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Olivia Brownlow is no damsel in distress. Born in a workhouse and raised as a boy among thieving London street gangs, she is as tough and cunning as they come. When she is taken in by her uncle after a caper gone wrong, her life goes from fighting and stealing on the streets to lavish dinners and soirees as a debutante in high society. But she can't seem to escape her memories ... or forget the teeming slums where children just like her are still scraping by just to survive.
Jack MacCarron rose from his place in London's East End to become the adopted "nephew" of a society matron. Little does society know that MacCarron is a false name for a boy once known among London gangs as the Artful Dodger, and that he and his "aunt" are robbing them blind every chance they get. When Jack encounters Olivia Brownlow in places he least expects, his curiosity is piqued. Why is a society girl helping a bunch of homeless orphan thieves? Even more intriguing, why does she remind him so much of someone he once knew? When a villain from his past threatens Olivia's future, Jack finds himself wondering if going legit and risking it all might be worth it for love.
"This clever retelling of Dickens' Oliver Twist is perfect for readers who love romance, adventure, historical settings, and heroines who can kick butt in formal gowns." - Booklist, starred review
- Paperback | 336 pages
- 128 x 198 x 21mm | 270g
- 21 Mar 2019
- Grand Rapids, United States
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--Brittany Drehobl, Morton Grove Public Library, IL(School Library Journal) * School Library Journal * 'Delectable romance, spine-tingling danger, and an indomitable female lead make Lorie Langdon's Olivia Twist an addictively exquisite romp. One that kept me up far past midnight!' * Mary Weber, author of the Storm Siren Trilogy and The Evaporation of Sofi Snow * 'When I learned Lorie Langdon made a foray into historical romance, I couldn't wait to get my hands on this book. And she didn't disappoint. Langdon expertly balances historical detailing and plot, the voice sparkles, and the characters were so endearing, I couldn't wait to escape into this book each night. Lively and transportive, Olivia Twist is a romantic and clever take on a classic that will leave readers yearning for more from this author.' * Heather Webb, author of Last Christmas in Paris * 'Captivating from the very first page to the very last! Olivia Twist is an enchanting story, brimming with eclectic characters, intrigue, and a romance that is certain to leave you weak at the knees. Not to be missed!' * Jen Turano, USA Today Best-Selling Author * 'A brilliant reimagining of Oliver Twist! The prologue hooked me immediately. Langdon deftly plunges the reader into Dickens's world of loveable orphans fighting to survive on the darker streets of London. Their plight is set in stark contrast to the sumptuous backdrop of Victorian England's high society. Olivia Twist deals with treachery in both worlds and proves a spirited heroine worthy of admiration, while Dodger is the perfect bad boy hero. Sigh, I've fallen in love.' * Kathleen Baldwin, bestselling author of A School for Unusual Girls *
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