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St. Martin's, Sep 2001, 6.50, 368 pp.
ISBN: 0312978952

    For the past three summers Maddie Copeland, owner of Maddie's Gifts, enjoyed the friendship of octogenarian James Madison, a visitor of Hanscomb Harbor, Connecticut. The deceased's grandson Hank thinks the mysterious bimbo is another gold digger who got lucky when James died. When they meet, he treats her accordingly though she finds herself attracted to him, but quite angry at his behavior towards her.
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    Further shocking Maddie is that James named her in his will. She inherits the entire mega business that she never knew James owned if his grandson fails to take a six-week vacation in Hanscomb Harbor with no business conducted there. If he succeeds, Maddie gains James' personal fortune if she spends six weeks in New York. In both cases, they must report to one another. James had felt that Maddie and Hank are perfect and is playing matchmaker from heaven.

    Readers will be mad about Cheryl Anne Porter's delectably humorous contemporary romance, quite a change from one of the top historical authors. The story line is very amusing as both lead characters are attracted to one another and connected through their love of the recently departed, but neither trusts the intentions of the other. Ms. Porter takes an old theme and brings freshness to it through the antics of Maddie and Hank to adhere and circumvent James' iron clad will.

Harriet Klausner

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Forbidden/mismatched love?    -   Yes How mismatched?    -   loving someone from historic enemy Matchmake, (will/family)    -   Yes Matchmaker...    -   forced together for inheritance

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   business executive Age/status:    -   20's-30's Sex makes him    -   confused    -   blissful

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   small businessman Effect of sexing    -   confused    -   blissful


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death What % of story is romance related?    -   60% Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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