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An Accidental Woman
An Accidental Woman
Author: Barbara Delinsky
ISBN-13: 9780743429955
ISBN-10: 0743429958
Publication Date: 9/1/2003
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 2 ratings
Publisher: Gardners Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
Good read. Suggest you read "Lake News" first.
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Helpful Score: 2
I really enjoyed this book--it is multi-layered and the characters are wonderfully drawn.
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Oh, wow! This was a terrific book that drew me in and had me falling in love with the characters and Lake Henry, New Hampshire, within several pages. The love story of Poppy and Griffin, the mystery concerning Heather...it all was so engrossing. This definitely was a can't-put-it-down book!! Since I never read the first book about the Lake Henry inhabitants, I'm going to be ordering right now!!
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I really enjoyed reading about Poppy Blake and her struggles with her wheelchair and the murder mystery intwined in the story
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Barbara Delinsky brings back Poppy Blake, from her stunning New York Times bestseller Lake News, in this deeply moving novel of life's second chances and the accidents of fate that can set us free. Lake Henry, New Hampshire, is buzzing over the annual maple syrup harvest, as well as the shocking revelation that longtime resident Heather Malone has been led away by the FBI, which claims the devoted stepmother and businesswoman fled the scene of a fatal accident in California years before. Poppy Blake, her best friend, is determined to prove Heather's innocence, while facing past mistakes of her own: she has never overcome her guilt from the snowmobile accident that killed her partner and left her paralyzed. Playing an unlikely role in both women's lives is investigative journalist Griffin Hughes, whose attraction to Poppy keeps him coming bake to Lake Henry, even though he is secretly responsible for drawing the law closer to Heather. To redeem himself, Griffin sets out to solve the mystery surrounding Heather and becomes the key to freeing Poppy from her own regrets and showing her a rich new future.
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could not put it down
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This is a great read! The book brings back the main character from Delinsky's Lake News, Poppy Blake, and takes place in a great New England setting. Really enjoyed it!!
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I found this to be an enjoyable read. The one of the main ppl in it(Poppy) is a easily liked and her story pulls at your heart strings.
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Poppy Blake is back. Last heard of in "The Lake News". This novel is about life's second chance and the accidents of fate that can set up free....
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Lake Henry, New Hampshire, is buzzing over the annual maple syrup harvest ... as well as the shocking revelation that longtime resident Heather Malone has been led away by the FBI, which claimes the devoted stepmother and businesswoman fled the scene of a fatal accident in California yyears before. Poppy Blake, her best friend, is determined to prove Heather's innocence, while facing past mistakes of her own: she has never overcome her guilt from the snowmobile accident that killed her partner and left her paralyzed. Playing an unlikely role in both women's lives is investigative journalist Griffin Hughes, whose attraction to Poppy keeps him coming back to Lake Henry, even though he is secretly responsible for drawing the law closer to Heather. TO redeem himself, Griffin sets out to solve the mystery surrounding Heather and becomes the key to freeing Poppy from her own regrets and showing her a rich new future.
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A good follow up to Lake News. Allows you to get to know some of the characters better and introduces some interesting new ones.
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Very good read.
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A good read from begining to end. The story is full of interesting detials and numerous twist and turns.
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This is the second book about Lake Henry residents and it is just as good as the first, Lake News. I really enjoy Barbara Delinsky's books, her characters are very well developed and feel like friends by the end of the book. Highly recommend both titles.
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two stars
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Kind of boring. Didn't even finish.
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A very good book. Held my interest to the very end
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A continuing story of Lale News. It was good
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really enjoyed this story. The characters are well-developed and her style of writing really draws you into the story and makes you care what happens to each of them. (Unfortunately didn't read "Lake News" first, but liked this one so much that I have ordered it from pbs!)
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An Accidental Woman is a sequal to Lake News, and they are wonderful! I have them both listed here...enjoy!
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Excellant read! Another great Barbara Delinsky book!
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very good plot setting is in New England
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This is the first novel I've listened to by Barbara Delinsky and I adored it! Part mystery, part love story, partly a glimpse into what life is like for a woman with a physical disability. Just long enough, just suspenseful enough and with an ending that warms your heart.
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Longtime resident of Lake Henry, New Hampshire, Heather Malone has been led away by the FBI, which claims that she fled the scene of a fatal accident in California years before. Poppy Blake, her best friend, is determined to clear her name, while facing past mistakes of her own: she still feels guilt over a snowmobile accident that killed her partner and left her paralyzed. Playing an unlikely role in both women's lives is investigative journalist Griffin Hughes, whose attraction to Poppy keeps him returning to Lake Henry, even as he is the secret reason why the FBI is interested in Heather.

