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Friday, November 14, 2008

The Reluctant Widow

Heyer, Georgette. The Reluctant Widow.

I'm glad Georgette Heyer's books have been republished and appreciate Danielle of Sourcebooks, Inc. having sent me several of the new releases.

I enjoyed this Regency romance, which has Elinor Rochdale, prospective governess, taking the wrong coach and answering the wrong advertisement. Instead of finding a post as governess, she finds an employer who wants her to marry his dissolute cousin.

Missing papers, French spies, a hidden door and staircase, lots of Regency detail, and plenty of wry humor. Even the dog has character. A very satisfying and cozy read!

Fiction. Romance, Mystery. 1948, 2008. 316 pages.


  1. Oh, that sounds like loads of fun. I didn't request any of the Heyer books from Danielle because I need to catch up on my ARC stack before requesting anything else, but now . . . sigh. Regrets. LOL I'll just enjoy them vicariously through your reviews.

  2. I loved, loved, loved this one.


  3. This sounds delightful! I've got one Heyer book waiting for me, thanks to Sourcebooks, but I think I'm going to have to look for this one soon too.

  4. Becky - Wasn't it a great combination of mystery, romance, and humor?

    iliana - I'm currently reading Regency Book and enjoying it, too!

  5. I've got this one on my TBR pile. If I hadn't gotten a freebie from Sourcebooks, this is the one I would have chosen to read next, though I am really enjoying Faro's Daughter, too.

  6. Danielle - Oooh, I'll have to try Faro's Daughter, too!

  7. I read so many of her books when I was in high school. How great to know they are reissuing them!

  8. Camille - I love Heyer's command of historical detail, but the romance and mystery keep the plots enjoyable!