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An Irresistible Impulse

3.29  ·  Rating details ·  193 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
New York Times bestselling author Barbara Delinsky understands the power of the human heart as few others and she shares that gift in this touching novel of acceptance and fulfillment, first published in 1983.

Sitting in a Vermont jury room, Abby Barnes is happy to be empaneled. The trial is a sensational headline-grabber, and the thought of being sequestered for a few week
Paperback, 336 pages
Published October 1st 2002 by HarperTorch (first published 1983)
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Rachel Brand
This book started out as a 7 but dropped to a 5 by the time I was finished with it. I didn't exactly have high expectations, being fully aware that this was one of Barbara Delinsky's earliest novels and a category romance at that. But the story started off nicely, keeping my interest with the background of a woman needing a break from life getting jury duty and meeting an intriguing stranger. The jury is situated in a remote cabin for three weeks so that no outside influence can affect their vot ...more
Jul 24, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I couldn't convince myself to keep reading this! I really enjoyed The Secret Between Us but this.....this was just super corny and after getting almost halfway through, I got sick of waiting for an actual plot. Reminds me of a cheap romance novel....and I don't do corny romance novels.
Apr 03, 2010 rated it liked it
I like this author a lot, but this must be one of her early books. It is a silly tale but went in a different direction than I anticipated. Nothing more than an entertaining diversion.
Jun 15, 2012 rated it liked it
a bit cheesy.
Jan 12, 2009 rated it liked it
A bit on the shallow side!
Feb 17, 2014 rated it it was ok
This was Barbara Delinsky? Not a very good book.
Betsy Brown
Sep 06, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great book! Just enough mystery and romance to make it a good summer read.
Aug 06, 2015 rated it it was ok
This is probably my least favorite book by Barbara Delinsky that I have read so far. It was good chick lit, I suppose, but she usually develops her stories more. I did still enjoy it somewhat.
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I was born and raised in suburban Boston. My mother’s death, when I was eight, was the defining event of a childhood that was otherwise ordinary. I took piano lessons and flute lessons. I took ballroom dancing lessons. I went to summer camp through my fifteenth year (in Maine, which explains the setting of so many of my stories), then spent my sixteenth summer learning to type and to drive (two sk ...more
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