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Mary Elizabeth Chandler "Liz" married a Virginia politician and broke Sheriff Tucker Spencer's heart. When she unexpectedly shows up in his bed, his life takes a drastic turn. She wants him to prove that she did not murder her philandering husband. She hopes in the process she can regain his love and trust.
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The review of this Book prepared by Rebecca

Mira, Dec 2002, 6.50, 400 pp.
ISBN: 1551669552

In Trinity Harbor, Virginia everyone knows that Tucker Spencer is the most honest, honorable, and helpful person in town as he abides fully by the law. Perhaps the only error in judgment he ever made that taints his perfect image is Mary Elizabeth Swan who broke his heart several years ago when she dropped him and married politician Lawrence Chandler. Though he still dreams of her even after six years, Tucker knows that his once beloved is no longer a Swan.

To Tucker's shock, he comes home to find Mary Elizabeth sleeping naked in his bed. She explains that she desperately needs his help as someone killed her spouse with the circumstantial evidence pointing towards her. Though he has avoided Mary Elizabeth, Tucker still loves her and believes her plea of innocence. Wondering if he is a fool too blind to see the truth, Tucker takes a leave of absence and begins an investigation, but no one else trusts Mary Elizabeth after she hurt their sheriff so badly once before. Still as Tucker and Mary Elizabeth work closely together, they begin to fall in love, but he mistrusts her with his heart.

ALONG CAME TROUBLE is an exhilarating romantic suspense starring two delightful lead characters. Readers will question, just like his family did, why Tucker willingly risks everything to help the person who let him down most in the world. Still the police procedural subplot and the romance blend cleverly together so that the audience receives a powerful story line that will enhance Sherryl Wood's reputation for quality novels.

Harriet Klausner

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   2000+ (Present Day) Action/suspense subplot?    -   Yes Action:    -   chased by/chasing kidnapper/killer Inner struggle subplot    -   Yes Struggle with...    -   angst over past traitorous lover Hidden Identity/Secret Motive    -   Yes Is really...    -   a criminal (possibly)

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   police/lawman Age/status:    -   20's-30's Sex makes him    -   confident    -   mature    -   sensitive

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   homemaker    -   librarian Effect of sexing    -   confident    -   blissful    -   mature


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Southeast    -   Northeast

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment    -   moderately detailed references to deaths What % of story is romance related?    -   50%    -   60% How explicit is the sex?    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   licking    -   Boob talk Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog How much sexing?    -   1-2 sex acts

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