by Georgette Heyer

Reviewer Rating:


Heyer is the queen of Regency romances and she shines at letting her characters entangle themselves in plots that are based on the manners and customs of the day. Here we have three cousins whose relationship to young Eustacie are the supposed focus, but actually swirl around an unsolved murder. Sarah Thane, an independent gentlewoman of superior understanding, turns from observer to participant while staying at a small inn. Hilarious antics and derring do alternate in this captivating romance with a mystery at its core. Old-fashioned romance with many darting glances and absolutely minimal bodily contact,  the dialog carries the plot and makes evident the characters inner workings without a lot of telling. For the fastidious but intelligent reader. 


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