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In "The Invitation", Jackie O'Neill has returned to Eternity, Colorado, to settle down and open her own business. Her exciting life as a daredevil pilot with her late husband, Charley, has finally grown old. But awaiting her in her hometown is William Montgomery, little Billy, the boy she babysat when she was a teen. But Billy is no longer a boy...he's handsome, charming, passionate...and way too much younger than her!
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Jude Deveraux combines three delightful novellas, "The Invitation", "Matchmakers", and "A Perfect Arrangement". Each has thrilling adventure, hilarious characters, and passionate romance.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1930's-1950's Forbidden/mismatched love?    -   Yes How mismatched?    -   old gal loving young guy Seduction/coercion/force    -   Yes Inner struggle subplot    -   Yes Struggle with...    -   (general) search for identity/new understanding If one lover chases another...    -   he chases after her Who seduces whom?    -   man seducing woman

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   homemaker    -   business executive Age/status:    -   20's-30's Sex makes him    -   confident    -   blissful    -   mature    -   wild Unusual characteristics?    -   Very naive/shy - Doesn't know where to put weiner

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   40's-50's Profession/status:    -   entertainer Effect of sexing    -   confused    -   confident    -   scared    -   guilty


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   West

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death What % of story is romance related?    -   50% How explicit is the sex?    -   vague references only    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   actual description of sex    -   Boob talk Focus of story    -   Her How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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