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During the reign of Charles II, John Ridd lives with his mother on their farm. Years earlier his father had been murdered by the Doones, a band of local outlaws.   During one of their raids, the Doones had captured a little girl whom they adopted and named Lorna.
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One day while out in the country side Ridd meets and falls in love with Lorna, but when the outlaws find out about it, they declare war on him. Lorna runs away from the Doones and goes to live with Ridd and his mother.

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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   upbeat Time/era of story    -   1600-1899 Romance/Romance Problems    -   Yes Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Lover is    -   an historical enemy

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   wealthy Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   British

Setting

How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   7 () Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK

Writing Style

Weird Victorian/Shakespearean English?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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