Miss Abigail Wendover might be single, but she is well aware of the ways of the world and its temptations. When she places herself between her all-too-innocent niece and a rakish fortune hunter, she finds the gentleman very eager to break break down her defenses.Miss Abigail Wendover might be single, but she is well aware of the ways of the world and its temptations. When she places herself between her all-too-innocent niece and a rakish fortune hunter, she finds the gentleman very eager to break break down her defenses.Read Less
Heyer is the the queen of dialog, her wit is unmatched.
May 12, 2011
delightfully funny Regency romance
Sent it to my (Harvard-educated) sister, and she says she "devoured" it (her word) in one day. It's a usual Heyer regency novel: demurely funny in best British style, with an interesting romantic plot, and a lightness that is never shallowness and which is always undergirded by serious historical research. A very skilful author, underrated perhaps by many, and truly not like anyone else.
Oct 7, 2010
One of her Best
As always the interesting plot line, the excellence of her dialogue and the perfection of her characterizations make this one of her best books. Ms. Heyer's heroines become more interesting and her heroes more genuine in her later books. She found her audience and can still enthrall them.
Aug 9, 2007
Nothing is better than a cup of tea and an afternoon reading a Georgette Heyer like this one!
Apr 26, 2007
Another High Quality Out of Print Heyer
This is the second Heyer I've purchased from Alibris and I was extremely pleased with both. This was an early edition HB with an intact dust jacket in very good condition. It looked like it was brand new! It was especially nice to have a plastic cover included -- something I've never gotten with eBay purchases. The content of the book was a bit disappointing.....it read like an early draft of "Lady of Quality"....but still enjoyable. Thanks to Albris for helping me complete my collection with this difficult to find title.
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