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Amberleigh's father died leaving her penniless and forced to become a governess to a wealthy family in America. When she received a strange letter from the step-mother of her school friend, Elaine, she immediately moved to Carnhaven, the family's estate in Ireland. What she discovered, after the damage was done, was a cleverly woven trap, and old family secrets she really didn't want to know. Meanwhile, she befriended the Irish patriot Devlin Quade, which added further to her problems. She also befriended Adrian Carstairs and fancied herself in love with him. After his betrayal, she tried to forget him. When she met the devilishly handsome Lord Hugh Davenant, she took an instant dislike to him. Despite her strong feelings of dislike, she fell in love with him, never considering he might actually return her feelings. His apparent distrust of her and his habit of using her to keep them out of trouble convinced her that he felt nothing but contempt for her. She thought she knew why he treated her the way he did. She wasn't even close to the truth...
This report prepared by Laura J. Miller








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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   19th century Forbidden/mismatched love?    -   Yes How mismatched?    -   poor loving rich Action/suspense subplot?    -   Yes Action:    -   chased by/chasing kidnapper/killer Inner struggle subplot    -   Yes Misperception that    -   he/she doesn't love when she/she does

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   Prince/Nobleman/King Age/status:    -   20's-30's Unusual characteristics?    -   Bulging Muscles

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   unemployed Unusual characteristics:    -   Very shy

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Ireland Mountains/Cliffs    -   Yes Mountains:    -   climbing on trails    -   falling off Forest    -   Yes Water?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   Fancy Mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths What % of story is romance related?    -   30% Focus of story    -   Her How much dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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