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Barbara Delinsky

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About the Author

Barbara Delinsky was born on August 9, 1945 in suburban Boston. She received a B.A. in psychology from Tufts University and an M.A. in sociology from Boston College. After graduate school, she worked as a researcher with the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. After her näytä lisää first child was born, she worked as a photographer and reporter for the Belmont Herald. She has written more than 60 novels including Shades of Grace, Coast Road, While My Sister Sleeps and Not My Daughter. Some of her novels have been made into television movies including Three Wishes starring Valerie Bertinelli and A Woman's Place starring Lorraine Bracco. She wrote the nonfiction book Uplift: Secrets from the Sisterhood of Breast Cancer Survivors. She has also written under the pen names Bonnie Drake and Billie Douglass. Barbara's novels, Blueprints and Sweet Salt Air, made the New York Times bestseller list in 2015. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän
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Tekijän teokset

Family Tree (2007) 1,190 kappaletta
The Secret Between Us (2008) 928 kappaletta
While My Sister Sleeps (2009) 823 kappaletta
Lake News (1999) 805 kappaletta
Not My Daughter (2010) 797 kappaletta
The Summer I Dared (2005) 783 kappaletta
Coast Road (1998) 744 kappaletta
Flirting with Pete (2003) 697 kappaletta
The Vineyard (2000) 683 kappaletta
An Accidental Woman (2002) 677 kappaletta
The Woman Next Door (2001) 668 kappaletta
Looking for Peyton Place (2005) 610 kappaletta
Sweet Salt Air (2013) 594 kappaletta
Three Wishes (1997) 561 kappaletta
Escape (2011) 531 kappaletta
A Woman Betrayed (1991) 450 kappaletta
More Than Friends (1993) 423 kappaletta
A Woman's Place (1997) 403 kappaletta
Suddenly (1994) 390 kappaletta
Blueprints (1900) 360 kappaletta
Before and Again (2018) 352 kappaletta
Together Alone (1995) 350 kappaletta
The Passions of Chelsea Kane (1992) 342 kappaletta
For My Daughters (1994) 327 kappaletta
Heart of the Night (1989) 308 kappaletta
Commitments (1988) 298 kappaletta
Shades of Grace (1996) 280 kappaletta
The Carpenter's Lady (1983) 274 kappaletta
Twilight Whispers (1987) 264 kappaletta
Facets (1990) 205 kappaletta
A Week at the Shore (2020) 186 kappaletta
First, Best and Only (1986) 170 kappaletta
Twelve Across (1987) 148 kappaletta
Moment to Moment (1984) 143 kappaletta
Rekindled (2-in-1) (1998) 133 kappaletta
Finger Prints (1984) 132 kappaletta
T.L.C. (1988) 122 kappaletta
The Right Wrong Number (2013) 120 kappaletta
Within Reach (1986) 119 kappaletta
Through My Eyes (1989) 117 kappaletta
Cardinal Rules (1987) 109 kappaletta
Fulfillment (1988) 101 kappaletta
Montana Man (1989) 94 kappaletta
The Outsider (1992) 91 kappaletta
The Dream Comes True (1990) 90 kappaletta
Gemstone (1983) 88 kappaletta
Fast Courting (1983) 88 kappaletta
The Dream Unfolds (1990) 84 kappaletta
Secret of the Stone (1985) 80 kappaletta
Bronze Mystique (1984) 76 kappaletta
The Real Thing (1986) 75 kappaletta
The Stud (1991) 71 kappaletta
Chances Are (1986) 71 kappaletta
Having Faith (1995) 66 kappaletta
A Time to Love (1982) 65 kappaletta
Dreams (3-in-1) (1990) 64 kappaletta
A Single Rose (1987) 63 kappaletta
An Irresistible Impulse (1983) 60 kappaletta
Passion and Illusion (1983) 60 kappaletta
Sensuous Burgundy (1981) 59 kappaletta
Variation on a Theme (1994) 58 kappaletta
Threats and Promises (1986) 56 kappaletta
Sweet Ember (1981) 53 kappaletta
First Things First (1985) 51 kappaletta
The Dream (1990) 51 kappaletta
Straight from the Heart (1986) 50 kappaletta
Trust (2-in-1) (2008) 49 kappaletta
Search for a New Dawn (1982) 46 kappaletta
Heat Wave (1987) 43 kappaletta
Week at the Shore (2021) 40 kappaletta
Warm Hearts (2012) 39 kappaletta
What She Really Wants (2015) 36 kappaletta
A Special Something (1984) 30 kappaletta
Coast Road [and] Three Wishes (2007) 29 kappaletta
Jasmine Sorcery (1986) 27 kappaletta
The Stud (Signature Select) (2005) 25 kappaletta
Love Songs (2013) 24 kappaletta
The Forever Instinct (1984) 22 kappaletta
Summer Lovers (3-in-1) (1997) — Avustaja — 21 kappaletta
Sanctuary (The Stud / T.L.C.) (1991) 20 kappaletta
Forever Yours (3-in-1) (1997) — Avustaja — 18 kappaletta
Heatwave (3-in-1) (1998) — Avustaja — 17 kappaletta
Knightly Love (1982) 16 kappaletta
Perfect Timing (Anthology 3-in-1) (2001) 16 kappaletta
Lover from the Sea (1983) 16 kappaletta
Flip Side of Yesterday (1983) 15 kappaletta
Amber's Embrace (1982) 13 kappaletta
Expecting! (By Request 3-in-1) (1996) 11 kappaletta
Lilac Awakening (1982) 10 kappaletta
Sunlight and Joy (2011) 10 kappaletta
Surrender by Moonlight (1981) 9 kappaletta
The Ardent Protector (1982) 9 kappaletta
The Passionate Touch (1981) 9 kappaletta
Heart and Soul (3-in-1) (1998) — Avustaja — 8 kappaletta
Does a Lobsterman Wear Pants? (2005) 8 kappaletta
Beyond Fantasy (1983) 7 kappaletta
Take 5, Volume 6 (Anthology 5-in-1) (2002) — Avustaja — 7 kappaletta
Silken Sands (2012) 7 kappaletta
Sweet Serenity (1983) 6 kappaletta
Whispered Promise (1982) 6 kappaletta
Home Fires (2012) 6 kappaletta
Hold My Heart (2012) 6 kappaletta
Memories Past (2007) 6 kappaletta
Call My Name (2012) 6 kappaletta
Don't Tempt Me (2012) 5 kappaletta
Father Figure (1997) 5 kappaletta
The Silver Fox (1983) 5 kappaletta
Pictures of You (2012) 4 kappaletta
Independent Passions (2007) 3 kappaletta
The Scent of Jasmine (2012) 3 kappaletta
Twilight Whispers | Facets (2010) 3 kappaletta
sa Delinski, Barbara 2 kappaletta
T.L.C. | First, Best and Only (2007) 2 kappaletta
Evadarea (Romanian Edition) (2011) 2 kappaletta
The Secret Between Us (2008) 1 kappale
Eve's Christmas 1 kappale
Up all night 1 kappale
Unistus (2011) 1 kappale
Coast Road [abridged] (1998) 1 kappale

