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Barbara Delinsky was born on August 9, 1945 in suburban Boston. She received a B.A. in psychology from Tufts University and an M.A. in sociology from Boston College. After graduate school, she worked as a researcher with the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. After her first child was born, she worked as a photographer and reporter for the Belmont Herald. She has written more than 60 novels including Shades of Grace, Coast Road, While My Sister Sleeps and Not My Daughter. Some of her novels have been made into television movies including Three Wishes starring Valerie Bertinelli and A Woman's Place starring Lorraine Bracco. She wrote the nonfiction book Uplift: Secrets from the Sisterhood of Breast Cancer Survivors. She has also written under the pen names Bonnie Drake and Billie Douglass. Barbara's novels, Blueprints and Sweet Salt Air, made the New York Times bestseller list in 2015. (Bowker Author Biography) — biography from The Vineyard… (more)
Family Tree 1,175 copies, 38 reviews
The Secret Between Us 921 copies, 33 reviews
While My Sister Sleeps 805 copies, 39 reviews
Lake News 796 copies, 9 reviews
Not My Daughter 785 copies, 48 reviews
The Summer I Dared 770 copies, 15 reviews
Coast Road 728 copies, 8 reviews
Flirting with Pete 686 copies, 9 reviews
The Vineyard 671 copies, 3 reviews
An Accidental Woman 669 copies, 11 reviews
The Woman Next Door 668 copies, 4 reviews
Looking for Peyton Place 595 copies, 7 reviews
Sweet Salt Air 577 copies, 33 reviews
Three Wishes 554 copies, 9 reviews
Escape 524 copies, 18 reviews
A Woman Betrayed 439 copies, 12 reviews
More Than Friends 419 copies, 7 reviews
A Woman's Place 398 copies, 6 reviews
Suddenly 388 copies, 8 reviews
Blueprints 355 copies, 15 reviews
Together Alone 347 copies, 7 reviews
Before and Again 340 copies, 23 reviews
The Passions of Chelsea Kane 336 copies, 4 reviews
For My Daughters 321 copies, 4 reviews
Heart of the Night 303 copies, 6 reviews
Commitments 291 copies, 5 reviews
Shades of Grace 272 copies, 3 reviews
The Carpenter's Lady 266 copies, 2 reviews
Twilight Whispers 264 copies, 4 reviews
Facets 203 copies, 10 reviews
A Week at the Shore 177 copies, 13 reviews
First, Best and Only 171 copies, 2 reviews
Twelve Across 145 copies, 3 reviews
Moment to Moment 142 copies, 1 review
Rekindled (2-in-1) 131 copies, 3 reviews
Finger Prints 127 copies, 4 reviews
T.L.C. 121 copies, 2 reviews
The Right Wrong Number 120 copies, 9 reviews
Through My Eyes 117 copies
Within Reach 117 copies
Cardinal Rules 109 copies, 1 review
Fulfillment 98 copies, 2 reviews
Montana Man 92 copies, 4 reviews
The Outsider 90 copies, 3 reviews
The Dream Comes True 89 copies, 1 review
Gemstone 87 copies, 1 review
Fast Courting 85 copies
The Dream Unfolds 83 copies, 2 reviews
Secret of the Stone 75 copies, 2 reviews
Bronze Mystique 74 copies
The Real Thing 72 copies
Chances Are 71 copies, 2 reviews
The Stud 68 copies, 2 reviews
A Time to Love 63 copies
Dreams (3-in-1) 63 copies
Having Faith 62 copies, 1 review
A Single Rose 61 copies
An Irresistible Impulse 59 copies, 2 reviews
Passion and Illusion 59 copies, 2 reviews
Variation on a Theme 56 copies, 2 reviews
Threats and Promises 56 copies, 1 review
Sweet Ember 53 copies
First Things First 51 copies, 2 reviews
The Dream 51 copies, 2 reviews
Trust (2-in-1) 49 copies
Heat Wave 42 copies, 1 review
Warm Hearts 37 copies
What She Really Wants 36 copies, 3 reviews
Week at the Shore 35 copies, 1 review
A Special Something 29 copies, 1 review
Jasmine Sorcery 25 copies, 1 review
Love Songs 24 copies
Summer Lovers (3-in-1) (Contributor) 21 copies
Forever Yours (3-in-1) (Contributor) 18 copies
Heatwave (3-in-1) (Contributor) 17 copies
Knightly Love 16 copies
Flip Side of Yesterday 15 copies, 1 review
Amber's Embrace 13 copies, 1 review
Lilac Awakening 10 copies, 1 review
Heart and Soul (3-in-1) (Contributor) 8 copies
Silken Sands 7 copies
Hold My Heart 6 copies
Home Fires 6 copies
Memories Past 6 copies
Call My Name 6 copies
Father Figure 5 copies
Pictures of You 4 copies, 1 review
Unistus 1 copy
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Barbara Ruth Greenberg was born on August 9, 1945, in Newton, a suburb of Boston, Massachusetts, where she was raised in a family of lawyers. Her mother died of breast cancer, when she was eight, it was the defining event of a childhood that was otherwise ordinary. She took piano lessons and flute lessons. She took ballroom dancing lessons. She went to summer camp through her fifteenth year (in Maine, which explains the setting of so many of her stories), then spent her sixteenth summer learning to type and to drive (two skills that have served her better than all of her other high school courses combined). In 1967, she earned a B.A. in psychology at Tufts University and an M.A. in sociology at Boston College in 1969. Following graduate school, she was a researcher for the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. After the birth of her first child, Andrew, she took a job as a photographer and reporter for the Belmont Herald newspaper, and later for the Boston Herald. She also filled her time doing volunteer work at hospitals, and serving on the Board of Directors of the Friends of the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center and their Women's Cancer Advisory Board. Barbara's career in writing began in 1980, after having a pair of twins, Eric and Jeremy, when she read a newspaper article about romance fiction. She researched the field, read 40 to 50 category romances and sat down to begin her own. She found that her background in psychology was helpful in "planning the emotional entanglements of (her) characters," and claims that she has "pulled on virtually every aspect of (her) background and of (her) life experience in general (in her writing)." Barbara Delinsky is nothing if not prolific. Since 1980, she has written well over 80 novels, and shows no sign of slowing down. She began signing her novels as Billie Douglass and as Bonnie Drake, now she signs her novels with her married name: Barbara Delinsky. More than 20 million copies of her books are in print worldwide, translated into over a dozen foreign languages. From Romantic Times Magazine, she's received the Special Achievement Award (twice), the Reviewer's Choice Award and the Best Contemporary Romance Award. She's also received the Romance Writers of America Golden Medallion and Golden Leaf awards. In 1994, Barbara was diagnosed breast cancer, like her mother. But it had surgery and treatment. And in 2001 she published the non-fiction Uplift: Secrets From the Sisterhood of Breast Cancer Survivors. Now, the Delinsky family resides in Needham, Massachusetts, where Barbara's husband is a prominent local lawyer.
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