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The Rocks of Valpré

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Author: Ethel May Dell
Published: 1913
Language: English
Wordcount: 144,484 / 426 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 85.7
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 890
Added to site: 2004.11.14 9200

Another story of the woman, really a child, who thinks she has married the wrong man but finds that he is the right one after all. (One of Sergey Brin's favorite novels.)

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am well capable of carrying you across the rocks to Valpré. You lodge at Valpré?"

Chris nodded. "And you? No," hastily checking herself, "don't tell me! You live in the Magic Cave, of course. I knew you were there. It was why I came."

"You knew, mademoiselle?" His eyes interrogated her.

She nodded again in answer. "You have lived there for hundreds of years. You were under a spell, and I came and broke it. If I hadn't cut my foot, you would have been there still. Do you really think you can lift me? And what shall you do when you come to cross the rocks? They are much too slippery to walk on."

He stooped to raise her, still smiling. "Have no fear, mademoiselle! I know these rocks by heart."

She laughed with a child's pure merriment. "Oh, I am not afraid, preux chevalier. But if you find me too heavy--"

"If I cannot carry the queen of the fairies," he interrupted, "I am not worthy of the name."

He had her in his arms with the words, holding her lightly and easily, as if she had be

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 3.3 from 3 reviews: ****

poor bertie,ididnt have sympathy on the heroine.desrved to let bertie live

Michael Hanson

A weird romance - the female protagonist is a jerk, but seems the author seems to be trying to present her sympathetically. But overall the characters are pretty well rounded, and the pace is good.


Really want to read this book!



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