Father of the Bride / Handsome as Sin

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BARBARA DELINSKI'S
Father of the Bride

Russ Shaw was returning to St. Louis for the first time in twenty-five years — at the request of his daughter. Diane wanted him to give her away at her wedding, but Diane's mother strongly objected. When the bride's parents ...

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BARBARA DELINSKI'S
Father of the Bride

Russ Shaw was returning to St. Louis for the first time in twenty-five years — at the request of his daughter. Diane wanted him to give her away at her wedding, but Diane's mother strongly objected. When the bride's parents confronted each other, the problem was obvious: their love had burst into flame once more.

KELSEY ROBERT'S
Handsome as Sin

Jake Devereaux was a lot more then just a sexy common thief . . . he was a wealthy one with a questionable M.O. Charisma clung to him — as did an airtight alibi, much to Ellie Tanner's dismay. A murder had been committed, and if Jake hadn't done it, then Ellie was the prime suspect!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780373834532
  • Publisher: Harlequin
  • Publication date: 5/15/2001
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: 2 BKS IN 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 4.26 (w) x 6.56 (h) x 0.95 (d)

Meet the Author

Barbara Delinsky
Barbara Delinsky
Barbara Delinsky started out her writing career creating novels for the category romance genre, partly under pseudonyms; but she has evolved into a name-brand all her own, praised by romance fans for the layered plotting and the complex characters on display in literally dozens of bestsellers.

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.

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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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