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An Irresistible Impulse Hardcover – Large Print, Sep 1 1996

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 260 pages
  • Publisher: G K Hall & Co; Large type edition edition (Sept. 1 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0783815492
  • ISBN-13: 978-0783815497
  • Product Dimensions: 3.2 x 16.5 x 24.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 658 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,522,151 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Jury duty is usually a fate worse than death for most people, but for Abby Barnes, the protagonist of this 1983 novel, it offers a welcome respite from her faltering relationship with her boyfriend. Add to that a hunky college professor serving with her, and you have the makings of a good beach read.
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About the Author

Barbara Delinsky, a lifelong New Englander, was a sociologist and photographer before she began to write. There are more than 30 million copies of her books in print.

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Format: Mass Market Paperback
Delinsky has mystery,intrigue,and romance all in one. She makes you wish you could be a juror to watch the sexual tension and buddding romance blossom.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) HASH(0xa6f4a174) out of 5 stars 9 reviews
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa6f79f60) out of 5 stars A Romantic Autumn in New England Oct. 29 2004
By Molly - Published on
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It's another beautiful autumn in New England when Abby finds herself excited about being selected to serve on a jury. After being whisked off to a private inn for seclusion with the other jurors, Abby begins to learn about the new people she'll be spending three weeks with and along the way discovers a connection with a college professor and author named Ben. As the trial progresses, so does their friendship...but after three weeks will the relationship they've built last beyond the life of seclusion?

I really enjoyed Ms. Delinsky's style of writing, especially the details that she adds. I decided to give the book only four stars because I felt like it built up and built up only to wrap up quickly with an ending that wasn't written in the same style as the rest of the book. I was a bit disappointed with that but not sorry that I read the book...
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa6f7c384) out of 5 stars An Irrisitable Impulse June 14 2000
By Margy Hanson - Published on
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Delinsky has mystery,intrigue,and romance all in one. She makes you wish you could be a juror to watch the sexual tension and buddding romance blossom.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa6f7c3fc) out of 5 stars Good heroine, unreal hero with issues April 5 2010
By D. K. Kortz - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition
He ruined it for me. I dislike characters whom you have to peel like an onion to get through all the issues to the heart of the character. Good looking aside, personally I would have taken a pass at a guy like this who feels the need to play games all the times and be totally self centered and self serving. Even after peeling back the layers, you wonder whether this character could possible have a "real" happy ending. Didn't do it for me.
By O. Miller - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition
This book began with a plot that really held my attention. I truly found the first part Interesting. I was somewhat bored with the storyline in regard to the lovemaking. It became monotonous. It ended with a more interesting plot which is why I gave it as many stars as I did. I would recommend this book as the author is a favorite to many. O.Miller
HASH(0xa6f7c8c4) out of 5 stars Very disappointed in this one March 29 2013
By Judith L. Deenik - Published on
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I usually love Barbara Delinsky books, but this one was just too lame. No story line, almost didn't finish it. It's supposed to be about two people who meet while sequestered in a jury, but it had nothing to do with the jury or the case, just these two people lusting after each other. Do not recommend this one.