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Ana is involved in a car crash that sends her into a coma on the night of Christmas. The nurse recognises her and looks in the purse to find a contact name. The nurse visits a stranger called Sam who then unfolds the story of Ana de Falla. Ana was a secret prodigy with a dream to play piano in public. She loses her musical family and moves with her mother's lover and changes her surname to his, leaving her best friend (Sam) behind. She grows to be part of the greatest piano duet in the world- with the other half, her mother's lover! In her debut concert in New York, her bestfriend attends and recognizes her.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Love Triangles/Polygons    -   Yes What kind:    -   2 or more women-2 or more men If one lover chases another...    -   he chases after her

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   writer Age/status:    -   20's-30's Unusual characteristics?    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   musician Effect of sexing    -   confident


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Midwest Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Italy    -   Spain Misc setting    -   Fancy Mansion    -   resort/hotel

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment What % of story is romance related?    -   60% How explicit is the sex?    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog How much sexing?    -   1-2 sex acts

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