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When Helena Trant leaves for boarding school in Germany, she has no idea that her life is about to be dramatically changed. It begins with a walk through a forest. As she wanders around the trees, and mysterious mist settles on the ground. Unable to find her was out of the forest, she calls for help. A man named "Siegfried" hears her calling and insists she accompanies him back to his lodge. Helena suspects he is trying to seduce her and that night when he knocks on her door as she feared (or possibly hoped?) she realizes she was right. Fortunately, she had locked her door and refused to let him in.
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In the morning she is taken back to her school but she cannot forget "Siegfried". When tradgey brings her back to England, she still yearns for her knight in shinning armour who had rescued her from the mists. She waits for something to happen in her life, and when two cousins visting from Germany come to stay with her, she realizes she will never be happy untill she goes back with them and finds out about "Siegfried". They do indeed take her back with them, and when they arrive on the night of the seventh moon, it seems fate decread that Helena was to meet her "Siegfried" again.
"Siegfried" tells her that he is actually named Maximilion, and that he is desparately in love with her. He proposes to her the very next day and for Helena is seems to good to be true. She spends six days of bliss with her Maximilion before her nightmare begins. She wakes up in the morning to a throbbing headake seven days after the night of the seventh moon. Her cousins tell her she was raped seven days before and that she was put under a strong sedative. When she protests that she was married to Maximilion, they tell her she had drempt it all up. She continue to insist she was raped, and when her beloved husband does not come looking for her she begins to doubt. Had she really ever married her dear Maximilion? What had really happened on the night of the seventh moon?
The review of this Book prepared by Shannon

Helena Trant is an errant schoolgirl who finds herself lost in the misty woods while on a school picnic. She is "rescued" in the mist by a man on a horse - her "Sigfried". After an amazing night spent with him in his cabin - her virtue still intact only by the grace of the concerned housekeeper and a heavily bolted door - she finds herself in love with a ghost, pining for the man of her dreams. When he at last reappears, it seems to good to be true, and in many ways, is.

The review of this Book prepared by Stacey B. Martin

An english schoolgirl named Helena is lost in the woods, a man finds her and falls in love with her.His housekeeper stops him from seducing her.She is taken away.The man is obsessed with her and uses his political strings to bring her back to him.He is so besotted he marries her.The problem is is that he's a count that's next in line for the dukedom.He would be in grave danger if his marriage was leaked out.When he goes back to his family someone plots to blow up their marriage cottage.Each think the other is dead.Helena is pregnant and this is a problem.The child is supposedly born dead and Helena goes back to England.
The review of this Book prepared by Myka

Helena Trant meets a mysterious man when she gets lost in the woods. A few years later, she sees this same man again and they get married. He is called away on business, so Helena goes to stay with some relatives. Some people claiming to be her mother's cousins, drug her and try to convince her that she was raped in the forest and that the marriage and her husband were all just a dream induced by the doctor's drugs to cover up the awful truth. Helena then becomes determined to discover the truth.
The review of this Book prepared by Laura J. Miller

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1600 to 1899 Forbidden/mismatched love?    -   Yes How mismatched?    -   poor loving rich Searching/Rekindling love?    -   Yes Lost Lover:    -   who may or may not be alive If one lover chases another...    -   they alternate

Main Male Character

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

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   nanny Effect of sexing    -   blissful    -   mature


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Germany Forest    -   Yes Misc setting    -   castle

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment What % of story is romance related?    -   90% How explicit is the sex?    -   vague references only Focus of story    -   Her How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog How much sexing?    -   3-4 sex acts

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