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When she accidentally steps into the wrong carriage, Elinor is persuaded by Lord Carlyon to help him not to inherit his cousin's estate.
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Married at midnight and widowed at dawn, Elinor overnight becomes the mistress to an encumbered estate and receiver of late night guests, agents of Bonaparte. As she and her new cousins become acquainted, they try to solve the many mysteries that have sprung up in the light of her husband's death. Everything becomes more complicated when Elinor becomes attached to Lord Carlyon, but will he deem Elinor, previously a governess, too lowly to reciprocate the feelings?

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   Regency era Forbidden/mismatched love?    -   Yes How mismatched?    -   royalty loving nonroyalty Action/suspense subplot?    -   Yes Action:    -   chased by/chasing kidnapper/killer

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   Prince/Nobleman/King Age/status:    -   20's-30's


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Farm/Ranch?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch:    -   farm Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee Misc setting    -   Fancy Mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment What % of story is romance related?    -   60% Weird Victorian/Shakespearean English?    -   Yes Focus of story    -   Her How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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