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Ann Bernett is married by proxy (without his permission or wishes) to Aden (Lord Tybol). She travels to Scotland to meet him and tell him they are married. He does not want a wife nor can he have one now that he is smuggling gunpowder for a rebellion in Scottland due to the practice of throwing poor people off their land. He plans to send her away but can't force her to leave once he finds out she has nowhere else to go. He vows to make her want to leave by giving her lots of work around the castle. But she meets each challenge he sets for her and she wins his heart. He must decide if open war with England is what he wants to pursue or if there is a better way. They must also dean with an English office out for power and glory who wants to hurt Tybol.
This report prepared by Deborah Stoops



A Scotish Laird's sister has made a marriage contract with an English girl unknown to him. She arrives unannounced and trys to convince him that the marriage is what they both need. His idea of romance is a tumble in the hay.He resists and she persues. He doesn't want to want he but cannot help himself. Lots of interfering from relatives makes this humorous and delightfully intricate.
This report prepared by Judy Carpenter








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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   Ancient scotland Marriage/Married    -   Yes Marriage subplot:    -   married off against wishes If one lover chases another...    -   she chases after him

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   Prince/Nobleman/King Age/status:    -   20's-30's Sex makes him    -   blissful Unusual characteristics?    -   Extremely cynical or arrogant

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   Prince/Nobleman/King Effect of sexing    -   blissful Unusual characteristics:    -   Very shy

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Mountains/Cliffs    -   Yes Mountains:    -   climbing on trails Farm/Ranch?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   castle

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death    -   moderately detailed references to deaths What % of story is romance related?    -   30%    -   80% How explicit is the sex?    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog How much sexing?    -   1-2 sex acts

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