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Caroline Verlaine's famous husband dies suddenly, so she goes to be with her sister. Her sister dies mysteriously at an archaelogical dig. Caroline decides to pose as a piano teacher at the Manor where her sister died so that she can investigate her sister's death. When Napier Stacy comes on to the scene, she gets even more involved in the family. Caroline soon learns all the shocking family secrets, but her most surprising discovery is what happened to her sister.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1600 to 1899 Forbidden/mismatched love?    -   Yes How mismatched?    -   poor loving rich Action/suspense subplot?    -   Yes Action:    -   chased by/chasing kidnapper/killer    -   stranded in isolated area Who:    -   sister Hidden Identity/Secret Motive    -   Yes Family focus?    -   Yes Family, loving    -   Yes

Main Male Character

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

Main Female Character

   -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   teacher


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Eastern Europe Mountains/Cliffs    -   Yes Misc setting    -   Fancy Mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment What % of story is romance related?    -   20% Focus of story    -   Her How much dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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