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Commitments

Commitments

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by Barbara Delinsky, Joyce Bean
     
 

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Sabrina Stone: elegant society wife, loving mother of a serverely disabled child, tragic portrait of a woman in pain. There are the impressions she conjures for investigator Derek McGill in their first meeting on the rooftop terrace of her Manhattan home. As for Sabrina, it is in their introduction that she senses a deep caring in this man. Sabrina next meets

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Sabrina Stone: elegant society wife, loving mother of a serverely disabled child, tragic portrait of a woman in pain. There are the impressions she conjures for investigator Derek McGill in their first meeting on the rooftop terrace of her Manhattan home. As for Sabrina, it is in their introduction that she senses a deep caring in this man. Sabrina next meets Derek in a maximum security prison--after he is convicted of murder. When curiosity and proximity bid her visit, she finds a hardened man, yet one who retains a germ of caring for her and her son. Sustained by that, Sabrina must make decisions that no wife or mother should ever have to make...and begin to fight for a wronged man's revenge.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Commitments was written during Delinsky's transition period as she moved from straight romance to the broader arena of women's fiction. As such, the story has a strong romance at its core but attempts to deal with other issues as well. Sabrina Stone's son was born severely brain damaged, for example. Investigative reporter Derek McGill was wrongly convicted of manslaughter and sent to prison in a plot masterminded by a very powerful enemy. The work cascades from human interest to self-discovery to romance cum mystery, passable plots all, but in the end it is too confusing and ultimately unsatisfying. Joyce Bean's narrative contribution makes the tale bearable; she moves easily among the characters and adds emotional depth and tension to the dialog, but she cannot overcome the novel's flaws. Only hardcore Delinsky fans will really enjoy this. Libraries are better off purchasing her more recently copyrighted works.DJodi L. Israel, MLS, Jamaica Plain, MA Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
Cincinnati Enquirer
"Delinsky writes about the emotional crises of everyday people and how those trials shape relationships."
Providence Journal
"Delinsky uses nuance and detail to draw realistic characters and ensure that emotion is genuine."
The RomanceReader.com on Commitments
"A good old-fashioned Delinsky love story."
Romantic Times BOOKreviews Magazine on Commitments
"Ms. Delinsky tells a deeply moving and emotional tale that will touch the readers on many levels. Her characters will work their way into your heart."
From the Publisher
"Ms. Delinsky tells a deeply moving and emotional tale that will touch the readers on many levels. Her characters will work their way into your heart."—Romantic Times BOOKreviews Magazine on Commitments"

A good old-fashioned Delinsky love story."—The RomanceReader.com on Commitments"

An excellent storyteller."—Publishers Weekly"

Delinsky writes about the emotional crises of everyday people and how those trials shape relationships."—Cincinnati Enquirer"

Delinsky uses nuance and detail to draw realistic characters and ensure that emotion is genuine."—Providence Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781587885839
Publisher:
Brilliance Audio
Publication date:
11/28/2001
Edition description:
Abridged
Pages:
6
Product dimensions:
4.18(w) x 7.10(h) x 1.17(d)

Meet the Author

Barbara Delinsky has more than twenty million copies of her books in print, in twenty-five different languages. Her novels regularly appear on the bestseller lists of the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and Publishers Weekly, making her one of America's best known, and beloved, authors. Readers can write to her at P.O. Box 812894, Wellesley, MA 02482-0026.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Newton, Massachusetts
Date of Birth:
August 9, 1945
Place of Birth:
Boston, Massachusetts
Education:
B.A. in Psychology, Tufts University, 1967; M.A. in Sociology, Boston College, 1969

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