A 5 year old Elizabeth is kidnapped. 15 years later a Bow Street runner believes he has located her. After the runner Brooks and his brother Maxwell, Lord of Dane obtain the street urchin Marlowe ( possibly Lady Elizabeth). They take her to their home and send for her parents to confirm her identity.
Marlowe has had it very rough living as a thief on the streets of London. She has an often hilarious adjustment period at the Earl’s home. She doesn’t fare well in such a rich environment.
Marlowe and Maxwell struggle to survive their differences as they wait for her identity to be confirmed. Maxwell has never been around thieves and con artists and does not appreciate her being foisted upon him like this.
There are many twists and turns in this book which prove that everyone can learn something new from others. I found myself really liking both Lord Dane and Marlowe very much. Maxwell’s family is full of fun and interesting characters.
A wonderful book that touched my heart on many levels. I now want to read the others in this series.