Associated Works

Reader's Digest Select Editions 1999 v01 #241 (1999) — Avustaja — 30 kappaletta
RDSELP 2000 (Lake News and Hunting Badger) (2000) — Tekijä — 1 kappale

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Virallinen nimi
Delinsky, Barbara Ruth Greenberg
Muut nimet
Drake, Bonnie
Douglass, Billie
Syntymäaika
1945-08-09
Sukupuoli
female
Kansalaisuus
USA (birth)
Syntymäpaikka
Newton, Massachusetts, USA
Asuinpaikat
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Newton, Massachusetts, USA
Needham, Massachusetts, USA
Koulutus
Tufts University (BA | psychology)
Boston College (MA | sociology)
Ammatit
writer
novelist
photographer
reporter
author
Organisaatiot
Belmont Herald
Palkinnot ja kunnianosoitukset
Romantic Times Career Achievement Award (Women's Fiction, 2006)
Lyhyt elämäkerta
Barbara Ruth Greenberg was born on August 9, 1945, in Newton, a suburb of Boston, Massachusetts, where she was raised in a family of lawyers. Her mother died of breast cancer, when she was eight, it was the defining event of a childhood that was otherwise ordinary. She took piano lessons and flute lessons. She took ballroom dancing lessons. She went to summer camp through her fifteenth year (in Maine, which explains the setting of so many of her stories), then spent her sixteenth summer learning to type and to drive (two skills that have served her better than all of her other high school courses combined). In 1967, she earned a B.A. in psychology at Tufts University and an M.A. in sociology at Boston College in 1969. Following graduate school, she was a researcher for the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. After the birth of her first child, Andrew, she took a job as a photographer and reporter for the Belmont Herald newspaper, and later for the Boston Herald. She also filled her time doing volunteer work at hospitals, and serving on the Board of Directors of the Friends of the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center and their Women's Cancer Advisory Board. Barbara's career in writing began in 1980, after having a pair of twins, Eric and Jeremy, when she read a newspaper article about romance fiction. She researched the field, read 40 to 50 category romances and sat down to begin her own. She found that her background in psychology was helpful in "planning the emotional entanglements of (her) characters," and claims that she has "pulled on virtually every aspect of (her) background and of (her) life experience in general (in her writing)." Barbara Delinsky is nothing if not prolific. Since 1980, she has written well over 80 novels, and shows no sign of slowing down. She began signing her novels as Billie Douglass and as Bonnie Drake, now she signs her novels with her married name: Barbara Delinsky. More than 20 million copies of her books are in print worldwide, translated into over a dozen foreign languages. From Romantic Times Magazine, she's received the Special Achievement Award (twice), the Reviewer's Choice Award and the Best Contemporary Romance Award. She's also received the Romance Writers of America Golden Medallion and Golden Leaf awards. In 1994, Barbara was diagnosed breast cancer, like her mother. But it had surgery and treatment. And in 2001 she published the non-fiction Uplift: Secrets From the Sisterhood of Breast Cancer Survivors. Now, the Delinsky family resides in Needham, Massachusetts, where Barbara's husband is a prominent local lawyer.

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My first Barbara Delinsky, and likely my last. I don't understand how an author can make love and broken hearts and resentments and tragedy so... lifeless. The writing style is all Tell and very little Show. I stuck it out to the 33% mark before giving up.

Audiobook, borrowed from my public library via Overdrive.

 
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