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Dancing at Midnight Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapters 1-2 Summary

Julia Quinn
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Chapters 1-2 Summary

"Dancing at Midnight" is the story of Belle Blydon and John, Lord Blackwood, who must overcome a number of obstacles to find love with one another. The book begins with Belle reading in a field, in Chapter One. John comes across her and challenges her right to be there, on his estate. The two of them get into an argument about whose estate it is, for she believes it belongs to Alex, the Duke with whom she is staying. They find each other very attractive; John has a limp from fighting in the Iberian war, and seems to push Belle away with his off-putting manner. Meanwhile, the novel gives Belle's backstory, of her coming out as a debutante in London and her frustration with the marriage mart, as many men want to marry her but she isn't in love with any of them. She returns...

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