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After her sterotypically naive inventor father is taken advantage of, Julie, a teacher with a flair for inventing, is determined to be a successful inventor, but the memory of her dad's experience causes her to distrust the one consultant who can help her. When she falls in love with him, that lack of trust is a major stumbling block. Overcoming that and the guilt she lays on herself over the death of her fiance will take all of Mark's love and understanding. But he has his own issues to overcome before they can be happy.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Making a living subplot    -   Yes Making a living:    -   working at a business Inner struggle subplot    -   Yes Struggle with...    -   angst over dead lover Children/Pregnancy    -   Yes

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   business executive Age/status:    -   20's-30's

Main Female Character

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


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Midwest Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment 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 dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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