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Blueprints by Barbara Delinsky (June 2015)

A deeply moving tale of a mother and daughter, Blueprints explores how two strong women survive as their worlds fall apart...

Jamie MacAfee's life is almost perfect.  She's sure she loves her fiancé, even if she hasn't quite worked out why she won't set a wedding date.  She certainly adores her job, working as an architect on her family's home renovation show.  Meanwhile, her beloved mother Caroline has built up her confidence after a painful divorce, working as the very successful host of the show.  Everything is going to plan... and then the lives of both women are changed overnight.

When the TV network plans to replace Caroline with Jamie as the show's host, Caroline is left feeling horribly betrayed.  Then tragedy strikes, leaving Jamie guardian to her small orphaned half-brother and fiancée to a man who doesn't want the child.

Who am I? both women ask, as the blueprints they've built their lives around break down.  While loyalties shift and new relationships tempt, it's time to find out what they really want - and where their future lies...
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