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Father of the bride
Delinsky, Barbara.
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[Large print edition].
Publication Information:
Waterville, ME : Wheeler, 2004.

Physical Description:
135 pages ; 25 cm
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Author Notes

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) Barbara Delinsky lives in Massachusetts.

(Publisher Provided) Since the 1980s, Barbara Delinsky has published more than sixty novels including, most recently, "The Vineyard", "Lake News", "Coast Road", "Three Wishes", "More Than Friends", & "Suddenly". Published in seventeen languages worldwide, her books regularly appear on "The New York Times", "The Wall Street Journal", "The Washington Post", "The Boston Globe", & "Publishers Weekly" bestseller lists. Born & raised in suburban Boston, Delinsky lives in Needham, Massachusetts.

(Publisher Provided) Barbara Delinsky has a B.A. in psychology from Tufts University and an M.A. in sociology from Boston College. Her bestselling novels include "Coast Road", which featured a heroine who was a breast cancer survivor. She serves on the Massachusetts General Hospital Women's Cancer Visiting Committee.

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Reviews 2

Booklist Review

It can be fun to revisit early titles of current favorite authors, and this delightful vintage Delinsky will not disappoint. Russ Shaw left his teen bride and new baby 25 years ago when he knew they would have a better life with her wealthy family than he could provide, even with two jobs. Now he is returning to St. Louis, a successful private-school headmaster with a PhD, to give his daughter away at her wedding. Cynthia Bauer had a nice marriage to another man, who adopted her daughter, Diane, in the interim, but she never forgot the passion and strong love of her first husband, Russ. Seeing each other again rekindles their feelings for each other, and though they have realistic and painful memories to revisit, they take this second chance. Delinsky's characters and plots defy cliché in this charming read. Fans of Debbie Macomber will enjoy this story.--Alessio, Amy Copyright 2010 Booklist

Library Journal Review

A couple torn apart by parental disapproval and estranged for 25 years rethink their relationship when their daughter insists that her father walks her down the aisle. This emotionally gripping story displays -Delinsky's exceptional character development and still rings true despite its having been first published by Harlequin Romance in 1991 as a novella in the collection With This Ring. © Copyright 2018. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.