The Courtship Book Summary and Study Guide

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In this installment of the "Bride Series", we are re-introduced to Spenser Heatherington, Lord Beecham, and Helen Mayberry. Helen, who is talking to her friend, Alex Sherbrooke, is overheard by Lord Beecham, who is intrigued by their conversation and decides he would like to meet this very tall lady.   Helen, also wants to meet Lord Beecham because she thinks he would be a good partner in her adventure to find an ancient artifact, King Edward's Lamp, since he is able to read ancient texts.
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At first, Spenser wrongly believes that Helen wishes to have him as a lover, and decides to go on the adventure after she tackles him in the park, but she informs him that she wants him only as a partner, not a lover. Disappointed, but still greatly intrigued, he decides to go along with her, but the passion between the two is great.
Spenser and Helen both are staunchly against marriage though for their own separate reasons and in addition to that, there is a villain who wants to find the legendary lamp that they are after.
The review of this Book prepared by Angel Manners

A Regency romp with mystery and lots of sex! Mystery is well done, you won't guess who the bad guy really is. Helen Mayberry is a tall robust girl who decides that Spenser Heatherington, Lord Becham is just the guy to be her partner, in detective work, that is - he thinks she is ideal for a partner of another sort. Who is going to give in first? This story is linked to The Sherbrooke Bride and Mad Jack booksby Catherine Coulter.
The review of this Book prepared by Marilyn Malone

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1600 to 1899 Action/suspense subplot?    -   Yes Action:    -   searching for a treasure If one lover chases another...    -   he chases after her

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   Prince/Nobleman/King Age/status:    -   20's-30's Sex makes him    -   confident    -   arrogant    -   blissful    -   a better lover

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   small businessman    -   wealthy Effect of sexing    -   confident    -   obedient    -   a better lover    -   demanding    -   blissful


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Mountains/Cliffs    -   Yes Forest    -   Yes Water?    -   Yes City?    -   Yes City:    -   London Small town?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   Fancy Mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment What % of story is romance related?    -   80% How explicit is the sex?    -   vague references only    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   licking    -   actual description of sex    -   Boob talk    -   Vagia talk    -   Weiner talk Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog How much sexing?    -   5-9 sex acts

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