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Revenge

Catherine was once held captive in a secluded bedroom and the attic of her family's ancestral home, Foxworth Hall. Catherine's captivity was orchestrated by her mother as a way to keep her own father from learning of the depth of her incestuous behavior in regards to her marriage to a man she believed to be her half-uncle. However, the children, who remained in the attic partially because they believed in and trusted their mother, would learn that after her father's death, their mother learned she would lose all she had inherited if it was ever discovered she had had children or if she had children in the future. Therefore, the mother tried to kill her four children by lacing their donuts with arsenic. One child succumbed to the poison.

Catherine has escaped and has found a life with Dr. Paul Sheffield, a kind country doctor who was widowed...

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