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Forever and a Day (The Rumor #1)

3.78 of 5 stars 3.78  ·  rating details  ·  459 ratings  ·  101 reviews
Roderick Gideon Tremayne, the recently appointed Duke of Wentworth, never expected to find himself in New York City, tracking down a mysterious map important to his late mother. And he certainly never expected to be injured, only to wake up with no memory of who he is. But when he sees the fiery-haired beauty who's taken it upon herself to rescue him, suddenly his memory i ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 376 pages
Published December 20th 2011 by HQN Books
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Michelle, the Bookshelf Stalker  Queen of the Undead
It took me so long to write this review that I forgot about it. However, I really need to be a good girl so I’m going back and doing my reviewing duties!!!!

The characters

At the beginning of this book, we have Georgia and “Robinson”. Robinson is not really Robinson, he is in fact Roderick Gideon Tremayne, heir to the Duke of Wentworth. However, at the beginning of the book, Robinson is suffering amnesia due to a head injury so he does not remember his name, his identity or much of anything except
Rachel (BAVR)
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Edit: Since I actually took the time to write a review for this one, I think it's earned its stars. Still a DNF, though.


At 50% of the ebook copy I have, I'm giving up. This is going to be a DNF review. If that's not your thing, you really should stop reading now-ish. Also, this is going to be spoilerish up until the point when I decided to jump ship.

Forever and a Day is not a bad book. It actually starts out really well with a cute-meet on the street with two people of two different classes
We all have come to know and love the classic story, The Prince and the Pauper. But in Delilah Marvelle's version of it, she writes it out as a love story between a poor American woman and a rich aristocrat who eventually loses his memory due to an accident. Forever and a Day is a story about passion, hope, revenge, and eventually happiness. It's not exactly original, but the love story does play out quite well. They both end up falling in love with each other but of course, as all love stories ...more
Carol *Young at Heart Oldie*

I really loved this book! It was original, delightfully funny and wickedly sexy. There was a wonderful array of richly drawn characters and just the right amount of drama and mystery to keep me intrigued.

What I loved most about the book:-

The Setting

It was refreshingly different to read a story set against the backdrop of 19th century New York and Ms Marvelle brought everything to life with her vivid images of the notorious Five Points.

He scanned the stretching width of the dank street. Crampe
Jess the Romanceaholic
This is a Quickie Review. For the full review, please visit The Romanceaholic.

Expected Release Date: December 27, 2011 (Available Now!)
Publisher: Harlequin
Imprint: HQN Books
Author’s Website:
My Source for This Book: Netgalley
Part of a Series: Yes, Book 1, The Rumor
Series Best Read In Order: N/A
Steam Level: Steamy

Overall, this was a very enjoyable read. I don’t often read historicals involving a Duke yet set in the Americas, so this was a refreshing change from the
Delilah Marvelle
Jan 10, 2012 Delilah Marvelle added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Notes on FOREVER AND A DAY (because I thought it'd be fun!). To those reviewers that read this version via NetGalley and ARCs -- ack! -- the final edition (print and kindle, nook, ect.) is vastly different due to tight scheduling. But you did get the spirit of the book. Various different scenes were added, various dialogue changed, especially pertaining to the hero's father himself.

If you felt like the book ended abruptly, I am ever so pleased to hear it! That means you wanted more and believe m
Wicked ♥  (Wickedly Bookish Reviews) aka Bat-Jess
Reviewed for Wickedly Bookish Reviews

This book was well written, well played out, and I believe will be well loved by romance fans of all kinds. I'm sure there are many amnesia themed romances out there, but this was my first one and I really enjoyed it. I felt like this book really stood out from the masses of historical romance out there in that the characters were wonderfully developed and the circumstances keeping our heroine and hero apart were more reali
uuuuugh!!!! I can't wait for the next book. (Funny coming from me right?) Well, I mean if you KNOW about me. Anyway. This book was incredible. Not at all predictable, not at all on a timetable, not at all what you'd expect. It's amazing, all the maundering was missing. It was incredible. And the hotness! HAWT! Seriously, we made her read the first smexxy time scene for Denver Lady Jane's and the room was blushing. BLUSHING!!

