A sparkling Regency romance from the queen of the genre Beautiful Deborah Grantham, mistress of her aunt's elegant gaming house, must find a way to restore herself and her aunt to respectability, preferably without accepting either of two repugnant offers. One is from an older, very rich and rather corpulent lord whose reputation for licentious behavior disgusts her; the other from the young, puppyish scion of a noble family whose relatives are convinced she is a fortune hunter. Max Ravenscar, uncle to her young suitor, comes to buy her off, An insult so scathing that it leads to a volley of passionate reprisals, escalating between them to a level of flair and fury that can only have one conclusion... "My favourite historical novelist--stylish, romantic, sharp, and witty. Her sense of period is superb, her heroines are enterprising, and her heroes dashing. I owe her many happy hours." --Margaret Drabble "Georgette Heyer is unbeatable." Sunday Telegraph "Sparkling." Independent on Sunday "A writer of great wit and style...I've read her books to ragged shreds." --Kate Fenton, Daily Telegraph
Sourcebooks is reprinting a number of Heyer's classic historical and Regency romances in trade format and plans to have 21 of her 40-plus novels in print by mid-2009. A lovely young spinster is both charmed and infuriated by the wealthy, unconventional black sheep uncle of the fortune hunter on whom her young niece has her heart set. This character-driven novel (1966) is considered one of Heyer's best. In Faro's Daughter, Deb Grantham, a beautiful, well-bred young woman working in her aunt's exclusive gaming salon, turns the tables on an arrogant aristocrat who jumps to all the wrong conclusions as he sets out to rescue his besotted young nephew from Deb's nonexistent schemes. First published in 1941. Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.
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June 30, 2008
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