Blueprints: A Novel

The bond between a talented carpenter and her architect daughter is challenged by a career-shifting network decision, a family death, sudden parenting responsibilities and changing romantic prospects. By the New York Times best-selling author of Sweet Salt Air. (general fiction). Simultaneous.

The bond between a talented carpenter and her architect daughter is challenged by a career-shifting network decision, a family death, sudden parenting responsibilities and changing romantic prospects. By the New York Times best-selling author of Sweet Salt Air. (general fiction). Simultaneous.

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Lynne Spreen says:

Good Intergenerational Story I just realized I read this book a couple years ago and never reviewed it, but I liked it very much. I read it in the Kindle version and made a lot of highlights and notes, mostly along these lines: “I like the themes of age and appearance; nice feminist touch.” Here’s an excerpt that says it all, and this is about the older woman, Caroline. It occurs toward the end of the book, after the ageist challenges and intergenerational conflicts are all resolved:”There was a richness to her now, an inner beauty, as though she’d come into her own long after she thought she already had.”An enjoyable read. I recommend it.

pjm says:

Disappointed I have read this author before and enjoyed her work; however, I found this book to be tedious at best. Too much dialogue dealing with the ins and outs of architecture and carpentry for my taste and too little on a real story line. I felt that the “rift” between Jaime and Caroline (regarding hosting Gut It) was over played and not entirely believable. Once explained the bond and trust between mother and daughter should be sufficient to put it to rest. The rest of the storyline, to me, was very basic and elementary.

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