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Blueprints

By Barbara Delinsky

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Perfect for fans of Diane Chamberlain and Nora Roberts, this is a readable, engaging and deeply moving tale of a mother and a daughter. Blueprints explores how two strong women survive as the plans they've always relied on fall apart . . .

AN UPLIFTING, HEART-WRENCHING STORY OF THE UNBREAKABLE TIES BETWEEN A MOTHER AND HER DAUGHTER FROM NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR BARBARA DELINSKY

'Fans of Jodie Picoult will love this.' Daily Express

'Warm, rich, textured and impossible to put down.' Nora Roberts

On paper, Jamie MacAfee's life is perfect. She loves her fiancée, she's happy with her plans for the future and she gets to work alongside her beloved mother, Caroline, on their family home renovation show.

In reality, she can't seem to make herself set a wedding date and an ageist, sexist decision by their TV network has thrown both her job and her relationship with Caroline into jeopardy. Meanwhile Caroline, who has been painfully putting herself back together after a difficult divorce, is watching the plans she's built her life around go up in flames.

As loyalties shift and new relationships tempt, Jamie and Caroline will be tested as never before. Yet when all is said and done, there's nothing quite like the bond of family.

'A poignant family story.' Daily Express

'Compelling reading' The Sun

'Delinsky's writing is fluid and makes for a hard-to-put-down book.' Glamour

Biographical Notes

Barbara Delinsky lives in Needham, Massachusetts. With thirty million copies of her novels in print, in twenty-five different languages, Delinsky is one of the world's most beloved and revered storytellers.

A lifelong New Englander, she uses the area as settings in most of her stories. In her spare time, Barbara enjoys kayaking, aerobics, and needlepoint; in addition to spending time with family and friends. She is also a breast cancer survivor, and strives to be a positive role model for other women facing the disease.

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  • Publication date: 09 Jun 2015
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