Powder and Patch by Georgette Heyer

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"Georgette Heyer is unbeatable!" -SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

For her, he would do anything...

Plainspoken country gentleman Philip Jettan won't bother with a powdered wig, high heels, and fashionable lace cuffs, until he discovers that his lovely neighbor is enamored with a sophisticated man-about-town...

But what is it that she really wants?

Cleone Charteris sends her suitor Philip away to get some town polish, and he comes back with powder, patches, and all the manners of a seasoned rake. Does Cleone now have exactly the kind of man she's always wanted, or was her insistence on Philip's remarkable transformation a terrible mistake?

What readers say:

"Charming, charming, charming. And highly readable!"

"Witty dialogue and well-developed storylines-even Jane Austen could do no better."

"Scintillating and very human love story by an author of exceptional talents."

"Ms Heyer's effervescent wit and obvious ability to tell a good and humorous story is already evident, making Powder and Patch an enjoyable and worthwhile read."

"This story sparkles with witty dialogue and wonderful descriptions of costumes and festivities of the 1700s. I re-read it at least once a year and I enjoy it as much as the first time, again and again!"

 

About Georgette Heyer

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Georgette Heyer's historical novels have charmed and delighted millions of readers. She wrote over 50 books, including Regency romances, mysteries and historical fiction. She was known as the Queen of Regency romance, and was legendary for her research, historical accuracy, and her extraordinary plots and characterizations.
 
Published January 1, 2010 by Sourcebooks Landmark. 208 pages
Genres: History, Self Help, Romance, Literature & Fiction, Parenting & Relationships, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Erotica, Action & Adventure, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences. Fiction

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On the front, it describes the book as "A gay romance of the 18th century!)" Philip Jettan is "some twenty-three years old, tall and handsome," but as his father told his uncle, "an unpolished cub."

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