An old favorite
by Distance Librarian on September 16, 2010Elinor Cheviot has always been one of my favorite Heyer characters, partly because I can see myself acting the same way she does if I were ever in her situation. College boy Nicky's antics and attitude are so well written, too, and of course his big brother Ned is the perfect foil to both of them, his sense of humor keeping him from being stolid. Elinor, getting into a carriage she supposed was sent for her at the stagecoach stop, finds herself in a decaying manor with a dying drunkard and his cousin insisting she marry the man and inherit the manor. She reluctantly agrees, is duly widowed a few hours later, and finds herself dealing with a great deal more than unwanted funeral guests when a French agent gets into the house!
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