Avon/ Harper Collins
Reviewed: paper back
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Notes: Explicit sex
By Brenda Hiatt
Killian arrives in London to find her brother, William, from whom
she was separated 8 years ago. They were both to have gone to school,
paid for reluctantly by their grandfather.
is reluctantly taken in by London relatives who treat her like the
poor relation she is. Regardless, she is determined to find William,
who had run away from his school and returned to the Seven Dials
section of London, from which the two had been rescued years ago.
She finds him there as Flute, attached to the hero thief, The Saint
of Seven Dials. Hoping to prevent William from returning to a life
of crime, Sarah revives her youthful skill of pick-pocketing to
gain funds to establish a new Saint.
Peter Northrup is intrigued by Sarah and persuades her to marry
him. They are deeply in love, but Peter is concerned, as Sarah is
returning to the habits of her youth. He must find the reason for
this so they can reestablish the trust and love they had.
is an exciting Regency romance with two delightful protagonists.
The supporting characters are well depicted, from the obnoxious
cousin and her daughters to Peter's loyal friends. The bond between
Sarah and William is heartwarming in its strength. The plot is well
constructed and plausible, with a successful picture of the manners,
dress and morals of the period. The description of the inhabitants
and of the atmosphere of Seven Dials section gives the reader the
feeling of being there.