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Thursday, 11 June 2015

Blueprints: A Novel by Barbara Delinsky

Blueprints: A NovelBlueprints: A Novel by Barbara Delinsky
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I have always loved Barbara Delinsky's novels from years ago up to this very date and this book was good. I can't say its the 'best ever' book I have read by her, it was OK and enjoyable.

It seems the TV show is hosted by a family, its called Gut It. Its a 'MAKE OVER' show. But of course like any family we have all ages from young to old and because of ratings, and new younger people watching its thought to attract even more younger viewing they should have younger people doing the show.

Claire is excellent in what she does but fears the producer wants to axe her and bring in the "newer Model" Jamie.
Of course this causes tension.

Jamie is her daughter!

Well like any family all doesn't go to well at times, family loyalty, moving ahead, family trust, business. Which would you choose?

Its a very well thought up to date book from this author and pretty well will bring in newer readers I would think.

I didn't rave about this book, but it was a pleasant read.

**Thank you to St. Martin's Press via Net Galley for this read for review copy **

Blueprints, the new novel from bestselling author Barbara Delinsky, is the story of two strong women, Caroline MacAfee, a skilled carpenter, and her daughter Jamie, a talented architect. The day after her 56th birthday, Caroline is told the network wants Jamie to replace her as the host on Gut It!, their family-based home construction TV show. The resulting rift couldn't come at a worse time.
For Jamie, life changes overnight when, soon after learning of the host shift, her father and his new wife die in a car accident that orphans their two-year-old son. Accustomed to organization and planning, she is now grappling with a toddler who misses his parents, a fiancĂ© who doesn't want the child, a staggering new attraction, and a work challenge that, if botched, could undermine the future of both MacAfee Homes and Gut It!
For Caroline, hosting Gut It! is part of her identity. Facing its loss, she feels betrayed by her daughter and old in the eyes of the world. When her ex-husband dies, she is thrust into the role of caregiver to his aging father. And then there's Dean, a long-time friend, whose efforts to seduce her awaken desires that have been dormant for so long that she feels foreign to herself.
Who am I? Both women ask, 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.

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