Holly Book Summary and Study Guide

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Atria, Nov 2003, 18.00
ISBN: 0743478967

After nine months of seeing Stephanie Banning, Dr. Nicholas Taggert ends their relationship because she is too selfish. However, the sly Stephanie insures that most people believe Nicholas played her unfair. Needing to escape from the underserved criticism, Nicholas hides in a remote garage next to an isolated cabin near Edenton, North Carolina.
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When she learns that Lawrence Beaumont III is divorced, Holly, felling lonely, returns to her hometown to be near him because she has fond memories of him. When she was thirteen and he was three years older, he treated her to the most wonderful summer of her life.

Holly meets Nicholas for the first time at a convenience store where both are shopping. After he leaves, the owner warns Holly to avoid him. He insists that Nicholas must be a felon as he lives in the home of an incarcerated thief. In spite of the birds of a feather alert, Holly and Nicholas begin seeing each other while Lawrence believes that she is his divine right because of his upper class blood. Holly and Nicholas may be attracted to one another, but she thinks he is a bum and that Lawrence is her one. He needs to tell her the truth, but also must keep her safe as someone wants to harm her.

HOLLY is a warm romantic intrigue that is fun to read especially as Holly and Nicholas falls in love. The lead couple is a delightfully charming duet who are sold as individuals, but really fine together. Though a suspense laden subplot adds tension it seems very out of character for what is known of the villain. Still the audience will fondly regard Jude Deveraux's latest tale.

Harriet Klausner

The review of this Book prepared by Harriet Klausner

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   2000+ (Present Day) Love Triangles/Polygons    -   Yes What kind:    -   one woman-two men Hidden Identity/Secret Motive    -   Yes Is really...    -   rich/upper class

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   doctor Age/status:    -   20's-30's

Main Female Character

   -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   small businessman


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Southeast

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment 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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