An Accidental Woman

An Accidental Woman Lake Henry New Hampshire is buzzing over the annual maple syrup harvest as well as the shocking revelation that long time resident Heather Malone has been led away by the FBI which claims the devot

  • Title: An Accidental Woman
  • Author: Barbara Delinsky
  • ISBN: 9781416517092
  • Page: 244
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Lake Henry, New Hampshire, is buzzing over the annual maple syrup harvest as well as the shocking revelation that long time 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, whLake Henry, New Hampshire, is buzzing over the annual maple syrup harvest as well as the shocking revelation that long time 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 s predicament and becomes the key to freeing Poppy from her own regrets and showing her a rich new future.

    One thought on “An Accidental Woman”

    1. This was a fairly well constructed book, but a bit too tame to be my cup of tea. We have a sweet love story of Poppy, who is a paraplegic due to an accident that left another dead, for which she had not forgiven herself. A writer fell for her, and Delinsky distracts us with a legal thriller subplot as their story unfolds.I felt the subplot detracted from the theme of forgiveness, but I did like the description in that subplot of how maple sugar is now made. (I got the basics reading Little House [...]

    2. I had never read Barbara Delinsky before finding this novel at the library. It had been recommended to me by one of the moms of the disabled kids I work with. I read it while home recovering from a bug- cuddled up on the couch, sipping my peppermint tea. So when a friend offered this copy to me to read and "pass on", I took her up on it to do just that, minus the read part!There is a certain type of book that fills a niche in my life for when I want to be reading, but not working too hard at it. [...]

    3. In the middle of the night, the FBI appear at Heather Malone's home with an arrest warrant claiming she is actually a woman named Lisa Matlock. Lisa Matlock is wanted for a 15 year old murder.The town of Lake Henry is shocked. Nice, gentle Heather could not possibly be this woman that they are talking about. But as people begin to question the assertions of the FBI, they also begin to question themselves. Nobody really knows much about Heather's life before she appeared in Lake Henry 14 years ag [...]

    4. Ah, typical Barbara Delinsky! Her books are such comfort reads to me, I always know that I'm going to enjoy the story no matter what the subject matter is. It's the way that she writes the development of her characters and their relationships with each other. I didn't connect with Micah quite as much as I did Poppy and Griffin, but I think this is because I wasn't entirely convinced by the way he rejected Heather from keeping secrets from him and then accepted her back so easily. Heather didn't [...]

    5. This book is a sequel to Lake News. Both feature "Lake Henry" NH, which seems to be a mix of Squam Lake and Lake Winnipesaukee, with the first novel set in summer, and this one in winter. While the plot is not terribly complex--innocent(?) woman accused for crimes from the past, truth outs--I simply love the setting and the characters. Ice fishing and snowmobiling? Check. Maple Sugaring? Check. Snowy conditions on the lake? Check. Feisty protagonist? Check. Imagining myself at the Winni-Derbyice [...]

    6. The book jacket sounded interesting though I had a suspicion the novel itself would read like a Lifetime Movie. I wasn't wrong in my assumption. Disabled girl needs love. Town Angel has secret identity & past. Small town must come together. Yep. Pretty standard formula. However, if you're looking for an easy one dimensional read in the formula of said Lifetime Movie, this book is for you! Or if you want to zip through a generic story with mediocre writing at best, while on a quick break from [...]

    7. One minute Michah, Heather and the girls are living a quiet life in Lake Henry getting ready for maple sugar season. The next, FBI are taking Heather away saying she is really someone named Lisa and she is wanted for murder. What??? Her friends Poppy and Griffin take it upon themselves to find the truth . And why won't Heather speak. Does she want to stay in prison. So many questions. So many secrets. Such a good, good read!!!!

    8. Out of the many books I've read 'An Accidental Woman' is my favourite. Perhaps it's because I can relate to the main character. You can still understand the book without reading 'Lake News' but I would suggest you read both. I had read that 'Looking for Peton's Place was supposed to be Barbara's best novel. I still have to read it to find out.

    9. When a book has characters named Poppy, Missy, Star, Cassie, Heather, Micah, and Griffin, it’s a safe bet that the plot is not meant to be literarily inspiring or substantive. A young woman who has ingratiated herself into a rural New England community is suddenly arrested by the FBI on suspicion of various capital crimes. As the community gradually acknowledges that it knew nothing of the woman’s past, doubt surrounding her previously believed flawless character arise and tension builds- or [...]

