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Helena's Choice #2020

Helena s Choice It is the summer of when Helena Cadfield graduates from the Parisian boarding school and returns to Cadfield House in Oxford England There she receives the unfortunate news that her father pas

  • Title: Helena's Choice
  • Author: Patty Apostolides
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 447
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Helena's Choice By Patty Apostolides, It is the summer of 1837 when Helena Cadfield graduates from the Parisian boarding school and returns to Cadfield House, in Oxford, England There, she receives the unfortunate news that her father passed away in Greece while excavating treasures on her late mother s property Without funds, she cannot travel to Greece to take care of the property, and thus is employed asIt is the summer of 1837 when Helena Cadfield graduates from the Parisian boarding school and returns to Cadfield House, in Oxford, England There, she receives the unfortunate news that her father passed away in Greece while excavating treasures on her late mother s property Without funds, she cannot travel to Greece to take care of the property, and thus is employed as a governess with the Stirling family in hopes of traveling to Greece Her plan comes to fruition when Mr Stirling procures a permanent position with the Greek government, and the family and Helena travel to Greece She glimpses the ravages of the revolution, through the poverty of the people and the demolished buildings, but is whisked away to the Stirling house in Athens, where she spends her time as a governess to Miss Stirling The juxtaposition of the two worlds, England and Greece, is evident here Meanwhile, the Archaeological Society of Athens has taken over Helena s property in the city of Nemea, with hopes of uncovering treasures like the two thousand year old gold cup that Dr Cadfield had discovered and donated to them They are unaware that Dr Cadfield had a daughter Dr Aristotle Mastoras, who studied in Germany, has been hired to lead the project He had left Greece as a child during the revolutionary war with his grandfather, and settled in Germany Keen on returning to Greece, Aristotle accepts the offer from the Archaeological Society to lead this project, and agrees to the condition that he provide the funds because the society has no funds He hires 40 Albanians and hopes that the treasures they find on the property will offset the costs Helena is unaware of the Archaeological Society s interference with her family property She officially meets Dr Aristotle Mastoras at a court ball, where she is watching over her charge, Miss Stirling Dr Mastoras remembers Helena from a previous encounter, and when they dance the waltz, they develop feelings for each other However, Dr Mastoras is stunned to learn from Mr Stirling that Helena is the daughter of Dr Cadfield Afterwards, they meet and he convinces her to join him on the journey to the property, but she does not give her answer until the next morning He is glad to see her waiting for him, and they embark on the journey together Their relationship blossoms Helena also meets her uncouth bandit cousins who live nearby and are saddled with knives and guns that they readily use, except when they are around her Together, Helena and Aristotle succeed in finding the treasures Helena develops good relations with her three bandit cousins who end up guarding the place, but the evil forces rear their ugly heads, and the treasures are stolen Another fly in the ointment, Greta Heinz, has traveled all the way from Germany with her brother to see Aristotle, and demands from him a proposal of marriage just when he is about to go search for the stolen treasures with the bandit cousins In Helena s darkest moment, she tensely observes Aristotle with Greta, who is clinging to him, and believes that they are lovers Helena is torn between her love for Aristotle and the possibility that he will marry Greta Aristotle leaves to go after the thieves, and Helena is left alone, believing that she has lost the love of her life Will they get back together again, and will Aristotle find the lost treasures

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    1. Historical Romance set in 19th century GreeceSet in Greece in 1837, this is the story of Helena Cadfield, who has just returned from boarding school in Paris to her home in Oxfordshire where she learns her father has died in Greece while excavating treasures on her late mother s property She wants to go to Greece to claim her inheritance, but she needs funds, so she takes a position as a governess with a family that, fortunately, moves to Greece.Unaware of Helena s existence, Dr Aristotle Mastor [...]

    2. The story is set in England and Greece about five years after the Greek war of independence from the Ottoman Empire Helena s Greek mother is dead, and she has been raised as a proper English girl by her English father But when he dies intestate, Helena s fortune changes She struggles for a while to support herself in England as a governess, but eventually decides to go to Greece to claim her mother s property.Helena s father was an amateur archeologist who had been digging on that Greek property [...]

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