Once in Every Life Book Summary and Study Guide

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Tess Gregory's death brings her reincarnation as wife to Civil War veteran Jack Rafferty. Jack, victim to post-traumatic shock from bloody death of brother, thinks he is insane. 1873 San Juan Island, Washington state is far cry from 1993 for Tess to begin life anew with husband, family and farm. Very good story.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1600 to 1899 Making a living subplot    -   Yes Making a living:    -   pioneering in countryside Who is...    -   mentally ill Who:    -   daughter Inner struggle subplot    -   Yes Struggle with...    -   (general) search for identity/new understanding Hidden Identity/Secret Motive    -   Yes Is really...    -   not related Children/Pregnancy    -   Yes Time Travel    -   Yes Type of time travel    -   present to past Family focus?    -   Yes Family, hating    -   Yes Family, loving    -   Yes Family, sick/caring for    -   Yes Disability or addiction?    -   mental illness    -   physical disability/sickness/injury

Main Male Character

Age/status:    -   20's-30's

Main Female Character

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


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Pacific NW Ice Caps/Sea?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch:    -   farm Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee

Writing Style

What % of story is romance related?    -   80% How explicit is the sex?    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   Boob talk Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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