Synopses & Reviews
Roderick Gideon Tremayne, the recently appointed Duke of Wentworth, never expected to find himself in New York City, tracking down a mysterious map important to his late mother. And he certainly never expected to be injured, only to wake up with no memory of who he is. But when he sees the fiery-haired beauty who's taken it upon herself to rescue him, suddenly his memory is the last thing on his mind.
Georgia Milton, the young head of New York's notorious Forty Thieves, feels responsible for the man who was trying to save her bag from a thief. But she's not prepared for the fierce passion he ignites within her. When his memory begins to return, her whole world is threatened, and Roderick must choose between the life he forgot and the life he never knew existed.
"What begins as a straightforward retelling of The Prince and the Pauper becomes a mishmash of bewildering strands that never really get woven together. Georgia Milton, a young and pretty widow, lives in the notorious Five Points neighborhood in 1830 New York City. The sassy laundress is under the protection of the notorious Forty Thieves and dreams of moving out west. Then she meets Roderick Gideon Tremayne, the duke of Wentworth. When he loses his memory after being hit by an omnibus, he thinks he's Robinson Crusoe. Georgia takes care of him while the doctor tries to find Tremayne's family, and as she teaches him how to live as a poor person, they fall in love. Despite having amnesia, Roderick remembers certain things about being wealthy, and his bewildered reaction to Georgia's desperate conditions is the only high point of this meandering, overcomplicated romance. Agent: Donald Maass Literary Agency." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
About the Author
Delilah Marvelle loves writing historical romances with scandalous twists she digs up from history. She is a two time Golden Heart Finalist, an RT Reviewer's Choice Nominee and a double finalist in the Bookseller's Best Award. You can visit her at her website at www.DelilahMarvelle.com or visit her blog, A BIT O'MUSLIN which explores the naughtier side of history at www.DelilahMarvelle.blogspot.com