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The Fortune Teller's Daughter

Atria, Jul 2002, 25.00, 352 pp.
ISBN: 074344230X
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After years of traveling from town to town accompanying her mother Madame Ruby the fortuneteller, Sabine Heartwood is contented to remain in one place. She wants a home in which she knows her neighbors and attends the same church every week. Thus, she feels rather thankful for her new life in Moose River Junction.

Movie director Danforth Smith returns home to Moose River Junction when he learns his beloved grandma is dying. Her fondest wishes are for Danforth to take charge of the family theatre in town and care for his uncle. When Sabine meets Dan, her psychic gifts inform her he is her significant other. However, he wants to go back to his work on location and she needs to remain in a small town.

Fans of contemporary character studies that dig deep into the souls of the lead characters will feel fortunate to read THE FORTUNE TELLER'S DAUGHTER. The story line focuses on the needs of the key players as they struggle between love and self-actualization mindful of Maslow's hierarchy of needs. Sabine especially makes the tale as any thoughts of even accompanying her beloved while he films on locale battles with the scars of her treks as a child. Using psychic abilities, this reviewer forecasts that not only will readers enjoy this tale, but that Susan Wilson has a best seller on her palms.

Harriet Klausner

The review of this Book prepared by Harriet Klausner

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   2000+ (Present Day) Inner struggle subplot    -   Yes Struggle with...    -   (general) search for identity/new understanding Hidden Identity/Secret Motive    -   Yes Is really...    -   magical powers/identity

Main Male Character

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

Main Female Character

   -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   small businessman


United States    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death What % of story is romance related?    -   60% Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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