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Crossed Hearts (Matchmaker Trilogy Series #1) [NOOK Book]

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Crossed Hearts is the second novel in beloved bestselling author Barbara Delinsky’s Matchmaker trilogy about a woman who makes up crossword puzzles for a living—and a man who just might be the answer to L-O-V-E in her life…

Leah Gates always enjoys a good challenge—with words or otherwise. Still, she should have known better than to leave New York City for this. Knee-deep mud, lashing rain, a burned-down cabin…so much for the R&R that...

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Crossed Hearts (Matchmaker Trilogy Series #1)

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Overview


Crossed Hearts is the second novel in beloved bestselling author Barbara Delinsky’s Matchmaker trilogy about a woman who makes up crossword puzzles for a living—and a man who just might be the answer to L-O-V-E in her life…

Leah Gates always enjoys a good challenge—with words or otherwise. Still, she should have known better than to leave New York City for this. Knee-deep mud, lashing rain, a burned-down cabin…so much for the R&R that she hoped to find in rural New Hampshire. What had her friend Victoria Lesser been thinking?

Woodsman Garrick Rodenheiser was stunned and wary when Leah turned up shivering on his porch. A beautiful woman, miles from nowhere, spelled trouble for him. But he couldn’t just slam the door in her face—or shut out the storm of passion that raged between them…

Originally published as Twelve Across.

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Editorial Reviews

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Praise for Barbara Delinsky:

“A first-rate storyteller who creates believable, sympathetic characters who seem as familiar as your neighbors.”—The Boston Globe

“Delinsky combines her understanding of human nature with absorbing, unpredictable storytelling—a winning combination.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“[She] has a knack for exploring the battlefields of contemporary life.”—Kirkus Reviews

“Delinsky does a wonderful and realistic job portraying family dynamics.”—Library Journal

“A writer who continues to earn her bestseller status.”—Bookreporter.com

“Delinsky never fails to entertain.”—RT Book Reviews

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Praise for Barbara Delinsky:

“A first-rate storyteller who creates believable, sympathetic characters who seem as familiar as your neighbors.”—The Boston Globe

“Delinsky combines her understanding of human nature with absorbing, unpredictable storytelling—a winning combination.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“[She] has a knack for exploring the battlefields of contemporary life.”—Kirkus Reviews

“Delinsky does a wonderful and realistic job portraying family dynamics.”—Library Journal

“A writer who continues to earn her bestseller status.”—Bookreporter.com

“Delinsky never fails to entertain.”—RT Book Reviews

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781466849785
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 4/4/2014
  • Series: Matchmaker Trilogy Series , #1
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 221
  • Sales rank: 6,675
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Barbara Delinsky

BARBARA DELINSKY is a New York Times bestselling author with more than thirty million copies of her books in print. She has been published in twenty-eight languages worldwide. A lifelong New Englander, Delinsky earned a B.A. in psychology at Tufts University and an M.A. in sociology at Boston College. Delinsky enjoys knitting, photography, and cats. She lives in Massachusetts.

Biography

Born Ruth Greenberg, and raised in suburban Boston, Barbara Delinsky worked as a sociology researcher in children's services and was a newspaper photographer and reporter before turning to fiction writing full-time. In point of fact, she never intended to pursue a literary career. But, in the early 1980s, a newspaper article profiling three women who successfully balanced home, family, and romance writing caught her attention. Intrigued, she spent months researching and writing her first novel. It sold -- and Delinsky was off and running.

Praised by critics and fans alike for her character driven studies of marriage, parenthood, and friendship, Delinsky is one of a small cadre of successful women writers (including Nora Roberts and Sandra Brown) who started out writing pseudonymous paperbacks for the category romance genre and muscled their way onto the bestseller lists with hardcover escapist fiction. Yet she is candid about the hard work involved and insists there's no tried-and-true formula that converts automatically to easy money. As if to prove her own point, Delinsky works from eight in the morning to about seven at night, writing in the office above the garage in her Newton, Massachusetts home; doing research; handling interviews; or -- her least favorite part of the job -- touring the country making author appearances.

Over the decades Delinsky has written dozens of novels that have landed on The New York Times bestseller list, including Twilight Whispers (1988), For My Daughters (1994), Three Wishes (1997), Flirting with Pete (2003), and Family Tree (2007). In 2001, she published her first nonfiction title, Uplift: Secrets from the Sisterhood of Breast Cancer Survivors. A cancer survivor herself, she has earmarked all the profits from the sale of this book to benefit breast cancer research.

Good To Know

When she isn't writing, one of Delinsky's favorite pastimes is kayaking.

She gets some of her best ideas in the shower. "It's a little harder to write ideas down there," she wrote to fans on her web site, "but I've been known to yell something out to my husband, who does it for me!"

The family cat, Chelsea, is named after her 1992 novel The Passions of Chelsea Kane.

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    1. Also Known As:
      Billie Douglass, Bonnie Drake; born Ruth Greenberg
    2. Hometown:
      Newton, Massachusetts
    1. Date of Birth:
      August 9, 1945
    2. Place of Birth:
      Boston, Massachusetts
    1. Education:
      B.A. in Psychology, Tufts University, 1967; M.A. in Sociology, Boston College, 1969

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  • Posted November 13, 2014

    This is a great book except in this nook version. 90 pages (hal

    This is a great book except in this nook version. 90 pages (half the book) is missing. I'm glad I still have the paperback version of "Twelve Across" so I can finish the story. For the life of me, I can't figure out why they dropped half the original book. It makes the story totally incomplete.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 10, 2014

    162pgs + crossword at the end

    Good mushy romance...

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    Posted May 13, 2014

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2014

    Highly recommended!!!

    Great read!

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