Blueprints

Blueprints

A Novel

Book - 2015
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"Some women are born with an instinct for knowing how things work -and what to do when they break. Caroline MacAfee is a skilled carpenter, her daughter Jamie, a talented architect. Together they are the faces of Gut It!, a home renovation series on local public television. Caroline takes pride in her work, and in the way she connects with the show's audience. But when she is told the network wants her daughter to replace her as host-the day after Caroline's fifty-sixth birthday-she is devastated. The fallout couldn't come at a worse time. For Jamie, life changes overnight when, soon after learning of the host shift, her father and his new wife die in a car accident that orphans their two-year-old son. Accustomed to organization and planning, she is now grappling with a toddler who misses his parents, a fiance who doesn't want the child, a staggering new attraction, and a work challenge that, if botched, could undermine the future of both MacAfee Homes and Gut It! For Caroline, hosting Gut It! is part of her identity. Facing its loss, she feels betrayed by her daughter and old in the eyes of the world. Her ex-husband's death thrusts her into the role of caregiver to his aging father. And then there's Dean, a long-time friend, whose efforts to seduce her awaken desires that have been dormant for so long that she feels foreign to herself. Who am I? Both women ask, as the blueprints they've built their lives around suddenly need revising. While loyalties shift, decisions hover, and new relationships tempt, their challenge comes not only in remaking themselves, but in rebuilding their relationship with each other."--
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2015.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781250007049
Characteristics: 408 pages ; 25 cm

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JCLMargaretO Jul 25, 2017

Relationships between mothers and daughters can often be strained, especially given the circumstances in this story by award winning author, Barbara Delinsky. A great read for those who love seeing characters adjust and adapt in a world where youth is sometimes valued over age.

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suerkaplan
May 25, 2016

Half way through I realized I did not care enough about the characters. Nice writing though.

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trinityis12
Jan 21, 2016

One of the best books I have read in a long time! Did not want to put it down! Great job!

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Mothercat
Jan 12, 2016

Enjoyable story about the relationship between a mother and her daughter, as each of them adjusts to changes in their relationship and their lives.

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22950006105266
Nov 21, 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed this book. Couldn't put it down, just wanted to keep reading.

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niceauntie
Aug 31, 2015

If you are looking for good romantic, escape reading, this is for you. I really enjoyed it.

karcoldelharvic5 Jul 25, 2015

one of Delinsky's best, in my opinion. Lots of intertwined plots, and really shows how events can suddenly change your life.

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caj1222204441801
Jun 15, 2015

An entertaining book about a mother and daughter and their relationships. It goes into the realm of real estate monguls tv shows and their families.

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