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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!
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.
Read an excerpt of Blueprints here to get hooked!
My Review: 5 out of 5 stars. I recently stumbled on this book and added it to my Must Read Books for Summer. I was a big fan of Sweet Salt Air by Barbara Delinsky which I picked up last year. And was excited to see her lastest coming out earlier this month. And y’all, she didn’t disappoint. Once I started, I was hooked. I read almost the entire book in one sitting and it’s got 408 pages. If that tells you anything at all. lol I loved reading the stories between Caroline’s point of view and Jamie’s point of view. I loved that they were a mother-daughter duo. And I LOVED that it had elements of house-flipping/remodeling. If y’all only knew how much house-flipping-remodeling-renovating shows I watch, you’d totally get why I totally dug this. I definitely recommend you grabbing a copy ASAP! And pick up Sweet Salt Air too. 🙂
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