Garden of Shadows Characters

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Olivia Winfield is the ugly duckling daughter of a rich businessman in Connecticut. Olivia is not so much as ugly as lacking a sense of self-esteem because of her unusual height. Olivia's father seems to recognize the difficulty Olivia has in finding a husband and encourages her to get an education in order to help her support herself should she never marry. This also allows Olivia to take part in her father's business and keep her occupied. When Malcolm Neal Foxworth comes to Connecticut to discuss business with her father, Olivia is taken with his unusual beauty and that fact that he is actually taller than her, something unique in most men. When Malcolm proposes after only a few dates, Olivia feels lucky to have found someone interested in her. However, Olivia is too naive to understand that Malcolm wants a wife to fulfill a role...

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