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Mass Market Paperback
Release Date: March, 2002
Join bestselling author Stella Cameron as she returns to 7 Mayfair Square, the elegant London town house where matchmaking and mayhem are always in the air. Why would England's "Most Daring Lover" risk his reputation by falling madly in love with a nobody, a shabbily dressed milliner's assistant who lived in poverty -- and was clearly in trouble? Because Latimer More of 7A Mayfair Square saw something in Jenny McBride, an orphaned Scottish lass, that nobody had: unsinkable optimism, a brave spirit and a face that haunted his dreams. Jenny was amazed by Latimer's advances. He fascinated her, but surely he couldn't really be interested in her? Besides, she had more pressing concerns. She was fighting off the attentions of a cruel man who wanted to claim her in exchange for canceling her debts. Jenny would not involve Latimer in the dangerous game that threatened her. But Latimer would not abandon Jenny. The result? A madcap race against time and danger, upheaval at Number 7, and an unlikely match that could not be more perfect -- or challenging!
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Posted by Anonymous on 1/27/2003
i couldn't put this book down like her other books. can't wait for what about adam. i hopes it's like this one.
Posted by Cyirra on 11/9/2007
This was a great read. I didn't really care for the ghost and skipped almost all of his story line and some other parts were also not necessary but if you are looking for a great love story then you have it here. The hero and heroine are very sweet and likable characters and I enjoyed reading as they fell in love. The ending was strange and seemed only to be there to add another love scene. It seemed to be written in a style that reminded me of Georgette Heyer - minus the love scenes of course.
Posted by Harriet Klausner on 3/2/2002
In 1823 at 7 Mayfair Street in London, Latimer More knows he has found his love of a lifetime in Jenny McBride. However, the poverty stricken Scottish lass cannot believe he even remotely cares about her. Like his family and the other tenants, Jenny finds it impossible to believe that someone as successful in business and with women like Latimer could love a pathetic orphan like Jenny.
Jenny has other problems to deal with besides an alleged mooning suitor. She owes rent and her landlord wants her to barter sex as payment. She refuses his offers, but Mr. Bucket is not a man that easily accepts any denial of his pleasures. Can Jenny turn to Latimer or is he faking affection to get into her boudoir?
THE ORPHAN is a fun regency romance that follows the story of two middle class types. Latimer is a heroic individual, but THE ORPHAN belongs to the title character Jenny. Her struggles with Bucket while debating whether Latimer is her savior or a leap from the frying pan into the fire make the tale. The return of the Shakespearean-spouting ghost adds humor as Stella Cameron provides a fresh look at the era with an engaging yet simplistic tale.