Love Thy Enemy Book Summary and Study Guide

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When nobleman Magnus's son is killed in a collison with drunken Oddvar, Magnus vows to kill him to avenge his loss. Oddvar's horrified daughter, Tora, offers herself in her father's place: she will bear widower Magnus a son if he will spare her father's life. Hurting, grieving and hating, the two begin married life as enemies, even while they physically desire each other. Time together leads to understanding and budding love, while war and political intrigue threaten to tear the new lovers from each others' arms. Will love prevail?
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1600 to 1899 Forbidden/mismatched love?    -   Yes How mismatched?    -   loving someone from historic enemy Marriage/Married    -   Yes Marriage subplot:    -   arranged marriage spurring real love Inner struggle subplot    -   Yes If one lover chases another...    -   they alternate Children/Pregnancy    -   Yes Children/Pregnancy:    -   Can't get pregnant

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   Prince/Nobleman/King Age/status:    -   20's-30's Sex makes him    -   sensitive    -   a better lover Unusual characteristics?    -   Bulging Muscles

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   farmer Effect of sexing    -   a better lover    -   blissful Unusual characteristics:    -   Very shy


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Scandinavia Ice Caps/Sea?    -   Yes Forest    -   Yes City?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   castle

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment What % of story is romance related?    -   70% How explicit is the sex?    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   impregnation/reproduction    -   actual description of sex    -   Boob talk    -   Vagia talk    -   Weiner talk Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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