Monday, June 8, 2015


Blueprints by Barbara Delinsky is a lovely contemporary romance novel.   Caroline MacAfee (she is 56) is the host of Gut It! and a master carpenter for the show and MacAfee Homes.  Her daughter, Jamie MacAfee is also on the show and works for MacAfee Homes.  MacAfee Homes is a family business headed by Theo MacAfee.  Roy MacAfee is Theo’s son, Caroline’s ex-husband, and Jamie’s father.  He is the marketing expert for MacAfee Homes.  Roy is currently on his third wife.  Each time he marries, he goes ten years younger.  The current wife, Jess is just a little older than Jamie (who is 29).  Gut It! is something that Caroline’s loves hosting, but the show (with help from Roy) has decided to change the hosting to Jamie (they want someone younger).  Jamie agrees to tell her mother, but then she waits.  Unfortunately, she waits a little too long and Caroline hears it from someone else.  Jamie and Caroline had always had a great relationship until this incident.  Caroline feels Jamie knew what was going to happen and should have done something or told her.

Before Caroline and Jamie can resolve the situation, Roy and Jess are killed in a car accident.  Their two year old son, Tad is left is Jamie’s care.  Jamie’s finance, Brad (a lawyer with MacAfee homes) is less than helpful.  Instead of Caroline and Jamie helping each other, they turn to other people.  Caroline becomes closer to Dean Brannick.  Dean and Caroline have worked together for years and are friends.  Dean now wants to take their relationship to a new level.  Jamie is a mother with no experience.  Charlie Kobik is a single dad with a four year old son.  Jamie and Charlie meet at the park and Charlie provides valuable help and advice.  What is going to happen to Gut It!?  Can Jamie and Caroline work out their issues?  What will happen between Caroline and Dean?  Will Brad shape up or ship out?  Will Jamie be able to handle her job and a two year old?

Read Blueprints to find out!  Blueprints was a very enjoyable novel.  I give Blueprints 4.5 out of 5 stars.  Blueprints has a lovely ending that ties up all the storylines in the book.  If you are looking for a good book to read this summer, than you should pick up Blueprints. 

I received a complimentary copy of Blueprints from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  The review and opinions expressed are my own.   

Thank you for visiting and reading my review! Take care and Happy Reading!

The Avid Reader

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