Barbara Delinsky Books

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Barbara Delinsky is a bestselling American author that writes inspirational romance and romantic suspense novels. Born in 1945 in Boston, Massachusetts, she attended Newton High School, Tufts University (BA in Psychology), and Boston College (MA in Sociology). She was pretty young when she married Steve Delinsky.

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Order of Something Forever Series

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1 Special Something 1984 Description / Buy
2 Forever Instinct 1984 Description / Buy

Order of Victoria Lesser Series

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1 The Real Thing 1986 Description / Buy
2 Crossed Hearts / Twelve Across 1987 Description / Buy
3 A Single Rose / The Invitation 1987 Description / Buy

Order of Crosslyn Rise Series

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1 The Dream 1990 Description / Buy
2 The Dream Unfolds 1990 Description / Buy
3 The Dream Comes True 1990 Description / Buy

Order of Blake Sisters Series

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1 Lake News ( By: Jeanette Olender) 1999 Description / Buy
2 An Accidental Woman 2002 Description / Buy

Order of Rebels and Rogues Series

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1 The Private Eye ( By: Dani Sinclair) 1991 Description / Buy
2 The Outsider 1992 Description / Buy
3 The Private Eye ( By: Jayne Ann Krentz) 1992 Description / Buy
4 The Last Honest Man ( By: Leandra Logan) 1992 Description / Buy
5 The Mighty Quinn ( By: Candace Schuler) 1992 Description / Buy
6 Christmas Knight ( By: Lyn Ellis) 1996 Description / Buy
7 The Stormchaser ( By: Rita Clay Estrada) 1997 Description / Buy

Order of Barbara Delinsky Standalone Novels

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1 Surrender by Moonlight 1981 Description / Buy
2 Passionate Touch 1981 Description / Buy
3 Sweet Ember 1981 Description / Buy
4 Sensuous Burgundy 1981 Description / Buy
5 The Ardent Protector 1982 Description / Buy
6 Whispered Promise 1982 Description / Buy
7 Lilac Awakening 1982 Description / Buy
8 Amber Enchantment 1982 Description / Buy
9 Knightly Love (As: Billie Douglass) 1982 Description / Buy
10 Search for a New Dawn 1982 Description / Buy
11 Sweet Serenity (As: Billie Douglass) 1982 Description / Buy
12 A Time to Love 1982 Description / Buy
13 An Irresistible Impulse 1983 Description / Buy
14 Fast Courting 1983 Description / Buy
15 The Carpenter's Lady 1983 Description / Buy
16 Lover From the Sea 1983 Description / Buy
17 Beyond Fantasy 1983 Description / Buy
18 Flip Side of Yesterday 1983 Description / Buy
19 The Silver Fox 1983 Description / Buy
20 Passion and Illusion 1983 Description / Buy
21 Gemstone 1983 Description / Buy
22 Moment to Moment 1984 Description / Buy
23 Bronze Mystique 1984 Description / Buy
24 Finger Prints 1984 Description / Buy
25 Secret of the Stone 1985 Description / Buy
26 Chances Are 1985 Description / Buy
27 First Things First 1985 Description / Buy
28 Variation on a Theme 1985 Description / Buy
29 Threats And Promises 1986 Description / Buy
30 Within Reach 1986 Description / Buy
31 First, Best And Only 1986 Description / Buy
32 Jasmine Sorcery 1986 Description / Buy
33 Straight from the Heart 1986 Description / Buy
34 Heat Wave 1987 Description / Buy
35 Cardinal Rules 1987 Description / Buy
36 Twilight Whispers 1987 Description / Buy
37 T.L.C. 1987 Description / Buy
38 Commitments 1988 Description / Buy
39 Fulfillment 1988 Description / Buy
40 Through My Eyes 1989 Description / Buy
41 Heart of the Night 1989 Description / Buy
42 Montana Man 1989 Description / Buy
43 Facets 1990 Description / Buy
44 Having Faith 1990 Description / Buy
45 A Woman Betrayed 1991 Description / Buy
46 The Stud 1991 Description / Buy
47 The Passions of Chelsea Kane 1992 Description / Buy
48 Suddenly 1993 Description / Buy
49 More Than Friends 1993 Description / Buy
50 For My Daughters 1994 Description / Buy
51 Together Alone 1995 Description / Buy
52 Shades of Grace 1996 Description / Buy
53 Three Wishes 1997 Description / Buy
54 Father Figure 1997 Description / Buy
55 A Woman's Place 1997 Description / Buy
56 Coast Road 1998 Description / Buy
57 The Vineyard 2000 Description / Buy
58 The Woman Next Door 2001 Description / Buy
59 Flirting with Pete 2003 Description / Buy
60 The Summer I Dared 2004 Description / Buy
61 Looking for Peyton Place 2005 Description / Buy
62 Family Tree 2007 Description / Buy
63 The Secret Between Us 2008 Description / Buy
64 While My Sister Sleeps 2009 Description / Buy
65 Not My Daughter 2009 Description / Buy
66 Escape 2011 Description / Buy
67 Sweet Salt Air 2013 Description / Buy
68 Blueprints 2015 Description / Buy
69 Before and Again 2018 Description / Buy
70 A Week at the Shore 2020 Description / Buy
71 A Single Rose 2023 Description / Buy

