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Mary Rose, a Scotswoman, is an illegitimate girl who she doesn't believe anyone should want, but Ericson MacPhail tries to marry her. He goes so far as to try to rape her, but she always escapes him. After getting battered in a river, she ends up at Kildrummy Castle, whose new owner (the new baron) is a vicar from England. They are the ones who end up marrying.
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When they go back to England, though, the vicar is a changed man. He went from sober to very happy, and the parishoners don't like the change, so he becomes very cold again. After fending off another man, Mary Rose hits her head on a fireplace, is taken back to the vicarage by the vicar's children (her stepchildren by now) and has a miscarriage when she doesn't even know she's pregnant. The vicar turns back into the loving, laughing man he became, resigns as the vicar, and goes back to Scotland with his family. The parish sends for him again when they realize it's not a happy place without him.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   Regency era Difficult/unusual lover?    -   Yes How difficult?    -   domineering

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   religious figure Age/status:    -   20's-30's Sex makes him    -   blissful    -   a better lover Unusual characteristics?    -   Very naive/shy - Doesn't know where to put weiner

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   unemployed Unusual characteristics:    -   Very shy


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Misc setting    -   castle

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death What % of story is romance related?    -   30% How explicit is the sex?    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   licking    -   impregnation/reproduction    -   actual description of sex Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog How much sexing?    -   5-9 sex acts

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