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Delinsky's latest won't disappoint her fans. Friendship, romance, and her trademark New England setting this time, an island off the coast of Maine are all present and accounted for. The focus is on Nicole and Charlotte, girlhood friends who've been estranged for the past 10 years. They reunite at Nicole's family's summer home to collaborate on a cookbook, both of them harboring secrets. When Nicole reveals her husband, Julian, is suffering from multiple sclerosis, Charlotte comes clean that she and Julian shared a drunken one-night stand before he married Nicole. The affair resulted in a baby Charlotte gave up for adoption, a child whose stem cells hold the key to Julian's recovery. Complicating matters further, Charlotte has fallen for the island's enigmatic bad boy, Leo, who, it turns out, has penned a best-selling novel with a plot that closely mirrors their lovers from different worlds relationship. Leo's tale ends on a sour note, placing his future with Charlotte in doubt. Never fear; Delinsky knows when a happy ending is in order. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Delinsky's popularity increases with each book, so this novel is being rolled out with a gigantic print run and a similarly far-reaching promotional campaign.--Wetli, Patty Copyright 2010 Booklist