Before and Again

Before and Again

Book - 2018
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Maggie Reid is more than a makeup artist, Ned Cooper more than an Innkeeper, and that elegant resort town in Vermont so simply named Devon? It harbours others who are fleeing the past - or trying to. But when a teenage hacker commits one crime too many, and the town is besieged by Feds and the press, all bets for hiding are off.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, ©2018
ISBN: 9781250119490
Characteristics: 408 pages ;,25 cm

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Zoelexi777
Nov 26, 2018

One second of distraction changed to course of the lives of Mackenzie and Edward. Barbara Delinsky takes us through the emotional roller coaster and feelings of guilt that these two people faced. This is a story about relationships and forgiveness.

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Plentywood35
Nov 24, 2018

Can I read this on my Kindle paperwhite?

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lindahartm52
Aug 05, 2018

Mom who carried huge guilt following car accident that killed her 5 yr old daughter. Created a new life to forget while on probation. Redemption and renewal

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AnneCarolineDrake
Aug 05, 2018

Before and Again was definitely not Barbara Delinsky's best effort.

In the final chapters of the book, I discovered how many intriguing story arcs were sacrificed to Maggie's PTSD and survivor guilt as well as Edward/Ned's beard, and the probation officer. Arrrgh.

It would have been an infinitely more intriguing book if Grace's (massage therapist) story had been developed earlier and more fully and linked to Cornelia's (postmistress) story.

Maybe the point of the book is how much we miss out on when we get stuck in emotional ruts.

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MHanover10
Jul 17, 2018

What a way to show how one mistake can ruin several lives. Mackenzie is distracted by her GPS that is not cooperating while she is taking her 5-year-old daughter to a play date somewhere they haven't been. Those few seconds costs her a daughter and a marriage. Now five years later she is Maggie trying to live a safe life with 4 months left on her probation. At first I didn't understand why she was on probation when it was an accident. But slowly things are revealed that explains why she got convicted like she did. I enjoyed her new life, her friends, and how her family started to come back into her life. This book is all about hope and coming out on the other side a better person. It's also about family and what you would do for friends. I had a hard time putting this book down. I wanted to know what was happening to all the characters and I really cared for them.

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