The Hundred Loves of Juliet
"Helene Janssen has been dreaming of Romeo since she was cast as Juliet in her school play in eighth grade. With her father dying from an incurable brain tumor and the boy cast opposite her a jerk, Helene invented her own Romeo--an imaginary friend who grew up alongside her and who starred, albeit under a different name each time, in the many historical, romantic vignettes she delighted in writing. It was all supposed to be a figment of her fertile imagination, until--fleeing from an emotionally abusive marriage and a dead-end job--Helene arrives in Alaska one snowy January and meets fisherman Sebastien Montague, who is her dream man made flesh--down to the tiniest, most idiosyncratic details. How is a man she invented suddenly alive, in the real world? Helene is determined to unravel the mystery--while Sebastien is equally determined to keep her from the truth."