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Daisy Brooks Or, A Perilous Love   By: (1862-1924)

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Daisy Brooks Or, A Perilous Love by Laura Jean Libbey is a thrilling and captivating tale that grabs hold of the reader from the very beginning. Set in the late 19th century, the novel takes us on a rollercoaster ride of emotions, filled with love, betrayal, and suspense.

The story revolves around the charming and beautiful Daisy Brooks, a young woman with a tragic past who finds herself entangled in a dangerous love affair. Despite her best intentions, Daisy becomes enamored with the enigmatic and seductive Jasper Arlington, a man shrouded in secrecy and mystery. As their love blossoms, Daisy soon discovers that their relationship is far from conventional and will ultimately lead her down a treacherous path.

Libbey's writing style is engaging and vivid, painting a vivid picture of the time period and the opulent society in which Daisy finds herself. The characters are well-developed and relatable, with Daisy as a strong and determined heroine who faces numerous obstacles in her pursuit of love and happiness. Furthermore, the chemistry between Daisy and Jasper is palpable, creating a sense of tension and anticipation that keeps readers hooked.

One of the highlights of the novel is the intricate plot, filled with unexpected twists and turns. Libbey masterfully weaves together a complex web of deceit, betrayal, and redemption, keeping readers on the edge of their seats throughout. The pacing is perfect, alternating between moments of quiet introspection and heart-pounding action, ensuring that there is never a dull moment.

Additionally, the exploration of societal expectations and the limitations placed upon women during this time period adds a layer of depth to the story. Daisy's struggle to break free from the constraints of society and assert her independence is relatable and inspiring, resonating with readers even in the modern era.

While Daisy Brooks Or, A Perilous Love delves into some heavy themes, it is ultimately a story of hope and resilience. Libbey beautifully balances the dark and light aspects of the narrative, creating a compelling and emotionally satisfying read. Although the ending may not be exactly what readers expect, it is a fitting conclusion that ties up loose ends while leaving room for interpretation and discussion.

Overall, Daisy Brooks Or, A Perilous Love is a must-read for fans of historical romance and suspense. Laura Jean Libbey's exquisite storytelling and her ability to transport readers to another era make this novel a true gem. With its gripping plot, captivating characters, and timeless themes, this book is sure to leave a lasting impression on all who embark on Daisy's perilous journey.

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A Perilous Love.



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"Parted on Her Bridal Tour," or "Miss Middleton's Lover," "When His Love Grew Cold," "He Loved, But Was Lured Away," "When Lovely Maiden Stoops to Folly," "The Crime of Hallow E'en," "Lovers Once, But Strangers Now," Etc., Etc.

Copyright 1883, by George Munro. Copyright 1911, by J. S. Ogilvie Publishing Company. Dramatic Rights Reserved by Laura Jean Libbey Stillwell.

New York: J. S. Ogilvie Publishing Company, 57 Rose Street.



A warm day in the southern part of West Virginia was fast drawing to a close; the heat during the day had been almost intolerable under the rays of the piercing sun, and the night was coming on in sullen sultriness. No breath of cooling air stirred the leafy branches of the trees; the stillness was broken only by the chirping of the crickets, and the fire flies twinkled for a moment, and were then lost to sight in the long grasses.

On one of the most prosperous plantations in that section of the country there was a great stir of excitement; the master, Basil Hurlhurst, was momentarily expected home with his bride. The negroes in their best attire were scattered in anxious groups here and there, watching eagerly for the first approach of their master's carriage on the white pebbled road... Continue reading book >>

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