Barbara Delinsky
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Barbara Delinsky

Barbara Delinsky, author of BEFORE AND AGAIN (coming June 26, 2018), BLUEPRINTS (2015), SWEET SALT AIR (2013), ESCAPE (2011), and NOT MY DAUGHTER (2010), has written more than twenty-two bestselling novels with over thirty-five million copies in print. She has been published in thirty languages worldwide.

Barbara's fiction centers upon everyday families facing not-so-everyday challenges. She is particularly drawn to exploring themes of motherhood, marriage, sibling rivalry, and friendship in her novels. Publishers often reissue beloved titles; THE PASSIONS OF CHELSEA KANE, FACETS, and COMMITMENTS were trade paperback releases in 2017.

A lifelong New Englander, Barbara earned a B.A. in Psychology at Tufts University and an M.A. in Sociology at Boston College. As a breast cancer survivor who lost her mother to the disease when she was only eight, Barbara compiled the non-fiction book Uplift: Secrets from the Sisterhood of Breast Cancer Survivors, a handbook of practical tips and upbeat anecdotes. She donates her proceeds from the sale of this book to her charitable foundation, which funds an ongoing research fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Barbara enjoys knitting, photography, and cats. She also loves to interact with her readers through her website at www.barbaradelinsky.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/bdelinsky, on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/barbaradelinsky/, and on Twitter as @BarbaraDelinsky.

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Best Sellers

    • Before and Again

    • A Novel
    • By: Barbara Delinsky
    • Narrated by: Mary Stuart Masterson
    • Length: 14 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 64
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 60
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 60

    Mackenzie Cooper took her eyes off the road for just a moment, but the resulting collision was enough to rob her not only of her beloved daughter but ultimately of her marriage, family, and friends - and thanks to the nonstop media coverage, even her privacy....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • An overly dramatic standard romance novel couched as a suspense novel

    • By Nina Charnoff on 07-05-18

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Sweet Salt Air

    • By: Barbara Delinsky
    • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
    • Length: 13 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 165
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 138
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 134

    From New York Times best-selling author Barbara Delinsky: a woman has a secret that may save the life of her best friend's husband - or destroy him....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable Maine story

    • By Donna A on 10-21-13

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Blueprints

    • A Novel
    • By: Barbara Delinsky
    • Narrated by: Amy Rubinate
    • Length: 13 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 173
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 159
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 157

    Blueprints is the story of two strong women - Caroline MacAfee, a skilled carpenter; and her daughter, Jamie, a talented architect....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Narrator was too dramatic !

    • By Jan on 02-26-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Twilight Whispers

    • By: Barbara Delinsky
    • Narrated by: Kathy Garver
    • Length: 14 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Twilight Whisperswas a challenge for me. At the time I wrote it - 1987 - I wanted to push myself as a writer. The result: a book that was more complex than anything I had written before....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointed

    • By Joan Murphy on 07-29-17

    Regular price: $21.00

    • A Woman Betrayed

    • By: Barbara Delinsky
    • Narrated by: Linda Emond
    • Length: 3 hrs and 56 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 3

    With a 20-year marriage, two terrific kids, and a successful career, Laura Frye has everything she could ask for...until her husband Jeff mysteriously disappears....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great Read!

    • By Jenny Macaluso on 05-01-18

    Regular price: $21.27

    • The Summer I Dared

    • By: Barbara Delinsky
    • Narrated by: Julia Gibson
    • Length: 14 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 75
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60

    On Big Sawyer island, life is as steady as the routine of the lobstermen who leave with the tide each morning and return with their haul each night....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • OK But Not One of Delinsky's Best

    • By Elizabeth B. Brandt on 05-24-11

    Regular price: $22.67

    • The Vineyard

    • A Novel
    • By: Barbara Delinsky
    • Narrated by: Beth Fowler
    • Length: 14 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 56
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 48

    When Natalie Seebring announces plans to marry within months of the death of her husband of fifty-eight years, her son and daughter are stunned....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Free spirit and matriarch learn from each other

    • By Grete on 12-02-12

    Regular price: $22.67

    • More than Friends

    • By: Barbara Delinsky
    • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
    • Length: 14 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 70
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 48

    The Maxwells and the Popes have been friends forever....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great Story-Horrible Narrator

    • By Mary Badeaux on 10-28-16

    Regular price: $22.67

    • Heart of the Night

    • By: Barbara Delinsky
    • Narrated by: Sandra Burr
    • Length: 14 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 106
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 50

    "When I think of Heart of the Night, I think of one of the characters in the book, late-night disc jockey Jared Snow....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • okay

    • By bebe on 04-17-10

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Lake News

    • By: Barbara Delinsky
    • Narrated by: Jen Taylor
    • Length: 13 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    After an unscrupulous reporter falsely accuses Boston lounge singer Lily Blake of having an affair with a newly appointed Cardinal, she’s hounded by the press....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Redemption and forgiveness well written.

    • By lucy on 06-22-12

    Regular price: $15.07

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