To Have and To Hold Book Summary and Study Guide

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Alice has always dreamed of happily ever afters and white picket fences. As a teenager Alice loved Joe Chambers from afar, but he never noticed her. Fast forward and she is now a 28 year old owner of her own catering business. In a strange quirk of fate, she is poised to marry the fabulous, wealthy and successful Joe, who has always been the man of her dreams. As Alice marries Joe and settles into married life she begins to realize that the fairy tale doesn't always come true. For starters, Joe wants to make over Alice into his version of a beautiful, poised young woman. He puts her on diet, has highlights created in her hair, changes her clothes and begins taking her out to society gatherings. Alice puts up with all of Joe's quirks because she truly loves him and wants to be his Cinderella. But the fairy tale soon sours when Alice discovers that Joe is a serial philanderer.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   2000+ (Present Day) Romance/Romance Problems    -   Yes Family, struggle with    -   Yes Struggle with:    -   Husband Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Married, fooling around?    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   small businessman Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   British Unusual characteristics:    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   6 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   descript of kissing    -   actual description of hetero sex Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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