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NAL, Mar 2003, 22.95, 320 pp.
ISBN: 0451207866

High school teacher Kate Weyland was to drop her four year twins off at school before going on for a job interview. However, when she dropped an earring and ruined her outfit searching for it forcing her to change, she asked her beloved husband to run the kids off to school before his work. However, during a high speed chase a police car accidentally plows into Jim's vehicle killing the father and son at the scene and the daughter dying at the hospital.

A nurse tells the stunned Kate that her little girl asked not to be placed on life support just before expiring. Desperate for anything, Kate wonders about the possibility of an afterlife, so she visits those who claim they talk to the dead. Her trek sends her to Nantucket, where she meets the weird Gabriel Farr only to learn he was the focus of a murder case in Hawaii. Though Kate mistrusts him even after his explanation of being a Good Samaritan by informing the Hawaiian five-O of visions he saw. Will he channel the grieving widow to her cherished family while offering a new love or is he a con trying to get a lonely mourner in his bed?

This inspirational romance will touch the soul of readers, especially those who suffered a tragic loss with no prior warning. The story line does turn soap operaish at times as Robert Rosenblum turns up the angst. However, fans will relish shedding a few tears along side of Kate as she seeks solace and understanding to why bad things happen to good people.

Harriet Klausner
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner








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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   2000+ (Present Day) Inner struggle subplot    -   Yes Struggle with...    -   angst over past dead relative(s) Hidden Identity/Secret Motive    -   Yes Is really...    -   a criminal (possibly)

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   entertainer If magical/mental powers:    -   clairvoyant

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   teacher Unusual characteristics:    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death What % of story is romance related?    -   60% Focus of story    -   Her How much dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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