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ISBN: 1591295041

Following three harrowing months of caring for her cancer stricken mother, whose treatments apparently are working and her Dallas boyfriend of two years Brad Foster abruptly dumping her, Casey Tompkins escapes her personal woes and the summer Texas heat. She travels to the EMERALD REFLECTIONS Bed & Breakfast in Belfast, Maine.
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Casey hopes to write her second novel, but her computer fails to operate. The owners ask their friend widower Alex Kettner to fix Casey's laptop. Alex is attracted to Casey, the first female he has shown interest in since his wife Carole died from a brain tumor three years ago. He cannot deal with feelings of betrayal because he loved his deceased spouse whom he was married to for twelve years. Casey finds Alex fascinating, but questions whether she should seek a man when she is on the rebound. Both rationalize that she is here to write a book on an 1853 romantic tragedy. Fate intercedes as they coincidentally meet at the same restaurant and agree to share a table. Soon, love starts to flourish, but is it enough for something permanent?

Fans of a charming contemporary romance starring two delightful lead protagonists will cherish EMERALD REFLECTIONS. The story line adheres to its main theme of love blossoming between two deserving, but wary warriors. A subplot involving the tragic 1853 tale of love is not only smoothly incorporated into the prime tale, but actually propels forward the main story. Readers who enjoy a picturesque locale with endearing characters and a straightforward love story will peruse this novel and demand more works by Jim Howell and Barbara Carraway.

Harriet Klausner

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   2000+ (Present Day) Inner struggle subplot    -   Yes Struggle with...    -   angst over past traitorous lover    -   angst over past dead relative(s)

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   business executive Age/status:    -   20's-30's

Main Female Character

   -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   writer


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death What % of story is romance related?    -   70% Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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