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When Christiana came to London she had one goal; to find the man who murdered her mother. She never thought that she would find someone she would find someone she could love and care for. The Lions Lady is a story of a white girl, Christiana, who was brought up and protected by an Indian tribe, Dakota, in America. She was given to Merry, a native American, by a English woman Jessica before she died. Merry bought her to the Dakota tribe where her was the chief and her husband a warrior. The Indian shaman had seen Christiana as a lioness protected by buffaloes and supported the Merry in her quest to make the tribe accept Chriatiana as one of their own. After Merry's husband agrees to accept her as his daughter, she was raised and bought up by Merry and her husband. They trained her in a way that she could go back to England to find the man who killed her mother. Christiana finds her maternal aunt, who teaches her the ways of the English and comes to London to attend her first season. She is an instant hit and is called the Princess by the Brummell himself. She hides her past from everyone and able to keep herself detached from everyone except a man called lion (Lyon).
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Lyon has retired from the War Department and is busy escorting his sister to the balls as it's her first season. All women are scared of him and run the other way when they see him coming. He is intrigued when his friend, Rhone, asks him to get personal information out of the beautiful Miss Christiana as a bet. When Christiana does not cower before him and evades his questions successfully he finds himself following her to the next event.

At the next event Lyon corners Christiana and impulsively kisses her. They both are shocked and Lyon tries to find out about her past when they are attacked by Jack, a thief famous for robbing from the rich. Before Jack could hurt her aunt Christiana, who is standing behind Lyon, throws a knife at him and manages to injure his arm. Lyon and Christiana both recognize Rhone as Jack. Lyon does not know where the knife came from as the only person behind him was Christiana and a suspicion springs in his head. Christiana finds out that if she marries before she turns nineteen the money she inherits from her grandfather will become her husband's responsibility and if not then her father will become in charge of her trust fund. As she believes that her father is a cruel man and a murderer, she and her aunt decide that Christiana should get married as soon as possible. Her aunt pays a man to kidnap Christiana and take her to the Gretna Green in return for full control of Christiana's fortune, while Christiana proposes to Lyon. Lyon is stunned and does not respond. Rhone finds out her aunts plan and tells Lyon who rushes to Christiana's place and saves her. Lyon decides to marry her and they get married. Soon he finds out about her past and the reason she came to London; to send her father to jail for murdering her mother along with other people who had helped her. Together they set a trap for the man and manage to send him to prison. Later they have a son and name him Dakota.
Best part of story, including ending: I enjoyed the story because of the chemistry between Lyon and Christiana.

Best scene in story: I enjoyed the scene where Merry brings Christiana to the tribe.

Opinion about the main character: I like that Christiana could adapt to any situation and that she was very loyal to her family.

The review of this Book prepared by Ashi Adam a Level 1 Blue Jay scholar

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1600-1899 Family, struggle with    -   Yes Struggle with:    -   inheritance Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   wealthy Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   3 () United States    -   Yes Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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