Valentine Book Summary and Study Guide

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Sylvester Gilbraith has just learned that he stands to inherit a fortune from his enemy, the earl of Stoneridge. Of course, there's a catch. He must marry one of the Earl's four granddaughters. When he meets Theodora Belmont, the fiery, tomboyish granddaughter of the earl, he feels an immediate attraction to the beautiful young woman. But Theodora has no intention of marrying Sylvster until she discovers that it is the only way to keep a roof over her familys' head. Once married, Theodora and Sylvester share a blazing attraction that leads to intimacy. But there are dark shadows on the horizon. Sylvester has a past that continues to haunt him. During his years in military service Sylvester spent one year in a French prison camp. Upon eventually returning to England he was branded a traitor and a coward by members of the armed forces. Unfortunately, Sylvester bears no memories as to how he ended up in captivity. Sylvester is determined to salvage his honor, despite the dangers that await him. And when Theodora discovers Sylvester's secret regarding her grandfather's estate, he may lose her forever.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1600 to 1899 Marriage/Married    -   Yes Marriage subplot:    -   marriage of convenience spurring real love Inner struggle subplot    -   Yes Struggle with...    -   amnesia If one lover chases another...    -   he chases after her

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   wealthy Age/status:    -   20's-30's Sex makes him    -   confident    -   blissful    -   a better lover

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   a teen Unusual characteristics:    -   Very shy


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Misc setting    -   Fancy Mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths How explicit is the sex?    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   licking    -   actual description of sex    -   Boob talk    -   Vagia talk    -   Weiner talk Weird Victorian/Shakespearean English?    -   Yes Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog How much sexing?    -   1-2 sex acts

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