Tarr pegs Victorian-era London perfectly in this delightful tale of delayed love. This story of four orphans banding together through trials and tribulations at a young age and their relationships after they become adults is poignant and romantic.
Daisy has had more than her share of men, but Gavin insists on playing the gentleman. Even while trying to change his ways, she is sure deep inside he is still the stammering young boy she loved once.
(Medallion, Oct., 384 pp., $6.99)