Writer Hillary Cox and jewelry magnate John St. George are engaged in a fiery and passionate romance—until he announces on national television that he is marrying another woman. Determined to destroy him, Hillary must compete with Johns half-sister Pam, who wants to ruin him by seizing control of Facets, their familys gem business. Set against the glittering backdrop of the jewelry industry, the two women face a cunning and unscrupulous adversary—with shocking results.ore 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 theres 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.
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When she isnt writing, one of Delinskys favorite pastimes is kayaking. She gets some of her best ideas in the shower. Its a little harder to write ideas down there, she wrote to fans on her web site, but Ive 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.