Almost Heaven - Chapters 17-18 Summary & Analysis

Judith McNaught
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Chapters 17-18 Summary

While Ian is off hunting, Elizabeth gets word that she is to return to Havenhurst immediately. Belhaven has made an offer for Elizabeth's hand in marriage and her uncle intends to accept. Before Elizabeth and Lucinda can leave, however, Lucinda informs Duncan of everything that has transpired over the past two years, expressing her frustration that Ian would allow an innocent creature like Elizabeth to marry a leach like Belhaven. After the ladies leave, Ian returns to the cottage. Duncan tells Ian everything Lucinda has told him, explaining about Elizabeth's near poverty and her desperation to save Havenhurst. Duncan also tells Ian that Elizabeth is in love with him. Ian feels guilty for what he has done to Elizabeth, finally accepting full responsibility for her situation. Ian also confesses that it is his fault that Elizabeth's brother disappeared, telling Duncan that he had Robert put...

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