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The Lion Triumphant is the second book written by Philippa Carr. It is the second of a series of books that chronicle the lives of the women of a certain family.
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This story is about Catherine, the daughter of Damask and Bruno (from The Miracle at St. Bruno's). Catherine, known as Cat, went to stay with her adopted sister, Honey. While she was there, she met Jake Pennlyon. She hated him. He wanted her. He blackmailed her into agreeing to marry him. Shortly before the wedding was to take place, Cat, Honey, and Cat's maid were kidnapped and taken to Don Felipe, who wanted revenge on Jake. Cat found herself an unwilling pawn in Don Felipe's revenge. Then circumstances began to change, so did feelings. When Jake finally found Cat, their verbal battles were more fierce than ever. After they were married, Cat realized someone was trying to kill her. Was it the husband she had come to love, or did she have more enemies than even she realized?

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1600 to 1899 Abusive:    -   slightly verbally Difficult/unusual lover?    -   Yes How difficult?    -   wild lover Seduction/coercion/force    -   Yes How seduced/forced?    -   threat of exposure of secret    -   threat of harm to loved one Action/suspense subplot?    -   Yes Action:    -   rescue kidnapped secondary character    -   going on a great trip Inner struggle subplot    -   Yes Is really...    -   a criminal (possibly) If one lover chases another...    -   he chases after her Misperception that    -   he/she doesn't love when she/she does Children/Pregnancy    -   Yes Abusive lover?    -   Yes

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   explorer Age/status:    -   20's-30's Sex makes him    -   confident    -   arrogant    -   blissful

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   homemaker Effect of sexing    -   angry    -   unhappy for sexing the guy


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK    -   Spain Ice Caps/Sea?    -   Yes Where?    -   Ocean Water?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   Fancy Mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths What % of story is romance related?    -   50% How explicit is the sex?    -   vague references only    -   rape/molest (yeech!) Focus of story    -   Her How much dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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