The Velvet Promise Book Summary and Study Guide

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In Jude Deveraux's "The Velvet Promise", the first of the Velvet series, we are introduced to the charming, and often frustrating, Montgomery's. The book takes place in the beautiful Highlands of Scotland, where Judith Revedoune is forced to marry Gavin Montgomery, a man she knows she can love from the moment she lays eyes on him. But Gavin's heart belongs to someone else. After he humiliates her and abandons her in a cold, strange castle, she vows to hate him forever. This book is a thrilling romance.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1600 to 1899 Seduction/coercion/force    -   Yes How seduced/forced?    -   threat of economic ruinment    -   threat of harm to loved one    -   rape Love Triangles/Polygons    -   Yes What kind:    -   one man-two women Virgin, dramatically devirginized    -   Yes If one lover chases another...    -   she chases after him Children/Pregnancy    -   Yes Children/Pregnancy:    -   Get accidently pregnant    -   both sides claim kid(s)    -   kid(s) make adults sensitive Who seduces whom?    -   man seducing woman

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   Prince/Nobleman/King Age/status:    -   20's-30's Sex makes him    -   indifferent

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   a teen Profession/status:    -   homemaker Effect of sexing    -   confused    -   mature    -   unhappy for sexing the guy    -   scared Unusual characteristics:    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin    -   Very shy


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

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment What % of story is romance related?    -   70% How explicit is the sex?    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   impregnation/reproduction    -   actual description of sex    -   Boob talk    -   rape/molest (yeech!) How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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