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Dallas Lawson is a young woman who learns painting and other forms of art from her father. When her father dies, she decides to take over his business restoring old paintings. She arrives at Chateau Gaillard where her father had been hired to restore the family portraits. She falls for the Comte and uncovers a web of lies and betrayal. Then Dallas discovers the family's best kept secret and endangers her own life and the lives of all those she holds dear.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1600 to 1899 Forbidden/mismatched love?    -   Yes How mismatched?    -   poor loving rich Action/suspense subplot?    -   Yes Action:    -   chased by authorities/family    -   chased by/chasing kidnapper/killer Making a living subplot    -   Yes Making a living:    -   office romance among coworkers Struggling with whom?    -   Brother Inner struggle subplot    -   Yes Is really...    -   a criminal (possibly) Family focus?    -   Yes Family, hating    -   Yes

Main Male Character

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

Main Female Character

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


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   France Forest    -   Yes Misc setting    -   Fancy Mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death What % of story is romance related?    -   40% Focus of story    -   Her How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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