Books by Barbara Delinsky

C
The Woman Next Door

The premise of the story is this: A woman, widowed for slightly over a year, is now visibly pregnant. Given those circumstances, she - and the identify of the father - become the center of speculation by the neighborhood women who both shun her and desperately wish that she would reveal the answer t ...

B-
An Accidental Woman

Lake Henry, New Hampshire was the backdrop for Lake News, which first introduced the characters in this, Ms. Delinsky's latest offering, An Accidental Woman. Since the story follows the fates of two of the local residents, I'm not sure which of them was "accidental" or if the title alludes to both w ...

D
Gemstone

I love second chance at love stories and I wish that publishers would do more of them. They offer the reader a chance to see couples work through conflict and come out stronger and more united than ever. Gemstone had some promising elements: A rich boy married a poor girl but the marriage was broken ...

C
Fast Courting

I asked for this book since I had not reviewed Barbara Delinsky before and it had a sports background which I love. Fast Courting is a re-print of a book first published in 1983 and is dated in certain ways. Old movies show their age in outdated clothing and hair styles. Fast Courting showed its ag ...

B-
A Woman Betrayed

A Woman Betrayed opens with thirty-nine year old Laura Frye wide-awake, knuckles white. It's five in the morning and Jeff, her husband, never arrived home from work. There has been no call, no message, nothing. Laura is frantic. The two have been married for twenty years, have many friends and two c ...

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Three Wishes

There's been much discussion about romance authors who cross over into mainstream fiction. Many readers feel that the authors give up the romance in order to appeal to a different audience. I don't know if that's what Barbara Delinsky is doing with this book, but I do know that this is one of the mo ...

B+
Coast Road

Although this author was once known for her romance novels, she's made a strong transition into contemporary women's fiction, and Coast Road is a fine example. While the foundation of the book is the love story between Jack and Rachel, the emphasis here is on the complexities of modern relationship ...