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Larina was told she had an incurable heart disease and had only 21 days left to live. She had witnessed her sick mother suffer all those years before she died and left Larina all alone in this life. Larina wanted to meet Elvin Vanderfeld, the sick boy she grew up with during the time her mother was treated at Dr. Heinrich's house in Switzerland. To her, he was the only one who could understand her fear of dying now.
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Larina didn't know Elvin was death. Her urgent letter begging him to keep his promise to meet her whenever she asked was mistaken for trying to exploit her relationship with a member of the powerful family like the Vanderfelds. Someone had keep her mouth shut, the Vanderfeld brothers decided, especially when one of them was running for election to the Presidency.

Wystan, Elvin's younger brother, was sent to meet with the supposed mistress of Elvin, Larina, promising that Elvin was only a little bit late. Meanwhile, he would try to understand her true motive and to ensure she stayed away from all public news so long as the election is over.

Unprepared to meet such a sweet innocent beautiful young girl, Wystan gradually fell for her. But there was some sadness in her eyes that she kept a secret and he yearned to know. How could she express her love to him when her days of living could be counted on fingertips?
The review of this Book prepared by Felix Nguyen

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   Victorian england Difficult/unusual lover?    -   Yes How difficult?    -   physically ill or dying If one lover chases another...    -   they alternate

Main Male Character

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

Main Female Character

   -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   unemployed Unusual characteristics:    -   Very shy


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK    -   Italy Misc setting    -   Fancy Mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment What % of story is romance related?    -   60% How explicit is the sex?    -   descript of kissing Focus of story    -   Her How much dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog How much sexing?    -   no sex

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