To redeem himself, Griffin sets out to unravel the mystery surrounding Heather and becomes the key to freeing Poppy from her regrets and showing her a rich new future. In my opinion, this is not Barbara Delinsky's best work. There was a lot of discussion of maple syrup making which I didn't understand very well. I give this book a C+!
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This is a Lake Henry story. It was an excellent read. Barbara Delinsky really knows how to write a compelling story.
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Great story of a woman who may or may not have a "past" that looks like it is catching up with her... continuing characters from Lake News... keeps you wondering right up until the end.
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I really did like this book...it was a bit slow to get into but it ended up being an awesome book!
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Heartwarming story
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I have only read a few of this author's books, but I have enjoyed them all.
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this book is a great read about a woman wanted for murder,but did she do it?
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I loved this book! I didn't want the story to end. I will be looking for more of Barbara Delinsky novels.
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this is the first Barbara Delinsky novels that i have read, and am looking forward to reading more. it was very good, could not put the book down!!
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A lovely, lovely heartwarming book! My first, but not my last encounter with this writer!!
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wonderful story - enjoyed from beginning to end
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I really liked this book. Great characters and interesting plot line.

Lisa
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totally enjoyed this book and would reccomend it to fellow readers
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This book had many surprises, a fast moving story. Youa re going to enjoy his book.
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Unique read! Enjoyed it very much.
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Great Delinsky book! This one brings back Poppy Blake from "Lake News". It's set in Lake Henry, New Hampshire, amid the maple sugar harvest. Wonderful story!
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Enjoyed this a lot. Good suspense, well written.
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A love story between kind, gentle Heather Malone and taciturn Micah Smith turns into a mystery when Heather is taken into custody for murder. Heather refuses to speak in her own defense, so Poppy, her paraplegic friend, hires an attorney. Poppy, depicted with love and concern, is convinced it's a case of mistaken identity and wonders if Heather has a twin. Narrator Jennifer Wiltsie portrays police with authority and several minor characters with charming New England accents. Wiltsie accomplishes character portrayal with seamless gender changes. Well-done emotion-laden scenes of fear and suspected betrayal make this a gripping story for a long commute.
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AN ACCIDENTAL WOMAN stars a heroine who is impossible not to like and she's determined to be independent though she's wheelchair bound. The books other important character is Heather, who keeps us wondering if she is more than who she appears to be on the surface. It has mystery, drama and romance, something for everyone. I think you will enjoy it. I enjoyed this book because it held my interest and the characters had depth. Debi
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This is one of the best books I've ever read! I love Barbra Delinsky!
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I completely enjoyed this book. The characters were great and the story line fantastic. Hope you will enjoy it as much as I did.
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Hope, love, and redemption are the themes in this book.
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A young womem escapaed from a brutal life to a small New England town only to be discovered decades later. Her past is brought front and center. Her friends and family are simple people with honest values and they know the meaning of kindship, being neighbors. The truth prevails and allows her to love and live .
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Good one!
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Great book by Barbara Delinsky
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A good read.
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good book
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THERE HASN'T BEEN A BARBARA DELINSKY BOOK THAT I HAVN'T ENJOYED. AN ACCIDENTAL WOMAN IS NO EXCEPTIOM.
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All Delinskys books are good in my opinion
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Delinsky is always a good read.
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From AudioFile
A love story between kind, gentle Heather Malone and taciturn Micah Smith turns into a mystery when Heather is taken into custody for murder. Heather refuses to speak in her own defense, so Poppy, her paraplegic friend, hires an attorney. Poppy, depicted with love and concern, is convinced it's a case of mistaken identity and wonders if Heather has a twin. Narrator Jennifer Wiltsie portrays police with authority and several minor characters with charming New England accents. Wiltsie accomplishes character portrayal with seamless gender changes. Well-done emotion-laden scenes of fear and suspected betrayal make this a gripping story for a long commute.
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From Library Journal: "Come back, Poppy Blake, demanded Delinsky's readers and she did. The wheelchairbound heroine of Lake News has a lot to handle: a best friend has been accused of murder, and the charming journalist pursuing the story is also pursuing Poppy." Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc. --

