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An Accidental Woman

(2002)
(The second book in the Blake Sisters series)
A novel by

 
New York Times bestselling author Barbara Delinsky returns to the town of Lake Henry, New Hampshire, scene of her beloved earlier novel Lake News, with an unforgettable story that explores the ways in which we limit our own chances for happiness -- and the accidents of fate that can set us free.

Heather Malone has made her home in Lake Henry for the last fourteen years. Known for her kind, gentle nature, she lives with Micah Smith, a widower, and his two young daughters. When the FBI takes her into custody on charges of flight to avoid prosecution, purportedly for a murder that took place in California, the local reaction is stunned disbelief. Yet, when those closest to her, including Micah, think back over the time they have known her, they realize that they have learned virtually nothing about her earlier life.

Poppy Blake is Heather's closest friend. A lifelong resident of Lake Henry, Poppy is confined to a wheelchair, the result of a snowmobile accident nearly a dozen years prior that left her a paraplegic and killed her male companion. Since then, she has worked hard to rebuild her life. Currently, she runs a local telephone messaging service out of her specially equipped house on Lake Henry. Fiercely independent, Poppy refuses to let her physical limitations break her spirit. However, it is her guilt over past mistakes, more than her present disability, which is holding her back from pursuing a future that includes a husband and family.

Writer Griffin Hughes originally traveled to Lake Henry to investigate a national news story involving Lily Blake, Poppy's older sister. What keeps him coming back is his attraction to Poppy. However, a chance comment made to his brother, an FBI agent, provides the thread that leads the law to Heather. To redeem himself, Griffin is compelled to solve the mystery of Heather's past. Along the way, he becomes key to freeing Poppy from her own past and helping her see the possibilities of a richer future.

Setting her story against the backdrop of a picturesque New England town during the maple syrup harvesting season, when the harshness of winter yields to the sweet promise of spring, and when the whole town is involved in the race to process the sap before the thaw sets in, Barbara Delinsky has written a tightly knit and compelling story that celebrates the values of community, friendship, and the redemptive power of love.

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Hardback Editions

December 2003 : UK Hardback
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Title: Accidental Woman, An
Author(s): Barbara Delinsky
ISBN: 1-84395-103-7 / 978-1-84395-103-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: BDS titles not on BD and which cannot be assigned
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March 2003 : USA Hardback

Title: An Accidental Woman
Author(s): Barbara Delinsky
ISBN: 0-7432-0758-0 / 978-0-7432-0758-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
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July 2002 : USA Hardback
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Title: An Accidental Woman: A Novel
Author(s): Barbara Delinsky
ISBN: 0-7432-3382-4 / 978-0-7432-3382-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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July 2002 : USA Hardback
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Title: An Accidental Woman
Author(s): Barbara Delinsky
ISBN: 0-7432-0470-0 / 978-0-7432-0470-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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July 2002 : USA Hardback
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Title: An Accidental Woman: A Novel
Author(s): Barbara Delinsky
ISBN: 0-7432-4391-9 / 978-0-7432-4391-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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2002 : USA Hardback
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Title: An Accidental Woman
Author(s): Barbara Delinsky
ISBN: 0-7394-2864-0 / 978-0-7394-2864-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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Paperback Editions

April 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: An Accidental Woman (English and English Edition)
Author(s): Barbara Delinsky
ISBN: 1-4767-8886-3 / 978-1-4767-8886-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Gallery Books
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August 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: An Accidental Woman
Author(s): Barbara Delinsky
ISBN: 1-4165-5878-0 / 978-1-4165-5878-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket Books
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June 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: Accidental Woman Tp
Author(s): Barbara Delinsky
ISBN: 1-4165-1709-X / 978-1-4165-1709-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster (Paper)
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2004 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: An Accidental Woman
Author(s): Barbara Delinsky
ISBN: 0-7434-9961-1 / 978-0-7434-9961-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket
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September 2003 : USA Paperback
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Title: An Accidental Woman
Author(s): Barbara Delinsky
ISBN: 0-7434-2995-8 / 978-0-7434-2995-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
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July 2003 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: An Accidental Woman
Author(s): Barbara Delinsky
ISBN: 0-7434-1126-9 / 978-0-7434-1126-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket Books
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2002 : USA Paperback
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Title: An Accidental Woman
Author(s): Delinsky Barbara
ISBN: 0-7432-3513-4 / 978-0-7432-3513-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Group
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Audio Editions

March 2007 : USA Audio edition
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Title: An Accidental Woman
Author(s): Barbara Delinsky
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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March 2007 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: An Accidental Woman
Author(s): Barbara Delinsky
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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February 2007 : USA Audio CD
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Title: An Accidental Woman
Author(s): Barbara Delinsky
ISBN: 0-7435-6101-5 / 978-0-7435-6101-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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June 2003 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: An Accidental Woman
Author(s): Barbara Delinsky
ISBN: 0-7927-2850-5 / 978-0-7927-2850-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Sound Library
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June 2003 : USA Audio CD

Title: An Accidental Woman
Author(s): Barbara Delinsky
ISBN: 0-7927-2851-3 / 978-0-7927-2851-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Sound Library
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July 2002 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: An Accidental Woman
Author(s): Barbara Delinsky
ISBN: 0-7435-2499-3 / 978-0-7435-2499-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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July 2002 : USA Audio CD
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Title: An Accidental Woman
Author(s): Barbara Delinsky
ISBN: 0-7435-2500-0 / 978-0-7435-2500-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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Kindle Editions

July 2002 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: An Accidental Woman: A Novel
Author(s): Barbara Delinsky
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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