The Talisman Ring
An impetuous young lady and a fugitive nobleman? When spirited Eustacie stumbles into a band of smugglers, she is delighted to be having an adventure at last. Their leader, young heir Ludovic Lavenham, is in hiding, falsely accused of murder. Pursued by the law, Eustacie and Ludovic find refuge... show more
An impetuous young lady and a fugitive nobleman?
When spirited Eustacie stumbles into a band of smugglers, she is delighted to be having an adventure at last. Their leader, young heir Ludovic Lavenham, is in hiding, falsely accused of murder. Pursued by the law, Eustacie and Ludovic find refuge at an unassuming country inn.
And the delightfully sensible couple who try to keep them out of trouble...
The resourceful Miss Sarah Thane and the clear-thinking Sir Tristram Shield gamely endeavor to prevent Ludovic's arrest and Eustacie's ruin as the four conspire to recover the missing talisman ring that will clear Ludovic's name.
Publish date: 1968
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
I almost didn't finish this book. To say I found Eustacie frivolous and vapid would be an understatement, but fellow BL's said it was an entertaining read so I stuck with it. They were right, but those first three chapters almost killed me. At the end of the book, I still think Eustacie is frivo...
I finished this one back in October, and have delayed writing this review for reasons I can’t entirely explain. Actually, I have two more Heyer posts to write, and I won’t allow myself to post the third – The Marriage of Convenience – until I get the other two up. That is probably the only reason I ...
Yesterday's re-read. I remembered most of the plot, but I'd forgotten just how good Sarah Thane and Tristram Shield are together. The slow growth of their understanding is a thing of beauty. A Georgian rather than a Regency, for anyone who enjoys keeping count.
A re-read of one of my favorite Heyer's. I like the combination of humor, mystery and a little bit of danger. This is all sparkly wit, great plotting and enjoyable characters. The romance is low key and almost an after-thought, but you can't help but enjoy how Sarah and Tristam become aware and a...
How annoying were Eustacie and Ludovic? I cared so little about their fate and mostly did not find them amusing. I know they are a parody of young romantics and serve as a foil for the older and more sensible couple, but I really wanted Ludovic to get slapped at certain points where he insists on re...
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