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Avon, Dec 2004, 5.99, 384 pp.
ISBN: 0060597283

In 1884, following the path of her older sisters Clara and Sophia, Adele Wilson crosses the Atlantic to marry an English aristocrat named Lord Osulton. Adele feels she and her fiancÚ Harold are well suited as both enjoy quiet rather than adventures and prefer rustication as opposed to the big city. But during a short stop on coastal West England, someone abducts Adele from her cabin.
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The kidnapper demands a ransom and Harold's cousin Damien Renshaw arrives. He rescues Adele, who wonders why Harold sent Damien, but she is wounded in the process. As she heals, Damien and Adele begin to fall in love. However, she thinks she is more suited to wed the quiet Harold than the extroverted hero even as she rationalizes why she covertly covets Damien as gratitude for rescuing her. Still late at night she admits secretly to herself that Damien makes her heart beat faster than Harold though she would prefer not to hurt her kind fiancÚ.

Harriet Klausner
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   Victorian england Love Triangles/Polygons    -   Yes What kind:    -   one woman-two men Action/suspense subplot?    -   Yes Action:    -   chased by/chasing kidnapper/killer In love with caretaker or teacher    -   Yes Falling in love with    -   Homecaring friend

Main Male Character

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

Main Female Character

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


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment What % of story is romance related?    -   70% Focus of story    -   equally on 3 in a l-triangle How much dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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