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Trust: The Real Thing \ Secret of the Stone

3.5  ·  Rating details ·  70 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
Two couples, two emotional love stories from this gifted writer of contemporary women's fiction.


They were complete strangers searching for the same thing—solitude. But thanks to a matchmaking friend, Deirdre Joyce and Neil Hersey found themselves stranded on an island off the coast of Maine. Forced to coexist, they discovered there was no escaping the inevi
Paperback, 416 pages
Published March 18th 2014 by Harlequin (first published January 1st 2008)
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May 21, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Slow pace... pretty predictable.
Julie Barrett
Nov 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Trust by Barbara Delinsky
Two books by the same author:
The Real Thing
Deidre a dancer.
Neil a lawyer.
Both need time alone as work has gotten to them. They each contact Victoria and she tells them separately that they can use the Maine island for a week.
They both arrive and meet up with the boat captain who will take them to the island. He leaves them at the dock with food. They have nothing in common
and don't get along. Because of her broken leg and his extra long body they both must sleep in the l
Beth Pearson
Reviews weren't great on this book, so I went into it with low expectations. I enjoyed the stories more than I thought I would. Unlike most people, I was enjoying the 2nd story, "Secret of the Stone" more than the first book, "The Real Thing" but then there were several things that didn't set well with me.


First, I liked that Jesse came clean with how and why he had met Paige instead of pretending it was all a random act left to chance. Two thing
This is a reissue of two early Delinsky romances in one volume. I like Delinsky's books--some of her older ones and most all of her newer ones. These two--they were pretty good, but they were slow-paced, and those of you who have read a lot of my reviewlets know that's one of the things I don't like much. The first book, THE REAL THING, had a device Delinsky has used better--the hero and heroine are trapped together in a remote place by a meddling friend who thinks they'll click. There was some ...more
Judy Hottman
Don't care for two stories in one book. Not her best.
Feb 18, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nice quick reads. Great for a beach, but not much depth.
Chu-Salyer Sharon
Dec 07, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Love the story, read the book twice;
Apr 28, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I didn't enjoy these 2 stories as much as I like her other good books. Good beach reading though.
Mar 31, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Two strangers find themselves stranded on an island in Maine and you can guess the rest. I decided not to even read the second story in the book.
Rita Mcallister davidson
A friend gave me this to read. The Island with only 2 people on it was a good book.
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Mar 26, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Library Request, it was a typical chick lit, it was entertaining but predictable in the outcome, well written and plot was ok, it is what it is a chick lit, doesn't take much to figure out the outcome. Which is why it was a mindless read.
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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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