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Bride Of Willow Creek Book Review Summary

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Ivy, Oct 2001, 6.99, 368 pp.
ISBN: 0449006186

    When she was sixteen, Angie Bertoli married Sam Holland in Chicago. However, her father interceded, ending the relationship before the duo can begin learning how to be a married couple. Sam flees for the West while Angie remains home living in shame.

    A decade later following the death of her father six weeks ago, a financially broke Angie travels to Cripple Creek, Colorado seeking Sam. She wants a divorce she can start anew. Angie meets Sam's two young children, Lacy and Daisy, offsprings of the deceased Laura, the woman he lived and loved with for several years. He informs Angie that he cannot afford to pay for a divorce, as he needs all his money to provide surgery for his youngest daughter. They agree to a business arrangement with her caring for his children and handling his money while he works as a carpenter and prays a mining claim comes through. As they learn to respect one another, Sam and Angie fall in love again, but for this pair it seems the opportunity of a relationship has past.

    THE BRIDE OF WILLOW CREEK is an engaging western romance that sub-genre fans will enjoy due to the strong cast. Angie and Sam make a fine couple struggling with their joint and separated pasts and guilty feelings. His chidlren, the look back at Laura, the townsfolk, and his in-laws add depth though his deceased wife comes across to perfect in a comparison with Angie. Still readers will fully relish Maggie Osborne's engaging historical romance.

Harriet Klausner
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner








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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1600 to 1899    -   American "wild west" era Difficult/unusual lover?    -   Yes How difficult?    -   very shy/inexperienced Making a living subplot    -   Yes Making a living:    -   office romance among coworkers Who is...    -   physically ill Inner struggle subplot    -   Yes Struggle with...    -   (general) search for identity/new understanding If one lover chases another...    -   they alternate

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   small businessman

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   homemaker Effect of sexing    -   confused    -   blissful

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   West

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death What % of story is romance related?    -   50% Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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