Books by Barbara Delinsky

BLUEPRINTS by Barbara Delinsky
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 9, 2015

"A likable beach read with just a touch of gravitas."
Delinsky, whose bestsellers tackle the crises of family life, offers a story of growth for a woman and her adult daughter and the resulting painful divide. Read full book review >
ESCAPE by Barbara Delinsky
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 5, 2011

"No escapism here."
A corporate attorney leaves her Manhattan cubicle for a small New Hampshire town, where she faces an agonizing choice. Read full book review >
NOT MY DAUGHTER by Barbara Delinsky
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 5, 2010

"Delinsky has a knack for exploring the battlefields of contemporary life, and this emotionally intelligent, though formulaic, new novel offers her fans what they want—high drama and romantic realism."
Mother-daughter bonding, knitting and a ripped-from-the-headlines plot from Delinsky (While My Sister Sleeps, 2009, etc.). Read full book review >
WHILE MY SISTER SLEEPS by Barbara Delinsky
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 17, 2009

"The novel's foregone conclusion does little to help a narrow plotline to expand."
Delinsky (The Secret Between Us, 2008, etc.), mining the same emotional field as Jodi Picoult, stumbles in this slow-moving account of two sisters, one of whom is in a coma. Read full book review >
THE SECRET BETWEEN US by Barbara Delinsky
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 22, 2008

"Well-crafted and satisfying."
Delinsky (More Than Friends, 2006, etc.) offers a polished drama featuring an otherwise responsible mother lying to police to protect her daughter. Read full book review >
FAMILY TREE by Barbara Delinsky
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 6, 2007

"Fail-safe delivery of an issues-packed story perfect for reading groups."
Delinsky's latest family saga (Looking for Peyton Place, 2005, etc.) explores how a white, upper-middle-class New England couple would react if the wife gave birth to an African-American baby. Read full book review >
LOOKING FOR PEYTON PLACE by Barbara Delinsky
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 19, 2005

"High-grade romance energized by environmental awareness: not a toxic mix."
Best-selling Delinsky (Lake News, 1999, etc.) imagines 21st-century life in the town that inspired Grace Metalious's notorious novel. Read full book review >
LAKE NEWS by Barbara Delinsky
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1999

"Delinsky's legion of fans, as ever, will be happy. (Literary Guild—Super Release/Doubleday main selection)"
Worldwide bestseller Delinsky, with over 60 romances to her credit (Coast Road, 1998, etc., etc.), dreams up a plot with echoes of scandal. Read full book review >
COAST ROAD by Barbara Delinsky
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1998

"But newcomers won't beg for more: Samantha and Hope provide much-needed angst and humor, but Jack and Rachel's relationship, pre- and post-coma, is so predictable that it's hard to care."
Yet another career-obsessed man comes to his senses and discovers his softer side with the woman he loves. Read full book review >
THREE WISHES by Barbara Delinsky
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Delinsky rises above gag-me-with-a-spoon melodrama—though just barely."
Heartwarming, tearjerking small-town romance from veteran Delinsky (A Woman's Place, p. 8, etc.), replete with an out-of-body experience. Read full book review >
A WOMAN'S PLACE by Barbara Delinsky
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 26, 1997

"Therapeutic, perhaps, for readers in the throes of their own divorces, but too formulaic for others."
Run-of-the-mill divorce drama from a veteran author (Shades of Grace, 1996, etc.), this featuring the owner of a wicker-furniture chain who's betrayed by her husband but adored by someone much cuter. Read full book review >
SHADES OF GRACE by Barbara Delinsky
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 23, 1996

"Delinsky's ability to put a human face on this horrifying disease gives a strength to what could have been a conventional romance-genre entrant. ($250,000 ad/promo)"
Another female-bonding story from Delinsky (Together Alone, 1995, etc.), whose sometimes syrupy storytelling is given an edge here, thanks to the carefully researched theme of Alzheimer's. Read full book review >
TOGETHER ALONE by Barbara Delinsky
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"Makes a girl want to move to a small town and bake cookies for the police department. ($225,000 ad/promo)"
Suffering and surviving in a hot-chocolate cosmos: Delinsky (For My Daughters, p. 495, etc.) serves up another successful nontaxing romance to carry women from the stress of their workdays into the untroubled oblivion of sleep. Read full book review >
FOR MY DAUGHTERS by Barbara Delinsky
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 29, 1994

"Bypass this and dig out one of Delinksy's old paperbacks. (First printing of 100,000; Book-of-the-Month Club selection; $150,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
Delinsky's first hardcover squeezes a novel out of short-story material about three sisters whose manipulative mother stages an unorthodox family reunion. Read full book review >