under Witness Protection Program. After many months, she was now transformed into Carly Quinn, a quiet town schoolteacher. She had even changed her physical features. She however was wary...
Flirting With Pete
Scribner, June 2003, 26.00, 368 pp. ISBN 071324642x Therapist Casey Ellis is attending the funeral of renowned psychologist Cornelius Unger, a respected person in his field. Casey feels melancholy because Cornelius is the father who never acknowledged her and never made any effort to talk to her even when she enrolled in one of his classes. At the end of the funeral, his lawyer tells Casey that her father left her his Beacon Hill townhouse with...
Gemstone
When Sara McCray married Jeff Parker ten years ago, she thought their life would be perfect. Then she met his mother, and things fell apart. She had no self esteem and they never talked, so two years later they divorced. Sara only returns to San Fransisco eight years later to attend the funeral of old friends. When Jeff sees Sara at the funeral, he invites her back to his house and convinces her to spend the night. They sleep together, and Sara im...
Moment to Moment
Dana Madison is sick of being protected all her life. Just because she has life-threatening attacks of asthma, her family thinks that she needs to be in a bubble world. All her life her mother smothers her with her nurturing and cossets her from doing strenuous jobs. And when she has attacks, her mother panics not knowing that the emotional distress that Dana always feel when they're around triggers her asthma. It has been hard to convince them to let h...
The Dream
Jessica Crosslyn has owned her home in her family for years, so it pained her deeply when she no longer had the necessary funds to keep Crosslyn Rise maintained the way that it should be. With the help of her friend and bank advisor, she decides to take on investors and use the house as a focal point to develop the land around it. Her friend advises her to get in touch with the best architect around, Carter Malloy. Carters parents used to work on the...

Barbara Delinsky list of books

The Passions of Chelsea Kane
Morrow, Nov 2003, 18.95, 432 pp. ISBN 0066214572 Chelsea Kane always realizes that she was adopted but her family didn't want her to know anything about her biological parents. They destroyed all the records. When her mother dies, her lawyer gives to Chelsea an envelope postmarked Norwich Notch, New Hampshire. Before she makes the decision to go to the town of her birth, she makes love with her best friend and business partner Carl Harper. ...
The Secret Between Us
Deborah, a respected doctor takes the blame for her teen-age daughter Grace who hits a man while driving. On a rainy night not five minutes from being safe in her driveway sixteen-year-old Grace hits a man. She wasn't yet savvy enough to argue and pay attention to the road simultaneously. Deborah, was watching the road as she read Grace the riot act about co-ed study groups without parental supervision. Angry and upset about Grace's omission she states e...
The Summer I Dared
Scribner, May 2004, 24.95, 368 pp. ISBN: 0743246438 For years her identity was defined as Janet's daughter, Molly's mother, or Monte's wife. She accommodated the needs of everyone else at the cost of her own. With her daughter out of the house, Julia Bechtel decides to escape from her spouse so she can ponder what she wants to do with her unfulfilling marriage. Julia takes the ferry to visit her Aunt Zoe on Big Sawyer Island off the Maine coas...
The Vineyard
Delinsky's new book is purely divine! THe Vineyard is the romance everyone dreams of. A modern day love story, but a blast from the past is the only hangup. The man is still grieving the loss of his wife and only child. Delinsky speaks to our heart in this modern day romance. It is a never put down read!...
The Woman Next Door
Simon & Schuster, Aug 2001, 25.00, 368 pp. ISBN: 0743204697 Amanda came from a background where her parents continually fought so she wanted to make sure that the man she married would really be the one for her and he alone. When she first set eyes on Graham O'Leary, Amanda felt a flutter inside her heart. By the second date, she knew he was the person she wanted to spend the rest of her life with. They bought a house in Woodley, Connectic...
Three Wishes
Bree is hit by car, dies, and comes back to life. She is granted three wishes. She falls in love with Tom Gates a famous writer and the man who hit her with his car. He has moved to this small town to recover from extreme selfishness (Didn't go to his mother's funeral). He is alieniated from his family because of the way she has acted. Bree isn't sure about wishes but when she asks for heat, her house burns down. She wants to see her mother who she never...

Barbara Delinsky novels

While My Sister Sleeps
Molly lives in the shadow of her big sister Robin. Molly is her mother's right-hand in the family horticulture business, but no matter how hard she tries she can never please her mom. Robin the “runner” is the family star. Instead of nourishing plants or pretending to help out, she runs races in hopes of making it to the Olympics. Molly and Robin have a brother, Chris. Nice enough, the accountant and new dad is having a bit of a hard time with his wife ...