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Mercy Book Review Summary

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Pocket, Sept 2001, 25.00, 402 pp.
ISBN 0671034014

   Surgeon Michelle Renard feels self conscious at an uptown gala honoring the work accomplished by Theo Buchanan, a justice department lawyer. He was instrumental in sending an organized crime syndicate to jail for a very long time. It is lucky for him that Michelle is at that event because he is suddenly taken ill. Michelle immediately diagnoses his condition and rushes him to the hospital where she operates on a nearly ruptured appendix.

    The moment he wakes up from surgery and talks to Michelle, she enchants Theo. He follows her home to Bowen, Louisiana where she intends to set up a practice in her own clinic. Before she begins, Theo barges into her life and refuses to leave it and Michelle really doesn't want him to go. While the couple is exploring their feelings for each other, thugs target Michelle for murder because she contains information that she is unaware of, but could put them behind bars for a very long time.

    Julie Garwood has written a romantic thriller that will definitely please her fans, as well as readers who like mysteries and thrillers.   Theo, the brother of the hero of HEARTBREAKER, is an honorable and kind person who comfortably accepts the role of a knight in shining armor for the woman he loves. The heroine is an independent person who captures the hearts of Theo and the audience, placing MERCY on the path to all the bestseller lists.

Harriet Klausner
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner








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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Action/suspense subplot?    -   Yes Action:    -   wrecked transport makes love    -   chased by/chasing kidnapper/killer Family focus?    -   Yes Family, loving    -   Yes

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   lawyer creature Age/status:    -   20's-30's Sex makes him    -   confident    -   blissful

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   doctor/medical Effect of sexing    -   confused    -   scared

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Deep South

Writing Style

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