"Ten years is a long time to be away from home, when you leave as a boy and return a man.
In 1790, Lord John Latham, the fifteen-year-old second son of a marquis, sailed to the West Indies. There he lived a very different life from the privileged one left behind. He became the manager of the family�s sugarcane plantation. He also discovered boxing. The demands of the plantation, and the brutality of the boxing ring, helped shape the brash, over-confident boy into a thoughtful, confident young man.
When Latham returned to England in 1800, his privileged life was once again thrust upon him-a life at odds with his formative years-and is complicated still further by the reappearance of Isobel.
Returned, it is a world in which Lord John Latham must decide if he can remain.
Marjorie Gilbert is a graduate of Kent School and Kenyon College. She lives in Maine with her husband and two daughters. The Return is her first novel."
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"Marjorie Gilbert has captured the pleasures--and frustrations--of 19th
century British society, to which she introduces Lord John Latham, an
entirely appealing young man. By the end of his first few days back home,
you'll want to adopt him--or vie for his attentions.."
author of Hit the Street
"The Return, by Marjorie Gilbert, is the story of a man who returns to Regency England after some time away. He must balance his ideas, needs, and experiences with what is expected of an English gentleman. He must also face his feelings for his childhood friend, knowing that there is a profound gap between what he would like to be able to offer her and his true circumstances.
Marjorie Gilbert has undoubtedly done a great deal of research on
Regency England. You will feel as if you are there."
author of 28 Regencies, including the award winning The Reluctant Thief and the Miss Tibbles series.
"The Regency era springs vividly to life in THE RETURN, a richly-detailed account of a young man's journey home after years abroad, and the sometimes painful adjustments he must make as he reacquaints himself with the 'Polite World.' The central characters are deftly drawn, and historical personages are sprinkled into the text to add to the reader's delight."
author of Under the Wishing Star and Under a Lucky Star
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Marjorie Gilbert has captured the pleasures--and frustrations--of 19th century British society, to which she introduces Lord John Latham, an entirely appealing young man. By the end of his first few days back home, you'll want to adopt him--or vie for his attentions. --Judith Green, author of 'Hit the Street'