She could disguise everything -- except her love for him . . . Prudence Marriot, along with her roguish brother Robin, is the darling of high-society London – but the two rarely appear as themselves. Instead, Prudence disguises herself as a young lad named Peter, while her brother dons the... show more
She could disguise everything -- except her love for him . . .
Prudence Marriot, along with her roguish brother Robin, is the darling of high-society London – but the two rarely appear as themselves. Instead, Prudence disguises herself as a young lad named Peter, while her brother dons the fashionable attire of a gentlewoman. Their costumes serve as a useful decoy to protect the Marriot family . . .
But when she meet Sir Anthony Fanshave, Prudence wonders if she has finally met her prince. The elegant Sir Anthony is everything Prudence has ever wanted. The only problem is that Sir Anthony has never met Prudence . . .only a young, handsome fellow named Peter. In revealing her true identity, she risks losing everything she holds dear . . .
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: 2004-04-01
Pages no: 416
Edition language: English
My all-time favorite Heyer. Intrigue, romance, humor, wickedly clever characterization: what's not to love? A young man and his beautiful sister arrive in 1750s London, looking to establish themselves in society. Except that the young man is better known as Prudence, the young lady is her Jacobite b...
This is one of Heyer’s earlier novels and it reflects the author’s limited experience and still developing skills. The writing is a bit stilted, the dialogs formal, without the verbal panache that defined her more mature works, but all the distinctive marks of Heyer’s later stories are already there...
This is my second Georgette Heyer book, (Venetia was first - le sigh) and I was struck by how different this one "felt" in comparison. Both are high on humor, have a wonderful cast of characters, and smart, snappy dialogue. Perhaps part of its "differentness" has to do with the Georgian time period ...
**3.5**Infused with Heyer's typical humor and wit. I laugh out loud while reading Heyers' books more than anyone else's. The style of writing (specifically the dialogue) is a little different than most of her other books, as this one is set earlier than the majority of her books and she adjusted the...
Although it takes two chapters for the story to be uncovered and the plot to fall into place, I from then on had no problem understanding what was happening. The twisting subplots were very intriguing and highly entertaining. I adored "The old gentleman." The Marquess of Rothgar and the Duke of Bewc...