Looking for a book, can't recall the title or author.
March 21, 2012 11:36 AM Subscribe
I'm looking for a book I read as a pre-teen. It's been years since I read it and I can't recall the name of the writer, or the title of the work. I recall a little of the plot, but not much.
As far as I recall, it was about a girl living in a small town in the east coast who falls into a pit, or cave, something like that, and is saved by a man made of earth and stone.
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They kind of end up falling for one another, and she finds out he was a soldier in the revolutionary war...or at least he was alive at that point. I don't remember the specifics of his background, just that he became what he was because he traded his life for his fathers.
I think the girl may have also had another love interest who was pretty abusive and who may have posed a threat, but this might be me throwing in overtones of Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" since the whole story had a pretty BatB feel to it.
In the end, their was some curfluffle that basically made the hero and heroine decide that the cave he lived in had to be closed off from the rest of the world. In order to keep anyone else from getting in trouble with this cave, they were going to blow it up, isolating the hero and heroine from each other for ever.
Not sure if I'm recalling this correctly, but I think the other love interest that was threatening to the girl may have died...not sure...
Anyway, I hope this sparks someone's memory, and hopefully, you guys can help me out! Thanks!