    10. The FBI makes an early morning surprise visit to arrest Heather Malone as she sleeps in Lake Henry, New Hampshire. She is charged with leaving the scene of a fatal accident when she was eighteen years old and known by a different name. Once again Barbara Delinsky writes a page turning drama with many twists and turns along the way. Which friends will try to help her while others turn their backs? What really happened on that dark night when a young man's life ended abruptly? Will Heather help he [...]

    11. Barbara Delinsky is pretty predictable - I'll normally enjoy a decent read about people I'll come to enjoy. Poppy's determination to live a full life with a disability, her coming to terms with how the accident happened and that she does deserve to live a life regardless, the main character's non-guilt in a sad accident and the life she has built since that accident all make for enjoyable reading.

    12. I'm afraid she lost me when Micah is standing in the sugarbush knowing he has two beautiful daughters that love everything about his business and he's lamenting for a son he doesn't have that could truly take over the business someday.d then continues his lame thought streameven if the daughters marry.e son in laws could never truly understand the family connection to his business. duh! Teach Your daughters.ey will be quite capable!!! Is this author always so sexist?

    13. Quando a neblina se transformou num chuvisco, e o chuvisco se transformou em grandes flocos de neve dispersos, o lago ficou fantástico. É deste modo que ao longo do livro Barbara Delinsky nos faz idealizar o local onde a acção se passa, levando-nos a pensar que é meramente um romance, mas desengane-se quem assim pensa.É um drama sobre perdas

    14. I actually hear this abridged version of this book.I know a lot was lost when it was abridged. But it still was a good story all the same. A story that is as old as time. A "regular" person that gets involved and was hurt by a powerful family and has to run and hide. I was glad that the author was able to resolve the issues on a good note.

    15. I liked this book. Barbara Delinsky never disappoints. Her characters are always believable and people that you can identify with and genuinely like. I love the way she goes into detail about the places where her chat actors live and the jobs they are doing. It makes the reader feel like they are a part of the story.

    16. Very nice. A lot of focus on good character development for all of the people and the small NH town as well. Very, very nice. Loved reading about making making maple syrup, the ice-out, and loons as well.

    17. I really like the way this story unfolded, and was wholesome and real. It reminded me that things are not always what they seem, but it can work out beautifully.

    18. So movingThis story contains so much.ndship, courage, forgiveness and love. Can be repetitive at times but still worth the time and emotions

    19. Book club reading. Found it pretty slow going but picked up near the end. OK read but not sure if I'd read it again.

    20. In the middle of the night, the FBI appear at Heather Malone's home with an arrest warrant claiming she is actually a woman named Lisa Matlock. Lisa Matlock is wanted for a 15 year old murder.The town of Lake Henry is shocked. Nice, gentle Heather could not possibly be this woman that they are talking about. But as people begin to question the assertions of the FBI, they also begin to question themselves. Nobody really knows much about Heather's life before she appeared in Lake Henry 14 years ag [...]

    21. A lovely, meaningful novel about love, community and relationships. Poppy Blake and Heather Malone are best friends, living in a small New Hampshire town. Heather was an outsider who'd arrived at Lake Henry 14 years prior to when this story begins. The townspeople, including Poppy, quickly make Heather one of their own and before long, Heather finds love in a relationship with Micah Smith, a widower with 2 small children. As the novel opens, however, the entire town is upended when Heather is ar [...]

    22. Poppy was in an accident about 12 years ago that put her in a wheelchair. She runs the phone bank in Lake Henry where she has lived her entire life. Lake Henry is a beautiful town where everyone knows everyone else, well at least they thought they did. When the police show up at Micah's to arrest his live in girlfriend. They think she is someone named Lisa. No one wants to believe that Heather has been living among them for the past 14 years, lying about her past. Then on top of everything else [...]

    23. This is the second novel in the Lake Henry series, following "Lake News" and featuring the second of the Blake sisters, Poppy. The story focuses on Poppy's friend Heather who is arrested for a crime she was suspected of committing fourteen years earlier under a different name, and the man in her life, Griffin. Poppy is confined to a wheelchair since a snowmobile accident twelve years ago, and her personal life is complicated by feelings of guilt about the man who died in the accident and lack of [...]

    24. 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 [...]

    25. Boy, this story has a "twisty" plot! Never expected this one!!"Lake Henry, New Hampshire, is buzzing over the annual maple syrup harvest 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 [...]

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *