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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (40 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Barbara Delinsky Narrator: Jennifer Wiltsie Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2006 ISBN: 9780743552516
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Friendship, love, and forgiveness...

The Maxwells and the Popes have been friends forever. The women were college roommates, their husbands are partners in the same law firm, their kids have grown up next door to each other, and the two families share both vacations and holidays.

Like Wisteria Lane, the "perfect" suburban street of Desperate Housewives, all is beautiful and serene -- until an accident forces these close neighbors to look beneath the surface. And when their idyllic lives are unexpectedly shattered by a moment that can never be erased or forgotten, their faith in one another -- and in themselves -- is put to the supreme test.

In this moving, unforgettable story, Barbara Delinsky exquisitely captures the depth and complexity of the human heart as few writers can.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Intriguing women's fiction.”

    Publishers Weekly

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 MJ | 2/20/2014

    " I enjoyed this book and was invested to what would happen to these two families. in one way, it seemed realistic in describing the two marriages, one completely attracted to each other and in love, and the other just in a comfortable situation with children. Both scenarios believable. She shows the power of true love and the forgiveness of the human heart. But becoming friends again with the people they cheated with was a little too much. Enjoyable read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dorothy | 2/16/2014

    " Bout half way through and disappoointed in it. Not great character or setting development and predictable plot. Too soap opera-ish. May not finish it for the next book club mtg.: Just finished and skipped through the last chapter or so. My opinion of book didnt change much "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jen Rice | 2/12/2014

    " i picked up this book as it was a recommended author similar to jodi picoult, who i have been reading a lot of lately and really enjoy. this book just didnt do it for me. the complete basis of the book wasnt believable. while the aftermath was interesting, i just couldnt get past the event itself. there wasnt enough build up to make me believe it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jesse | 2/11/2014

    " Was good. Surprised me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Therese | 2/5/2014

    " Great story that kept me interested and had a happy ending. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lori | 1/30/2014

    " It wasn't my favorite of Barbara Delinsky's novels, but it was interesting. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lavonne | 1/23/2014

    " Average romance, unlikely situations. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paula Kolocotronis | 1/19/2014

    " I loved this book. It is a love story and a heartbreaking family story. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 L. | 1/3/2014

    " I got to the halfway mark and then just couldn't push myself to keep going. The story and characters could not capture my attention enough to make me finish. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jkbees | 1/2/2014

    " I only read maybe half of this book. Just couldn't stay with it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Joycebrosnahan | 12/12/2013

    " Good for beach reading- makes you think. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Car | 12/1/2013

    " This story was interesting because of the trials the two families experienced--after the brief indiscretion. Being that I'm married, the story helped me appreciate my devotion to my husband & vice versa. Also, More Than Friends helps me appreciate the values my husband and I share. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kimberly | 12/1/2013

    " Good book and a quick read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Darlene Grant | 11/20/2013

    " Good story, but a bit unbelievable ending. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jody | 11/2/2013

    " It was an easy read. I just had a hard time with the whole start of the book also. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Margaux | 10/31/2013

    " A bit predictable but a good read nonetheless. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kurt | 5/5/2013

    " I kept turning the pages, wanting to know how the story turned out. I spent the day with my grandchildren, but my mind kept returning to my book. When I see the author is Barbara Delinsky I know the book will be a good story and not a cookie cutter book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephanie | 2/10/2013

    " An easy read for a day by the pool. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sylvie Fox | 1/30/2013

    " This is the model of women's fiction, I live by. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kelli | 12/12/2012

    " Trite, but I love a happy ending. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura Lee | 11/23/2012

    " Could have ended a lot sooner... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rita | 8/23/2012

    " Barbara Delinsky is one of my favorite authors, however this book started out kind of slow. But I stuck with it and really enjoyed it. Barbara has such a great way of developing the characters in her novels. I look forward to more of her books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin Christmas | 8/15/2012

    " I think I liked it based on where I am at in my life experiences...but still good... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kim | 6/4/2012

    " Not the best book I ever read...the beginning is more than a little hokie (I almost stopped reading.) It gets a little better as you get into it, but not a book I would recommend. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa | 5/17/2012

    " Good book...really kept my interest. A tad "racier" than my usual read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lidia | 1/29/2012

    " Not what you expect. Good, realistic story with full characters. I do recommend it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cathy | 11/26/2011

    " I don't think I'd recommend this book - the main storyline was fairly weak and unbelievable. However, the "side" stories kept my interest. I feel it had a "fairytale" ending, but Delinsky's writing kept me reading! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 penelopewanders | 11/18/2011

    " At first this rather irked me,as the whole story is based on such a random and somewhat implausible incident, but it was interesting to see how such a seemingly perfect family fabric could unravel so drastically. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joyce | 6/11/2011

    " Really like Barbara Delinsky. This only gets 3 stars because it didn't hit me like some others.
    I couldn't make myself accept the story line as written. Two families that have spent their life together from after college on......what worked and what didn't. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cheryl | 3/8/2011

    " It was an easy read...didn't think some of the story line was very believable. but I enjoyed it. Typical B. Delinsky book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lace | 2/20/2011

    " Pretty good book. Very well written and human. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sarahlweber | 1/5/2011

    " I did not like this book. It was boring. It started off kind of exciting but there was a lot of talking in it that seemed unnecessary. I really do like this author so I was unpleasantly surprised. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 penelopewanders | 12/2/2010

    " At first this rather irked me,as the whole story is based on such a random and somewhat implausible incident, but it was interesting to see how such a seemingly perfect family fabric could unravel so drastically. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Therese | 11/27/2010

    " Great story that kept me interested and had a happy ending. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jennifer | 9/17/2010

    " TRASH! read while my sister sleeps by Barbara Delinsky and LOVED the book within the first few chapters it was like reading a trashy
    Harlequin novel..didn't finish book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jhona | 7/30/2010

    " don't let one mistake destroy your life..instead learn from it..

    this book made me cry..i appreciate Sam,his love for his family,his determination to make up or his mistake..over all i love it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen | 7/25/2010

    " When two neighbors who are married and share intertwined family outings cross the line and the fall out that occurs once the indescretion comes out. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 7/16/2010

    " Not one of her best. I love this author for a quick light read, but this book was a bit darker than her usual writing. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cathy | 7/8/2010

    " I don't think I'd recommend this book - the main storyline was fairly weak and unbelievable. However, the "side" stories kept my interest. I feel it had a "fairytale" ending, but Delinsky's writing kept me reading! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Margaux | 7/6/2010

    " A bit predictable but a good read nonetheless. "

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About the Author
Author Barbara Delinsky

Barbara Delinsky, author of Escape, Not My Daughter, While My Sister Sleeps, The Secret Between Us, and Family Tree, has written more than twenty bestselling novels with over thirty million copies in print. After being diagnosed with breast cancer, she also wrote a nonfiction book, Uplift: Secrets From the Sisterhood of Breast Cancer Survivors, which is currently in its fifth printing. All of the proceeds from the book go to charity, which funds an ongoing research fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital. A lifelong New Englander, Delinsky earned a BA in psychology from Tufts University and an MA in sociology from Boston College.

About the Narrator

Jennifer Wiltsie’s films include Wendigo, Uninvited, and The Fever. She has guest starred on HBO’s The Sopranos and Masterpiece Theatre’s Clarissa. On Broadway she has performed with Matthew Broderick in Night Must Fall, and her off-Broadway credits include Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra.