Daisy Lake and Gavin Carmichael are
orphans at Roxbury House. Daisy is the classic orphan, who
doesnít even know her last name. Gavinís family perished in a
tenement fire. Along with their friends, Harry and Rourke,
they form a club that makes them as strong as a family. Then,
Gavinís long-lost grandfather shows up to claim him, and
things change. Gavin and Daisy share a special bond, and agree
to keep in touch no matter what happens.
As things go, though, they lose touch.
Many years later, Gavin is a successful barrister in London.
He has been searching for Daisy to no avail. When he receives
yet another bad report from a private investigator, Harry and
Rourke convince him to visit a supper club where a new French
entertainer, Delilah du Lac, is performing.
When Gavin realizes that Delilah is
Daisy, he thinks his prayers have been answered. But a long
time has passed, and things have changed since they were
children. Can Gavin, raised by his stuffy grandfather, find
love with Daisy, who is now a stage actress with a past?
When I first read the blurb for this I
thought, well, this is a well-used plot about two people who
are very close, who are broken apart, and come back together
again. It should be okay to read. But in the deft hands of
Hope Tarr, Enslaved became something much more.
Fantastic characterization brought this
book to life, making me feel as if Iíd known the players all
my life, instead of it being my first introduction to them. I
loved watching Gavin and Daisy grow together, learn about each
other and themselves. When I got to the last page and had
tears in my eyes, I knew this was a story I would want to read
Hope Tarr has a new fan. I canít wait to
check out more of her work, and see what she has in store for
her readers. Enslaved certainly put chains
around my heart. It is a Joyfully Reviewed Recommended Read