The first novel in beloved bestselling author Barbara Delinsky's Crosslyn Rise trilogyabout a family estate that's fallen into disrepair-and those who dream of bringing it back to life.
A house is not a home without love...
For five generations, Crosslyn Rise has been the very heart of one of Massachusetts's finest families. But time and neglect have taken their toll...and now it's up to Jessica Crosslyn to do what it takes to restore its legacy. She will spare no effort nor expense to rebuild her ancestral home. But asking her to join forces with architect Carter Malloy is the one thing she cannot do. Jessica has known him since childhood-he was always a bully, and he was especially unkind to her-and she can't imagine working with him now. Unless Carter has truly changed...and Jessica can finally forgive him? Home: It's where the heart is. Can love be found there too?
Barbara Delinsky lives in Needham, Massachusetts. With thirty million copies of her novels in print, in twenty-five different languages, Delinsky is one of the world's most beloved and revered storytellers.
A lifelong New Englander, she uses the area as settings in most of her stories. In her spare time, Barbara enjoys kayaking, aerobics, and needlepoint; in addition to spending time with family and friends. She is also a breast cancer survivor, and strives to be a positive role model for other women facing the disease.