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Love Spell, Aug 2002, 5.99, 298 pp.
ISBN: 0505525070

After receiving the alarming call from Pop's neighbor, journalist J.T. Drake leaves Los Angeles for his hometown of Pecan Grove, Texas, to check on Pop, his father. Pop known as the eccentric Professor Herschel Drake to most people was doing some sort of experiment that J.T. was serendipitously checking into to insure there was no danger to anyone. However, by accident J.T. becomes the first animate object to be the test subject for what Pop was testing.

A frightened Pop calls his partner Dr. Roselyn Peabody, who immediately arrives to help. Roselyn believes that J.T. is a spoiled self-centered person who does not care about Pop. In fact J.T. gave up years ago trying to compete with the experiments for Pop's attention, but now worries about his father's mental faculties. J.T. has a slightly new concern as the accident leaves him invisible. As Roselyn and Pop monitor J.T, she and the son fall in love, but she thinks he is selfish and he believes she is a crackpot

Fans of science fiction romance will enjoy the amusing SHOCKING BEHAVIOR. The story line cleverly blends the absent minded professor theme with elements from the romance genre. Though this reviewer doubts that regulatory agencies like EPA and a responsible scientist like Roselyn would perform experiments like this in their homes, the plot is fun to follow. The lead trio engages the audience while support players like the elderly neighbor augment the plot by reminding readers where the action occurs. Jennifer Archer entertains sub-genre fans with an eccentric tale.

Harriet Klausner
The review of this Book prepared by Harriet Klausner








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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   2000+ (Present Day) Forbidden/mismatched love?    -   Yes Who:    -   poppa Fantasy/Magic    -   Yes Fantasy/Magical Lover    -   Yes Family focus?    -   Yes Family, loving    -   Yes

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   journalist Age/status:    -   20's-30's

Main Female Character

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

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Texas

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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