I won this book from Goodreads First Reads.
Blueprints focuses on the lives of Caroline and Jamie MacAfee who are a mother and daughter team working for the family real estate business. MacAfee homes has a reality show that Caroline has been hosting but the network wants Jamie to take over to stating that Caroline is getting to old and they want Jamie for a new “fresh” look. The story follows these two as they go through some tough times. Caroline handling the rejection and losing her spot on the show. Jamie the loss of her father (Caroline’s ex-husband) and now having her half-brother to raise.
Barbara Delinsky is a great writer. I got pulled into this story even though I thought it started off a bit slow for my taste with all the remodeling/architecture in the beginning. I did have some issues with where events went but in the end it all seemed to work. I struggled with the idea of Caroline being so mad with Jamie over the hosting change, Jamie didn’t have anything to do with it and she’s her daughter, you love and support your kids, discuss it with her instead of the temper tantrum Caroline was having. The fact though that I actually cared about what was happening even if I didn’t always agree with their decisions made me end up actually enjoying reading this book and where the story went.