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Tor, Nov 2004, 6.99, 324 pp.
ISBN: 0765348896

In Philadelphia, shapeshifter Maggie O'Shea would prefer to avoid lunch with her former lover and mentor Marcus Bocelli, but she knows her commitment to his Foundation forces her to leaves the comfort of her shop to meet with him. She thinks back to how the charismatic Marcus trained her in using her ability to mend broken hearts through the purity of love.

Marcus informs Maggie that the Foundation needs her to heal management consultant Julian McDonald who is still mourning the deaths of his wife and their young child in a Colorado plane crash nine years ago. Though she demands to know why, Marcus fails to respond. Still she goes on the mission only to find he heals her loneliness as much as she teaches him that he still has the capacity to love others. As they fall in love, Maggie and Julian must make decisions; he feels the guilt of the survivor moving on and she doubts anyone can truly love a person like her.

Harriet Klausner

The review of this Book prepared by Harriet Klausner








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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   2000+ (Present Day) Inner struggle subplot    -   Yes Struggle with...    -   angst over dead lover Fantasy/Magic    -   Yes Fantasy/Magical Lover    -   Yes

Main Male Character

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

Main Female Character

   -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   champion of justice

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast

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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