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A Novel

Barbara Delinsky

Mass Market

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Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (6/8/2015)
Paperback (5/31/2016)
Paperback, Large Print (6/7/2016)
Hardcover, Large Print (6/3/2015)
CD-Audio (6/9/2015)
Hardcover (6/9/2015)


New York Times Bestseller

Returning to her beloved New England, the New York Times bestselling author of Sweet Salt Air explores the limits of love and asks: What happens when the right man comes along at the wrong time?

“Delinsky is an expert at portraying strong women characters.”—Booklist

Caroline and Jamie MacAfee are close. Not only are they mother and daughter, they’re also in business as the star team on a popular home-renovation television show. But when the network tells Caroline that her daughter is to replace her as host, Caroline feels betrayed and old in the eyes of the world. Jamie is unsettled by the cast change and devastated by her mother’s anger, but she has little time to brood when a tragic accident leaves her two-year-old half brother in her care. Accustomed to a life of order and precision, Jamie is out of her depth.

With loyalties shifting and decisions looming, Caroline and Jamie find themselves revising the blueprints they’ve built their lives around. As the women try to remake themselves and rebuild their relationship, they discover that strength and even passion can come from the unlikeliest places.

Delinsky effortlessly brings the components together—romance, career shifts, changes in parent-child relationships…A likable beach read with just a touch of gravitas.”—Kirkus Reviews

Praise For Blueprints: A Novel

“Delinsky's moving story is filled with love, loss, betrayal and passion. Readers will share the highs and lows experienced by the characters. This is a story for mothers and daughters everywhere.” —RT Book Reviews

“About the complicated dynamics of a family, the novelty of love no matter when in life you find it, and the importance of a good home makeover.” —Pop Sugar

"Delinsky effortlessly brings the components together – romance, career shifts, changes in parent-child relationships . . . A likable beach read with just a touch of gravitas." —Kirkus

“With grace and dignity Sweet Salt Air reveals the fragility of human nature while intimating at the healing powers of forgiveness.” —New York Journal of Books on Sweet Salt Air

“Delinsky captures the magic of coastal Maine in this beautifully written book about friendship and redemption...The drama of betrayal, the tension of risk and the triumph of friendship play out in a setting that is a character in itself...a fantastic summer read!” —RT Book Reviews, "Top Pick" on Sweet Salt Air

St. Martin's Paperbacks, 9781250182357, 480pp.

Publication Date: May 29, 2018

About the Author

Barbara Delinsky is the author of such New York Times bestselling books as Before and Again and Sweet Salt Air. She has been published in twenty-eight languages worldwide. A lifelong New Englander, Delinsky earned a B.A. in psychology at Tufts University and an M.A. in sociology at Boston College. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband, more books than she'll ever be able to read, two tennis racquets, and enough electronic devices to keep in close touch with her children and their families.