The Reluctant Widow by Georgette Heyer

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Perhaps this is a book one must be in the mood to appreciate. Maybe I was supposed to read it as spirited fun and good laughs but since it failed me both as a romance and as a suspense/mystery, it gets a F...
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"Lively, amusing...done to a turn!"-Kirkus Reviews

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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What readers are saying about The Reluctant Widow

"Delightful and purely entertaining. The plot involves comedy, intrigue, espionage, cloaks and daggers, and things going bump in the night - served with a sauce of witty repartee that is the Heyer hallmark. Unforgettable."

"One of my favorites!"

"A delightfully funny and mysterious romp."

"Reading Georgette Heyer is the next best thing to reading Jane Austen." - Publisher's Weekly

 

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 October 1, 2008 by Sourcebooks Casablanca. 323 pages
Genres: History, Romance, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Westerns. Fiction
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Reviewed by Jayne S on Sep 21 2015

Perhaps this is a book one must be in the mood to appreciate. Maybe I was supposed to read it as spirited fun and good laughs but since it failed me both as a romance and as a suspense/mystery, it gets a F...

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