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Dead Love Has Chains

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Dead Love Has Chains by Mary Elizabeth Braddon is a gripping and suspenseful novel that keeps readers on the edge of their seats from start to finish. The story follows a young woman named Gwen who finds herself in a complicated love triangle with two men, leading to betrayal, heartbreak, and ultimately, tragedy.

Braddon's writing is both elegant and haunting, painting a vivid picture of 19th-century England and the complexities of love and desire. The characters are well-developed and feel incredibly real, adding depth and emotion to the already intense plot.

As the story unfolds, secrets are revealed, and the true nature of each character is exposed, leaving readers shocked and captivated until the very end. The twists and turns keep the reader guessing, and the tension continues to build as the narrative races towards its devastating conclusion.

Overall, Dead Love Has Chains is a masterfully crafted tale of love, loss, and betrayal that will leave readers breathless. Braddon's expert storytelling and richly drawn characters make this novel a must-read for fans of historical fiction and Gothic romance.

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We see another facet of Mary Elizabeth Braddon's amazing talent in Dead Love Has Chains, written in her seventies. Focusing on character and human psychology rather than detection and crime, this is one of her most interesting novels.

Pregnant and unmarried Irene Thelliston is sent home from India to live with her Aunt in Ireland. On her sea voyage she reveals her secret to Lady Mary Harling who swears to keep her confidence. Several years later to the horror of Lady Mary she becomes engaged to her son Conrad who has his own rather questionable past. Desperate to prevent this union, will Lady Mary break her oath?? When Irene's former lover returns threatening to come between her and Conrad, will their love prevail?????? - Summary by Celine Major


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