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Wealth, romance, event, and one woman's fight with dependancy. This 1909 novel is true on par with Robert W. Chambers' love of strolling the sting of what was once appropriate for society on the time after which taking one step farther with tactful grace.
Meet the Seagrave young children - spoiled, prosperous, parentless twins who reside lower than the tutelage of a governess and the indulging care in their family servants. As they age into younger maturity it turns into abundantly transparent that their monetary assets were taken good thing about via their family's closest buddy and executor of the property. notwithstanding now not penniless, they're definitely down on their good fortune and compelled to re-evaluate their futures. With this type of obstacle on their arms, little is it spotted that the sister out of the pair has a deep mystery, a dismal mark which taints her.
Geraldine does not face simply any habit, even though, she is up opposed to a lifelong penchant for alcohol, having started dosing herself with cologne (which had an alcohol content material to some extent) while she was once only a younger lady with a purpose to thrust back her boredom blues. She battles her alcoholism by myself, in mystery, ashamed of her challenge, frequently wasting the struggle. it is not until eventually she meets a tender guy who captures her middle that she makes a decision to overcome the beast as soon as and for all. yet as a way to accomplish that she needs to triumph over temptation, confession, and withdrawal. but, she did it for herself up to she did it for him - she desired to be up to the mark, to be invaluable, to be fresh prior to accepting him into her existence. She had to rid herself of the darkish mark striking heavy in her mind...
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