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Theodore Winslow has always looked up to his older brother Terrance. His brother's hi-jinks and scandalous behavior has always been a fascination to Theo.
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Terrance acts in this manner to irritate his bitter father, Squire Winslow. Eventually this results in his disinheritance. Since none of the Squire's lands are entailed, the squire can do with them as he pleases.

Theo doesn't want his father's lands, and hits upon a solution --- he will do something to really make his father angry and then Theo will be disinherited and the squire will have to reinstate Terrance to the family estate.

His solution??? Find and marry a strumpet!

Only problem - he doesn't know that the woman he has hired to portray a "fallen woman" isn't a harlot but a cook and a virgin, to boot.

Molly Sweet, orphaned in India and on her own since running away from the workhouse, has been the cook in a local upscale brothel.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1600-1899 Romance/Romance Problems    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   secretly interested in business objective Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   wealthy Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   British


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

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   descript of kissing Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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