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More Than Friends [Kindle Edition]

Barbara Delinsky
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

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From Publishers Weekly

The Popes and the Maxwells, known as the "Popewells," are more than next-door neighbors: Annie Pope and Teke Maxwell were college roommates; John David Maxwell is Sam Pope's oldest friend, and both men are full partners at the Boston law firm run by J. D.'s father. But in a matter of moments, the two families are torn apart by tragedy. Sam and Teke are spotted in an act of spontaneous (and unprecedented) lovemaking by 13-year-old Michael Maxwell, who dashes out of the house and runs into a passing pickup truck. The accident leaves the boy in a coma. Making things even more hideous for Teke is the fact that the pickup truck was driven by Grady Piper, her childhood sweetheart. J. D. copes by trying to get somebody sued or arrested, preferably Grady. When Sam's indiscretion comes to light, Annie can hardly bear to be around him. As the days drag on and Michael remains unconscious, it becomes apparent that the Popewell relationships are also badly injured and not all will survive. By focusing on these characters and their responses to adversity, Delinsky ( The Passions of Chelsea Kane ) skillfully turns a somber scenario into intriguing women's fiction.
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“There’s no bigger name in women’s fiction than Barbara Delinsky.”

Rocky Mountain News (Denver)


A beloved classic from Barbara Delinsky, More Than Friends is a powerful and unforgettable story of friendship, love, and forgiveness, emotionally vibrant and populated with truly memorable characters. “A first-rate storyteller” (Boston Globe) whose New York Times bestselling novels include Suddenly, A Woman Betrayed, and The Passions of Chelsea Kane, Delinsky proves once again how well she, “knows the human heart and its immense capacity to love and to believe” (Washington Observer-Reporter).

Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 664 KB
  • Print Length: 496 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0061924563
  • Publisher: HarperCollins e-books; Reprint edition (March 17 2009)
  • Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers CA
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000FC12W8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #102,520 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars I couldn't put it down June 27 2004
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Once I got into this book I could not put it down, Barbara Delinsky has a way of making me feel like I know her characters personally. I felt sorry for them, I was angry with them and relieved when young Michael woke up. I have reread it several times because of its very real themes - friendship, cheating, jealousy, power and love - and they are not so ridiculous that they aren't believable like some books. Definitely a keeper!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Not that a bad story, not so far fetch too Feb. 8 2009
By Lou
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I like the story, was well written very beleivable.
What I hate is the same thing beeing repeted over and
over again. It drives me nuts, but it sure make nice bulk
to the book but still I do recommand it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Difference Feb. 3 2006
By A Customer
Truly a different style of story than one you may have ever read. There are many barriers that come to focus in this hard to put down novel involving love in more ways than one.
Also recommending: Katlyn Stewart,Sophia Kinsella
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gut Wrenching Reality Jan. 17 2004
Format:Mass Market Paperback
This book is Delinsky's best to date, in my opinion. She has a cast of utterly unlikeable characters, apart from Annie, Zoe and Grady. There are oversexed, cheating husbands; power drunk, cruel and heartless men (J.S., J.D.); and other nasty people in this story that guarantees enough grist to keep a gal grinding her teeth or her gristmill of angst. There is the dimwitted, hormonally dominated,low class brood mare Teke who just continues to lame out and be helpless, her favorite mode of action. There are bratty teenagers whom one might want to kick all their over-privileged, over-indulged rearends any number of times. The story is a mind bending tour de force of the pain of dysfunctionality in families, and extended families, who in this story include best friends and their brood. Then there is a teenage revenge pregancy and a very malicious neighborhood gossip who involves herself in the story and literally brings down the families in a heartless power manipulation to grab her 5th husband from the fallout. Plus, there is plenty of other good stuff like control freak men with their raging threats and a powerful portrayal of two men with irrational, revenge mentalities who are utterly drunk on the dynamics of power manipulation. And the GUILT! It oozes from every pore in this story of mutual betrayals.
I loved this book. I could hate most of the main characters because of their despicability and root for the two who redeem the story. What an interesting polarity challenge. Rarely does an author write in such a way as to invite that sort of reader participation in the emotional abuse process unfolding in the book.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Story of Loss of Trust July 28 2002
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Two families are very close. The adults in the story have been friends since before they married. A very serious mistake is made which effects everyone in the book. The individuals work through their hurt and disappointment in their own way. Some stay together, some stay but all are changed.
It was a wonderful book and I'm so glad I read it.This is about the 5th Barbara Delinsky books I have read. I love all of them.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book!! Feb. 28 2002
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I owned this book before and loaned it out. I never got it back so I bought another copy. That's how much I love this book. The central characters are so human, and real. The story is excellent. I read this book about once a year. I love it every time. It's a keeper.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Will love outlast betrayal? Feb. 26 2002
Format:Mass Market Paperback
This is a story about trust, and about how different people react to feeling that their trust has been violated. Two families' lives are changed when a moment of spontaneous passion occurs between two individuals of each respective family. Told from the point of view of all the major characters, including the children, every emotion from guilt, anger, sorrow, and love surfaces as a result. The story evolves with an outcome that reveals how each person comes to terms with what has occurred. Among Delinsky's best.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lessons in Love and Forgiveness Nov. 25 2001
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
This book begins beyond the point in a relationship where many romance novels end. Members of two very close families both make mistakes that are life altering. All family members learn to deal with seeing people they love as flawed and fallible. Eventually we learn that it is foundations that count and not so much of what is built on top.
Sam is wonderful! He is able to cope with his feet of clay and not make a full fledged Greek tragedy from a blunder. He hangs in with his family, admits to his flaws, AND does the work that is needed to get the outcomes that he wants. He deals with life and its imperfections and does a great job of it. I can't imagine who could have done a better job of rediscovering the joys of family under such imperfect circumstances.
You should read this, I learned many important lessons from this Delinsky novel.
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