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Straight from the Heart [Kindle Edition]

Barbara Delinsky
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)

Kindle Price: $2.99
Sold by: Macmillan

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Book Description

From America’s beloved storyteller, Barbara Delinsky, comes a classic novel of one lovesick doctor and the woman who makes his heart ache with desire…


As the head of cardiology at New Haven Medical Center, Dr. Robert McCrae knows a lot about the human heart. But it’s not until he spots Heather Cole’s beautiful face at one of his lectures that he realizes how much more he needs to learn. From the moment he sees her, his heart skips a beat—metaphorically speaking—and his pulse rate soars. It turns out that Heather is a local hand-bag designer who’s not just playing doctor; she’s putting her heart on the line. Rob may be the only one who can help. But first she’ll have to trust him—and take a risk on falling in love…

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Product Details

  • File Size: 358 KB
  • Print Length: 328 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks (May 29, 2012)
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007TJ58MK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #39,743 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Review of Straight from the Heart July 25, 2013
By Sue M.
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Barbara Delinsky is a favorite author of mine but I hadn't read any of her books for a while and I found this book, even though, it was an early writing, to be very good. I thoroughly enjoyed it and looked forward to reading it each evening. The health issues and emotional stress of the main character were very realistic and I could relate to some of the self-induced problems they created. Well written.
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This is one of Delinsky' s early books but shows just how creative she has been throughout her years of writing. This story about a single gal looking for medical information leads the reader right along with her as she not only learns what she needs to know but the expert is very good looking, interested in her and single! You'll enjoy this book with all it's diverging paths because of the author's creative planning.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars It was a really weak story line... December 20, 2012
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I kept waiting for something interesting to happen. Page after page of detailed sex is boring, especially when it was so predictable.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars straight rom the heart September 6, 2012
By carol
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I am a Delinsky Fan! I have read everyone of her books, I was especially glad to see these 1sts be republished..Straight... was great as expected.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Love and Courage. October 9, 2012
By Mimi6
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This book was purchased for my Kindele from Amazon. Worrying about the unknown sends Heather to a seminar for information about her disease. What she finds out and who she meets there will change her life forever. Will it be for better or worse? This is a very well written ,exciting book and I highly recommend it for anyone. I could not put it down. Read it in 2 evenings. Mimi6
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Up to par January 10, 2013
By rjb
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this book is delin sky's style. Although, still to o Harlequin-like.seems she has lost her ability to writ a story of substance.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Straight From the Heart November 21, 2012
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I have long been a fan of Delinsky. It has been fun going back through her earliest books and reading them on my app. Her writing always leaves me wanting to read more.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Straight from the Heart Barbara Delinsky October 31, 2012
By sarale
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The story plot is somewhat cut and paste. Events after the hiking trip are weak, not very likely, as for example the highjacking of the plane..

Most of all, I enjoyed Barbara's ability to articulate the thoughts and feelings of her main characters. She poignantly describes the "not so traditional" feelings of the "male" character. She does not discriminate when it comes to feelings.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars love
I have not read one of her books yet that hasn't had me hooked in the first chapter. This book however is my favorite of hers so far. It's a must read.
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars Heart
If you like to read with medicine as a thread through the story, you will enjoy this book. Deli sky puts enough science within the romance to keep your interest.
Published 2 months ago by Split Second
4.0 out of 5 stars Straight from the Heart Barbara Delinsky
Not her best but still enjoyable. This must have been one of her earlier books because the characters weren't as fully developed as her later books.
Published 2 months ago by Book Lover
5.0 out of 5 stars Zing Went the Strings
Barbara Delinsky has long been a favorite romance novelist of mine. I especially enjoyed the way Delinsky built the suspense in Straight from the Heart. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Beverly
5.0 out of 5 stars Straight from the heart
Another great book of Barbara everything she it's just amazing great stories great love stories the book that you cannot put down.
Published 3 months ago by Marie
5.0 out of 5 stars My thoughts reading....
Not one of her best....still love this author it must have been an older book....our book club loves her too...
Published 3 months ago by S. Walker
3.0 out of 5 stars Romantic
Nice, easy reading but lacked more plot and excitement. Was expecting more characters involved with an ending not so easily guessed. But I liked it.
Published 4 months ago by Elysa Bowen
5.0 out of 5 stars Love all Delinsky!
Another great Delinsky read with great characters, story line, mystery and surprises, really enjoyed this one. You won't be disappointed.
Published 7 months ago by Gail Stotts
3.0 out of 5 stars It WAS RELATIVELY GOOD
It was OK, but not completely realistic. I cannot imagine a good looking doctor going through what he did. Good light reading, not much depth. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Sandy C.
4.0 out of 5 stars One of my favorite authors
I am a great fan of Barbara BUT wish Amazon would tell us it is a reprint on the blog. After down-loading all the books by her, I remembered the stories from the days I used the... Read more
Published 10 months ago by jat32
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More About the Author

Barbara Delinsky, author of SWEET SALT AIR (2013), ESCAPE (2011), NOT MY DAUGHTER (2010), WHILE MY SISTER SLEEPS (2009), THE SECRET BETWEEN US (2008), and FAMILY TREE (2007), has written more than twenty-one bestselling novels with over thirty million copies in print. She has been published in twenty languages worldwide. Barbara's fiction centers upon everyday families facing not-so-everyday challenges. She is particularly drawn to exploring themes of motherhood, marriage, sibling rivalry, and friendship in her novels.

A lifelong New Englander, Barbara earned a B.A. in Psychology at Tufts University and an M.A. in Sociology at Boston College. As a breast cancer survivor who lost her mother to the disease when she was only eight, Barbara compiled the non-fiction book Uplift: Secrets From the Sisterhood of Breast Cancer Survivors, a handbook of practical tips and upbeat anecdotes. She donates her proceeds from the sale of this book to her charitable foundation, which funds an ongoing research fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Barbara enjoys knitting, photography, and cats. She also loves to interact with her readers through her website at, on Facebook at, and on Twitter as @BarbaraDelinsky.

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