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A Promise of Spring Book Review Summary

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Grace Howard appears to be alone and destitute when her brother, the vicar, dies. Sir Peregrine Lampman was her brother's friend and offers to marry her although he doesn't love her. She tells him she had a child out of wedlock who died, but they agree to a marriage of convenience and settle down to life in rural Regency England.

They are a mismatched pair. She is dark, serious and quiet. He is fair haired, 10 years younger, friendly and flirtatious with women of all ages. Yet they grow closer until Grace's former lover appears threatening the unspoken bond they have been forming.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   19th century Forbidden/mismatched love?    -   Yes How mismatched?    -   old gal loving young guy Love Triangles/Polygons    -   Yes What kind:    -   one woman-two men Marriage/Married    -   Yes Marriage subplot:    -   marriage of convenience spurring real love

Main Male Character

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

Main Female Character

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

Setting

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?    -   90% How explicit is the sex?    -   vague references only    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog How much sexing?    -   3-4 sex acts

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