Before and Again

Before and Again

Mackenzie Cooper took her eyes off the road for just a moment but the resulting collision was enough to rob her not only of her beloved daughter but ultimately of her marriage, family, and friends?and thanks to the nonstop media coverage, even her privacy. Now she lives in Vermont under the name Maggie Reid, in a small house with her cats and dog. She?s thankful for the ne Mackenzie Cooper took her eyes off the road for just a moment but the resulting collision was enough to rob her not o...

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Title:Before and Again
Author:Barbara Delinsky
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Genres:Fiction
ISBN:1250119499
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:405 pages pages

Before and Again Reviews

  • Kristy
    Jul 04, 2018
    Driving her five-year-old daughter to a playdate, Mackenzie Cooper's life changes in a moment when she takes her eyes off the road to check her phone's GPS. In that second, she runs a stop sign, and as a result, the other driver and Lily are dead. In the aftermath, Mackenzie finds hers...
  • Marialyce
    Jul 04, 2018
    5 emotional heart breaking stars My reviews can be found here: https://yayareadslotsofbooks.wordpres... A split second can change your life. A glance away can be the moment when life does change. A heart refusing to heal can end a marriage. ....and guilt filling every portion of o...
  • Elizabeth of Silver's Reviews
    May 01, 2018
    These things can't be happening to me can they? Maggie is a good person but still hasn?t healed from the emotional scars from the death of her daughter or the divorce from her husband. Maggie moved away to make herself anonymous after the accident and hadn't seen her husban...
  • Selena
    Jul 16, 2018
    I received a free e-copy of Before and Again by Barbara Delinsky from NetGalley for my honest review. A powerful and heartfelt story of a woman, (Maggie) who has a happy life, wonderful home, a handsome husband (Ned) and beautiful child. In one quick moment, while driving, gets dist...
  • Patty
    May 08, 2018
    Before And Again By Barbara Delinsky What it's all about... Maggie has lost a child, ended her marriage and moved to a new town. She has buried the person she used to be and strives for peace every single day of her life. Her heart is broken, her soul is wounded...her comfort...
  • Jamie Rosenblit
    May 28, 2018
    An emotional roller coaster from start to finish that asks can we really move on after tragedy? What if we feel we are to blame for the tragedy, if you can't forgive yourself, can others forgive you? After Maggie loses her 5 year old daughter in a car accident, where she admits she was...
  • Theresa Alan
    Apr 13, 2018
    This women?s fiction novel starts with a tragic accident in which Mackenzie Cooper is fiddling with her GPS and misses a stop sign. The truck that runs into them kills her five-year-old daughter. The DA wants to make an example out of Mackenzie, so as if losing her only child wasn?...
  • Susanne Strong
    Jul 23, 2018
    4.5 Stars* (rounded down) Have you ever read a book that just stays with you? The more you think about it, the better it gets? Such is the case with Barbara Delinsky?s ?Before and Again.? It is the story of love, loss and most of all hope and forgiveness. One day Macken...
  • Sheyla ✎
    Jul 13, 2018
    4.5 Fangs I love when a book surprises me. Before and Again was a welcome unexpected revelation for me. In a fraction of a second, Mackenzie Cooper loses everything she cared for. Before the accident, she was a mother, a wife, a sister, a daughter and an artist. After the m...
  • Britany
    Jun 16, 2018
    Maggie Reid has restarted her life in picturesque Devon, Vermont. She has completely immersed herself in her new life-- doing makeup at the town Spa & Inn. Can she really leave her past behind? Especially when the present threatens to expose her. I liked this book, but didn't lo...
  • Aisling
    Feb 14, 2018
    This was decent tear-jerking chic lit. Delinsky does a great job with characters and setting so these characters and this town come alive. It was a little too long, and parts of the story dragged or were too repetitive but for the most part it was entertaining. ...
  • Reading.Between.Wines
    Jan 09, 2018
    ???? / 5 Before and Again by Barbara Delinsky was a very emotional book to read and I'm not even a mother. I think anyone with kids that reads this book will experience a wide range of emotions and if you've lost a child it may hit you even harder. Mackenzie Cooper is a w...
  • Cathy Ryan
    Apr 24, 2018
    4.5* In order to survive after the death of her five year old daughter in a tragic road traffic accident, Mackenzie Cooper, now known as Maggie Reid, lives a quiet life in the rural town of Devon, Vermont. The trial, her arrest, time in the media spotlight and the breakdown of her mar...
  • Tammy
    Aug 11, 2018
