West of Heaven Book Summary and Study Guide

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When Jayne Dawson's husband of just a few days, goes missing then turns up dead, her whole life gets turned around by uncovered secrets and dangers. With the police thinking she's an accomplice to one of her husbands' crimes and the real outlaw wanting her dead for her husbands' betrayals, she finds protection in a grief-stricken rancher. Ethan Trent wanted nothing to do with Jayne Dawson and most certainly had no intentions of marrying ever again, but when he discovers the young widow is pregnant, marriage becomes their only option. As their arranged marriage begins to dissolve into a closer tie and with visions of his dead wife urging him to open his heart once more Ethan finds himself once again walking the land of the living.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1600 to 1899 Marriage/Married    -   Yes Marriage subplot:    -   marriage of convenience spurring real love Action/suspense subplot?    -   Yes Action:    -   chased by/chasing kidnapper/killer If one lover chases another...    -   they alternate

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   rancher/cowboy Age/status:    -   40's-50's

Main Female Character

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


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Deep South Farm/Ranch?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch:    -   ranch 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?    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   actual description of sex    -   Boob talk 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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