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Book Recommendation: Blueprints by Barbara Delinsky

A sample of BLUEPRINTS by Barbara Delinsky and prizing was provided by St. Martin’s Press. Links may be affiliate links. 

Summer is the best time to have a nice, cozy book to read. I usually postpone anything too heavy or book-club-y until school starts back. At the pool or on vacation, I want a fun book! Find out more about a book out now, just in time to be part of your summer me-time. What we especially like about this book is that it focuses on the life of a middle-aged women. Her life is complicated and interesting–so refreshing!

About the Book, Blueprints

Blueprints by Barbara DelinskySome women are born with an instinct for knowing how things work—and what to do when they break. 

In Barbara Delinsky’s new novel, Blueprints, Caroline MacAfee is a skilled carpenter, and 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.

With other changes in their lives, both good and bad, the question is “Who am I?” Both Caroline and Jamie ask this 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.

About the Author, Barbara Delinsky


Photo credit: Kerry Brett


Barbara Delinsky is the author of twenty-one New York Times bestselling books. She has been published in twenty-eight languages worldwide.

A lifelong New Englander, Delinsky earned a B.A. in psychology at Tufts University and an M.A. in sociology at Boston College.

She lives in Massachusetts with her husband, more books than she’ll ever be able to read, two tennis racquets, and enough electronic devices to keep in close touch with her children and their families.



About the “Cuddle In” Giveaway

Enter for a chance to win a CUDDLE IN prize pack

Get comfy on the couch, whether binge-watching HGTV or diving into a new read!

One (1) winner receives:

  • A copy of Blueprints
  • Plus a blanket and popcorn bowl.

Giveaway open to US addresses only. Prizing and samples provided by St. Martin’s Press.

barbara-delinsky-blueprintsFor a chance to win this prize, just leave a comment below telling me where you’d read a summer book. One entry per person, please.

Anne Parris

Anne Parris is a managing partner Midlife Boulevard. Her personal blog, Not A Supermom, is your typical mommy blog that her kids say used to be funnier. Anne has a business degree and a dusty résumé from a top accounting firm and a Fortune 500 company, which she reminds herself of every time she is washing underpants. She lives with her family in Virginia and blogs mostly to support her coffee habit.

laura ari

Monday 29th of June 2015

I'd read the summer book at the lake, in a beach chair with my feet in the sand.

Ellie Wright

Wednesday 24th of June 2015

I love to read in my rocking chair on the porch when it isn't too hot. Or inside on my bed when the Texas heat kicks in.

Andrea B.

Wednesday 24th of June 2015

This sounds like a great read. Love this goodie pack, too!

I tend to read on the front porch or on my boat because reading by the water is one of the most relaxing things to me - so reading ON the water works even better!

Carol Graham

Tuesday 23rd of June 2015

The trip to my daughter's house requires two ferry rides and takes about 9 hours. The distance traveled is 22.9 miles. Wi-fi doesn't work so I get to read!

Suzanne Stavert

Tuesday 23rd of June 2015

On a plane, on the couch, in a chair by the pool. :-)

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