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Natasha Stanislaski has been the best ballet dancer in New York. However after one incident, she retires and settles in West Virginia to start a toy store business. In the small town, she has learned to love the slow pace of life and her hospitable and friendly neighbors. She enrolls in a nearby college to study whatever course that interests her. Although far away from her close knit family, Natasha enjoys being independent. She catches the eye of newcomer Spence Kimball and flirts at him. But it seems that Spence who has flirted back at her is already married and with a daughter. Furious for his cheating actions, she never gives her another glance again. Unfortunately he is the professor who is teaching her class.
New in town, Spence Kimball makes a big leap from big city New York to a small town in West Virginia to give his daughter a peaceful life. After enjoying being a successful and famous musical composer, he decides to become a full-time father for his daughter Frederica after finding out how his ex-wife has failed in taking care of his daughter. He vows that he will always be there for Frederica after being such an absentee father because he has been blinded by all the attention and success in New York Now both father and daughter start a new life a new job as college music professor, a new school and set of friends.
When he sees Natasha for the first time at the Fun Shop, the toy store she owns, he can't help feel attracted to her. But after few minutes her disposition towards him has turned cool. Finding out the reason, he clears up the misunderstanding that he is married. He tells her that he has just divorced and he is just living with his daughter. After that they start to date. It's been a long time since Natasha dates again. But with Spence, she is slowly falling in love not only with him but also with his daughter. She keeps everything light because she is afraid to be heartbroken again. She has had the experience of being abandoned and pregnant at age 17. Her family has been supportive of her when she has decided to keep the baby. But just months after giving, birth her daughter died. She has been insane with grief and inconsolable. With Spence, she fears that things are going to end the same way and she doesn't want to go through that painful experience again. But fate has once again turned her life upside down when she finds herself pregnant with Spence's child. She tells Spence that she's pregnant and doesn't want the child and then runs away. Spence is crushed that Natasha feels horrible being pregnant with his child. His ex-wife has also felt the same way and has tried to terminate the baby. He tries to find Natasha but Natasha seems to have disappeared. Natasha finds solitude with her brother. There her brother let her see that Spence and her ex-boyfriend are 2 different people. That Spence loves her and will love to go through the pregnancy with her. So she returns back to Spence and Spence welcomes her back. They start a new life and family together.
This report prepared by Katrina Lo



Natasha Stanislaki is a young woman who moved from New York to a small West Virginia town. After being devastated by the loss of her child, she has methodically been turning down men because she didn't want to be close to anyone.

All that changes when Spencer Kimball comes into her store with his daughter Freddie. Natasha falls in love with Freddie, and falls into a wild affair with her father. Natasha finally begins to hope that she can go on with her life.

Then after a visit to her family, Natasha realizes she is once again pregnant. She tells Spencer, then disappears. Will the love Natasha has for Spencer and Freddie be enough to bring her and her unborn child home and back to them?
This report prepared by Rachael High








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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Inner struggle subplot    -   Yes Struggle with...    -   angst over past dead relative(s)    -   guilt over a mistake leading to death If one lover chases another...    -   he chases after her Children/Pregnancy    -   Yes Children/Pregnancy:    -   Get accidently pregnant    -   kid(s) make adults sensitive

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   musician Age/status:    -   20's-30's Sex makes him    -   blissful    -   sensitive

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   small businessman Effect of sexing    -   confident    -   a better lover    -   blissful    -   mature

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Southeast    -   West Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death What % of story is romance related?    -   90%    -   nearly 100% How explicit is the sex?    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   impregnation/reproduction    -   actual description of sex    -   Boob talk Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog How much sexing?    -   3-4 sex acts

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