Silken Sands [NOOK Book]

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Barbara Delinsky

Silken Sands

It sounds too good to be true—housesitting for three months, by herself, on a small island off the coast of Maine. Associate professor Cynthia Blake couldn’t ask for a better place to finish her dissertation. No phone. No television. No distractions. At least, that’s what she thinks—until she meets Jonathan Roaman. The tall, tanned, impossibly tempting owner of the island, ...

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Overview



Barbara Delinsky

Silken Sands

It sounds too good to be true—housesitting for three months, by herself, on a small island off the coast of Maine. Associate professor Cynthia Blake couldn’t ask for a better place to finish her dissertation. No phone. No television. No distractions. At least, that’s what she thinks—until she meets Jonathan Roaman. The tall, tanned, impossibly tempting owner of the island, Jonathan is nothing like the “old miser” she expected. And Cynthia is more than Jonathan could have ever hoped for…When the surf hits the sand, all bets are off: How can they resist each other? Sometimes a summer fling is all it takes to find true love…

 

 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781250019080
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/2012
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 250
  • Sales rank: 26,569
  • File size: 914 KB

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-five languages worldwide. A lifelong New Englander, Barbara earned a B.A. in Psychology at Tufts University and an M.A. in Sociology at Boston College. Barbara enjoys knitting, photography, and cats. She also loves to interact with her readers through her website at barbaradelinsky.com, on Facebook at facebook.com/bdelinsky, and on Twitter as @BarbaraDelinsky.

 

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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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2013

    Not Worth The Money

    I read all the time and this is the first time I have felt strongly enough to write a review. This book is horrible. I normally love this author but this book was nothing like her normal style. The characters were snobby and left much to be desired when it came to their depth. The main character goes from being emotionally abused to madly in love just because the guy is attractive... I hate not finishing a book so I continually found myself trying to get this one done but it was a chore rather than a pleasure. Not worth your time at all.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 22, 2012

    more from this reviewer

    A nice story

    Great read for a rainy day

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 12, 2012

    Fun easy read@

    Great summer read

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2014

    OK

    Little borng must be one of the author's earlier works

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2014

    Dreadfully Boring

    As an avid reader, i am always looking for new authors. This book was slow, boring, and unbearable to get through. I gave up before reaching page 100....and this was a short book of only 156 pages. I only spent $2.99 and if i could request a refund, i most certainly would have done so.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2014

    Warior den

    There seems to be lots of empty nests.......

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 18, 2013

    A cat

    Sliped in.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2013

    Flows nicely

    One of her older books but a good story

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2013

    Extremely disappointed

    Did not finish it

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2013

    Not worth it

    This is honestly one of the worst books I have read. There is no depth whatsoever. It's just a bunch of breakneck emotion. If you're into crappy romances, this is the book for you. Could barely finish this. I personally don't think its worth any amount of money you spend. But to each their own.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2013

    App den

    App den

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2013

    Boring not to much to the story lost interest very quickly.

    Boring not to much to the story lost interest very quickly.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2013

    Bad format. Hard to read. Waste of money.

    Couldnt finish

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2013

    Mauriah

    Sorry got locked out.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 21, 2012

    Hawkspring's Spirit

    Infests Spottedfern and destroys her mind

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2012

    Fernpaw

    "You should! Mating is only between mates," she says firmly.*~••~* Fernpaw

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 23, 2012

    Willowsong

    A bloodied battered tom stagers in and falls over "help!a she cat is being forcemated at mki first result.I tried to stop the tom but I need help"staggers out

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2012

    Firewrath

    Hello spot. Nice sissta you got there....i have plans for er...permission?

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2012

    Waterpearl

    She nodded and padded out.

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    Posted February 11, 2013

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