By Georgette Heyer

"Wonderful leisure from first web page to last."
– Chicago Sunday Tribune

A previous dispute . . .
When the irascible Lord Darracott's eldest son dies all of sudden, the noble relatives needs to settle for their estranged Yorkshire cousin as inheritor obvious. they're confident he'll end up to be a unfortunately vulgar individual, yet not anything can have ready the beleaguered relations for the coming of significant Hugo Darracott . . .

A current deception . . .
His shrewdpermanent and lovely cousin Anthea is bound there's extra to the light monstrous than Hugo's blameless blue eyes and wide Yorkshire brogue could lead one to think. yet even she doesn't wager what he's able to, until eventually a relatives difficulty arises and in basic terms Hugo can guard the family's honor, prime each person on a merry chase within the procedure . . .

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"The pitch-perfect comedy, because the Ajax takes the reins of the relatives, is fantastic."

Georgette Heyer wrote over fifty novels, together with Regency romances, mysteries, and old fiction. She used to be often called the Queen of Regency romance, and was once mythical for her learn, old accuracy, and her remarkable plots and characterizations.

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Well, you only have to ask…” I closed the laptop and placed it on the coffee table. I turned completely so I could look into her eyes as she leaned over the back of the sofa. I melted into her dark gaze, as I always did. Aly had a habit of running her hand through her short, jet black hair as she worked, and as a result, she was decidedly dishevelled. In a loose white shirt over black jeans tight to her slender figure, she was devastatingly attractive. I felt a familiar heavy heat developing low in my belly.

She exchanged a look with Vicky. R’s sharp and universal discontent hadn’t changed with her name. “R”? ” Marrying? Bringing up sons? Commuting between that world and this micro-lesbianville in the mountains? Where was the rabid man-hater? Who was Rosemary now? Then she laughed at herself; life did lead to strange decisions. Chantal might well be getting ready to dump her, for all she knew, and be uninterested in working on what they had together. At the end of the day, what had she to offer? Happy in a dead-end low-paying job she happened to love, her birth family all gone, and her longevity pretty genetically iffy.

Nic dramatically thrust both hands into her perfect hair. ” she hissed. ” • 46 • The Twelve Days of Courtship I racked my brains, feeling like an idiot. It wasn’t easy to keep up with the Who’s Who of New York, especially when Nicole’s guilty pleasure was socialite gossip, but I did my best to know just enough that I wouldn’t be labeled an ignorant Wisconsin farm girl. “The only other Darrow I can think of is the Secretary of the Treasury,” I finally said, exasperated. ” Nicole sat back in her seat, looking pleased with herself as I grappled with my surprise.

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