Young Rivkah Milmanovitch arrives in New York expecting to be met by her fiancé, who never shows. Resilient and plucky — and pregnant — she makes her way to the Lower East Side tenement inhabited by relatives from the Old World and gives birth to a daughter. While one might expect the girl to follow in her mother’s footsteps at the sweatshop, her fortune quickly changes when she is spotted by a rich uptowner, a Mr. Winthrop, who wines and dines her until his attentions shift elsewhere, leaving her in trouble and all alone.
But Miriam is no victim. With the advice of her beloved aunt and a healthy dose of old-fashioned moxie, Miriam refashions herself as Mimi and becomes an international sensation as a designer. Yet the past will not stay buried as she works to uncover the mysterious truth about this nefarious, wealthy family.
Part history, part romance, with a shimmer of the gothic,The Winthrop Agreement is a spellbinding tale of a plucky heroine who will entrance Bridgerton and historical fans.