First, Best and Only

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Harlequin Books, 1986 - Fiction - 219 pages
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Fourteen years after a devastating accident shattered their love, Marni Lange and Brian Webster are reunited, and come face-to-face with a past that has haunted them. Kept apart and denied the love that existed between them as teenagers years ago, can they now deny the lingering sparks of attraction, threatening to ignite into something wildly passionate and beyond their control?

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User Review  - Betsy - Goodreads

It's my own problem that I don't go for books of reunited teen love, 14 years later. If their love was that strong, why didn't they try to contact each other in those 14 years? Don't get me started on the love scenes....I felt like I had to wash my hands when I put the book down. Ick. Read full review

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User Review  - Kay - Goodreads

When I can smile, when I shed a tear, when I feel the characters are very good friends of mine....well, I love the book. Barbara Delinsky has joined the ranks with my favorite authors and I plan to read more of her books. Read full review


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Barbara Delinsky was born on August 9, 1945 in suburban Boston. She received a B.A. in Psychology at Tufts University and an M.A. in Sociology at Boston College. After graduate school, she worked as a researcher with the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. After her first child was born, she worked as a photographer and reporter for the Belmont Herald. She has written more than 60 novels including Shades of Grace, Coast Road, While My Sister Sleeps and Not My Daughter. Her novels are character-driven studies of marriage, parenthood, sibling rivalry, and friendship. Some of her novels have been made into television movies including Three Wishes starring Valerie Bertinelli and A Woman's Place starring Lorraine Bracco. She also wrote the nonfiction book Uplift: Secrets from the Sisterhood of Breast Cancer Survivors. The proceeds of her nonfiction work goes to charity. She has also written under the pen names Bonnie Drake and Billie Douglass.

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