Enormously wealthy, scrupulously mannered and suffocatingly confined by his title, the young Duke of Sale -- known to friends as Gilly -- longed for a spot of true excitement. So when his cousin found himself in quite a pickle -- a beautiful country girl claimed Gideon had proposed! -- Gilly... show more
Enormously wealthy, scrupulously mannered and suffocatingly confined by his title, the young Duke of Sale -- known to friends as Gilly -- longed for a spot of true excitement. So when his cousin found himself in quite a pickle -- a beautiful country girl claimed Gideon had proposed! -- Gilly delightfully took it upon himself to remedy the situation. But his secret foray into the countryside was fraught with danger as well as thrills. For scandal, kidnapping and true love were never part of his plan . . .
Publish date: 2009-09-01
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Pages no: 439
Edition language: English
I don't really know what to say about this book. The writing is superb; really just near perfect. The dialog is crafted so well it just trips off the tongue, even though it's a speech pattern that's hardly common today. And I genuinely liked Lord Sale and his cousin Gideon (him best of all, I th...
One star off because little Harriet never really changes. She's shy and embarrassed the whole way through. But Gilly is wonderful and I suppose with all his growth and discovery during the book it would have been hard to have an advanced love plot as well as all the character growth. It's not about ...
This is a romance only in the sense that the hero is happily settled with his lady at the end of the book; really it is an adventure and, I suppose, a journey of self-discovery, although I'm sure Georgette Heyer would never use (or approve of) such a navel-gazing term. In his travels, Gilly encounte...
To be honest, it was something of a chore to read this at first, but don't be deterred! Although it takes a while for the story to pick up and get interesting, the characters were charming enough to see me through the boring parts. I love that the protagonist isn't the typical swaggering, brooding h...
I thought at first that I wouldn´t like this book so much. The only reason was because the main character, Gilly, Duke of Sale, was not like all the other Georgette Heyer´s heroes at all (and the name wasn´t helping either). But it turned out excellent. At the beginning of the book, Gilly is shy, ve...
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