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Publication Order of Something Forever Books

Special Something (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Forever Instinct (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Victoria Lesser Books

The Real Thing (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Crossed Hearts / Twelve Across (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Single Rose / The Invitation (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Crosslyn Rise Books

The Dream (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dream Unfolds (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dream Comes True (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Blake Sisters Books

Lake News (By: Jeanette Olender) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
An Accidental Woman (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Rebels and Rogues Books

The Private Eye (By: Dani Sinclair) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Outsider (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Private Eye (By: Jayne Ann Krentz) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Last Honest Man (By: Leandra Logan) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mighty Quinn (By: Candace Schuler) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Christmas Knight (By: Lyn Ellis) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Stormchaser (By: Rita Clay Estrada) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Surrender by Moonlight (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Passionate Touch (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sweet Ember (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sensuous Burgundy (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ardent Protector (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Time to Love (As: Billie Douglass) (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Whispered Promise (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lilac Awakening (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Amber Enchantment (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Knightly Love (As: Billie Douglass) (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Search for a New Dawn (As: Billie Douglass) (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sweet Serenity (As: Billie Douglass) (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Flip Side Of Yesterday (As: Billie Douglass) (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
An Irresistible Impulse (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Carpenter's Lady (As: Billie Douglass) (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lover From the Sea (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Silver Fox (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fast Courting (As: Billie Douglass) (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Passion and Illusion (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gemstone (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Moment to Moment (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bronze Mystique (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Finger Prints (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Beyond Fantasy (As: Billie Douglass) (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Secret of the Stone (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Chances Are (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
First Things First (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Variation on a Theme (As: Billie Douglass) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Threats And Promises (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Within Reach (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
First, Best And Only (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jasmine Sorcery (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Heat Wave (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cardinal Rules (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Twilight Whispers (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
T.L.C. (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Commitments (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fulfillment (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Through My Eyes (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Heart of the Night (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Montana Man (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Facets (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Having Faith (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Woman Betrayed (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Stud (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Passions of Chelsea Kane (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Suddenly (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
More Than Friends (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
For My Daughters (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Together Alone (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shades of Grace (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Three Wishes (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Father Figure (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Woman's Place (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Coast Road (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Vineyard (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Woman Next Door (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Flirting with Pete (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Summer I Dared (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Looking for Peyton Place (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Family Tree (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Secret Between Us (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
While My Sister Sleeps (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Not My Daughter (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Escape (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sweet Salt Air (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blueprints (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Before and Again (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Week at the Shore (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Single Rose (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tender Loving Care (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Sunlight and Joy (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Amber's Embrace (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Call My Name (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Silken Sands (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Don't Tempt Me (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Right Wrong Number (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
What She Really Wants (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Uplift: Secrets from the Sisterhood of Breast Cancer Survivors (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Does a Lobsterman Wear Pants? (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Men: Made in America Books

Dream Come True (By: Ann Major) (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Winter Lady (By: Janet Joyce) (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Another Kind of Love (By: Mary Lynn Baxter) (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kiss Yesterday Goodbye (By: Leigh Michaels) (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Moments Harsh, Moments Gentle (By: Joan Hohl) (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Call It Destiny (By: Jayne Ann Krentz) (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wrong Man (By: Ann Major) (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tangled Lies (By: Anne Stuart) (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Too Near The Fire (By: Lindsay McKenna) (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
To Love A Dreamer (By: Ruth Ryan Langan) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Starstruck (By: Anne McAllister) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Borrowed Dreams: Alaska (By: Debbie Macomber) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rocky Road (By: Anne Stuart) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Class Act (By: Kathleen Eagle) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Time and a Season (By: Curtiss Matlock) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Natural Attraction (By: Marisa Carroll) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love By Proxy (By: Diana Palmer) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Straight from the Heart (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
In Good Faith (By: Judith McWilliams) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Deceptions (By: Annette Broadrick) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
For Old Time's Sake (By: Kathleen Eagle) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Security Man (By: Dixie Browning) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
After the Storm (By: Rebecca Flanders) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Devlin Dare (By: Cathy Gillen Thacker) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Within Reach (By: Marilyn Pappano) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stormwalker (By: Dallas Schulze) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bayou Midnight (By: Emilie Richards) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Time to Keep (By: Curtiss Matlock) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pros and Cons (By: Bethany Campbell) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
To Tame a Wolf (By: Anne McAllister) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
All in the Family (By: Heather Graham Pozzessere) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Author's Choice (By: Elizabeth August) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nobody's Baby (By: Barbara Bretton) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Author's Choice (By: Elizabeth August) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rogue's Valley (By: Kathleen Creighton) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Bargain (By: Patricia Coughlin) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Finders Keepers (By: Carla Neggers) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Love Thing (By: Dixie Browning) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Full House (By: Jackie Weger) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murdock's Family (By: Paula Detmer Riggs) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Arizona Heat (By: Jennifer Greene) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wolf and the Woman's Touch (By: Ingrid Weaver) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Husband by Any Other Name (By: Cheryl St. John) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Paternity Test (By: Pamela Toth) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Midnight Wishes (By: Carla Cassidy) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Silent Groom (By: Kelsey Roberts) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Send Me a Hero (By: Rita Herron) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Warrior's Embrace (By: Peggy Webb) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Found: His Perfect Wife (By: Marie Ferrarella) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mysterious Stranger (By: Patricia Rosemoor) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Baby Business (By: Brenda Novak) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Marine's Babies (By: Laura Marie Altom) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Fireman's Christmas (By: Meg Lacey) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bachelor CEO (By: Michele Dunaway) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Cowboy's Promise (By: Marin Thomas) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Rodeo Rider (By: Roxann Delaney) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Once a Lawman (By: Lisa Childs) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Chief Ranger (By: Rebecca Winters) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wrangler (By: Pamela Britton) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Texas Ranger's Twins (By: Tina Leonard) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Top Gun Dad (By: Ann DeFee) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

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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One Response to “Barbara Delinsky”

  1. Susan Lepito: 2 years ago

    I was so pleased to find The Vineyard before I left for Maui, but so disappointed when I finished it. I love your writing always have. So I have ordered 3 more of your books to be sent to me at the Marriott Hotel in Hawaii via Amazon. Don’t stop writing especially about the coast. I will pass the Vineyard on to my pool buddies since COVID has eliminated book swap racks at the Timeshare, ridiculous!


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