|Pages/Publication Date:||416 / 2015|
|Publisher:||St. Martin's Griffin|
In some ways, they couldn't be closer; but mother-and-daughter contractor team Caroline and Jamie McAfee have marked differences in this fourth novel from the author of Sweet Salt Air. The two run the popular home renovation show Gut It!, until the network decides they want Jamie to take over as host. Though unsettled by the cast change and devastated by her mother's resentment toward her, Jamie has little time to brood after a tragic accident leaves her two-year-old half-brother in her care—especially when her fiancé tells her he wants nothing to do with the child. With loyalties shifting and life decisions in the balance, Caroline and Jamie find themselves revising the blueprints they've built their lives around.
"[Barbara] Delinsky effortlessly brings the components together—romance, career shifts, changes in parent-child relationships.... A likable beach read with just a touch of gravitas."—Kirkus Reviews