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For My Daughters [Kindle Edition]

Barbara Delinsky
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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Product Description

From Publishers Weekly

Bestselling romance author Delinsky ( Suddenly ) again proves herself an excellent storyteller in her hardcover debut, a thoroughly enjoyable weeper in which passion and family bonds are both victorious. Wealthy, widowed Philadelphia socialite Ginny St. Clair has always been cool and distant to her three daughters. The summer of her 70th birthday, she abruptly invites all of her offspring to help her settle into a mansion on the rocky Maine coast. Annette, the suffocatingly good mother of five; hard-edged Caroline, a hotshot Chicago lawyer; and Leah, the twice-divorced youngest sibling, arrive at the estate, each aghast to find the others--but their mother, by design, is not there. Though the three grimly assume battle positions, enforced proximity fosters grudging respect and finally love. For Leah, there's also a scalding affair with groundskeeper Jesse Cray, a wild echo of a romance that had flared half a century earlier between a gardener and the mistress of the house. Predictably, that woman was Ginny, who chose duty over love. Readers will enjoy the tart barbs flung by siblings whose animosities are well rendered, as well as the sparks that fly between Jesse and Leah. Clinically neat solutions to various problems and a few whacking credibility lapses hardly dent the novel's appeal. 100,000 first printing; $150,000 ad/promo; audio to HarperAudio; author tour.
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Library Journal

Delinsky, a popular and prolific author of Harlequin romances, makes an impressive hardcover debut with this novel. Three sisters, longtime rivals, are reunited by the mother from whom all are estranged. Focusing on each woman in turn, Delinsky skillfully brings out the pain, insecurity, and hope each harbors. Although there are men in their lives, the real focus is on the sisters, their relationships with one another and their mother, and a summer retreat that brings self-discovery and resolution to unresolved conflicts. Delinsky develops her characters well and creates a strong sense of place with beautiful, evocative descriptions of the landscapes. This bittersweet story should be a popular addition to modern fiction collections.
Barbara E. Kemp, Library Consultant, Reston, Va.
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 512 KB
  • Print Length: 416 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0061374555
  • Publisher: HarperCollins e-books; Reprint edition (March 17 2009)
  • Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers CA
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000FC11W4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #63,081 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very moving! March 19 2001
Format:Mass Market Paperback
A wonderful book! Delinsky grabs your interest immediately and keeps it going 'til the last page. I recently started reading her when someone gave me her book "Suddenly" and read 8 more by her. "Coast Road" and "Three Wishes" are also great. This one is about a mother that didn't bond with her daughters while they were growing up, and why, and all the regrets on both sides, as they all reluctantly come together for Mom's 70th birthday. It's a great love story, but much more than that. Expect to shed a tear, and a few smiles. A great book! One you will want to keep on your library shelf.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By Barbara
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Another great book by Ms. Delinsky. It's funny how, as children, we imagine our parents a certain way----mainly because they are our guidance and our disciplinarians-----but when we are grown up and they let us see their true human events in their lives, it's at times crushing and at times comical and at times refreshing. This is a wonderful story, and as a 50 year old woman, I surely can relate to it as well as understand some of the perplexing attitudes and looks I get from my twin, 16 year old daughters. This book will make you think about relationships of long ago.Read it, you'll love it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
When I read "For My Daughters" I couldn't help but compare the life experiences of the sisters with that of my four sisters. How precious little we truly know of our siblings inner feelings until we are thrown together and united for a common purpose. We all remember what our sisters were like when we were little. It is a remarkable experience to renew those relationships as grown women and come to love and appreciate each other. Barbara Delinsky captures all the emotions of the sisters learning about each other all over again, while learning more about themselves. An excellent book!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Well Done! Dec 29 2001
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I really enjoyed this book! The characters were extremely well-rounded and fleshed out. After reading the novel, they stayed with me as if they were old friends.
The story was realistic and held my attention. I read the book in a day and a half because I couldn't put it down. The dialogue was so natural. I truly felt like Barbara could have been recounting a true story word for word. The relationships between the characters are 3-dimensional, and I understood all the character's reasons for making the decisions they made. I cried, I laughed a little, and I felt alot.
This book revealed some truths about how many people live their lives in fear of being unaccepted and unloved, and how some do not know how to show love or know when they are loved.
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