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Waterbrook, Jan 2005, 12.99, 304 pp.
ISBN: 1578567416

Internationally renowned singer Jamie D. Lane performs the show of his life live from England, but near the end of the TV broadcast feels a need to see his dying mom. Jamie thinks back to fifteen years ago when his single mom worked as a hotel maid because she believed her beloved son had the “gift” of voice. He heads to Los Angeles to say goodbye though his mom will not know him due to advanced Alzheimer's. Miraculously she asks Jamie to take her home in Riverdale, Washington where her family lived and died.
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Jamie needs to do this for his mom and for himself so he takes her ashes to be buried in Riverdale, but first cuts his highly recognizable long haired golden hair. In Riverdale, he uses the guise of Bradley. He meets middle school teacher Anne Stewart, who is still recovering from a drunken driver smashing into her at 55 MPH. Soon Anne and Jamie fall in love, but he fears what will happen when she learns that he hid his real celebrity identity from her.

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   2000+ (Present Day) Forbidden/mismatched love?    -   Yes How mismatched?    -   celebrity loving noncelebrity Hidden Identity/Secret Motive    -   Yes Is really...    -   rich/upper class

Main Male Character

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

Main Female Character

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


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Pacific NW

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death What % of story is romance related?    -   80% Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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