    5 ? Woop! Woop! Another fabulous novel from Barbara Delinsky! Mackenzie is involved in a car crash that takes her daughter?s life, ends her marriage and her friendships. ?To live through trauma and thrive? That was my goal? She changes her name, moves to Vermont and reb...
  • Susan Peterson
    Jan 31, 2018
    In Before and Again, Barbara Delinsky has written a riveting, poignant story filled with the most amazing characters. Each of the characters has their own story...a past which they are trying to escape, scars they are trying to hide...trying to build a present and move forward with a f...
  • Susan Haught
    Mar 05, 2018
    Oh. My. Gosh. I love Barbara Delinsky's books, but this one...this one rooted itself into my heart and will live there for as long as I do. I cannot imagine the horror and mental anguish an accident of this magnitude would cause, but Delinsky found a way to deliver each character'...
  • Amy
    Jun 26, 2018
    Before and Again was my first Barbara Delinsky book so I really wasn?t sure what to expect, when a book is labeled as women?s fiction it?s hard to know if it?ll be on the light, funny side or if it?ll be more serious and emotional. This one definitely fell on the emotional si...
  • Kaycee Bowick (Off_The_Press)
    Jan 29, 2018
    Thank you to the author and publisher for providing me with an ARC of this title in exchange for an honest review! Off The Press Reads: Blog ? Instagram ? Bloglovin' ...
  • Lisa
    May 25, 2018
    A gripping and emotional tale of one woman?s heartbreak, recovery and self-realization. SUMMARY MacKenzie Cooper was using her phone?s GPS, desperately trying to find the home of her five-year-old daughter?s friend. It was a narrow, dark and wooded road. She looked at her ph...
  • Deanna
    Jun 25, 2018
    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... 4.5 Stars!!! I?ve enjoyed quite a few novels written by Barbara Delinsky and as soon as I read the description for ? Before and Again ?, I knew I had to read it. I?m thrilled to say that I really en...
  • Charlie
    Feb 26, 2018
    Gotta rest a bit after this one. Review coming up in a few days. Honest. My honest review or rather my opinion. I didn't see this coming. A soap-Opera. I don't watch em on TV. OR Soap-Opera type books The mother ran a stop sign. Crashed - killed her daughter - convicted - di...
  • Erin
    May 28, 2018
    This is my 10th Barbara Delinsky read and certainly not one of my favorites. Before and Again showcases what Delinsky does best which is contemporary family drama. In this story, readers are introduced to Mackenzie( Maggie Reid) Cooper trying to live her life anew in a small town tha...
  • Zoe
    Mar 22, 2018
    Heartwarming, poignant, and sweet! Before and Again is a heartfelt, entertaining story about accepting the things you can?t change, letting go of the past, forgiving one?s self, surviving, taking chances, and moving on. The writing is fluid and well turned. The characters are...
  • *TUDOR^QUEEN*
    Jun 23, 2018
    Thank you to the publisher St. Martin's Press who provided an advance reader copy via NetGalley. I've had this book since December, but intended to read it close to its June publication date. During all this time I've read early reviews lamenting that it doesn't measure up to author...
  • Mandy
    May 26, 2018
    A huge thank you to St. Martin?s Press for this ARC. Maggie Reid, a makeup artist at the Devon Inn and Spa is rebuilding her life after a horrifying event changed her life in every way possible five years earlier. Now in Devon she?s moved past the terror of the accident and see...
  • Laura Rash
    Jun 15, 2018
    Wow, I really got swept into this story & devoured this monster of a book in no time! A complicated story with intertwined characters that spoke leaps & bounds on levels of forgiveness. BD has the knack for drawing you right in her books from the first few pages & you turn ...
  • Carrie
    May 27, 2018
    One afternoonMackenzie Cooper was driving her five year old daughter to a playdate when the unthinkable happened. Mackenzie had been glancing down at the GPS trying to find the home of her daughter's friend when she accidentally runs a stop sign and a truck crashes into them. As if l...
  • Chelsea Humphrey
    May 28, 2018
    I was blown away by this book. No really, I was assuming this would be your run-of-the-mill, standard type of women's fiction, but it was so much more. This was a character driven study involving detrimental loss and how to rebuild yourself after making a fatal mistake. I found myself ...
  • Crumb
    Oct 06, 2017
    FULL REVIEW UP! This is disappointing. Another review where I don't have much to say. There wasn't anything wrong with the story, per se. But like the movie, "I'm Just Not That Into You".. Devon is a place where you can go to escape your past. And that's exactly what Maggie d...
  • Natalie
    Jan 01, 2018
    Sadly, this novel begins with a tragedy, the death of a child, but it takes the reader through the slow rebuilding of love and hope. Delinsky tells the story of Maggie who has rebuilt her life after the death of a beloved child. She carries all the guilt for the tragedy and ultimatel...