Taming the Heiress Book Summary and Study Guide

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Signet, Jul 2003, 6.99, 352 pp.
ISBN: 0451209559

In 1850 Scotland, her family sends Meg MacNeill out in a storm to the shore where they expect her to win the heart of a kelpie. Dougal Stewart arrives at the remote rock where Meg awaits her destiny. Thinking he must be the kelpie in human disguise, she seduces him. However, not long afterward she realizes her error of giving her virginity to a mortal male. Their tryst leaves her with a son and anger towards Dougal for betraying her heart.
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By 1857, Meg has inherited a title and wealth that makes her Scotland's richest heiress. Her money provides some entrance into Edinburgh society, but her upbringing keeps her more at home. Currently she is fighting against an engineer, who wants to build a lighthouse on the rock in which she lost her innocence. Her opponent is none other than her enemy for life Dougal. She conceals much from Dougal especially the facts that she is his lighthouse foe and that he sired her son. However harder to hide from him is that she loves him.

This engaging Scottish Victorian Era romance will please fans of the mid nineteenth century novels. Though the plot uses trite devices, the story line still hooks the audience, as fans will adore the lead couple especially relishing their battles. TAMING THE HEIRESS is a well-written tale that readers will appreciate as Susan King displays her fine tuned talent.

Harriet Klausner

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   Ancient scotland Inner struggle subplot    -   Yes Struggle with...    -   angst over past traitorous lover Hidden Identity/Secret Motive    -   Yes Is really...    -   the father of the child

Main Male Character

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

Main Female Character

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


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death What % of story is romance related?    -   70% Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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