Book Reviews of Coast Road

Coast Road
Coast Road
Author: Barbara Delinsky
ISBN-13: 9780684845760
ISBN-10: 0684845768
Pages: 368
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 40 ratings
Publisher: Simon Schuster
Book Type: Hardcover
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A super good book. Tells of a man who divorced his wife and she has a car acident and how he returns to her to take care of her. It opens his eyes to things about her and their marriage and thei two teenage daughters.
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Easy yet engrossing story that celebrates the things in life that matter the most. Jack McGill chooses his architectual career over his family. Now 6 years later a car accident brings him back to learn about the woman he never knew.
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A PERSON SHOULD NEVER SAY NEVER / CAN'T / WON'T.... YOU JUST DON'T KNOW YET.. A VERY GOOD READ!
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I had this book for over a year, because the description just did not sound all that great. I finally got desperate and read it, and what a great surprise! It was a really excellent book and I was captivated from the beginning.
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Great book
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I loved this book!! It was so real - all her books are! A man and woman are divorced and she has the two daughters living with her in Carmel, CA. She is an artist. She has a horrible car accident and he is contacted - he comes and takes care of the kids while she is in a coma. He learns why the marriage broke up and grows a lot. Great ending!!
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very good book!!
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Fantastic book! It's about rediscovering things that were thought lost!
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In this great story life's greatest gifts come by accident. Coast Road celebrates things in life that matter most--companionship of friends and the irreplaceable time spent with children and family.
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A REALLY GOOD BOOK.IENJOYED IT AND THE MESSAGE IT SENT.
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I loved this book!
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this book was hard to put down. a little rambling at times but otherwise a good read.
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Really enjoyed this book. I found it very deeply moving and shows the guys point of view in a new light. I always enjoyed Barbara Delinsky's books but revisiting her work I came across this book and really enjoyed it!
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easy to read, entertaining book...it's easy to get wrapped up in the romantic storyline
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Time absorbing tale about a driven divorced man forced to pick up the pieces of his family again while his ex-wife is in a coma.
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Wonderful! I'm never disappointed with a Barbara Delinsky book. I couldn't put it down!
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A divorced San Francisco architect re-connects with his family when his ex-wife slips into a coma following an auto crash.
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Very entertaining!
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Good story, easy read, nice setting, descriptive, goes to friendship, family & what we really know about those we love.

(A funny thing I noticed, though, is that the main-man, Jack McGill, runs his hands through his hair a lot. I counted 12 times during the book before I lost count!).

All kidding aside, you will enjoy this story.
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Rachel Keats and Jack McGill were artists,Deeply in love when they married,until the rush of life took it's toll.After ten years of marriage,they divorced and went their seperate ways.Jack stayed in San Francisco,Rachel moved with their two young daughters to Big Sur.Six years later,an alarming middle-of-the-night phone call demands that Jack put aside his own busy life and career as a leading architect to rush to his ex-wife's hospital bed.While she lays lifeless,Jack maintains a bedside vigil and finds himself getting to know Rachel better than he ever did-through their daughters,her friends,and even more revealing,through her art.Meanwhile,the beauty and grace of the redwood canyon where she has made their home also work their own special alchemy upon Jack.He begains to see Rachel,his daughters,and the story of his marriage with new eyes.
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a man steps in to help his children and exwife when she is in a horrible car accident six years after their divorce.he steps into her life and learns about a woman he never really knew and the secrets that made her leave.
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I didn't like this book. Boring, predictable storyline with characters that I felt nothing for. She has written other books that have been better.
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Struggles between a man;s career and family..and the inevitible 'other' woman. Predictable.
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good love story ...
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From back, "Hailed as a remarkable journey, Barbara Delinsky's New Yor Times bestseller COAST ROAD delivers a profoundly moving tale that is as richly textured, colorful, and poignant as the NOrthern California landscape in which it is set.
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Tells the story of a man who has to come back to his ex-wife's help when she has been in a carwreck and is in a coma. He has to deal with their two teenage daughters and face the reality of what he has been missing. Very sweet and moving story.
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Thrilling and great
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excellent
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Front the back of the cover:

