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Blueprints A Novel by Barbara Delinsky

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If you are looking for a good summer read while sitting poolside, BLUEPRINTS by Barbara Delinsky has just hit the shelves.

About The Book:

BLUEPRINTS by Barbara Delinsky

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 fiancé 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!

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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.

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  1. Avatar
    Sara Schwab
    June 11, 2015 at 3:20 pm

    the best place I love to read a book at I curle up with blanket I my bed to read a good book

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    Jan Lee
    June 11, 2015 at 7:15 pm

    My favorite place to curl up is in bed. That’s where I read at night and it’s why I prefer paperbacks or print copies of books.

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    Sherri
    June 11, 2015 at 7:59 pm

    My absolute favorite place to read is on the beach, but if I am at home then either the couch or the rocking chair.

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    Ann Cluck
    June 11, 2015 at 8:09 pm

    My favorite place to read in on my couch. I love the term blueprints as a description for life. My blueprint is forever changing.

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    terry myers
    June 11, 2015 at 11:53 pm

    My favorite place is in bed i am bed bound i have cerebral palsy i read because I can go places in my mind reading is life saver to me my mother passed this to me what a great gift

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    Jennifer Rogers
    June 12, 2015 at 9:55 am

    My favorite place to curl up with a book is definitely going to be a Quiet place! I ususally pick the bedroom and shut the door! LOL!

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    Heather in VA
    June 12, 2015 at 10:23 am

    My favorite place to curl up with a good book is the deep stacks of an old library. I don’t get to do it very often though these days.

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    Becca
    June 14, 2015 at 12:56 pm

    My favorite place to curl up and read is my bed. I like being nice and warm and cozy while I read.

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    Lisa
    June 17, 2015 at 5:32 am

    I love to curl up outside on the patio. It’s especially nice if it’s raining(I have a covered patio so I don’t get wet!).

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    DEBIJOT
    June 17, 2015 at 9:58 am

    This sounds like a good book. In the Fall and Winter I like to read in front of the fireplace.

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    Angela Saver
    June 18, 2015 at 4:20 pm

    My favorite place to curl up with a book is in my recliner next to the fireplace! I love curling up with a book when we are burning wood!

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    ellen schull
    June 22, 2015 at 11:11 pm

    I love to read on my screened in porch on the day bead, with a light blanket. The breezes come in and it is so cozy.

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    Lily Kwan
    June 24, 2015 at 11:14 pm

    My favorite spot to curl up with a good book is in bed. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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