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Collen Collins finds herself in a freelance assignment were she is writing a series of articles on food and culture. She travels to San Saline, Texas and meets 'True the Tractor Man' when he comes to rescues her when she gets stranded in the middle of nowhere without gas. She and True fall in love after becoming acquainted in the small town that Collen has also fallen in love with. She is a big city girl and he's a small country boy so of course things go bad when she is called back to the city and has to make the most important decision of her life.
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Onyx, Sep 2003, 6.99, 320 pp.
ISBN: 0451411021

Just a few months ago, Colleen Collins worked as an investigative reporter for American Business Dailey in DC. Now she is unemployed but needs money so Coleen accepts a freelance assignment from a friend at Southern Women's magazine to write a series of articles on food and culture.

Colleen accepts the meaningless assignment though her self-respect is in the toilet. She travels to San Saline, Texas in the heart of the Hill County, but feels lost in the middle of Nowhere without gas until True the Tractor Man rescues her. As she and True become acquainted under the auspices of local matchmaking led by the aggressive Ladies' Sunday Supper, they fall in love. However, she is a big city reporter while he is a small town CEO with the elderly preacher Malachi Simmon encouraging her to take a chance on love.

This engaging relationship drama focuses on the heroine as she struggles to decide what she truly wants in life. Her dilemma is simple as she thought she was contented with her DC job and her boyfriend, but finds she is having fun and love in the Hill Country. So will readers due to the eccentric support cast and a delightfully opposites lead couple that will send fans of contemporary tales enjoy the taste of TEXAS COOKING.

Harriet Klausner

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   2000+ (Present Day) Forbidden/mismatched love?    -   Yes How mismatched?    -   city slicker dating a country girl/guy If one lover chases another...    -   he chases after her

Main Male Character

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

Main Female Character

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


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Texas

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death What % of story is romance related?    -   70%    -   90% Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog How much sexing?    -   no sex

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