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The Devil at Archangel

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Librarian's note: Alternate cover edition of ISBN 0-373-70751-7.

"You must beware, mademoiselle ...." The fortune-teller's ominously harsh voice had sent shivers down Christina's spine. "Beware of the devil at Archangel."

The prediction seemed silly when Christina first arrived at the Brandon's beautiful Caribbean plantation. Left without means and a home by her godmother's
Mass Market Paperback, Harlequin Presents #251, 188 pages
Published September 1978 by Harlequin (first published March 1978)
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HAIKU BOOK REVIEW: The Devil at Archangel, by Sara Craven.

Stupid martyr girl,
Stuck on gothic plantation,
Why won't you grow up?
Not much to say about this one. While not the worst HQN I've read, it doesn't stand out as anything awesome.

The heroine, Christine, is an extremely broke orphan. She's got nothing to hold her in England, so she accepts a rich old bat's invitation to become her secretary on a lush Caribbean plantation. She's on edge because some street-peddling fortune teller looked at chicken bones & told her to beware the devil at Archangel, her new place of employment. But who's the devil? Is it the reside
As is typical of many Sara Craven heroines, Christina is hopeless for anything other than a Gothic adventure. A couple of years before the story begins, Christina’s godmother pulled her out of school and said Christina was better off doing odd jobs and a bit of gardening than furthering her education. Because what do women like Christina need education and careers for anyway? They’ll just end up married and arranging dinner parties and having babies.

While Christina is mildly pretty, there’s no
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Anne Bushell was born on October 1938 in South Devon, England, just before World War II and grew up in a house crammed with books. She was always a voracious reader, some of her all-time favorites books are: "Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen, "Middlemarch" by George Eliot, "Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Brontë, "Gone With the Wind" by Margaret Mitchell and "The Code of the Woosters" by P. G. Wodehous ...more
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