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Jessica and her brother have gone to Bath for the season in search of rich spouses. After many years, the rent on their family home has increased, and money is needed immediately. In Bath, Jessica falls in love with soldier-turned architect Matthew. But Matthew has a secret of his own--after being cut off by his family, he also needs a rich spouse. Matthew and Jessica try to keep their respective secrets, while struggling with conscience because of the "necessary" lying. A subplot involves Jessica's brother wooing a nouveau riche girl.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   Regency era Hidden Identity/Secret Motive    -   Yes Is really...    -   poor/lower class If one lover chases another...    -   they alternate

Main Male Character

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

Main Female Character

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


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?    -   80% Focus of story    -   equally on him and her

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