Before and Again

Before and Again Mackenzie Cooper took her eyes off the road for just a moment but the resulting collision was enough to rob her not only of her beloved daughter but ultimately of her marriage family and friends and

  • Title: Before and Again
  • Author: Barbara Delinsky
  • ISBN: 9781250119490
  • Page: 364
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Mackenzie Cooper took her eyes off the road for just a moment but the resulting collision was enough to rob her not only of her beloved daughter but ultimately of her marriage, family, and friends and thanks to the nonstop media coverage, even her privacy Now she lives in Vermont under the name Maggie Reid, in a small house with her cats and dog She s thankful for the neMackenzie Cooper took her eyes off the road for just a moment but the resulting collision was enough to rob her not only of her beloved daughter but ultimately of her marriage, family, and friends and thanks to the nonstop media coverage, even her privacy Now she lives in Vermont under the name Maggie Reid, in a small house with her cats and dog She s thankful for the new friends she s made though she can t risk telling them too much And she takes satisfaction in working as a makeup artist at the luxurious local spa, helping clients hide the visible outward signs of their weariness, illnesses, and injuries Covering up scars is a skill she has mastered.Her only goal is to stay under the radar and make it through her remaining probation But she isn t the only one in this peaceful town with secrets When a friend s teenage son is thrust into the national spotlight, accused of hacking a powerful man s Twitter account, Maggie is torn between pulling away and protecting herself or stepping into the glare to be at their side As the stunning truth behind their case is slowly revealed, Maggie s own carefully constructed story begins to unravel as well She knows all too well that what we need from each other in this difficult world is comfort But to provide it, sometimes we need to travel far outside our comfort zones.

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    1. In Before and Again, Barbara Delinsky has written a riveting, poignant story filled with the most amazing characters. Each of the characters has their own storya past which they are trying to escape, scars they are trying to hideying to build a present and move forward with a future, but can they forgive each other and themselves? This story is filled with grief and guilt, but mostly love, and it tugged on my heartstrings with every word, every feeling, every touch. I lost myself in this story, [...]

    2. Thank you to the author and publisher for providing me with an ARC of this title in exchange for an honest review!Off The Press Reads: Blog ♦ Instagram ♦ Bloglovin'

    3. Sadly, this novel begins with a tragedy, the death of a child, but it takes the reader through the slow rebuilding of love and hope. Delinsky tells the story of Maggie who has rebuilt her life after the death of a beloved child. She carries all the guilt for the tragedy and ultimately watches it destroy her marriage. As if the reader watches a lovely bloom unfold, we watch Maggie’s life blossom as each person she believes has abandoned her moves back into her life. Her guarded existence sudden [...]

    4. This was decent tear-jerking chic lit. Delinsky does a great job with characters and setting so these characters and this town come alive. It was a little too long, and parts of the story dragged or were too repetitive but for the most part it was entertaining.

    5. Before and Again is a book that is about a love that was lost when a child died accidentally in a car accident, divorce followed. ars later they reconnect not a whole lot of mystery involved with this book but it is a pretty solid read.

    6. Thank you to NetGalley for an e-ARC of this title. There is nothing more frightening than the thought of losing a child. Even more so if you are responsible. The fall out from the death of their young child is realistic and poignant in this title by a author I admire. I thoroughly enjoyed all the characters. You can't help but be changed, but can you move forward? Can you rebuild your life? These are all dealt with in this book as well as some current topics such as caring for older parents in t [...]

    7. RELEASE DATE:06/26/18RATING:4 stars, definitely worth reading!GENRE:Literary Fiction; Women’s LitREVIEW:Maggie Reid lives a quiet life in the small, luxe town of Devon, Vermont. She enjoys her close group of friends, her job as a makeup artist at a local spa, and her lovely cabin and sweet pets. She lives a small but comfortable life, until events conspire to thrust her in the spotlight, bringing back her past and threatening her future.Five years earlier, she had been a happily married mother [...]

    8. I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.From the publisher --- From the New York Times bestselling author of Blueprints and Sweet Salt Air, a brand-new novel about a woman in hiding finding the courage to face the world again.Mackenzie Cooper took her eyes off the road for just a moment but the resulting collision was enough to rob her not only of her beloved daughter but ultimately of her marriage, family, and friends—and thanks t [...]

    9. Oh my goodness, I was so thrilled to receive an ARC of this novel! It was as good as I'd hoped it would be.The characters of Maggie and Ned were so wonderfully done and just what I expect from a Barbara Delinsky novel. She does an amazing job with characters and descriptions, filling in the little details that make everything work smoothly together.This book was so good that I didn't want it to end. I started to slow down near the end, but of course, that helps nothing. In no way does it prolong [...]

    10. Barbara Delinsky can always be counted on for well-written, detailed women's fiction (I learned more about the artistry of applying makeup than I ever needed to know). Before and Again deals skillfully with grief and forgiveness - even as I was wondering why Maggie's narration seemed so emotionless considering the losses she had suffered, I gradually realized that it reflected the polite facade she had constructed to survive. And once she begins to process her grief, the narration becomes much m [...]

    11. Wow.just wow! I’m a huge fan of Author Barbara Delinsky. She has a way of getting right to the heart and keeping you coming back for more. She never disappoints. Before and Again really gets to you. It’s heart wrenching and almost traumatizing. A mother’s biggest fear or at least one of them. This story reminds us all that every second counts because that brief moment, that one second you looked away can change your life and those you loves lives in a instant. This book for me also reminds [...]

