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In part three of the Cutler Family series, Dawn can hardly believe her good fortune. Jimmy, her one true love, helps her find and win back her daughter Christie after Grandmother Cutler puts her up for adoption. Dawn has been given ownership of the family hotel, which was expressed in her real father's will. She and Jimmy get married, and the hotel is doing great. But Dawn still believes that Grandmother Cutler can ruin things for her, even from the grave.
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Dawn's mother, Laura Sue, is still self-centered. Randolph, Laura Sue's husband, has become extremely depressed over his mother's death and is slowly losing his mind. When he dies, Clara Sue, Dawn's half sister, actually accuses Dawn of causing Randolph's death at the funeral in front of all the guests. Philip, Dawn's half brother, still lusts after her, even when he gets married. After only a few months after Randolph's death, Laura Sue married for a second time and moves out of the hotel. Dawn moves Clara Sue's personal things out of the hotel and into her mother's new home. When Clara Sue returns from summer vacation to the hotel to find out that Dawn has moved her things out, Clara Sue becomes enraged and beats up Dawn, who is a few months pregnant.

Dawn loses the baby, and loses interest in life. Jimmy comforts Dawn, and builds her their own house, away from the hotel. Dawn tries to have another baby, but is unsucessful. To their great joy, however, Jimmy's little sister, Fern, has been located by personal investigators. Fern's adoptive parents let her live with her real brother and his wife. Dawn tries to love Fern, but Fern is trying to come between Jimmy and Dawn.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1960's-1970's Family, struggle with    -   Yes Struggle with:    -   Mother (or standin) Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   small businessman Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   6 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Deep South Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   pleasure/love boat    -   peddle boat    -   swimming on    -   sail boat Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   very gullible, like Gomer Pyle    -   hostile, like Gomer Pyle on steroids Misc setting    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   impregnation/reproduction Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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