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A Novel

Barbara Delinsky

St. Martin's Griffin



Available as an e-book for the first time, New York Times bestselling author Barbara Delinsky's classic novel, Commitments, about the ties that bind and the love that remains.

Sabrina Stone is struggling to be a good mother and to do what's best for her young, handicapped son. When she meets investigative reporter Derek McGill, who's doing a feature story about special-needs children, Sabrina is immediately struck by his tenderness toward Nicky…and an attraction between her and Derek that cannot be denied. Three months after their fateful first visit, Sabrina learns that Derek has been convicted of murder. He swears he's innocent, but Derek ends up in prison all the same.

Meanwhile, Sabrina's marriage is on the rocks. Her husband, Nicholas, is in denial about their child's diagnosis—and is unable to comfort Sabrina in any meaningful way. Against her better judgment, Sabrina reaches out to the one person who seems to understand her: Derek. But how far will Sabrina go to maintain a connection with a man behind bars? As their relationship escalates—and she experiences a passion she has never known—Sabrina finds herself willing to do whatever it takes to save Derek…and herself. But is their commitment worth the risk?

Praise for Commitments

“A first-rate storyteller who creates believable, sympathetic characters who seem as familiar as your neighbors.” —The Boston Globe on Barbara Delinsky

“Delinsky combines her understanding of human nature with absorbing, unpredictable storytelling--a winning combination.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Barbara Delinsky

“[She] has a knack for exploring the battlefields of contemporary life.” —Kirkus Reviews on Barbara Delinsky

“Delinsky does a wonderful and realistic job portraying family dynamics.” —Library Journal on Barbara Delinsky

“A writer who continues to earn her bestseller status.” — on Barbara Delinsky

“Delinsky never fails to entertain.” —RT Book Reviews on Barbara Delinsky


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Barbara Delinsky

BARBARA DELINSKY is a New York Times bestselling author of novels such as Sweet Salt Air, Warm Hearts, and Love Songs, with more than thirty million copies of her books in print. She has been published in twenty-eight languages worldwide. A lifelong New Englander, Delinsky earned a B.A. in psychology at Tufts University and an M.A. in sociology at Boston College. Delinsky enjoys knitting, photography, and cats. She lives in Massachusetts.

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