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Commoner Seth Lindow is the adopted son of the Duke of Derwent, and his man of affairs. He is ordered to find a proper wife for the Duke's wild son, and finds two sisters who might fit the bill. Zoe is a silly flirt, and Eden is an introverted artist. While struggling with his feelings about attaching any woman to his violent stepbrother, Seth starts to fall in love with Eden. Eden is trying to make a living selling her paintings, though her family finds this very improper, and Seth assists her in both selling the paintings, and keeping it a secret. Their feelings for each other grow, but Seth feels himself unworthy of a well-born woman. But bigger problems arise when Zoe and the Duke's son form an attachment...
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   Regency era Forbidden/mismatched love?    -   Yes How mismatched?    -   royalty loving nonroyalty Inner struggle subplot    -   Yes Struggle with...    -   feels s/he's not worthy If one lover chases another...    -   they alternate

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   servant Age/status:    -   20's-30's

Main Female Character

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


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK City?    -   Yes City:    -   London

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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