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MC is real estate branch Manager in Tampa

samis

who is transferred to LA. He meets up with 2 females, one of which is oriental whose grandmother was a geisha. MC makes boat loads of money, builds a house in Hawaii and kind of takes over the real estate company.

Thanks.

Replies:   docholladay
docholladay

@samis

Try Money by DualWriter.

https://storiesonline.net/s/13508/money

https://storiesonline.net/library/author.php?name=Dual_Writer&sf=alpha&so=asc&p=4

samis

Thanks Doc. I've read that one a couple of times but it isn't the one I'm looking for.

lorrainedalby_1

Try LA Fun by Dual Writer

Replies:   Ernest Bywater
Keet

The author is indeed DualWriter but the story is LA Fun

samis

thanks everyone.

Ernest Bywater

I ran an advanced search on the content of - geisha los angeles hawaii - which gave 13 hits. Since the plot items you mention sound familiar I looked for titles I knew in that list. Only two hits, one of which I know isn't it as I wrote Finding Home and it doesn't have a house built in Hawaii in it. That leaves A Well-lived Life 2 Book 7 - but I can't remember enough about it.

https://storiesonline.net/s/13326/a-well-lived-life-2-book

However, glancing over the start of it I don't think it's the story you're after.

Oddly enough, the only story I remember reading where the MC builds a house in Hawaii is part of the Florida Friends series where Chuck builds in Hawaii, but LA doesn't come into it.

Replies:   Keet
Ernest Bywater

@lorrainedalby_1

Try LA Fun by Dual Writer


That's odd, I remember the plot points above, but I've not yet read LA Fun as I'm waiting for it to be finished first.

Keet

@Ernest Bywater

I ran an advanced search on the content of - geisha los angeles hawaii - which gave 13 hits

You should have tried the key words geisha + grandmother which gives LA Fun as the first result.
The power of a good search is using the right key words ;)

Replies:   Ernest Bywater
Ernest Bywater

@Keet

The power of a good search is using the right key words ;)


LA Fun was in the list of results I had, but it's not a story I'd read, while the plot items were familiar as if I'd read something similar, so I don't know what it was I'd seen that was close to LA Fun. However, since I was familiar with the lot and not read LA Fun I disregarded it.

LonelyDad

Is there a way to use Boolean operators in the advanced keyword search? As it stands, the function is a Boolean OR search. It would be really nice to be able to do an AND search.

Replies:   Keet
Keet

@LonelyDad

I think the search is AND by default.

LonelyDad

It's kind of a blend. First it will list stories that match all of the terms. Then it will do the stories that match all but one, and on down the line.

I would like to be able to tell it that I only want to see stories that match ALL of my terms, and them only.

Ernest Bywater

@LonelyDad

It's kind of a blend.


If you're talking about the Advanced Search functions the 3 main search areas have options you can use.

1. Title - radio button box to select Entire words only

2. Description - drop down box for All Words Any Order, or All Words Exact Order, or Any Word, or Exact String.

3. Story Text Search has drop down box for All Words, or Any Word, or Exact Match, or Boolean Search, or Extended Query Search.

Lazeez Jiddan (Webmaster)

@LonelyDad

The contents search is like google, it uses relevance. It sorts results by which file has more of the keywords.

However, the default is 'MATCH ALL' so it will only return files containing all the keywords you use. So by default it behaves exactly as you wish.

For example if you search for 'computers' you'll get ~3400 stories. If you search for 'Luther' you'll get 221 stories. If you search for 'computers luther' you'll get 93 stories. So it returns only the stories that have both keywords.

From the home page, if you put your search in double quotes it will return the exact phrase match. From the advanced search page, you need to choose exact match from the menu.

From the advanced search page you can also use boolean and extended query searches and there are links to their usage instructions there.

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