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Annie Lockwood goes from 1998 to 1898 to see her beloved Strat again. This time, however, he is locked up in an asyulm and she must free him.
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A girl searching for a romantic summer love winds up in her town a hundred years before, by some mysterious power of time traveling. It is here she meets her one true love, who is tied down by another. She realizes that she must respect honor more than love and makes the decision of a lifetime.

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999    -   1600 to 1899 Love Triangles/Polygons    -   Yes What kind:    -   one man-two women Action/suspense subplot?    -   Yes Action:    -   chased by authorities/family If one lover chases another...    -   they alternate Time Travel    -   Yes Type of time travel    -   present to past

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   wealthy Age/status:    -   a teen    -   20's-30's Unusual characteristics?    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin    -   Very naive/shy - Doesn't know where to put weiner

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   a teen Profession/status:    -   student    -   spy Magical/mental powers of main antagonist:    -   teleportation Unusual characteristics:    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin    -   Very shy


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast    -   California Small town?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   Fancy Mansion    -   moving train

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment    -   moderately detailed references to deaths What % of story is romance related?    -   70% Weird Victorian/Shakespearean English?    -   Yes Focus of story    -   equally on 3 in a l-triangle    -   many multiple characters How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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