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Pocket, Nov 2004, 6.99, 384 pp.
ISBN: 0743463498

After spending time in India working for Grenville & Company Import Tea, Olivia Marquand returns to England. Her hostess Catherine enjoys her company as Olivia proves quite competitive with men in so called manly occupations like riding and shooting arrows. Catherine demands her older brother, recluse Max Bingham, come see her because their brother Kipling has vanished along with his long time female childhood companion and the Ruby Lion heirloom. Other thefts nearby have occurred with the evidence pointing towards Kipling.
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Olivia and Max know each other from when he thought she was involved in nefarious activity. Although they cleared the air in which she was proven innocent and they were halfway in love with one another, he grew ugly so he became a recluse. As Max investigates in an increasingly dangerous situation in an effort to prove his brother's innocence and to find him, Olivia assists him. This second time they fall fully in love.

Harriet Klausner

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1600 to 1899 Difficult/unusual lover?    -   Yes How difficult?    -   Beauty and the beast Action/suspense subplot?    -   Yes Action:    -   rescue kidnapped secondary character Who:    -   brother

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   Prince/Nobleman/King Age/status:    -   20's-30's

Main Female Character

   -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   unemployed


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death What % of story is romance related?    -   70% Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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