An Accidental Woman
A NovelLarge Print - 2002
New York Times bestselling author Barbara Delinsky returns to the town of Lake Henry, New Hampshire, 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, purportedly for murder, the local reaction is stunned disbelief. Yet, those closest to her realize that they have learned little about her earlier life.Poppy Blake 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. Her guilt over past mistakes prevents her from pursuing a future.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.Set during the maple syrup harvesting season, when the harshness of winter yields to the sweet promise of spring, An Accidental Woman celebrates the values of community, friendship, and the redemptive power of love.
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Simon & Schuster, c2002.
Edition: Large print ed. --
Characteristics: ix, 560 p.