The Rake and the Wallflower Book Summary and Study Guide

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Shy bookworm Mary and her vain sister Laura are being given a Season in London by their older sister. Laura quickly amasses a bevy of suitors, but Mary dislikes the rush to catch a husband. At a party, she accidentally bumps into Lord Grayson, and they form an unlikely friendship. Although she quickly falls for Grayson, she considers herself too plain and clumsy for him.
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Laura, unaware of Mary's love for Grayson but intrigued by his shady past, sets out to trap him into proposing to her. Mary and Grayson fight against Laura's schemes, and try to solve the mystery of who is secretly trying to harm him.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   Regency era Love Triangles/Polygons    -   Yes What kind:    -   one man--two sisters Inner struggle subplot    -   Yes Struggle with...    -   feels s/he's not worthy If one lover chases another...    -   they alternate

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   wealthy Age/status:    -   20's-30's

Main Female Character

   -   20's-30's Unusual characteristics:    -   Very shy


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK City?    -   Yes City:    -   London

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment What % of story is romance related?    -   70% Focus of story    -   equally on him and her

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