An Accidental Woman

Abridged Audiobook

Written By: Barbara Delinsky

Narrated By: Jennifer Wiltsie

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Date: February 2007

Duration: 4 hours 31 minutes


Three strangers find their lives entwined when a murder investigation shocks the town of Lake Henry. Heather Malone is known in Lake Henry for her kind, gentle nature; but when the FBI takes her into custody, purportedly for murder, the local reaction is stunned disbelief. Poppy Blake -- riddled with guilt over the accident that claimed the life of her male companion and left her crippled -- is struggling to rebuild her life. Writer Griffin Hughes originally traveled to Lake Henry to investigate a national news story involving Lily Blake, Poppy's older sister. It is his chance comment to his brother -- an FBI agent -- that leads the law to Heather. To redeem himself Griffin is compelled to solve the mystery of Heather's past. An Accidental Woman celebrates the values of community, friendship, and the redemptive power of love.


  • Anonymous

    I have no idea why I rented this book as I do not care for generic romance novels. This book is poorly written and the reader should not have even tried a New Hampshire accent (which comes and goes). I couldn't finish it.

  • Amy Hoskins

    Very little character development, highly predictable plot, lots of circumstances that are used as a crutch to support the weak story line - B. Delinsky had a free weekend - "Hey, I'll write a book"

  • Marlene Alhandy

    This was a solid read with the exception that the author expects us to believe that a couple could live together for years without the slightest mention of the past. Perhaps a couple could ignore past romantic details but could they really share a home for several years, could the man who had two children when they met - live in the same house and allow her to care for his two young children without asking; where did she come from? did she have family? what the weather might be like? Odd premise but slightly interesting.

  • Elaine Maher

    Excellent story. Kept me wanting to listen from the "get go". Great characters...especially Poppy. Wish I knew what she looked like.

  • Suzanne Robinshaw

    I loved this book! Poppy was really an interesting character and I loved hearing about her life and how she got along after her accident. Good easy read with a wonderful reader-she was fun to listen to. The only thing I didn't like was that it didn't come in an unabridged version, I always feel like I am missing too many details in abridged versions. I will definitely read more by this author- great story!

  • MV

    I thought this was a delightful easy listen - entertaining and well-read.

  • DLCT

    Although this book will never be listed as a literaure classic anywhere, it was amusing and kept my mind off my drive. Fairly predictable and weak on character motivation, it's not compelling enough to make one sit in the car listening to the end of a chapter... If you like popular, modern day romances with a tinge of mystery, you'll like this. It's a basic girl meets boy and overcomes adversity to be together tale with a few not-too-original twists.

  • Nicole Orlando

    Good story- a little hard to follow at times but a nice story.

  • Anonymous

    I really enjoyed this book. The end was rather predictable. But this was a very good story.

  • Anonymous

    I thought the characters were a bit stuffy and predictable.