Courting Catherine Book Summary and Study Guide

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The Calhouns are in trouble. Their beautiful family mansion is falling apart and they can't afford to keep it anymore. When Aunt Coco sets up a meeting with hotelier Trenton St. James, her niece Catherine, "CC", is furious. She doesn't realize the whole point is to get Trent to fall in love with one of the four sisters.
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CC falls in love with Trent, while he is reluctant to return her feelings. While trying to keep Coco happy, they have a seance to talk to the spirit of CC's great grandmother Bianca, who committed suicide rather than live without her lover. It is then that Coco tells them about the Calhoun emeralds.

When the sisters realize they can no longer afford the house, they agree to see it with the condition that if the emeralds are found, they will belong to them. Trent agrees and buys the house. He leaves Maine but misses CC terribly, and he realizes he loves her. He hurt her badly when he left, but will he be able to mend fences and keep the house in the family he hopes he will soon be part of?
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Action/suspense subplot?    -   Yes Action:    -   searching for a treasure Matchmake, (will/family)    -   Yes Matchmaker...    -   matchmake by aunt/uncle

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   business executive Age/status:    -   20's-30's

Main Female Character

   -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   small businessman Unusual characteristics:    -   Very shy


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast Island?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   Fancy Mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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