"Entertaining Regency romance"
The Duke of Wroxley never hid that he detested his nephew
Charles Montgomery for taking his son and heir down a
wastrel path filled with pranks. So when his son died and
Charles became the heir, the Duke insured that the young
man would prove worthy with a stipulation in his will.
Charles must live in the St. Giles slum for one month
without telling anyone or receiving outside help to
inherit anything not entailed.
In 1819, Charles becomes the Duke and learns of the
codicil when he is unceremoniously dumped in St. Giles.
Almost immediately, he is knocked out cold by a kite owned
by resident Anna Brooks, who takes the injured duke to
recover for a few hours in her home. However, he wants to
spend more than a few hours with the lovely intelligent
Anna and her zany uncle; soon he wants a lifetime with his
This is a fun tale due to the antics of Anna, inventor
extraordinaire, and her wacky uncle. Dog lovers will
agree with Charles' uncle that his nephew is a reprobate.
Still to his credit, even as he realizes that he is
clearly out of his element in the London slums, he is
willing to remain there for a lifetime if it is with
Anna. Regency readers will enjoy this fine fish out of
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted June 7, 2004