From AudioFile: "A love story between kind, gentle Heather Malone and taciturn Micah Smith turns into a mystery when Heather is taken into custody for murder. Heather refuses to speak in her own defense, so Poppy, her paraplegic friend, hires an attorney. Poppy, depicted with love and concern, is convinced it's a case of mistaken identity and wonders if Heather has a twin." Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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From the back, "A powerful domestic drama...from one of the women's fiction's true master."
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Lake Henery, is buzzing over the annual maple syrup harvest, as well as the shocking revelation that longtime resident Heather Malone has been led away by the FBI, which claims the devoted stepmother and businesswoman fled the scene of a fatal accident in California years before.Poppy Blake her best friend, is determined to prove Heathers innocence.
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Lake Henry, New Hampshire, is buzzing over the annual maple syrup harvest. . . as well as the shocking revelation that longtime resident Heather Malone has been led away by the FBI, which claims the devoted stepmother and businesswoman fled the scene of a fatal accident in California year before. Poppy Blake, her best friend, is determined to prove Heather's innocense, while facing past mistakes of own: she has never overcome her guilt from the snowmobile accident that killed her partner and left her paralyzed. Playing an unlikely role in both women's lives is investigative journalist Griffin Hughes, whose attraction to Poppy keeps him coming back to Lake Henry, even though he is secretly responsible for drawing the law closer to Heather. To redeem himself, Griffin sets out to solve the mystery surrounding Heather and becomes the key to freeing Poppy from her own regrets and showing her a rich new future. A heartwarming, tear-jerking small town romance. I like it very much.
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Barbara Delinsky brings back Poppy Blake, from her stunning New York Times bestseller Lake News, in this deeply moving novel of life's second chances and the accidents of fate that can set us free....

Lake Henry, New Hampshire, is buzzing over the annual maple syrup harvest?as well as the shocking revelation that longtime resident Heather Malone has been led away by the FBI, which claims the devoted stepmother and businesswoman fled the scene of a fatal accident in California years before. Poppy Blake, her best friend, is determined to prove Heather's innocence, while facing past mistakes of her own: she has never overcome her guilt from the snowmobile accident that killed her partner and left her paralyzed. Playing an unlikely role in both women's lives is investigative journalist Griffin Hughes, whose attraction to Poppy keeps him coming back to Lake Henry, even though he is secretly responsible for drawing the law closer to Heather. To redeem himself, Griffin sets out to solve the mystery surrounding Heather and becomes the key to freeing Poppy from her own regrets and showing her a rich new future.
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Barbara Delinsky brings back Poppy Blake, from her stunning New York Times bestseller Lake News, in this deeply moving novel of life's second chances and the accidents of fate that can set us free....
Lake Henry, New Hampshire, is buzzing over the annual maple syrup harvest--as well as the shocking revelation that longtime resident Heather Malone has been led away by the FBI, which claims the devoted stepmother and businesswoman fled the scene of a fatal accident in California years before. Poppy Blake, her best friend, is determined to prove Heather's innocence, while facing past mistakes of her own: she has never overcome her guilt from the snowmobile accident that killed her partner and left her paralyzed. Playing an unlikely role in both women's lives is investigative journalist Griffin Hughes, whose attraction to Poppy keeps him coming back to Lake Henry, even though he is secretly responsible for drawing the law closer to Heather. To redeem himself, Griffin sets out to solve the mystery surrounding Heather and becomes the key to freeing Poppy from her own regrets and showing her a rich new future.
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Barbara Delinsky brings back Poppy Blake, from her stunning New York Times bestseller Lake News, in this deeply moving novel of life's second chances and the accidents of fate that can set us free....

Lake Henry, New Hampshire, is buzzing over the annual maple syrup harvest?as well as the shocking revelation that longtime resident Heather Malone has been led away by the FBI, which claims the devoted stepmother and businesswoman fled the scene of a fatal accident in California years before. Poppy Blake, her best friend, is determined to prove Heather's innocence, while facing past mistakes of her own: she has never overcome her guilt from the snowmobile accident that killed her partner and left her paralyzed. Playing an unlikely role in both women's lives is investigative journalist Griffin Hughes, whose attraction to Poppy keeps him coming back to Lake Henry, even though he is secretly responsible for drawing the law closer to Heather. To redeem himself, Griffin sets out to solve the mystery surrounding Heather and becomes the key to freeing Poppy from her own regrets and showing her a rich new future.
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Lake Henry, New Hampshire, is buzzing over the annual maple syrup harvest...as well as the shocking revelation that longtime resident Heather Malone has been led away by the FBI, which claims the devoted stepmother and businesswoman fled the scene of a fatal accident in California years before. Poppy Blake, her best friend, is determined to prove Heather's innocence, while facing past mistakes of her own: she has never overcome her guilt from the snowmobile accident that killed her partner and left her paralyzed. Playing an unlikely role in both women's lifes is investigative journalist Griffin Hughes, whose attraction to Poppy keeps him coming back to Lake Henry, even though he is secretly responsible for drawing the law closer to Heather. To redeem himself, Griffin sets out to solve the mystery surrounding Heather and becomes the key to freeing Poppy from her own regrets and showing her a rich new future.