Love, Louisa Book Summary and Study Guide

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Five Star, Jun 2004, 26.95
ISBN: 1410401987

In Manhattan, as an omen to her upcoming nuptials twenty-seven years old Louisa Walden wrecks the Porsche owned by her fiancÚ Howard on their engagement night party. Not long afterward, Howard fails to show up at their wedding. Alone she goes on her honeymoon. Since she had no job or place to live, having given up both to marry Howard and needing to escape New York, Louisa moves in the family summer home in Paumonck Harbor.
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Louisa meets hunk Dante Rivera who is working on the property next door and lets her believe he is a handyman. To his chagrin, Dante is attracted to Louisa, but does not want anther helpless woman in his life as he has his aunt, cousin and ex wife to wreck his well being. As he realizes that Louisa is strong and independent especially during a nasty storm, he falls in love with her, but still feels she holds the torch for Howard. Louisa has to find a way to let Dante know he is not a rebound, but the slam dunk real love of her life.

Though you don't want to lend even a clinker of a car to Louisa (she wrecks a second one), fans will enjoy this warm contemporary romance starring two wonderful protagonists dealing with emotional setbacks. While Louisa wonders why Howard chickened out, Dante's first wife left him for a woman and now wants him to provide the seed for artificial insemination so that the lesbian couple can raise a baby. Fans will enjoy this fine modern day tale of a second chance to find real love.

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

Main Male Character

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

Main Female Character

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


United States    -   Yes Misc setting    -   Fancy Mansion

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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