Homeport Book Summary and Study Guide

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Homeport is the story of Miranda Jones, an art scientist. She's a lonely woman who's mother treats her coldly, and expects total perfection in everyone and everything around her. The only person who loves her openly is her alcoholic brother. After being sent home from Italy after her findings on a piece, The Dark Lady, were leaked, and then proven untrue, a thief enters her life, Ryan Boldari. Suddenly the scientist finds herself chasing after the thief that stole from her institute and who also stole the real Dark Lady. While on the chase, Ryan teaches Miranda how to loosen up and let herself become vulnerable . . . which includes to him in the love arena. Back in Maine, the two hunt down what clues they have until Miranda is confronted with her killer on a rainy night on some cliffs overlooking the sea. The killer is an aunt that no one knows about, because she was born of one of Miranda's grandfather's affairs in his later years. The aunt has wanted revenge against Miranda for having everything she has ever wanted. The two fight and go over the cliffs. Ryan comes just in time to pull Miranda to safety. He fetches the real Darkk Lady back from Italy and presents it to Miranda with a marriage proposal. After extracting the promise that he will never be a thief again, she accepts.
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The review of this Book prepared by Susan Schade

This is the story of a Scientist and Thief/Gallery Owner falling in love. It is a story about Art and Theft, Betrayal and Murder. They way that the main characters react to each other is great!!
The review of this Book prepared by Casee Miller

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Action/suspense subplot?    -   Yes Action:    -   investigating theft/fraud Struggling with whom?    -   Mom If one lover chases another...    -   he chases after her Family focus?    -   Yes Family, hating    -   Yes

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   thief/con artist Age/status:    -   20's-30's Sex makes him    -   confident    -   a better lover

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   scientist Effect of sexing    -   confused    -   less bitchy/arrogant    -   scared


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Italy City?    -   Yes City:    -   wealthy Misc setting    -   Fancy Mansion    -   resort/hotel    -   scientific labs

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%    -   70% How explicit is the sex?    -   vague references only    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   actual description of sex    -   Boob talk Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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