|Plot Summary of Starting Over|
It seems a long time since life was good for Liz Dewhurst. Her happy marriage is going down the drain when she discovered her husband Gregor has a mistress. But if that wasn't enough, Liz and Gregor's family businesses were also intertwined. Growing up on neighboring farms on the east coast of Fife, and area blessed with rich soil and beautiful unspoiled landscapes, they decided to merge the farms upon their marriage. Their separation, however, has come at the worst possible time. Business is bad, and the two farms are struggling to survive.
Then an extraordinary opportunity arises. An American-financed consortium is looking to build a golf course, and with Liz and Gregor's land, they think they have found the perfect site for the best links course in possible there. Liz is torn; the money is tempting, and she knows that by turning the scheme down she will face the wrath of the local community. On the other hand the farm has passed through five generations of her family. Liz just isn't sure she wants to give up that history.
At the same time, Liz's son, Alex, a student at nearby St. Andrews University, suggests renting a room out to raise some money. And the person he suggests is his German tutor, Arthur Kempler. With Arthur in the picture, things change for Liz.
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|Chapter Analysis of Starting Over|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Tone of book?
Time/era of story
Kind of romance:
- playing footsy while inconveniently married
Family, struggle with
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Kind of business
- small family business
- White (American)
- Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 7 ()
- lot of descript of crop raising
- lot of descript of animal care
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- actual description of hetero sex
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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