Twilight Whispers

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Katia Morell and Jordan Whyte first met as children, when Katia was the daughter of the Whytes' housekeeper. As adults, they meet again when Jordan's brother dies mysteriously. A full-scale passion soars between them, and though Katia and Jordan know their love will certainly lead to heartbreak, neither can resist its intoxicating allure.
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Overview

Katia Morell and Jordan Whyte first met as children, when Katia was the daughter of the Whytes' housekeeper. As adults, they meet again when Jordan's brother dies mysteriously. A full-scale passion soars between them, and though Katia and Jordan know their love will certainly lead to heartbreak, neither can resist its intoxicating allure.
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The housekeeper's daughter still loves the heir. This hardcover edition of a 1987 paperback original joins several successful Delinsky reissues. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780446600798
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/28/1994
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 4.25 (w) x 6.87 (h) x 1.12 (d)

Meet the Author

Barbara Delinsky

BARBARA DELINSKY lives in Needham, Massachusetts. With thirty million copies of her novels in print, in 25 different languages, Delinsky is one of the world's most beloved and revered storytellers. A lifelong New Englander, she uses the area as settings in most of her stories. In her spare time, Barbara enjoys kayaking, aerobics, and needlepoint; in addition to spending time with family and friends. She is also a breast cancer survivor, and strives to be a positive role model for other women facing the disease.

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 October 3, 2007

    Framed

    This was a good book, but should have been classified as a murder mystery rather than a romance novel. All throughout, Jordan thought that Katia was his half sister, then he was framed for murdering his brother, by none other than a cop, and just because Jordan's family was a very well known and very well off family.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2005

    A GRACEFUL, WELL PACED VOICE PERFORMANCE

    Detective Robert Cavanaugh feels an adrenalin rush, more drive than he's felt in years when he's assigned by his superior, John Ryan, to investigate a double murder case. Murder suicide would be the easy answer but he thinks not. Now, this isn't just any pair of dead bodies - the bodies belong to Deborah Warren and Mark Whyte, offspring of two of the most influential families to be found. Not surprisingly with a healthy does of power also has come unscrupulous behavior, none of which can be proven at this point. But there's bad blood in both families with father and son vying for political position. However, as Cavanaugh stands sweating in the July heat at grave side services for the deceased he watches intently as the Warrens and Whites unite in their grief. Was it real or a sham? If they were pretending they'd certainly had years to perfect their public personas. All that Cavanaugh knew at this point was that the couple had been involved in some rather kinky activities. The question running through Cavanaugh's mind is whether or not someone would actually murder members of their own family in order to preserve the carefully tended family image. Also important to the story is Cassie, the housekeeper who has tended to the family for a number of years. Her daughter, Katia, grew up with the Warren and Whyte offspring and is fond of all of them. As one might expect from Delinsky, Jordan Whyte and Katia provide a romantic interest. However, far from merely a romance, this is a murder mystery and a saga tracing the generations of two families. Kathy Garver, well remembered for her role as 'Cissy' on television's Family Affair, is also an accomplished stage and film actress. Her performance of this story is graceful and well-paced. - Gail Cooke

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