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After Sarah Ashington's actress mother dies, she is taken in by her father's family. When she finally meets her father, she becomes entranced by his stories of his plantation in Ceylon. She is also intrigued by his associate and friend Clinton Shaw. Through a series of events, Clinton successfully coerces Sarah to marry him. After they marry, Sarah learns what a huge mistake she made. Not only is her husband selfish and domineering, she begins to think he might be trying to kill her.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1600 to 1899 Forbidden/mismatched love?    -   Yes Seduction/coercion/force    -   Yes Virgin, dramatically devirginized    -   Yes Who is...    -   physically ill If one lover chases another...    -   he chases after her Who seduces whom?    -   man seducing woman Family focus?    -   Yes Family, sick/caring for    -   Yes

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   business executive Age/status:    -   20's-30's Sex makes him    -   confident    -   blissful    -   wild Unusual characteristics?    -   Extremely cynical or arrogant

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   unemployed Effect of sexing    -   confused    -   confident    -   blissful    -   angry Unusual characteristics:    -   Very shy


Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   India Jungles?    -   Yes Jungles    -   Snakes    -   Alligators/Crocs Island?    -   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% How explicit is the sex?    -   vague references only Focus of story    -   Her How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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