Love in a Nutbag presents a combination of literary and intellectual as well as sexual and romantic interest. The story is a "parallel montage" in the lives of two women -- the modern granddaughter and the dead grandmother, suggesting how the two lives are bound together in a common quest for those epiphanies, or moments of intense (often sexual) fulfillment, that come out of the "nutbag" that our otherwise humdrum and prosaic lives occasionally present to us. The story, while rooted in real life, presents a subtle line between easy-read and soft-core literary with a magical sprinkle of sexual realism. While the novel may well cater to the romantic inclination of the Joanna Trollope reader, it will certainly appeal to the 'thinking' woman -- and man! It has energy and emotional texture as well as beautifully crafted language. The style is succinct, the language evocative -- both sensuous and sensual.