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Abandoned by her husband, Tim McIntosh, before their daughter was born, Dianne Robbins has spent eleven years caring for her exceptional child's every single need-almost alone. Tim couldn't accept the fact that their daughter Julia was deformed, and therefore not perfect and walked away. However, Tim's brother, Alan, who was Julia's doctor, sat back watching and caring, forever secretly in love with Dianne. But Dianne is afraid of loving again, so she is reluctant to move forward.
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Eventually as this story moves on, Tim begins to win Dianne's heart, especially as Julia's needs become more serious, and he is needed all the more in the family picture.
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A single mother, Dianne, struggles to raise her daughter with Rett's syndrome after her husband abandoned her pregnant when he couldn't face a child born with genetic abnormalities. The story takes place when the daughter is eleven and Dianne comes to grips with the unforgiveness in her heart and the love her ex-husband's brother, Alan has for her and her daughter, Julia. Her daughter, Alan, Dianne's mother, and a 12 year old girl she foster cares who befriends Julia teach Dianne the power of love and forgiveness as they care for each other.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Who is...    -   physically ill If one lover chases another...    -   he chases after her Children/Pregnancy    -   Yes Family focus?    -   Yes Family, loving    -   Yes Family, sick/caring for    -   Yes Ill person is...    -   daughter

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   doctor Age/status:    -   20's-30's Sex makes him    -   sensitive Unusual characteristics?    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   small businessman    -   artist Effect of sexing    -   confident    -   a better lover    -   blissful Unusual characteristics:    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   swimming on    -   drowning    -   lost at sea City?    -   Yes Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment What % of story is romance related?    -   20%    -   30% How explicit is the sex?    -   descript of kissing Focus of story    -   equally on him and her    -   many multiple characters 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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