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Prodigal Hero Book Review Summary

Detailed Plot Synopsis of Prodigal Hero

Simeon Hastings AKA Macheath once worked for Alexa Prescotts father until he was wrongfully accused of theft. He escaped prison and, after losing his hand while a sea captain, now makes his living in any way he can. He overhears enemy who framed him plot to kidnap Alexa. He kidnapps her first to protect her. She sets his coat on fire, but once she learns about plot she helps him. They are being chased by bad guys who want to kill him and force her into marriage. They fall in love even after she discovers his identity, but he doesn't believe he is the man for her.
This report prepared by Deborah Stoops








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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   Regency era Action/suspense subplot?    -   Yes Action:    -   chased by/chasing kidnapper/killer Captor, in love with    -   Yes If one lover chases another...    -   they alternate

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   accused criminal

Main Female Character

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

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   sail boat

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 Weird Victorian/Shakespearean English?    -   Yes Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog How much sexing?    -   no sex

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