From Library Journal
Commitments was written during Delinsky's transition period as she moved from straight romance to the broader arena of women's fiction. As such, the story has a strong romance at its core but attempts to deal with other issues as well. Sabrina Stone's son was born severely brain damaged, for example. Investigative reporter Derek McGill was wrongly convicted of manslaughter and sent to prison in a plot masterminded by a very powerful enemy. The work cascades from human interest to self-discovery to romance cum mystery, passable plots all, but in the end it is too confusing and ultimately unsatisfying. Joyce Bean's narrative contribution makes the tale bearable; she moves easily among the characters and adds emotional depth and tension to the dialog, but she cannot overcome the novel's flaws. Only hardcore Delinsky fans will really enjoy this. Libraries are better off purchasing her more recently copyrighted works. Jodi L. Israel, MLS, Jamaica Plain, MA
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"Ms. Delinsky tells a deeply moving and emotional tale that will touch the readers on many levels. Her characters will work their way into your heart." (Romantic Times BOOKreviews Magazine on Commitments
"A good old-fashioned Delinsky love story." (The RomanceReader.com on Commitments
"An excellent storyteller." (Publishers Weekly
"Delinsky writes about the emotional crises of everyday people and how those trials shape relationships." (Cincinnati Enquirer
"Delinsky uses nuance and detail to draw realistic characters and ensure that emotion is genuine." (Providence Journal