It was beyond fabulous and it ended and I was so sad. I can't WAIT for
I have never read any of Delilah Marvelle's books, so I thought I would try one out. This book was odd. The first half of the book was ok.....not horrible, but kind of dragging along. I was waiting for something to happen. Well midpoint thru the book, she started throwing everything in there at once. Yardleys history, a missing uncle, his memory came back...and then this crazy idea of him leaving her behind. And then she comes to England and all is well. It was entirly too rushed the last half. ...more
Kati (Romancing Rakes For The Love of Romance)
***original review posted at Romancing Rakes***

Oh sweet Jesu, where do I even begin with this review. So many thoughts are running through my head and what are or are not spoilers. I spent 5 hours starting in the dead of night reading this book and let me tell you, it was worth having an addled brain in the morning. Ah-mazingly Marvelleous. I thought my fan girl crush on Delilah Marvelle couldn't grow anymore but holy feck! It has. A lot.

Reasons to read this book:
1. Sassy, sassy, sassy: Georgia
Kelly % Books-n-Kisses
Oh my sweet, sweet Delilah, you had me perplexed in this book, but in a good way. From the get go I was trying too hard to figure out who everyone was from Forever mine. And when I finally found out, I bawled like a baby. Oh course I can’t say what or who, but OH MAN!!!!

Forever & A day is book one in Delilah Marvelle’s Rumor series released on Dec 20, 2011. In Forever & a Day we find Georgia suddenly in charge of a man with no past, well he has a past he just can’t remember it.

The strug
Georgia Milton has seen her share of hardships, living in poverty after losing her husband, she struggles to make ends meet. One day while walking down Broadway she notices a handsome wealthy man who is definitely out place among the people of New York City. This dark-haired stranger struggles to get her attention and is injured trying to save Georgia’s belongings from a young thief. Roderick Tremayne wakes up after the accident with no recollection of who he is and Georgia takes him into her ho ...more
Mary Gramlich
FOREVER and a DAY by Delilah Marvelle
Book #1 in the The Rumor Series
12/11 - Harlequin - Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages

Will I be the same person inside, if I change how I appear on the outside?

When you come from poverty and live with it every day of your life, it becomes not only who you are but how you survive. For Georgia Milton a young widow makes her life thrive by doing tasks for others in the rugged streets of early 1800’s New York. Survival is an existence but dreams are never forgotten
Forever and a Day was an interesting premise. A nice departure from your typical historical romance plot lines. However, this reader found the pace of the story incredibly slow. And eventually this book was put aside for something else. I think sometimes readers just don't jive with certain authors and for me, this one was a did not finish. Because of that, this one cannot be recommended. Try it if you desire.

* This ARC was provided to me by NetGalley.
Jul 29, 2015 D.G. marked it as dnf
Shelves: reviewed, onebook
DNF at 50%

I really like the narrator but the book is ALL over the place. If he has ready money, why did she take him to a tenement? The first love scene was crass instead of sexy and I couldn't believe how fast they are confessing their undying love!

Not liking it enough to continue.
I've read two of Marvelle's previous romances and enjoyed them even though they're a bit darker with heavier subject matter and language than the fluffy Regency romances I usually peruse. This one looked to be in a similar vein to Marvelle's other works so I boldly took the plunge.

It ended up being sort of a mishmash with lots of great individual parts that didn't completely cohere for me. First there's Mrs. Georgia Milton, an Irish-American widow, meeting a posh aristo on the streets of New Yor
I loved the Hero (Roderick), and Heroine (Georgia)---I mean I LOVED them! I listened to the audio book verion and the narrator Chloe Campbell was also fabulous with her crisp and appealing voice for both of the male & females characters. She did a great job in bringing the characters to life.

It's because of the potential that this novel was such a let down. It was a letdown because I adored the leads and wish there was a more coherent and fluent story line. This book was very poorly execute
Amanda Ryan
"Always be the woman I know you to be. Be the one who wishes to go west when everyone else is going south. For that is the only woman I could ever allow myself to love. Because I need a woman to do more than love me. I need a woman willing to fight for me even when I am unable to fight for myself."

Redonk Nutshell: Man and woman from two different worlds struggle to work out their class differences to be together

I'm such a sucker for regency romances set in New York City. For the win, baby! I was
Ah, the old amnesia trope. I was a bit worried going in. This story could have turned out really bad. I can only think of one other story where the plot device of amnesia worked for me (Dead to the World by Charlaine Harris). And this one did too, for the most part.

