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Twilight Whispers

3.54  ·  Rating Details ·  550 Ratings  ·  34 Reviews
Growing up in the mansion of the wealthy Warren family, housekeeper's daughter Katia Morrell returns as an adult years later to win the heart of heir Jordan Whyte, but her happiness is threatened by the discovery of sinister family secrets.
Hardcover, 423 pages
Published January 6th 2005 by Warner Books (NY) (first published May 1st 1987)
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Oct 27, 2012 Mary rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
First published in 1988, this book has held up very well. In fact it has been rereleased recently. It is part family saga, part love story, part murder mystery/secrets and all well-written.

The story centers around Katia Morrell and Jordan Whyte, the lovers of the story and their family secrets and stories. I found it hard to put down. The best parts of the book are the times Jordan and Katia are together. I thought that Ms. Delinsky did a great job of showing how physical love can enhance the o
Apr 16, 2009 Jeanne rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved the story. Material things must be wonderful to have, but they don't always guarantee happiness.
Feb 25, 2014 Kendra rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Barbara Delinsky isn't a crime novelist and it's probably a good thing. Twilight Whispers is a romance novel that delves into the crime genre and not smoothly. Early on it's easy to see who the culprit is and you spend the rest of the story waiting for the characters to see it as well.

But Twilight Whispers is a fun read, nonetheless. The backstory on the Whytes and the Warrens was intriguing. I almost wish she'd written an entire saga starting from the beginning. It'd be an instant bestseller an
MarQuinta  Moore
It had a interesting plot, but the end of the mystery was not as great as you thought it would be. Also there was so much going on, the murder mastery, the love story, the flash backs of the different families, plus trying to figure out all of the characters, it was just way to much and got a little confusing.
Apr 10, 2009 Louise rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: women-s-fiction
"Katia Morrell grew up amid wealth, sharing the idyllic childhood enjoyed by America's aristocracy without ever really being one of them. As daughter of the housekeeper to the powerful Warren family, she never truly belonged. Now she is back at the Warren mansion, hoping to see the man she always loved, Jordan Whyte, heir to the Whyte fortune. The occasion is the mysterious deaths of Jordan's brother and his brother's wife. Now chic and rich in her own right, Katia returns feeling strong. But on ...more
Nicholas Whyte

This is a throbbing sensual romance about the serving girl who falls in love with the prince, set among America's East Coast aristocracy, involving also a murder mystery which is resolved by a caring and sensitive police detective who violates all credible investigative routine to do so. There is much flashbacking to the mid-20th century (the book was written and set in 1988). I got hold of it for the totally spurious reason that one of the characters, d
May 10, 2014 Nikki rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have no idea why this book was called Twilight Whispers as it had nothing to do with that. But the story was interesting if not a little old, technology wise. The back story was a little confusing and more formatting to indicate the flashbacks would have been good. But I got used to it, so overall not a bad read.
Mar 04, 2015 Lynn rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Enjoyable, light reading. I didn't like this book as well as other books by Barbara Delinsky but it was an easy pleasant read.
Early work but it's easy to see the writing that would develop in later stories. When Mark and Debra of the famous White and Warren families are murdered, Bob Cavanaugh is assigned the investigation by his boss Jack Ryan who both have axes to grind with these famous families. When Bob's investigation is pushed along by Ryan in certain directions, he is urged to close the case quickly by indicting Mark's brother. This is my main complaint with the story in that even if it was written in the 80's, ...more
Easy read but a page turner
Started 10-13-10
Finished 10-24-10

A little mystery, a little family saga and a little love story all rolled into one early novel by Barbara Delinsky. While good, it showed her novice abilities as a writer but also the potential for future work. Prominent families struggling with murder and scandal and two young people destined to be together but held back by a secret. All the makings for a good story. Easy to read and some very likeable characters.
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This story reminded me of the movie Sabrina, the original one with Audrey Hepburn in it. It was well written and the ending is as expected. I fear this is the last one by Ms. Delinsky for me. While her writing style is very good, her storylines don't pull me in and I don't particularly care for her characters. It's me, not her.
Sep 30, 2009 Suzanne rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
i just started to listen to this book. I honestly don't think i can continue. the voice of the reader is grating. It has sort of a computerized sound to it. I am so disappointed because I love Barbara Delinsky. I just cannot get past the sound of it. I will have to pick up a copy and read it.
Sue Klasing
Romance and a good story.
Jan 26, 2008 Molly rated it really liked it
This was one of my "I need a book for sheer entertainment" books, and it worked. It's a combination of murder mystery with a romance thrown in. It kept me guessing for quite a while as to whodunit. I eventually figured it out, but it's still a good read.
Fairly predictable ending that was foreshadowed immensely by the middle of the book. However, although predictable, it was still an enjoyable enough read. Standard Barbara Delinsky fair that is light and fairly satisfying without being mentally strenuous.
Jun 19, 2013 Lyndsey rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
pretty good book. I like Katia, she's a very strong, independent, level headed woman:) good storyline and well written... although I cannot figure out why Delinsky called it Twilight Whispers... so corny and not relative to the story itself???
Aug 28, 2009 Pat rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
a book you look forward to turning the "page". i listened to it on tape, which in my opinion brings more life to the story! there are some parts which are truly unrealistic, but then what is stranger than life?
Feb 28, 2013 Cyndi rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Listened to this while sick when I couldn't study any longer. It had been recommended as a good author and the book was re-released so I expected more. Characters were contrived and plot was predictable.
TheReadingKnitter/ Kasey
Feb 23, 2009 TheReadingKnitter/ Kasey marked it as try-again-later
I know I've tried this book before a few times but it's going on my Try Again Later list now because I tried it again tonight and wasn't sucked into it like I want to be with a book. Oh well...
Debbie Worth
Sep 13, 2014 Debbie Worth rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This book is very predictable. The writing is a little more racy than other's of her books and the characters are one dimensional.
Lauri Key
My first by this author. I was suprised. It started slow for me but wasn't long before it picked up and I had a hard time putting it down.
Mar 23, 2012 Barb rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The story was just ok. I think my biggest issue with this book was the voice on the audio CD. The reading seemed very unnatural.
Evelyn Wilson
Feb 10, 2013 Evelyn Wilson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved the love between Katia and Jordan. I love the family secrets! I loved the ending! Yes, I almost couldn't put this book down!!!
Jul 04, 2013 Cathie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The storyline is great. Reading this book is very slow. This story could have been done in 3/4 's of the pages. Maybe even half.
May 17, 2012 Deb rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Listened to the audio version on a recent car trip. It was a good story. A little predictable.
Wendy T
I love the suspense this book had throughout the entire book.
Oct 07, 2012 Barb rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good until the corny unrealistic ending.
Great romance book, if you have a first love!
Apr 17, 2012 Holly rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Pretty good book. Good characters.
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I was born and raised in suburban Boston. My mother’s death, when I was eight, was the defining event of a childhood that was otherwise ordinary. I took piano lessons and flute lessons. I took ballroom dancing lessons. I went to summer camp through my fifteenth year (in Maine, which explains the setting of so many of my stories), then spent my sixteenth summer learning to type and to drive (two sk ...more
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