Rachel Keats and Jack McGill were artists, deeply in love when they
married, until the rush of life took its toil and they divorced.
Six years later, Jack put aside his career as a leading architect
to hold a bedside vigil at his ex-wife's hospital bed. Jack begins
to see Rachel, his daughters, and the story of his marriage with
new eyses.
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I liked this book very much! It's an excellent portrait of family and friendships, forgiveness and new beginings.
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Jack McGill finds himself at his ex-wife's hospital bedside as she may be dying. He ends up putting aside his career to look after her and his daughter. The experience forces him to re-examine his marriage and what his ex-wife means to him. I enjoyed this audiobook although I found it to be somewhat predictable.
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I loved this book! I love everything by this author.
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This book has sat in my TBR pile for a while. I happened to pick it up Saturday for a "quick, light, mindless read." I couldn't put it down once I started it. Delinsky takes you on a journey through two life changing two weeks in Jack's life. His ex-wife is in a coma from a car wreck and Jack finds himself thrown in the middle of raising his two girls. Delinsky writing pulls you in and you feel that you have known the characters your entire life.
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A Great read,family is the most important of a persons life but in this book,Jack McGill finds out just how important they should have been to him.
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Barbara Delinsky at her best! Set in Northern California, emotion-packed and poignant love story.
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A love story so compelling that it makes you feel it in your own
life if you are truly a romantic person; especially if you feel the
same about your partner in life. Strangely, it is a love story that
fits so many lives/marriages in real life.
e.h., meldrim, ga.
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And, yet another great book from Barbara Delinsky. My advice to people considering reading this book - do not be put off knowing that one of the main characters is in the hospital following a car accident. We get the background story through "flashback" and come to know and love the characters in all their faults, hopes, dreams and disappointments. This is a *great* book!
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First of all of her books I read. What a great read. A coming home of sorts, finding out what is important in life...
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I started reading Delinsky novels one summer and stayed up all night every time I got a new one!
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Good romance story
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A man who learns the most about his ex-wife when she has a terrible car accident, and he begins to talk to her friends and has to take care of their teenage daughters. He rediscovers his family, and what kind of man he should be. Touching and sweet.
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A heart-tugging story of love and redemption.
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celebrating what really matters in life this book depicts with exquisite accuracy the ties that bind each of us to other people and places.
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Library Journal
Jack McGill's feelings for his artist ex-wife, Rachel, are put to the acid test when he receives news that she is lying comatose in a hospital after an automobile accident. Jack, a rising San Francisco architect and workaholic, still does not understand why Rachel left him and took their two daughters to live in Big Sur country, but he assumes the parental role for the teenage girls and moves into Rachel's house. Jack's second chance at being a real father is fraught with confrontations. He has deadlines and major clients to impress, and his daughters are leery of trusting him to care for them. Ultimately, Jack is challenged to make some life-altering career choices and to decide whether he should try to win Rachel back.
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A woman is in car accident and her ex-husband goes to be with their daughters while she recovers. He begins to see her in a whole new light.

