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Blueprints - A Novel

Barbara Delinsky

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Some women are born with an instinct for knowing how things work -and what to do when they break. Caroline MacAfee is a skilled carpenter, her daughter Jamie, a talented architect. Together they are the faces of Gut It!, a home renovation series on local public television. Caroline takes pride in her work, and in the way she connects with the show's audience. But when she is told the network wants her daughter to replace her as host-the day after Caroline's fifty-sixth birthday-she is devastated. The fallout couldn't come at a worse time. For Jamie, life changes overnight when, soon after learning of the host shift, her father and his new wife die in a car accident that orphans their two-year-old son. Accustomed to organization and planning, she is now grappling with a toddler who misses his parents, a fiancé who doesn't want the child, a staggering new attraction, and a work challenge that, if botched, could undermine the future of both MacAfee Homes and Gut It! For Caroline, hosting Gut It! is part of her identity. Facing its loss, she feels betrayed by her daughter and old in the eyes of the world. Her ex-husband's death thrusts her into the role of caregiver to his aging father. And then there's Dean, a long-time friend, whose efforts to seduce her awaken desires that have been dormant for so long that she feels foreign to herself. Who am I? Both women ask, as the blueprints they've built their lives around suddenly need revising. While loyalties shift, decisions hover, and new relationships tempt, their challenge comes not only in remaking themselves, but in rebuilding their relationship with each other.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Amy Rubinate

Length:

13h 35m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

14:44


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

30:26


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

28:16


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

19:37


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

20:27


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

23:43


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

19:39


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

21:54


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

23:59


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

21:53


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

20:39


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

34:04


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

21:14


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

22:54


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

28:18


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

34:44


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

36:54


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

28:27


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

41:07


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

35:43


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

19:03


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

22:51


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

26:29


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

25:14


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

36:37


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

26:12


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

21:31


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

34:27


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

22:59


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

37:08


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

14:12


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

00:20