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Lady Sarah deeply mourned the loss of her childhood friend, Hugh. Because of this, she would not allow herself strong attachments - except to her nine-year-old neighbor, William. So, when a dark stranger saves William's life, she is deeply indebted to him. Despite saving William, Sarah isn't sure if she can trust the handsome stranger. He takes a mysterious interest in her young friend that she doesn't understand. And, despite her misgivings, she finds herself falling in love with him. But...who is he?
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The review of this Book prepared by Laura J. Miller

The power of a long ago love affair reaches across the centuries to bring together a disillusioned woman and a steel hearted Mountie. Sarah MacMillan seeks honesty and truth in her work and in her life. Pierre Martin's undercover assignment is to check out the suspicious new owner of an old house. Ghostly voices drive Pierre and Sarah to solve the haunting mystery and to heal their own wounded hearts.
The review of this Book prepared by Patricia Crossley

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999    -   1600 to 1899 Action/suspense subplot?    -   Yes Action:    -   chased by/chasing kidnapper/killer Making a living subplot    -   Yes Making a living:    -   pioneering in countryside Struggling with whom?    -   Cousin Inner struggle subplot    -   Yes Hidden Identity/Secret Motive    -   Yes Is really...    -   rich/upper class Misperception that    -   he/she doesn't love when she/she does Children/Pregnancy    -   Yes Family focus?    -   Yes Family, hating    -   Yes Family, sick/caring for    -   Yes Disability or addiction?    -   physical disability/sickness/injury

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   Prince/Nobleman/King    -   police/lawman Age/status:    -   20's-30's Sex makes him    -   confident    -   sensitive    -   a better lover

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   a teen    -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   Prince/Nobleman/King    -   small businessman Effect of sexing    -   a better lover Unusual characteristics:    -   Very shy


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK The Americas (not US):    -   Yes The Americas:    -   Canada Forest    -   Yes Small town?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   Fancy Mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment What % of story is romance related?    -   50%    -   70% How explicit is the sex?    -   descript of kissing    -   actual description of sex    -   Weiner talk Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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