Intrigue, Romantic Rivalries and Mistaken Identities Abound in This Engrossing Victorian Drama.
In a style reminiscent of nineteenth-century authors, Forever Gentleman is a sweeping saga of suspense, romance, mystery, and music. Travel back in time and experience Victorian London at its best and worst-a city of beauty and brilliance, and a city steeped in filth and despair. Meet Nathan Sinclair, a struggling young architect and gifted pianist who lives in the two vastly different worlds, mingling in high society while dwelling in suffocating debt and poverty. While performing at a gathering of London's elite, Nathan meets Jocelyn Charlesworth, a breathtakingly beautiful but temperamental celebrity heiress. Although smitten, she publicly humiliates him; their paths will intersect again in a most shocking manner.
Meanwhile, Nathan makes the acquaintance of Regina Lancaster, a woman of remarkable inner beauty, despite her pedestrian appearance. He must decide whether to follow his heart and pursue Regina, or flee England altogether to avoid imprisonment from a miserly creditor. In his darkest hour, Nathan is offered a tantalizing proposition that might change everything, but that comes at considerable risk. Nathan must play his role perfectly, or he may lose his reputation, livelihood, and very life to the powerful echelons of Victorian society.
Full of unexpected twists and turns, the book races towards a thrilling climax that will determine Nathan's ultimate destiny.
"Intrigue, romantic rivalries, and mistaken identities abound in this Victorian drama... an exciting read, packed with mysteries and unexpected twists... engrossing novel..." -Kirkus Reviews
"Readers who like atmospheric, sweeping historical sagas... will relish Forever Gentleman's special ability to turn out a rollicking good read while remaining true to the history and influence of the times. It's a romance, it's a mystery, and it's a history all wrapped up into one satisfyingly beautiful production, and is highly recommended for anyone who appreciates a depth and attention to detail that results in a powerful story line." -Midwest Book Review
Roland Colton was awarded a bachelor's degree from the University of Utah and a juris doctorate from the University of San Diego School of Law. He has had a long career as a litigator and trial attorney. Trained in his youth as a classical pianist, he is a frequent performer at public and private gatherings. He also possesses a passion for architecture and the French language. Colton lives with his family in Southern California and France.