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The Demon Lover (original 1982; edition 1982)

by Victoria Holt

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Title:The Demon Lover
Authors:Victoria Holt
Info:Doubleday & Company (1982), Edition: book club edition, Hardcover
Collections:Your library
Rating:****
Tags:Mystery/Suspense, England

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Lovely book but it's out of print. I like artist characters and this has the added interest of being about miniature portrait painting. ( )
  lindagwen | Aug 8, 2011 |
Victoria Holt's books are predictable,lightweight, chicklit, silly romances...but somehow I keep reading them. This is my favourite. ( )
  nearasyouget | Oct 6, 2006 |
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It begins as a small deception. It becomes a nightmare of passion and terror... Kate Collison is exquisitely beautiful and filled with fiery spirit. Like all the Collisons before her, she paints miniatures. So when her father begins to lose his eyesight, he persuades Kate to complete his most important commission: portraits of the powerful Baron de Centeville and his fiancee. But the Baron is not so easily deceived. He reveals he has known all along that Kate was the painter and presents her to Parisian society. Finally Kate receives the recognition she has so long deserved. But her happiness is soon shattered. For the Baron has plans for her -- shocking plans that change her life -- until she learns to fight the Baron with his own weapons...
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When Kate Collison, to help her ailing father, completes his portrait of the powerful Baron de Centeville, her only thought is to be a dutiful daughter. But when the Baron presents her to Parisian society as the painter, Kate finds herself basking in the recognition . . . until she discovers that the Baron has plans for her -- shocking plans that will change her life unless she can fight the Baron with his own weapons . . .

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No two people are less alike than the imperious Baron and the willful, young and uncomplicant English woman he desires to conquer in the mid-1800s.

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