The Carpenter's Lady

The Carpenter's Lady

by Barbara Delinsky
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Carpenter's Lady 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
The_Reading_Reviewer More than 1 year ago
Debra Berry has said goodbye to her cheating husband, over bearing family and hello to a life that will be one she creates. Debra has so many possibilities of where to go from here, especially with the new house she just bought and the career she is so successful at. The house is a mess but she owns it and nothing from the past can spoil this dream. She hires the best carpenter in town, Graham Reid who is less than anxious to take the job. He doesn't think he can get any work done while he spends the day thinking about her and trying to control he desire to possess her. But the money is too tempting and the opportunity to enticing to walk away from. Graham and Debra try to control the passion between them but the longer they are together the worse it is to resist. Debra and Graham both have had past relationship failures and trouble with trust but it seems like they can build from the ground up not only the house but themselves. While everyone is trying to manipulate the end result with Debra's life she knows that she could not write a better ending to a script than one that has Graham in her life forever. Don't judge the book by the writing, take it for the year it was written and enjoy. When you read the earlier books by Barbara Delinsky you realize that contemporary romance was not her greatest forte shall we say. But this book was written in 1999 and does it fit the writing style for that time, place, and tone of contemporary romance - absolutely. I also felt this book was a precursor to Escape which came out this year as the story is different but the concept of being your own woman and finding your own place is important.
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Jessica Sadler More than 1 year ago
Not much to say, good but not her best
SharingBooks More than 1 year ago
I was nothing but disgusted with this book. I have never read a Barbara Delinsky before and randomly picked this up. Based on the title, the charming cover art and the story description, this should have been a charming country living / rainy day romance. The characters were likeable. The plot had potential. However, that all came to a crashing halt when the hero of the story decides he's attracted to the leading lady and instead of asking her on a date or spending time getting to know her, he just announces he wants her and starts forcing himself on her. She says: no, back off, step back, leave, etc. and he just keeps pushing with the justification that if he keeps forcing physical contact eventually she'll want it too and give in so it won't be "rape". And the fully adult, 30 year old woman, raised in New York City turns into a wilting flower. Where is the respect? Where is the romance? This book cured me of ever picking up another Barbara Delinski as long as I live. I threw it out after 80 pages For romance I recommend Linda Howard's "MacKenzie's Mountain" (the whole MacKenzie series is fabulous), Nora Robert's Key trilogy, and Jennifer Cruisie's "Getting Rid of Bradley" and "Agnes and the Hitman"(love everything by Jennifer Cruisie.
grame More than 1 year ago
if you are a fan of Barbara Delinsky, you will love this book. It is a constant changing plot. Of course you know the lady gets the man, but the things they go through will keep you wanting to read. You will continue to be shocked by the changes. I think this is one of her best.
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Patokagwp More than 1 year ago
This is probably a good book. It just wasn't and isn't something I like to read. I was entranced by the book's description. The writing is good from what little I could do. It just isn't my style of book. So, read a bit before you buy. Make sure that you can read all of it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Although I have read many efforts by Barbara Delinsky and have thoroughly enjoyed all, this one is special. She produces a tangible, almost tasteable passion between two very independent individuals...The plot is simple, the people are complex, and the book is impossible to put down. A must read. Strongly suggested for any new Delinsky readers.
Guest More than 1 year ago
'The Carpenter's Lady' was nice. It cannot truly be summed up in a better word. The characters were attractive enough and the plot captured your attention for a time or two, yet the problem was it was just plain nice. Perhaps, Delinsky should have thrown in more emotion rather than a fast romance.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Read the whole thing in an afternoon! The anticipation of the story builds throughout and takes several turns.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I couldn't put it down, the writing was great, the charaters were perfect for each other and fell in love in the best way. I was compelled to read every word, the parts with love making were too hot to handle.. Love it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Had a hard time getting anything else done, for wanting to read this book. Wonderfully written.