Order of Barbara Delinsky Short Stories/Novellas

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1 Sunlight and Joy (Short Story) 2011 Description / Buy
2 Amber's Embrace 2012 Description / Buy
3 Call My Name 2012 Description / Buy
4 Silken Sands 2012 Description / Buy
5 Don't Tempt Me 2012 Description / Buy
6 The Right Wrong Number (Short Story) 2013 Description / Buy
7 What She Really Wants (Short Story) 2015 Description / Buy

Order of Barbara Delinsky Short Story Collections

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1 Eternity 2012 Description / Buy
2 Love Songs 2013 Description / Buy

Order of Barbara Delinsky Non-Fiction

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1 Uplift: Secrets from the Sisterhood of Breast Cancer Survivors 2001 Description / Buy
2 Does a Lobsterman Wear Pants? (Short Story) 2005 Description / Buy

Barbara Delinsky Anthologies

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1 With This Ring 1991 Description / Buy
2 Family Passions 2002 Description / Buy
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Steve was a law student at the time. After a long stint with the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, Barbara joined the Belmont Herald, for whom she worked as a reporter and photographer.

She had given birth to her first child by this point. At the time, publishing was not part of the author’s grand plan. Barbara had a vivid imagination as a child, but she never shared her thoughts with other people.

For the most part, she had a great childhood that included piano and flute lessons and ballroom dancing. The death of her mother changed everything. It was the most significant occurrence of her young life. Eventually, Barbara started concocting stories surrounding her mother’s death.

But she kept those stories to herself, partly because her family members had pursued practical careers, and she knew that she had to do the same. The fact that she had an affinity for the written word meant nothing. The notion of pursuing writing as a career never crossed her mind.

The author is not afraid to admit that she did not have a particular career in mind when she went to college. From what she saw, no one expected women from her era to think about careers. She went on to pursue an MA in sociology, but only because her husband was starting law school during the first years of their marriage, and they needed the money.

Barbara hoped that the M.A. would get her a better-paying job. Her foray into publishing began when she joined the Belmont Herald. Initially, Barbara was primarily a photographer. She would write copy for her pictures, but writing was never the priority.

Over time, Barbara realized that her writing skills were far superior to her photography. In the aftermath of her twins’ birth, she found an article profiling a trio of female writers. The article inspired the author to give writing a shot.

She plotted and wrote her first manuscript, selling it soon after. Once the book was published (in 1980), she followed it up with another and another until she had accumulated a sizable bibliography constituting dozens of novels. Even though she started her career by penning fiction, Barbara’s nonfiction work has gathered a decent following over the years. Many people relate to the contents of ‘Uplift,’ a volume that uses Barbara’s experiences as a breast cancer survivor.

She received her breast cancer diagnosis early on, and for a time, she was convinced that she would die just like her mother. But she underwent treatment and recovered, using the lessons she learned to help other cancer patients.

Barbara Delinsky Awards

Barbara has won RT Reviewer’s Choice and Golden Medallion Awards.

Best Barbara Delinsky Books

The author writes character-driven stories about ordinary people contending with everyday challenges. Barbara’s best books include:

Not My Daughter: Susan’s relationship with her daughter imploded the day Lily announced her pregnancy. The single mother was overwhelmed, especially when she realized that Lily was not the only high school junior that had fallen pregnant.

Susan had done everything she could to keep Lily on the right path. She couldn’t understand what had motivated Lily and her best friends to shame her.

With her detractors using the situation to raise questions about her competence as the high school principal, Susan must re-evaluate her life.

While My Sister Sleeps: Molly and Robin were different. Molly was a horticulturist, while her sister was a world-class runner. They adored one another. And yet, when Robin suffered a heart attack, Molly was forced to confront their relationship’s complexities.

Despite their bond, Molly had spent her life in Robin’s shadow, and she couldn’t ignore the resentment it had caused. But now, Robin is vulnerable, and the doctors do not expect her to regain consciousness. Molly must carry the ensuing responsibilities.

Her parents can barely cope. Her brother’s calm demeanor is making things worse. Molly has to make the tough decisions. She thought she was up to the task. But then she made a discovery that turned her life upside down.

When Does The Next Barbara Delinsky book come out?

Barbara Delinsky doesn't seem to have an upcoming book. Their newest book is A Single Rose and was released on June, 20th 2023.

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