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Meghan Murphy has a late 20's woman with 3 failed engagements. After the last one she ended up in Colonial Williamsburg working part time as a weekend ticket taker for local shops and a full time tea pot maker during the week. While this current lifestyle is lonely she is happy with herself and feels like she is making her way finally.
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While Meghan is sitting enjoying lunch one weekend she sees a floppy eared rabbit come up and is amused. The amusement dies when she finds him eating her skirt though. The rabbit's owner appears and claims him. The owner Pat Hunter is the new pediatrician in town. He is fresh out of med school and internship so while he is 30 he is just starting his practice. Pat is immediately drawn to Megan in her Colonial attire and flaming red hair, when she turns out to have a fun personality it only makes it better. Meg thinks Pat is scrumptious but as she doesn't want to date and she decides to just let things lie. Unfortunately for Meg the rabbit is back a few days later in a different section of town and Meg fears for its safety. Meg takes the rabbit to Pat's house and is reading him the riot act about responsible pet ownership when one of Pat's patients shows up assumes Meg is Mrs. Hunter and leaves her baby with them, saying it is for 2 weeks. As Tilly runs off both Pat and Meg are stunned and left literally holding the baby.

Pat and Meg shudder at the thought of putting the child into the system and decide they will take turns watching him and look for Tilly at the same time. The little fellow quickly wins over their hearts even though neither has raised a child. As they continue to act as parents they decide to start to pursue their mutual attraction and date. Meg decides that while she is never going to marry taking a lover is acceptable. Pat on the other hand is suspicious of anyone who doesn't want marriage at some point. But, being game he decided to take the relationship he is offered and run with it, until he finds himself caring more for her. Then Pat is unable to commit to marriage but wants to keep Meg in his life. But, when they both can't find Tilly and figure they want to personally adopt Timmy they talk around the marriage subject. Meg finds herself not only falling in love with Timmy but with Pat as well. She thinks all is going to finally work out for her but then Tilly shows up and brings Timmy's father with her and takes him back. Now there is no reason to keep talking about marriage in Pats mind but Meg is devastated. Most of this is due to lack of communication on both parts.

There are a number of funny scenes that involve the rabbit, Meg's parents and the world's largest cooked Turkey.

The review of this Book prepared by Tanya

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 If one lover chases another...    -   they alternate Children/Pregnancy    -   Yes Children/Pregnancy:    -   kid(s) make adults sensitive

Main Male Character

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

Main Female Character

   -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   artist Unusual characteristics:    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Southeast

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death What % of story is romance related?    -   70% How explicit is the sex?    -   vague references only    -   descript of kissing Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much sexing?    -   3-4 sex acts

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