Barbara Delinsky Books In Order

Publication Order of Something Forever Books

A Special Something (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Forever Instinct () Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Victoria Lesser Books

The Real Thing (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Twelve Across (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Single Rose (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Crosslyn Rise Books

The Dream (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dream Unfolds (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dream Comes True (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Blake Sisters Books

Lake News (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
An Accidental Woman (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Surrender by Moonlight (1981) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Passionate Touch (1981) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sweet Ember (1981) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sensuous Burgundy (1981) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Ardent Protector (1982) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Whispered Promise (1982) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lilac Awakening (1982) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Amber Enchantment (1982) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Knightly Love (1982) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Search for a New Dawn (1982) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sweet Serenity (1982) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Time to Love (1982) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Beyond Fantasy (1983) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Flip Side of Yesterday (1983) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
An Irresitible Impulse (1983) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fast Courting (1983) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Carpenter's Lady (1983) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lover from the Sea (1983) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Silver Fox (1983) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Passion and Illusion (1983) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gemstone (1983) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Moment to Moment (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bronze Mystique (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Finger Prints (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Secret of the Stone (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Chances Are (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
First Things First (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Variation on a Theme (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Threats and Promises (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Within Reach (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
First, Best and Only (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jasmine Sorcery (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Straight from the Heart (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Heat Wave (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cardinal Rules (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Twilight Whispers (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
T.L.C. (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Commitments (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fulfillment (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Through My Eyes (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Heart of the Night (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Montana Man (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Facets (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Having Faith (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Woman Betrayed (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Stud (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Passions of Chelsea Kane (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Outsider (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Suddenly (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
More Than Friends (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
For My Daughters (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Together Alone (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shades of Grace (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Three Wishes (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Father Figure (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Woman's Place (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Coast Road (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Vineyard (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Woman Next Door (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Flirting with Pete (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Summer I Dared (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Looking for Peyton Place (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Family Tree (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Secret Between Us (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
While My Sister Sleeps (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Not My Daughter (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Escape (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sweet Salt Air (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blueprints (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories

Sunlight and Joy (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Amber's Embrace (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Call My Name (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Silken Sands (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Passion and Illusion/The Carpenter's Lady (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Eternity (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Love Songs (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Uplift: Secrets from the Sisterhood of Breast Cancer Survivors (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Does a Lobsterman Wear Pants? (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Known for her famous romance novels, Barbara Delinsky is one of New York Times Bestsellers and is also very reputed for being a great author. With two other pen names that she uses to write under for steamy Silhouette collections, Delinsky is mostly known for her series called The Victoria Lesser (two books and one omnibus) and The Dream: Crosslyn Rise (Three books). Besides these she has over half a century of books to her name and is taking the literary world by storm with millions of copies sold around the world!

Early and Personal Endeavours:

Born in the second half of 1945, she grew up understanding the pain and suffering of loss. This happened around the age of eight when her mother passed away, leaving her with remorse. Other than that, she claims her childhood was fairly normal. Being a multitalented personality right from a very young age, she dabbled in various courses involving musical instruments such as the flute and the piano, dancing classes that mainly centered around ballroom style and as she grew up, even typing lessons. With such a diverse personality, the one defining activity that most of her novels are centered around was her camping. At the age of fifteen, her camp experiences in Maine gave her the perfect setting for her to use in her books.

Throughout her life, being surrounded by lawyers never gave her the opportunity to consider writing as a career path. However, all that changed once she got married and began to write captions for all the photographs she took of her son. Eventually, in comparison, she realised that whatever she wrote was far superior to the photography skills she possessed. At a young age, when she was diagnosed with cancer, it brought forward a lot of bitter memories from a time when that disease captured her mother and took her life. Expecting a low life expectancy just like her mother’s, she carried on, fighting the ailment and battling with all her energy. As expected, she was out of it, stronger than ever and, in the process, discovered her love for words.

Journey of Writing:

Having studied her B.A. in Psychology and her M.A. in sociology, Barbara used her skills and knowledge to start her writing experience as a voluntary habit at the cancer ward. Having been below average in her English class at high school, she was apprehensive, though a few years later, when she discovered the profiles of other female writers, spent a quarter of her next year writing a book as an event to pass time. To her surprise, when it was accepted, she realised that perhaps this was what she was meant to do.

She claims that her major motivation for writing is all the elements surrounding her. She sees the sufferings of people, mostly the women, the heartache and the strength. She channelises these feelings into words, writing about what she knows best. This, she believes, is her biggest strength. Most of her novels ooze the perfection of strong characters and lasting impact. They are about love, life and death as well as all the factors that come in between. Barbara writes about marriage and its nuances, parenthood and its problems, friendship and its struggles as well as the various aspects of familial battles. Her biggest motivation is experience.

The Dream: Crosslyn Rise Trilogy

One of the best things about this trilogy is the way Barbara Delinsky aptly manages to leave the main piece of her base intact while involving various characters and multiple facets of different relationships. She balances the theme perfectly even as she reveals plot twists and mesmerising stories that never fail to impress. Her readers love her series as they know that the story doesn’t have to end soon and that there is more coming along the way. This is one that the trilogy manages to accomplish, providing the perfect ending to a magnificent journey. Her first book, as soon as its release, emerged as one of the bestsellers under her name and had all the readers engrossed in its vivid portrayal.

Book 1: The Dream

Written in the year 1990, this first book explores the age old colonial home that has stood tall and grand over a hill for longer than five generations. But it only has one living member left inside to tell its tale, Jessica Crosslyn. Desperate to save her home from the shambles it has become and struggling to manage with the financial burden that keeps eating her up, she decides to commercialise the place with the help of a consortium. Here is where Carter Malloy steps in, with bitter memories from his childhood and especially, with Jessica. But as the only architect now who has an attachment to the rise, he is the last person to be able to help her. A tale of passion, romance and history, this novel sends its readers on a dreamy ride with its characters.

Book 2: The Dream Unfolds

Starting from where it left off, yet from a different perspective, this book revolves around Gideon Lowe, the entire investor of the consortium. Knowing his professional standing is on the line unless he makes something out of it fast, he is on a roll to keep his entire team on track and to complete this project within the short frame of time. But that is when Christine Gillette shows up and turns everything upside down. This interior designer knows what she wants and has harboured a secret that could potentially destroy their already fragile relationship. The second book of the trilogy is sure to leave readers craving more.


Barbara Delinsky aces every book with her supremely skilled portrayal of even the most mundane and daily life topics. With her fierce passion that only keeps getting stronger, she takes readers all over the world on a roller coaster ride. Juggling her eroticas and her tales of romance, she has now explored the era of non-fiction and is showing no signs of stopping now. This only means there is so much more one can expect from this talented author.

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