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After Roberta's divorce, she moves with her daughters to her home town, where the early 1900s society considers her a loose woman. Men try to take advantage of her, women scorn her, and she tries to find work and a home for her family. Along comes a widowed carpenter, who finds a way to fix more than her front porch, and mends her heart.
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These are more of Spencer's signature strong characters. Don't look for unbridled passion, but an inner struggle with real people in real situations.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1900-1920's Difficult/unusual lover?    -   Yes Making a living subplot    -   Yes Making a living:    -   working ordinary lives Struggling with whom?    -   Mom Children/Pregnancy    -   Yes Family focus?    -   Yes Family, hating    -   Yes Family, loving    -   Yes

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   small businessman Age/status:    -   40's-50's

Main Female Character

   -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   doctor/medical Effect of sexing    -   mature Unusual characteristics:    -   Frigid - would not even feel a jackhammer down there


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast Small town?    -   Yes

Writing Style

What % of story is romance related?    -   40% How explicit is the sex?    -   vague references only Focus of story    -   Her How much dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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