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Davina Glentyre has to deal with her father's marriage to her governess. Shortly after, she must deal with his murder and the evidence that pointed to her as the murderer. With the help of her new stepmother, she receives the verdict of "Not Proven" at her trial. Then she must deal with the stares and whispered accusations sent in her direction. Davina decides to go to Africa with some friends to try to escape her past. The love of her life, Ninian Grainger, becomes determined to prove her innocence. With the help of her friends and loved ones, she begins to learn how to cope with the tragic circumstances that brought her to Africa.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1600 to 1899 Action/suspense subplot?    -   Yes Action:    -   war bringing lovers together    -   wrecked transport makes love    -   chased by/chasing kidnapper/killer Inner struggle subplot    -   Yes If one lover chases another...    -   they alternate

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   journalist Age/status:    -   20's-30's Sex makes him    -   blissful

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   accused criminal Effect of sexing    -   blissful Unusual characteristics:    -   Very shy


Europe    -   Yes Africa    -   Yes Jungles?    -   Yes Jungles    -   Snakes    -   quicksand    -   Alligators/Crocs Water?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   Fancy Mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment What % of story is romance related?    -   20% Focus of story    -   Her How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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