Enjoyable story . . . great summer read.
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Excellent Read! A man puts his architectural career on hold as he rushes to the bedside of his ex-wife who was injured in an accident and lies in a coma. He learns things he never knew about his wife through her friends and neighbors who visit, and rekindles his relationship with their two teenage daughters. Told from the man's perspective, this is a refreshing, heartwarming book about family, marriage, friendship and second chances. This book will be a keeper for me!
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I couldn't put this book down. Very heartfelt.
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From back cover:
When Jack McGill chose his career as an architect over his family, he returned home from yet another business trip to find that his wife Rachel had left him. But now six years later a car accident has left Rachel clinging to life, and she and their two daughters desperately need him. Putting his work on hold for the first time in his life, Jack decides to sit by his ex-wife's bedside. There, meeting Rachel's many new friends, and trying to cope with two teenage daughters and their problems, he learns about a woman he never really knew, her expressive art, and the secret that made her leave. Much to his astonishment, Jack begins to see Rachel, his daughters, and the story of his marriage with new eyes.
Celebrating the things in life that matter most--the kinship of neighbors, the companionship of friends, and the irreplaceable time spent with children and family--COAST ROAD depicts with exquisite accuracy the ties that bind each of us to those people and places we hold most dear.
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I really enjoyed this book. It is about a guy who goes to his ex-wife after she has been in a bad accident. She is in a coma. It is about him getting to know his ex-wife and his 2 daughters. Very warm, touching, story.
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Book started out really great; got bogged down in the middle and was a little redundent. Could have been about 100 pages shorter. You waited from about page 15 until page 402 for the "wife" to come out of a coma that only lasted 16 days. An okay read, just a little slow.
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Good read. Good story.
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This book was very enjoyable. The characters were wonderfully developed and the many different relationships were explored in a very heartwarming way.
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Jack chose his career over his wife, she leaves him. 6 years later, Racheal is clinging to life after an accident, and she and the 2 daughters need him. He comes back to cae for the 2 daughters and sits by his wifes bedside. As friends etc come to sit with her, he hears stories they tell him about her, and discovers a woman he never really knew. Much to his astonishment, Jack begins to see Racheal and his daughters and the story of his marriage with new eyes. This was a very good book!
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wonderful book i couldn't put it down
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A different take on a romance book. I really enjoyed it.
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An excellent book...I think one of Barbara Delinsky's best.
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This is a very good story about a family getting back on track after a tragerty.
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Jack had no time for his wife and children so he lost them until years later his wife becomes ill and he has to return to care for his children and in so doing realizes what he had given up. Good book
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Jack McGill chose his architectural career over his family, and returned home from yet another business trip to find that his wife, Rachel, had left him. But now six years later, a car accident has left Rachel clinging to life, and she and their two daughters desperately need him...Celebrating what really matters in life, COAST ROAD depicts with exquisite accuracy the ties that bind each of us to those people and places we hold most dear.
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3 stars.447 pages. A poignant story! A car accident has left Rachel, the mother of two clinging to life. Her ex-husband comes to her bedside and puts his work on hold. He meets Rachel's friends, his own two teenage daughters, and mostly he learns to really know Rachel for the first time. He learns about her passion for her art, and the secret as to why she left him six years before. He learns to see the story of his marriage and his family with new eyes. A very precious story!
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A good read.
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Back Cover:
When Jack McGill chose his career as an architect over his family, he returned home from yet another business trip to find that his wife Rachel had left him. But now six years later a car accident has left Rachel clinging to life, and she and their two daughters desperately need him. Putting his work on hold for the first time in his life, Jack decides to sit by his ex-wifes bedside. There, meeting Rachel's many new friends, and trying to cope with two teenage daughters and their problems, he learns about a woman he never really knew, her expressive art, and the secret that made her leave. Much to his astonishment, Jack begins to see Rachel, his daughters, and the story of his marriage with new eyes.
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From back of book:

People magazine called Barbara Delinsky's Three Wishes, "a heart-tugging story of love and redemption that is surprisingly powerful." Now, in her latest New York Times bestseller, Delinsky delivers a profoundly moving tale that is as richly textured. colorful, and poignant as the northern California landscape in which it is set.

When Jack McGill chose his career as an architect over his family, he returned home from yet another business trip to find that his wife Rachel had left him. But now six years later a car accident has left Rachel clinging to life, and she and their two daughters desperately need him. Putting his work on hold for the first time in his life, Jack decides to sit by his ex-wife's bedside. There, meeting Rachel's many new friends, and trying to cope with two teenage daughters and their problems, he learns about a woman he never really knew, her expressive art, and the secret that made her leave. Much to his astonishment, Jack begins to see Rachel, his daughters, and the story of his marriage with new eyes.

Celebrating the things in life that matter most -- the kinship of neighbors, the companionship of friends, and the irreplaceable time spent with children and family -- Coast Road depicts with exquisite accuracy the ties that bind each of us to those people and places we hold most dear.
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A good story line. I have read several of Barbara Delinsky's books and I found this one especially good. So many different themes to relate to in this book. The author brings the characters together in a very belieavable manner.
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it a great book great story.
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A workaholic parent thinks working to buy things shows love. Through a tragic accident he is forced to rediscover the family he lost. He sees his ex through new eyes by talking to her friends and rediscoveres the the love that ever lingers for his family.
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Slow starting but quickly caught my full attention and enjoyed it very much. Second of her books I have read and will look for more.
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great Romance story
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I love Barbara Delinsky.
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Quick read--compelling--always real and touching.
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Never read this book. book is in good condition.
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Celebrating the things in life that matter most---the kinship of neighbors, the companionship of friends, and the irreplaceable time spent with children and family---Coast Road depicts with exquisite accuracy the ties that bind each of us to those people and places we hold most dear.
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Rachel Keats and Jack McGill were artists, deeply in love when they married, until the rush of life took its toll and they divorced. Six years later, Jack puts aside his career as a leading architect to hold a bedside vigil at his ex-wife's hospital bed. Jack begins to see Rachel, his daughters, and the story of his marriage with new eyes. Coast Road celebrates those things in life that matter most----the companionship of friends and the irreplaceable time spent with children and family.

Read by Howard McGillin
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I have not read this book yet, but if you want to swap I will make sure to put it aside to read.