At the beginning of the book we meet Georgia Milton as she makes her way down a street in New York City. She accidentally bumps into another lady, and the ribbon holding her bonnet is rescued by a British gentleman. Georgia can tell
Dana Delamar
Really enjoyed this book. I liked the different setting (New York) and the unusual structure of the story. I would have liked more time spent among the thieves of the Five Points, since it's a setting I've never read about (except in nonfiction). I think this book easily could have had another 75-100 pages in it--it felt a little rushed, actually. I was expecting more conflict (internal and external) between the hero and heroine and between their worlds. I think if they'd spent more time in the ...more
I really enjoyed this book. It was my first Marvelle but it surely won't be my last.

I liked how well Georgia and Robinson were fleshed out. The story was good and the sex was hot. I did feel like the later half went by quicker but I think it was wrapped up nicely though I think it could have been a little longer to flesh out the rest of the plot. A few things happened towards the end and I would have liked to see how they played out.

A definite four stars. I really enjoyed this. I liked it but
Even if the premisises were good, this book is boring, everything is strange, Robinson is always changing his mind and Georgia sometimes acts like a spoiled brat, but most of all it was really too long in the beginning and too short in the end.
Debbie (Doc)
It took me forever to read this book. The premise sounded promising but I just couldn’t get into it. This is my no means a reflection on the author or on the characters. The book was well written and played out nicely.

I did like how both Georgia and Robinson aka Roderick were together and how they at fought their passion once both realized who the other was. This book does go to show how different status and titles can force one to live differently and can certain create differences among indiv
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
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Alexia Chantel

If you were a young widow living alone in New York in 1830 you might have given into the bitterness of life, sold your dignity for food, or even married the first slob that came along. That would have been the easier thing to do, give up on your dreams. Georgia is not your normal girl, there is something inside her that wont let her settle for less. And despite being dealt a bad hand still believes in love. That something is what Roderick sees when passing her on the street. It is that something

I am dreadfully behind in posting this book review of Forever and a Day, but that hasn’t stopped me from being enthusiastic about it in the least. I am a fledgling fan of Delilah Marvelle’s for two reasons: a) she’s an Oregon writer and b) she is a risk taker when it comes to her storylines. I love that about Ms. Marvelle. I find her writing to be a step ahead of the pack when it comes to tackling Life’s curveballs that are constantly being thrown.

I believe that I’ve read two other Marvelle nov
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เรืองนีถือเปนเลมแรกอยางเปนทางการคะ แลวจริง ๆ แลว แทบจะไมไดเกียวของอะไรกับการหายตัวไปของนาธาเนียลซึงเปนธีมหลักของ เรืองดวยซำ เราถึงบอกไงคะวา ไมจำเปนตองอานเรืองสันมากอน จริง ๆ กจะเปนการดีมากดวยซำ ถาไมอานปกหลังของเรืองเลย เราบอกเลยนะคะ คิดวา เราคงชอบเรืองนีมากกวา ถาเราไมไดอานปกหลังของเรือง

จอรเจีย มิลตัน หญิงสาวผูแมจะใชชีวิตอยางไมสบายนักในเมืองนิวยอรค แตเธอกเลือกทีจะใชแรงทำงานแลกเงินมาเลียงชีพมากกวาจะเลือกหนทางทีผิด กฎหมาย และแนนอนวา เธอไมเลือกทีจะใชรางกายตัวเองเ
Shay Williams

This is a take on the classic Prince and the Pauper with a twist. And the twist being of course that the pauper is a woman with a huge heart. Yet even though this storyline has been done before, the characters themselves make it feel all so fresh.

Georgia is an Irish spitfire who is hard as nails in some ways. With her upbringing and where she lives it is a wonder just how large a heart she has. Since she feels responsible for Roderick, or Robinson since that is the only name he remembers, she o
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I spent my youth studying various languages, reading voraciously, and playing the pianoforte. I confess that here ends the extent of my gentle breeding. I was a naughty child who was forever torturing her parents with countless adventures that they did not deem respectable. Confined to my room on many occasions due to these misadventures, I soon discovered the quill and its amazing power. I scribe ...more
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Other Books in the Series

The Rumor (4 books)
  • Forever Mine (The Rumor, #0.5)
  • Forever a Lady (The Rumor, #2)
  • Forever a Lord (The Rumor, #3)
Mistress of Pleasure (School of Gallantry #1) Prelude to a Scandal (Scandal, #1) Forever Mine (The Rumor, #0.5) Lord of Pleasure (School of Gallantry #2) Once Upon a Scandal (Scandal, #2)

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