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The Reluctant Widow - Georgette Heyer
The Reluctant Widow
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A fateful mistake... When Elinor Rochdale boards the wrong coach, she ends up not at her prospective employer's home but at the estate of Eustace Cheviot, a dissipated and ruined young man on the verge of death. A momentous decision... His cousin, Mr Ned Carlyon, persuades Elinor to marry... show more
A fateful mistake...
When Elinor Rochdale boards the wrong coach, she ends up not at her prospective employer's home but at the estate of Eustace Cheviot, a dissipated and ruined young man on the verge of death.

A momentous decision...
His cousin, Mr Ned Carlyon, persuades Elinor to marry Eustace as a simple business arrangement. By morning, Elinor is a rich widow, but finds herself embroiled with an international spy ring, housebreakers, uninvited guests, and murder. And Mr Carlyon won't let her leave...
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780099468073 (0099468077)
Publisher: Arrow
Pages no: 278
Edition language: English
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A Sea of Stars
A Sea of Stars rated it
3.5 The Reluctant Widow
Really quite a lot of fun, with plenty of snark and sass amid all the spying and mystery shrouding the murders, secret entrances, and other sinister incidents, events, and characters.It had a lot of flaws, no doubt. The worst one being, for me, the failed "romance". Ned and Elinor barely interact at...
The Moment Stealer
The Moment Stealer rated it
4.0
Despite the in-story death necessary for the status of widowhood and underlying plot of mysterious treason and breached national security in a time of war, The Reluctant Widow is one of Georgette Heyer's more lighthearted stories.Elinor Rochdale's life first changed when her father took his own life...
Wyvernfriend Reads
Wyvernfriend Reads rated it
3.0 The Reluctant Widow
A formula that seems to have been borrowed frequently. Woman down on her luck gets into the wrong carriage and instead of being a governess is married and widowed within a few hours. She also finds herself embroiled in some shady goings on with spies and secret passages and trying to save a family...
Wyvernfriend Reads
Wyvernfriend Reads rated it
3.0 The Reluctant Widow
A formula that seems to have been borrowed frequently. Woman down on her luck gets into the wrong carriage and instead of being a governess is married and widowed within a few hours. She also finds herself embroiled in some shady goings on with spies and secret passages and trying to save a family n...
Reading a Thousand Lives
Reading a Thousand Lives rated it
3.0
I usually love Georgette Heyer, but this one fell flat. It started out pretty good but Elinor just isn't the kind of heroine I like, and certainly not one I expect from Heyer. I couldn't summon up too much of an interest in the resolution nor in the romance aspect. Heyer has done much, much better.
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