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Description:Painted Cover Art. Good. Mass Market Paperback. 12mo-over 6¾"-7¾...Painted Cover Art. Good. Mass Market Paperback. 12mo-over 6¾"-7¾" Tall. 324 pages. "Lord Damerel found Venetia to be the most truly engaging and wittily perverse female he had encountered in all this thirty-eight years. Venetia knew her neighbour for a gamester, a shocking rake, and a man of sadly unsteady character. It was, therefore, particularly provoking to find that given occasion, Damerel could make up his mind to be quite idiotically noble..." >>> Pen writing on inside front cover.
Description:Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition...Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. A-format paperback. 320 p.
Wow, that Harlequin-style synopsis does nothing to convey the true feel of reading this novel. Venetia is smart and has her wits firmly about her. She's very encumbered with family obligations, but she's not unhappy about it. Just wistful, maybe--almost but not quite regretful that she has not yet had ...
Heyer's regency romances are my guilty pleasure, and Venetia is one of my favorites. Dameral - who doesn't love/ believe they can reform a rake? This is along the same lines as These Old Shades and Devil's Cub, I'd say. Witty heroine who's not quite the ingenue others would have.
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