    12. Delinsky at her best. Maggie has hidden herself in Vermont after a tragic accident that cost her merge her family and her hope. Here she finds friends but as she is confronted by her past regains the love and hope of family. Great book!,

    13. Before and Again by Barbara DelinskyHave enjoyed many years of this authors works and know this will be another KEEPER.Starts out with Mackenzie Cooper and her daughter. Then we are at present time with Maggie and she's an artist and it's a small town in VT, Devon. Things advance to present day but many reflections on the past events that took others from her life.Love hands on with the clay and other forms of art being displayed at the gallery, so very descriptive.She's also a makeup artist tha [...]

    14. I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley in exchange for my unbiased opinion.When Mackenzie Cooper takes her eyes off the road for a second to look at her GPS, her entire life changes. Her 5-year-old daughter died in the resulting crash; her marriage fell apart; her family stopped speaking to her, and she even had a state law named after her to remind people of what she had done. Unable to cope, she moves to Vermont to work as a makeup artist under the name Maggie Reid. She likes her new li [...]

    15. Beautifully written and tugs at the heart, as with most all of this authors books. I love the attention to detail; you really feel as if you are there in the location. Loved the characters and their growth; love and forgiveness abounds. Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for the ARC.

    16. Before and Again does what happens, mistakes that we have made, impact our view of the past, our present and our belief in the future? These big issues are fictionally brought to life in Barbara Delinsky's newest novel. Early on in the book, the reader learns that a moment of inattention led to the death of the protagonist's daughter, Lily. Any parent can, but does not want to, imagine what this could mean. The reader watches as Maggie tries to move on and start fresh butn/should the past be den [...]

    17. I have loved Barbara Delinsky's books in the past & this book was no exception. This story was an emotional read & very thought provoking. I was captivated by the plot. I felt horrible at times, for the heroine, suffering from guilt & what if's, but it also made me stop & think about my past mistakes & how I have let them impact my present & future life. Thank you for this great story!

    18. This book has a lot of moving parts. There is a lot going on. At first I was afraid it was going to be too busy for me. The heroine, Maggie, has a past that is about to catch up with her in a town where she has worked hard to start over. As a matter of fact, it seems almost everyone in this town has a hidden past. I wasn’t sure if I was going to be able to keep up with the story. But I’m glad I did ~ I really enjoyed the book. I’ve read several of Ms. Delinksy’s books and continue to enj [...]

    19. Barabra Delinsky is an author that wraps the reader in a cocoon of warmth with the words she puts on each page of her novels. Her latest novel “Before and Again” follows artist Mackenzie Cooper as she carefully reconstructs her life after a tragedy that shatters her world. The life that she has created is threatened by a series of events when her best friend is thrust into the national spotlight, her ex-husband and her brother both reappear in her life and she is forced to face the past she [...]

    20. Once again Barbara Delinsky delivers! An emotional read with characters I found myself rooting for. This deeply satisfying story kept me turning the pages well into the night.

    21. Thank you NetGalley for a digital ARC. A 4.5 star book. An page turning read that I did not want to put down. A wonderful story about managing grief, forgiveness, family, friendship and marriage. My only issue was the relationship between Maggie and Grace was not initially developed enough for me to understand why Maggie was so close to Grace and why she would put herself at risk for Grace. And the more I learned about Grace the more I didn’t get the friendship. Grace to me for most of the sto [...]

    22. I was so honored to receive this in the mail. I won this book in a giveaway. Huge thank you to the author and publishers! I really appreciated and enjoyed reading this. In fact, once I started, I couldn't put it down. It was quite a compelling read!This book is wonderful! It is gritty it is real and often it is heartbreaking. The characters were interesting and each and every one was flawed in their own interesting ways. They weren't just well developed - they were believable.This story was abou [...]

    23. Before and Again is a compelling read that could definitely come straight out of today's headlines. The characters are well developed and quite likeable. The story hums along, pulling the reader through the pages as Maggie tries to hide from herself and her former life.Thank you to the St. Martin's Press for the ARC I received through NetGalley.

    24. I appreciate very much the opportunity that gives me to win books. It certainly gives me an opportunity to find new authors I like. Thanks, .I had never read Barbara Delinsky before I won this Advanced Readers copy from . This was really a very good book, with characters that were believable and relatable. The ins and outs of the story was very good and I would recommend this book to everyone.Only flaw I found was one that I think is related to its being an advanced copy; sort of choppy style a [...]

    25. I was very happy to receive an advanced copy of this book. It drew me in right away and I was always reaching for it whenever I had a free moment. Maggie has worked to rebuild her life after a terrible tragedy, but she soon finds herself supporting a friend going through turmoil as well. I found myself enjoying the little bit of mystery in the story line as well as the touches on the various relationships. It was a great mixture and made the story flow easily.

    26. This is a very good book. I love the main characters, the secondary characters and the town. Just makes you want to go visit and never leave.

    27. Before and Again by author Barbara Delinsky is filled with heartrending emotions for Mackenzie Cooper, and later with her name change to Maggie Reid. Her world suddenly crashes to a devastating plummet the afternoon she runs a stop sign and is hit by a speeding driver. Because she was clearly in the wrong by failing to see the stop sign and yielding to any oncoming vehicles, she is now branded as a killer. The death of her five-year-old daughter Lily and the driver of the other vehicle is proof, [...]

    28. ***Thanks to NetGalley for providing me a complimentary copy of BEFORE AND AGAIN in exchange for my honest review.***A moment of distraction costs Mackenzie her daughter, husband, parents and the life she knew. Now she’s Maggie, living in anonymity in Devon, Vermont finishing her five years on parole. Nobody knows she was once the infamous Mackenzie Cooper, poster child for distracted driving. When her best friend’s son is charged with hacking, Maggie’s secret life begins to unravel as pas [...]

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