Devil Takes a Bride Book Summary and Study Guide

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Ivy, May 2004, 6.99
ISBN: 0804119759

In 1805 actress, Ginny Highgate flees the abuse of her lover Lord Quentin “Damage” Randall hoping to find solace with her birth name Mary Harris and her birthplace in Ireland. She took teenager Johnny with her because Quentin's pal Carstairs was sodomizing the lad. At an inn still in England, Quentin catches up to her. When scholarly aristocrat Stephen Strathmore intercedes on Mary's behalf, Quentin shoots him. Carstairs cleans up the mess by setting fire to the inn. Stephen's son Devlin is devastated when the news reaches him at school that his parents are dead and assumed so is his sister.
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In 1817, Devlin has gathered enough information about the deaths of his family to know that Damage, Carstairs the Pervert and a third pal killed them. He pretends to be a wastrel so that he can befriend his enemies, but panics when Aunt Augusta's companion sends him a note that she is very ill. He rushes to see his aunt, but he finds her healthy. Angry he takes Elizabeth Carlisle to task though he also admires her loyalty to her employer. He soon falls in love with Elizabeth who reciprocates his feelings, but first there is the matter of three killers.

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 10% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) Time/era of story:    -   1600-1899 Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes General Crime (including known murderer)    -   Yes Who's the criminal enemy here?    -   finding a known killer Is Romance a MAJOR (25%+) part of story?    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   champion of justice Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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